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A new educational resource from the National Archives designed for teachers of Key stage 1,3,5 – Suffragettes on File . It makes use of 40 original documents and has lessons planned around the theme. Topics include forcible feeding, window smashing campaign and the activities of the WSPU.
Last week the OECD introduced the OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality. This aims to identify measures to increase women’s participation in a range of situations focusing on the 4 areas of government, parliament, judiciary and public administration. The main portal offers free access to a wealth of gender related resources. Use it to […]
A new report from the Simon Wiesenthal center finds the rise of alt-tech far-right digital websites and platforms. The report also has an accompanying Digital Terrorism and Hate ‘Report Card’ which evaluates the efforts of powerful online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in removing extremist content.
A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) cross-checked the spread of 126,000 stories on Twitter against a database of stories fact-checked by six independent organisations, including Snopes, Politifact and Factcheck. They discovered that untruths were 6 times more likely to spread faster: view the findings in Science magazine . Other new resources concerning about fake news include […]
How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]
International Woman’s Day was celebrated on the 8th March This year the theme was press for progress. In Spain over 5 million women joined a strike which was supported by local mayor. This English language version from El Pais explains more. TUC announced shocking findings showing that women effectively work for free for 67 days of […]
According to the latest annual report from the Duke Reporters Lab. They found that in 2018 the number has increased by 31 percent. They also commented on the stability location and performance of the websites.
As the winners of the Academy awards 2018 have been announced, here are some social science sites for locating materials on the economics of the Oscars. The Independent has an interesting section of facts on impacts on careers which was published in 2016. Statista has a fact file of data on the awards, which subscribers […]
International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. This year the theme is Press for Progress. See also this YouTube video on Gender Equality
Spare Rib was a leading women’s liberation periodicals of the 1970s. You can view the full archive online via the British Library website. There are links to that archive on the Sociology https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/sociology and the Media and Communication https://www2.le.ac.uk/library/find/subjects/media subject pages. Paper issues are held by the Women’s Library@LSE The first issue cost 17.5 pence . It […]