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Women in Turkey keep the protest alive

During International Women’s Day, thousands of women marched in Istanbul to demand equality and an end to violence against women. Nowadays, a protest of this size is rare in Turkey.
Guest Mavens recommended by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
16 Mar 2018 Europe

Norwegian women wear masks against racism

The Norwegian women's movement took a clear anti-racist stance in this year's March 8 demonstrations. The streets of Oslo were filled with people wearing cardboard masks of a young Muslim feminist in a show of solidarity.
Madeleine Schultz recommended by Madeleine Schultz NewsMavens, Norway
16 Mar 2018 Norway

Spanish politicians change their minds about 8 March 

The resounding impact and scope of the general strike of Spanish women on March 8 prompted many politicians to alter their discourse and adopt a much warmer tone towards the struggle for gender equality.
Tonina Alomar recommended by Tonina Alomar NewsMavens, Spain
14 Mar 2018 Spain

Shorter working hours in a feminist society

Feminist sociologist Frigga Haug proposes a radical reduction of working hours -- a demand that is also found in the Austrian Women's Petition.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
14 Mar 2018 Austria

'Toxic virus of misogyny' plagues Catholic Church, ex-Irish  president says

The "gravitational pull of patriarchy, empire, misogyny and homophobia" has drained respect for the Catholic Church, former Irish President Mary McAleese said at a conference in Rome.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
14 Mar 2018 Ireland

Grassroots initiative showcases women's achievements in Croatia

How many Croatian schoolchildren could name five female scientists? Too few, but there could soon be more thanks to a crowdfunded card game featuring exceptional women from science, culture, politics and arts.
Lidija Pisker recommended by Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Southern Europe
13 Mar 2018 Southern Europe

How gender equal is Germany?

A dire overview of gender inequalities was released by Die Zeit: smaller salaries, under-representation in upper management of big business and, most surprisingly considering the current head of state, a lack of access to political power.
Daria Sukharchuk recommended by Daria Sukharchuk NewsMavens, Germany
13 Mar 2018 Germany

Civil society against stagnation in women's rights

While Austrian citizens are increasingly committed to women's causes, the ruling party practices "feminist minimalism". The Minister for Women is against gender quotas and advocates "moderate" change.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
9 Mar 2018 Austria

Romania’s most powerful politician plays the gender equality card

The president of the Romanian Social Democrats declared his intention to select men and women in equal numbers for the party leadership this week. But analysts say he may have done so to promote a hidden political agenda.
Ana Maria Luca recommended by Ana Maria Luca NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
7 Mar 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

Austria still struggles with labor market inequities

The current figures of Statistics Austria show that 49% of mothers with children under the age of 15 work part-time. An in-depth look at the numbers indicates that women mostly forego full-time work because of children and dependent relatives.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
7 Mar 2018 Austria
Being a woman in modern Israel Women's day special report

Being a woman in modern Israel

Women in Israel enjoy full empowerment, strict gender segregation and everything in between. Is a common standard of gender equality possible in Israel’s diverse religious and cultural landscape? Editors from P. See magazine share an insider's view.
MONTHLY Hindsight by Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe

Maltese Students Bond with Former Slave Laborers

Ahead of International Women's Day, six Maltese and foreign human trafficking survivors shared their stories as they got their hair done in a unique bridge-building event.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
6 Mar 2018 Malta

Why aren't men taking action against sexual abuse?

Despite #MeToo, Sexual violence is still considered a “women’s issue” even though the perpetrators are mostly men. Why are men not active in looking for solutions to this problem? 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
2 Mar 2018 Austria

Will this weekend's elections make room for the new left?

General election will be held in Italy this Sunday. Among the old protagonists of Italian politics (including the immortal Berlusconi) and the neo-fascists, a new force has emerged -- Power To the People, a left-wing movement led by a woman.
Cinzia Sciuto recommended by Cinzia Sciuto MicroMega, Italy
1 Mar 2018 Italy

Anger erupts over theater's decision not to publish misconduct report

The board of Dublin’s Gate Theatre, one of Ireland’s longest running theaters, announced this week it will not release a report detailing allegations of inappropriate behavior and abuse of power by the theatre’s former artistic director.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
28 Feb 2018 Ireland
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