[Europe] The Countertraffickers

[Europe] The Countertraffickers

William Finnegan – The New Yorker – Thursday, 04 September 2014 Stella Rotaru’s cell-phone number is scribbled on the wall of a women’s jail in Dubai. That’s what a former inmate told her, and Rotaru does get a lot of calls from Dubai, including some from jail. But she gets calls from many odd places—as […]

[Europe] Could you name more than one female scientist?

[Europe] Could you name more than one female scientist?

Chris Green – Independent – Monday, 02 Jun 2014 (originally published 18 May) A quarter of people are unable to name a single famous female scientist, either living or dead, a European-wide study will reveal this week. Preliminary findings from a survey of more then 1,100 people, including scientists, indicate staggering levels of ignorance about […]

EU: Forced Labor and Globlization

EU: Forced Labor and Globlization

Nisha Varia for Human Rights Watch – WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) EUROPE: Forced labor, human trafficking, and other forms of modern-day exploitation may seem distant from the lives of ordinary Europeans celebrating Labor Day with a spring holiday. These abuses are often seen as a scourge of countries beset with poverty, corruption, and crime. Yet the International […]

Reshaping trust in Europe with women's vision

Reshaping trust in Europe with women's vision

Véronique Morali – EurActiv – Monday, 03 February 2014 (originally published 27 Jan) Tomorrow, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society will convene a special meeting at the European Parliament to discuss how to re-create trust in Europe. Europe today is in crisis; we all know this. That crisis goes far beyond the very […]

No green growth without gender equality

No green growth without gender equality

UNRIC – Friday January 3, 2014 (originally published 31 Dec) Women and men have different ecological footprints. They approach environmental issues in different ways. They tend to prefer different means of transport, and their consumption patterns vary. Moreover, women in the world’s developing countries are affected more severely by climate change and natural disasters than […]

EU-wide sex trafficking ring is smashed as raid women face extradition

EU-wide sex trafficking ring is smashed as raid women face extradition

David Young – Belfast Telegraph – Monday, 29 April 2013 (originally published 27 Apr) Two Romanian women arrested in Belfast on suspicion of involvement in a trans-European prostitution racket are to be extradited to Sweden. Two female suspected victims of sex trafficking were rescued in the Belfast operation. Items including documents, phones and computers were […]

Gender Equality in European Research

Gender Equality in European Research

Elisabeth Pain – Science Careers – Monday, 22 April 2013 (originally published 16 Apr) Earlier this month, the European Commission released its latest snapshot of the representation of women in science. The message that emerges from the oddly named report, She Figures 2012: Gender in Research and Innovation, is hardly surprising: Women are still underrepresented […]

Women left out in arts

Women left out in arts

Patience Bambalele = Sowetan – Tuesday, 27 March 2012 (originally published 26 Mar) THEATRE director and playwright Ntshieng Mokgoro says women are not being supported financially by the arts industry. Mokgoro, who is one of the few black women in mainstream theatre, says the funding support is only given to a few elites. The award-winning […]

Uniting Against Extreme Poverty

Uniting Against Extreme Poverty

A.D.McKenzie – IPS – 02 February 2012 (originally published 27 Jan) PARIS, Jan 27, 2012 (IPS) – When Louisamène Joseph Alionat unexpectedly began singing in a packed hall at the United Nations cultural agency here this week, it was an attempt to give encouragement to her peers engaged in the uphill battle of trying to […]