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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A visual archive which draws upon resources taken from the Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration and The Illustration Archive. Themed sections on rational dress and bloomers, sports wear, work clothes, work and war explore the history of womens dress changes in the 19th/ 20th century and their relationship with women’s rights and feminism. See these marvellous 19th […]
The Fawcett Society Sex Discrimination review found significant failings in the current laws. Amongst other findings it called for strengthening the laws on sexual harassment at work to protect women from harassment by third parties, making ‘up-skirting’ an offence and making misogyny a hate crime. The Chartered Management Institute launched a report called Broken Windows […]
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.
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 […]