Info graphic Equality Now

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Too many governments have simply decided that a woman should have fewer rights than a man to pass on her citizenship to her children or her foreign spouse, or to acquire, change, or keep her nationality. This infographic shows how many governments have decided to give women fewer rights then men. infographic


New Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network

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Interested in the why?? GENDER 5+ has created a Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network (WGSRN) with 17 eJournals focusing on major areas of scholarship. It will provide a worldwide, online community for women’s & gender studies research and the intersection of these studies and other areas of research, following the model of SSRN’s other disciplinary networks. The following WGSRN eJournals are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Feminist-Methodology-Research.html
Subscribe: http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=Feminist-Methodology-ResearchDescription:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine methodology employed in feminist research. Topics include critical approaches; cultural and anthropological approaches; data collection and empirical methods; economic approaches; experimental and game theory; political approaches; psychological and behavioral approaches; and other issues in feminist methodology and research.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Feminist-Theory-Philosophy.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on topics that include feminist philosophy and feminist theory, and includes both classic and contemporary issues in feminist thought.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Gender-Social-Protection.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on topics related to gender, race and disability, including research on gender and the intersectionality of race and gender with respect to social protection, disabilities, health, education, and employment. It also includes legal and regulatory studies on gender and social protection, as well as research on social protection, gender and the family.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Gender-Global-Research-Landscape.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine the intersection of gender and research. Topics include gender and researcher performance; gender and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; gender and biomedical research; gender, gaming, and the virtual world; sex and gender analysis in research; institutional promotion of gender equality in careers; women in agricultural and natural resource management; underrepresentation of women and minorities in research; and other topics that examine gender and research.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Gender-Arts-Literature-Music.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore gender issues in the fields of the arts, literature, and music. Topics can include social and cultural barriers to achievements in the areas by gender, variations in gender achievements across the arts, and representations of gender in the arts, literature and music.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Gender-Politics-Justice.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine gender, differences in crime and access to justice; gender equality, political leadership, and institutions, and other topics in gender, politics, and justice.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Media-Gender-Identity.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on the media’s relationship with and influence on gender. Topics include the Internet and its relationship with gender; gender roles, body images and women’s representation in the media, and other topics exploring the intersection of the media and gender identity and sexuality. Media can include television, print, and film, along with newer media such as the internet and video games.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Other-Womens-Gender-Studies.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts in the area of women’s and gender studies which do not fit into the other eJournals in the Women’s & Gender Studies Research Network.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Sexual-Gender-Based-Violence.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine physical, psychological, or sexual violence committed against an individual or group on the basis of gender or gender norms. Topics can include: economic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, rape, violence arising from traditional practices such as dowries and female genital mutilation, honor killings, sex trafficking, sexual harassment and intimidation, and bullying based on failure to conform to perceived gender roles. This can include empirical studies as well as policy examinations.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Sexuality-Gender-Studies.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts in the area of sexuality and gender studies. Topics include the history of sexuality; masculinities; studies in non-binary gender; sexual freedom, difference and social equality; sexuality, contraception, and reproductive choice; and other topics in sexuality and gender studies.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-Health.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore women’s health issues. Topics include gender and its relationship to health issues within the family; health issues related to ethnic and racial disparities; global issues in women’s health; the economics of women’s health; health issues related to the LGBTQ community; gender aspects of mental health; women’s reproductive health issues; and other issues in women’s health.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-International-Relations.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on gender, climate change and extreme events; gender and international development; gender and globalization; and women, peace and security; and women’s political, economics and human rights.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-Law.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts that explore gender issues in the field of law. Topics include family law, gender, and sexual differences; gender equity and the law, and other topics that examine the intersection of gender and law.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-Psychology.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on the field of psychology as it relates to women and feminism. Topics can include women’s behavior and experiences across the life cycle; examinations of women’s personalities and mental health; communication by and about women; women and intimate relationships; gender power and violence against women; and gender disparities as they relate to the field of psychology. In addition, topics can include intersectionalities between women and race, class, age, ability, sexual orientation and national origin.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-Work.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on gender differences in business including corporate governance, access to finance and investment, women entrepreneurship; gender differences in employment, income, segregation by race and gender, and gender disparities in social supports including education, health and family welfare issues. It also includes papers on gender, work and family that look at the intersection between work and family including research on marriage markets, paid and unpaid care work, work-life conflict and impact of inequalities on young people.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/WGSRN-Negative-Results.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts in which negative results were found. Negative results are instances in which the expected outcome of the research was not born out by the results. The negative results eJournal includes papers that have controversial or provocative results that challenge established theories as well as papers that replicate or support findings published elsewhere.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Women-History-Culture.html
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Description:This eJournal includes working and accepted paper abstracts on feminist history of thought, women in history under different political and economic regimes, re-interpreting women’s place in history, women’s social movements, and gender and cultural studies approaches. This includes research on women under colonialism and nationalism, women under feudalism and capitalism; engendering history; feminist anthropological and cultural studies, feminist political economy, gender, geography and religion; history of gender, family and children; gender, language, culture and network studies; history of women’s liberation and social movements; and studies on women, status and power.

