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Economic Crisis Hits Gender Budgeting

April 22, 2012

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By Jennifer Hattam ISTANBUL, Apr 22, 2012 (IPS) – Worldwide, women are largely responsible for managing family budgets, controlling 65 percent of global spending. But, women’s needs are often ignored when it comes to government budgeting, delegates at an international meet in the Turkish capital observed. Over the last 10 years, there has been a […]

Q&A with Hanan Abdalla, director of a new film that explores the lives of Egyptian women since the Arab Spring

April 11, 2012

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Posted on April 9 2012 This week, “In the Shadow of a Man”, a film commissioned by UN Women, is taking the compelling stories of four Egyptian women to the Istanbul Film Festival, as part of a string of international screenings. The documentary premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and will […]

Sex and Sharia: Muslim women punished for failed marriages

April 2, 2012

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By Charlotte Rachael ProudmanNotebook – A selection of Independent views -, OpinionMonday, 2 April 2012 Today I received another telephone call from a young Muslim woman, Nasrin, who pleaded with me to help her obtain an Islamic divorce. After fleeing a forced marriage characterised by rape and physical violence, Nasrin applied for an Islamic divorce […]

Stereotypes May Help Black Women Succeed

September 7, 2011

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by Marianne Cooper on 09/05/11 at 10:00 am In September 2008, a picture of a serious looking Michelle Obama appeared on the cover of Radar Magazine above the tag line, “What’s So Scary About Michelle Obama?” The accompanying article described as, “An Insider’s Guide to America’s Next First Lady,” provided a list of FAQs and […]

Stereotypes May Help Black Women Succeed

September 7, 2011

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by Marianne Cooper on 09/05/11 at 10:00 am In September 2008, a picture of a serious looking Michelle Obama appeared on the cover of Radar Magazine above the tag line, “What’s So Scary About Michelle Obama?” The accompanying article described as, “An Insider’s Guide to America’s Next First Lady,” provided a list of FAQs and […]

Exclusive: The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

August 8, 2011

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By Courtney YoungAugust 8, 2011 Much has been reported on the staggering racial wealth gap in the United States, but what are the particular implications for women of color? A core thread in the iteration of the American Dream is the idea that one need only have a strong work ethic, perseverance, and temperance to […]

Exclusive: The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

August 8, 2011

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By Courtney YoungAugust 8, 2011 Much has been reported on the staggering racial wealth gap in the United States, but what are the particular implications for women of color? A core thread in the iteration of the American Dream is the idea that one need only have a strong work ethic, perseverance, and temperance to […]

Young women “have as much self-esteem” as men

July 31, 2011

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by Isobel Leybold-Johnson, swissinfo.ch Swiss researchers have found that, contrary to popular belief, there is no significant difference in women and men’s self-esteem in adolescence and young adulthood. They say the results could help iron out misconceptions that men have more feelings of self-worth than women, which could lead to self-esteem problems among young males being […]

Young women “have as much self-esteem” as men

July 31, 2011

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by Isobel Leybold-Johnson, swissinfo.ch Swiss researchers have found that, contrary to popular belief, there is no significant difference in women and men’s self-esteem in adolescence and young adulthood. They say the results could help iron out misconceptions that men have more feelings of self-worth than women, which could lead to self-esteem problems among young males being […]

Countering Gender Discrimination and Negative Gender Stereotypes: Effective Policy Responses

July 27, 2011

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Posted on July 13 2011 | Deputy Director Lakshmi Puri | Speeches UN Women Deputy Director and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri moderated a panel discussion on “Countering Gender Discrimination and Negative Gender Stereotypes: Effective Policy Responses” during the Coordination Segment of the Substantive Session of ECOSOC in Geneva, 13 July 2011. The following is her […]

Countering Gender Discrimination and Negative Gender Stereotypes: Effective Policy Responses

July 27, 2011

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Posted on July 13 2011 | Deputy Director Lakshmi Puri | Speeches UN Women Deputy Director and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri moderated a panel discussion on “Countering Gender Discrimination and Negative Gender Stereotypes: Effective Policy Responses” during the Coordination Segment of the Substantive Session of ECOSOC in Geneva, 13 July 2011. The following is her […]

Teacher gender no issue for pupils

July 27, 2011

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By John Lewis on Wed, 27 Jul 2011 Male teachers are not essential if research involving Otago school pupils is anything to go by. While concern in education circles about the declining number of men in the teaching profession has grown, research by University of Otago College of Education lecturer Steven Sexton shows Otago school […]

Teacher gender no issue for pupils

July 27, 2011

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By John Lewis on Wed, 27 Jul 2011 Male teachers are not essential if research involving Otago school pupils is anything to go by. While concern in education circles about the declining number of men in the teaching profession has grown, research by University of Otago College of Education lecturer Steven Sexton shows Otago school […]

LEBANON: Hotchpotch of religious laws restricts basic rights

July 20, 2011

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Photo: Jenny Gustafsson/IRINDemonstrating for equal citizenship and equal rights for men and women in Beirut BEIRUT, 19 July 2011 (IRIN) – The demand for equal religious, gender and other treatment for all Lebanese citizens has gained pace with some saying the time has come to review laws that confer inequality, especially on women. “As a […]

LEBANON: Hotchpotch of religious laws restricts basic rights

July 20, 2011

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Photo: Jenny Gustafsson/IRINDemonstrating for equal citizenship and equal rights for men and women in Beirut BEIRUT, 19 July 2011 (IRIN) – The demand for equal religious, gender and other treatment for all Lebanese citizens has gained pace with some saying the time has come to review laws that confer inequality, especially on women. “As a […]

For Young Boys, Is Pink the New Blue?

July 19, 2011

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A boy is shown wearing heals in this file photo. (Andrew Olney/Getty Images) By ANDREA CANNING (@andreacanGMA) and MAUREEN WHITEJuly 18, 2011 For generations the view has held strong that while girls must dress in pink to be girls, boys can’t do anything with pink, lest they turn into girls. It’s the view that’s determined […]

For Young Boys, Is Pink the New Blue?

July 19, 2011

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A boy is shown wearing heals in this file photo. (Andrew Olney/Getty Images) By ANDREA CANNING (@andreacanGMA) and MAUREEN WHITEJuly 18, 2011 For generations the view has held strong that while girls must dress in pink to be girls, boys can’t do anything with pink, lest they turn into girls. It’s the view that’s determined […]