Report from IFLA’s FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression). This is based on the Lessons from the Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group Satellite Conference which took place on August 16, 2017 in Sratislava, Slovakia. The 5-page summary offers a synopsis of the papers presented. It includes experiences from […]
University of Washington computer scientists have created a tool which analyses film scripts to consider the relative power and agency of characters in films. Their results showed women in more passive roles. See the press release from the University. Read their paper for more about how the connotation frames were created and for detailed analyses […]
A recent Pew report on the American population has also found that the genders and different sectors of the population have different conceptions of what constitutes online harassment.
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/08/carrie-gracie-letter-in-full The BBC’s China editor resigned this week over pay inequality. Her open letter to licence payers can be viewed via The Guardian.
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The latest Femicide Census report, compiled by Women’s Aid, reveals that 113 women were killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2016. Nine in ten women killed that year were killed by someone they knew. It forms part of a larger website which lists and gathers statistics on over 1,000 women killed […]
Is London the most socially mobile place in the UK? See the latest report from the Social Mobility Commission. This has a geographical mapping of places where social mobility is high or low according to 16 indicators. The BBC has a developed a tool for its website where you can view local authority rankings by […]
The United Nations has launched a new Gender Parity and Equality website where visitors can find information and data on representation of women in the UN system gender representation in the Secretariat, the priorities and structure of the strategy, the gender parity legal framework, including the United Nations Charter, General Assembly resolutions, Secretary-General’s bulletins, and Secretary-General’s administrative instructions. […]
From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign seeks to end violence against girls and women. LSE Centre for Women Peace and Security has a timeline on tackling violence against women where you can find background […]
Which countries have the most millionaires? Find out in the latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report which also has sections on household inequality and changes in income since the financial crash. For a focus on high worth individuals see the World Wealth Report from Capgemini. The Frank Knight wealth report has information on where rich […]
A useful website project created by the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (Lisbon, Portugal) and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) which deals with the multi-dimensional nature of globalisation. Its aims as stated on the website include “to introduce students to the multi-dimensional and multi-level nature of globalisation. It presents data on a wide range […]