Young men’s views on manhood

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How men view themselves as men influences their attitudes and behaviors not only to themselves and other men but also toward women. The man Box is still quite tight as this studie shows.
The Man Box
 report, is a study on young men’s attitudes, behaviors, and understandings of manhood. The research, conducted with a representative, random sample of young men aged 18 to 30 in the US, UK, and Mexico, reveals that most men still feel pushed to live in the “Man Box” – a rigid construct of cultural ideas about male identity. This includes being self-sufficient, acting tough, looking physically attractive, sticking to rigid gender roles, being heterosexual, having sexual prowess, and using aggression to resolve conflicts.

Direct Link to Full 20-Page 2017 Publication IN ENGLISH:


SPANISH Translation: https://promundoglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/PRO17003_report_ES_007.pdf


Croatia – Ratification of the Istanbul EU Convention on Violence Against Women, Despite Protests

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Croatian lawmakers have backed a treaty safeguarding women and girls in the face of right-wing and Catholic opposition. Critics of the Istanbul Convention argue that it will indirectly legalize gay marriage. Action for UWE support the Istanbul Convention



Celebrate 100 years women’s Vote

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BFWG is honoured to host the inaugural meeting of the English speaking subgroup of UWE: Graduate Women International Ireland Scotland and Britain (GWISB)

Patrice Wellesley-Cole, President of BFWG invites you to a seminar: ‘A Celebration of 100 years of Women’s Suffrage in the UK’(—-and 90 years of all women getting the vote)
On: Saturday 22nd September 2018

Venue: Chancellors Hotel Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6NN 0161 9077414 http://www.chancellorshotel.co.uk

Program details and registration form 2018 GWISB Seminar

TAUW Leading Women Awards ceremony

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Turkish Association of University Women (TAUW) has been organizing  Leading Women Awards ceremony  since 2008  as a traditional event for International Women’s Day.

This year on March 23, TAUW has given awards to women who have worked for improvement of  women’s status, have been a role model for women and  represented TURKEY successfully.

Congratulations to all of them and thank you for sharing with us this news, GÜLBİN Tarim!


The award categories and winners are as follows :

The Honor Award goes to Prof.Dr. Feride ACAR Governor of GREVIO, the Science Award goes to Prof. Dr. Gülsün Sağlamer who is the first women president of Istanbul Technical University ( ITU) and the President of European Women Rectors Association ( EWORA).

The Media Award goes to Ahu Özyurt . She is a successful TV program producer and narrator highlighting the issues about women’s status.

The Sports Award goes to Öznur Alumur . Öznur is Turkey’s visually impaired national athlete at the age of 21 who wined many medals and also is a university student.

The Art Award goes to Yeşim Ustaoğlu who  has recently directed the film “Clair-Obscur” telling about the lives of two women in a patriarchal society in which one of them is a psychiatrist trying to cure a child bride.


Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023

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Council of Europe – Meeting Room
Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023 was formally adopted by the Committee of Ministers during its 1309th meeting which took place on 7th March 2018.
As Representative of the Conference of INGOs, dr. Anne Negre, Vice President in charge of Equality has participated to the elaboration of this new strategy which is going to be launched at the Conference “Gender Equality: Paving the Way” in Copenhagen, 3-4 May 2018. Anne Negre has been invited also and will participate.
The Strategy renews the Organisation’s commitment to address current and emerging challenges and remove barriers towards achieving substantive and full gender equality both in the member States and within the organisation.  The focus will be on six strategic areas: Prevent and combat gender stereotypes and sexism; Prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence; Ensure the equal access of women to justice; Achieve a balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision-making; Protect the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls and Achieve gender mainstreaming in all policies and measures.