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Daria Sukharchuk
Daria Sukharchuk NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
The German city of Hannover has decided to switch to gender-neutral language in all its official communications, angering many.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Brexit has become a culture war in the UK between traditionalists and “metropolitan elite”, and now attitudes towards family are on the frontline.
Karolina Zbytniewska
Karolina Zbytniewska Euractiv, Europe
“Women make up 51% of the population, but represent less than a quarter of foreign policy positions” -- Micah Zenko wrote in his famous Foreign Policy essay “City of Men” -- that was eight years ago, and, sadly, not much has changed since then.
Maria Hawranek
Maria Hawranek Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Empathy makes it possible to challenge stereotypes, stigmas, discrimination, and prejudice. It teaches us to look at people with respect for diversity instead of fear -- Aspen Baker.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
In a landmark legal case, a woman who killed her husband after years of violence had her murder conviction quashed. So why is the BBC calling her “hammer killer wife”?
Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
The media in Italy has two very different rape narratives depending on who the attacker is. If he's Italian, it's likely the victim's fault. If he's an immigrant, his guilt is never in doubt.
Daiva Repeckaite
Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Lithuania
Take a homophobic petition, mix it with a 100-year-old prophecy involving Russia, sprinkle it with conservative family alliance funds from Poland and other like-minded allies and what do you get? Lithuania's Institute of Christian Culture.
Daria Sukharchuk
Daria Sukharchuk NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
When refugees are discussed in the German media, the conversation is about men -- but what about women refugees, are they being given the help they need to overcome their own challenges and integrate?
A girl's sadness is an internal protest, an attempt to disrupt the predominant perception of femininity, says visual artist Audrey Wollen
Linh Nguyen
Linh Nguyen NewsMavens, Europe
Dangerous misinformation about the HPV vaccine continues to circulate worldwide, discouraging women from getting a safe and efficient protection against a deadly disease.
Alexandra Borchardt
Alexandra Borchardt Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
A new report by the Women's Media Center on gender diversity tells a discouraging story -- across all media types -- online, print and broadcast -- men get roughly 60 percent of the bylines and women only 40 percent.
Anna Pamuła
Anna Pamuła Wysokie Obcasy, Global
I fight for women’s rights because...if things are so good for men, why would they change things on their own?
Nataša Vajagić
Nataša Vajagić NewsMavens, Europe
If you’re a woman, not even a political career spanning decades can spare you from being treated like a beauty pageant contestant.
Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
Following controversial remarks by two Italian sports figures, February 17 was dubbed “sexist Sunday” on Italian Twitter -- and Monday wasn’t so great either.
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
In Vienna, you will pay a fine for defending yourselves against a rapist, according to claims by a Polish nationalist news site that reports on sexual violence only when the suspected attackers are immigrants.
Tijana Cvjeticanin
Tijana Cvjeticanin Istinomjer, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Does your body “retain the DNA” of every man you’ve had sex with? No. No it does not.
P. Sterczewski
P. Sterczewski NewsMavens, Europe
Polish right-wing media and NGOs have been accusing the largest Polish scouting organization of “LGBT propaganda”, and have even asked the country’s president to “intervene” in the matter.
Lydia Morrish
Lydia Morrish NewsMavens, United Kingdom
Being "brokenhearted" is no excuse for violent behavior.
Włodzimierz Nowak
Włodzimierz Nowak Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Writing is an unpleasant profession for the family, because one must separate oneself physically and mentally. A child knows its mother is in another world, even when she is sitting in the room -- an interview with Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk
Olena Churanova
Olena Churanova NewsMavens, Europe
Ukrainian presidential candidate Igor Shevchenko will be making a reality show to find his “future first lady”. The first requirements on his list are -- “legs, boobs and ass”.
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