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Back in lockdown: Girls’ and young women’s hopes and fears for the future- GirlGuiding report

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Urania, Esther Roper and Eva Gore-Booth- LSE Youtube

An event on 9 February 2021, 6.30pm.

What we can learn today from the radical queer zine Urania, published 1916 to 1940?

Community activist and researcher Jenny White celebrates two key editors of Urania, the radical zine published from 1916 to 1940 which sought to abolish the gender binary. Esther Roper and Eva Gore-Booth lived together in Rusholme from 1896 to 1913. From their office on John Dalton Street, Manchester, they fought for working class women's rights, including organising a demo against Churchill's plan to ban barmaids.

Esther Roper was one of the first women to graduate from Owens College (nowadays known as the University of Manchester). In 1886 she was admitted as part of a trial scheme to test whether women could study without harm to their mental or physical health. The suffragist couple are buried in the same grave in Hampstead with an ode to lesbian icon Sappho carved on their headstone. Jenny will share how their stories have inspired and engaged people today.
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Data Feminism

Data Feminism | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it

Data Feminism offers strategies for data scientists seeking to learn how feminism can help them work toward justice, and for feminists who want to focus their efforts on the growing field of data science. But Data Feminism is about much more than gender. It is about power, about who has it and who doesn't, and about how those differentials of power can be challenged and changed.

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Policy Brief Series: Women, Peace and Security and the Generation Equality Action Coalitions

Policy Brief Series: Women, Peace and Security and the Generation Equality Action Coalitions | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
The year 2020 was commemorated by key milestones for gender equality. As part of the Generation Equality Forum, UN Women, France, and Mexico launched six Action Coalitions, with the intention to deliver concrete and transformative change towards gender equality over the next five years.
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Gender equality and health in the EU - Publications Office of the EU

Gender equality and health in the EU - Publications Office of the EU | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
This report provides a cross-cutting view of key health topics in the EU from a gender perspective, analysing the main issues with a specific focus on differences between women and men. Gender is discussed at the level of individual mental and physical health and within healthcare systems. The report presents current data and literature and outlines main areas for policy development and actions. Illustrative practices are provided on access to services and on gender-sensitive health services. A view on gender issues in COVID-19 is provided. Recognising the importance of social, environmental and economic determinants on health (WHO, 2019c), the conclusions and recommendations locate the data within the broader framework of social policies and gender health equity (Beckfield et al., 2017).
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Making Modern Women: Women's Magazines in Interwar Britain'. LSE Library

Making Modern Women: Women's Magazines in Interwar Britain'. LSE Library | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Explore our new exhibition, 'Making Modern Women: Women's Magazines in Interwar Britain'.
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Fawcett Society leads coalition in response to WESC report

Fawcett Society leads coalition in response to WESC report | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
The Fawcett Society has today sent a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, asking him to implement the key recommendations included in the Women and Equalities Select Committee report.
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Bell v Tavistock: what does the judgment mean for organisations working with trans and gender questioning children?

Bell v Tavistock: what does the judgment mean for organisations working with trans and gender questioning children? | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it

On 1 December 2020 the High Court handed down an important judgment that has significantly changed how and when the NHS (and by extension private practices) can prescribe puberty blockers (PB) to children with gender dysphoria. The case was brought against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (Trust) by two women: Keira Bell and Mrs A. Keira Bell is a 23-year old woman who was prescribed PBs by the Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) when she was 16. She went on to transition to male and to have a double mastectomy, but then regretted becoming male and de-transitioned to a woman. Mrs A is the mother of a 15-year-old girl with autism who fears that her daughter will be prescribed PBs without fully understanding the implications. © Farrer & Co LLP, January 2021

 
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training manual: Women in preventing and countering violent extremism (UN Women)

This training manual is designed for all local stakeholders working to prevent violence and violent extremism in their communities. It aims to strengthen understanding of the gender dimensions of violent extremist narratives, activity and mobilization, and may be helpful for local authorities and government officials, civil society, staff of UN agencies, and international and regional organizations. By advancing gender-responsive initiatives tailored to local needs, it seeks to restore societies that are just and peaceful for all.

 
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Clearer expectations on harassment for universities and colleges - Office for Students

Clearer expectations on harassment for universities and colleges - Office for Students | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
The Office for Students (OfS) is re-launching its work to tackle harassment and sexual misconduct in higher education.
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Lessons Learned: Where Women Stand at the Start of 2021

Lessons Learned: Where Women Stand at the Start of 2021 | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it

Women's Budget Group - economic and social impact of the pandemic on women in the UK 

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Museum of London: Votes for women | Historical Exhibition

held at the Museum of London between February 2018 and March 2019.

it has biographies of key suffragettes including Emmeline Pankhurst , images of  events and artefacts. These include coverage of  hunger strikes and militant activity and struggle.  An 11 minute film sets the  context and explain more.

There are also links to other guides about materials stored at the museum and its archives 

 
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Knit Back to the 1920s and 1930s- LSE Youtube

An event from 4 February 2021.

'For those who enjoy an interesting piece of knitting', explore knitting patterns in interwar domestic magazines with Dr Ellie Reed, who will focus on publications in the Knitting & Crochet Guild's (kcguild.org.uk) collection.

Dr Eleanor Reed introduces us to knitting patterns, styles and stitch patterns from interwar women’s magazines. Tune in if you are interested in interwar fashion or just into knitting. A booklet containing stitch patterns will be available to attendees. If you want to try some examples out, we’ll share a social media hashtag for you to post results to!

The bit.ly link to the pattern booklet that Ellie mentions is: https://bit.ly/3i7UOb3. If you want to knit a long please use #KnitBack1920s and / or tag @timeandtidemag1.


 
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West Midlands Mayoral Election: Women and Girls Manifesto Fawcett Society

West Midlands Mayoral Election: Women and Girls Manifesto Fawcett Society | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
Read our calls for West Midlands Mayoral candidates to commit to gender equality.
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THROUGH A GENDER LENS WOMEN AND TOBACCO IN THE WHO EUROPEAN REGION

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Maternal deprivation and poverty - Publications Office of the EU

Maternal deprivation and poverty - Publications Office of the EU | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
The paper draws on data from EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions longitudinal database, which provides a 4-year rotational panel for all the EU member states, to investigate the relationship between income poverty and material deprivation across different EU countries, and to consider the extent to which the overlap between the income poor and the materially deprived changes if we consider the two phenomena from a longitudinal perspective. Our aim is first to identify individuals at high risk of persistent income poverty and material deprivation and second to understand differences and similarities in the determinants of the two types of risks. To the extent that material deprivation and income poverty indicators approximate different aspects of living standards as is concluded by a number of scholars (for example by Perry, 2002 and Nolan and Whelan, 2011) and as will be discussed in more detail below their dynamics are also likely to differ. It is therefore important to consider both, and the relationship between them, to understand whether they provide a consistent picture of the risks faced by different social groups in different countries.
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Handbook on gender-responsive police services for women and girls subject to violence UN Women

Handbook on gender-responsive police services for women and girls subject to violence UN Women | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it

Under the framework of the UN Joint Global Programme on Essential Services, UN Women, together with UNODC and the IAWP, have developed a handbook on gender-responsive police services for women and girls subject to violence. intersectionality 

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LSE Player- Mothering and work, mothering as work

LSE Player- Mothering and work, mothering as work | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it

Speakers: Professor Shani Orgad, Professor Sarah Knott and Jess Brammar

Published on: 28 Jan 2021

https://www.lse.ac.uk/lse-player?id=d463c85e-a8ef-4e49-aefe-734e5a71931f

In this event we will grapple with past and present experiences of mothering. How can we tell a story of maternal labour in the past, in the absence of data? What does it mean to study mothering today, in the context of intensified neoliberalism? How does mothering enter the radar of policymakers? And what is the relationship between these questions and how we study them in contemporary academia?

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Malign Creativity: How Gender, Sex, and Lies are Weaponized Against Women Online- Wilson Center

Malign Creativity: How Gender, Sex, and Lies are Weaponized Against Women Online- Wilson Center | Women and Gender Studies | Scoop.it
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Research Report on Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland 

Northern Ireland Governent

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Longitudinal report highlights the impact of Aurora – Advance HE's leadership development initiative for women | Advance HE

Summary report highlights Aurorans’ positive perceptions of the effects of the programme on their motivation to seek leadership roles, people skills for leadership and proactive career management.
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