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#heforshe – a positive turn for feminism?

Inviting men to take equality as their issue, too, does not only mean, to claim for their rights and to make the inequalities affecting men visible. It also means to firmly and forthright support women’s equal rights, as well as … Continue reading

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Feminist Digital Initiative Challenges Universities’ Race for MOOCs

FemTechNet, a network of feminist scholars and educators, is launching a new model for online learning at 15 higher education institutions this fall. The DOCC, or Distributed Open Collaborative Course, is a new approach to collaborative learning and an alternative … Continue reading

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#feminism – Gerda Lerner, feminist and pioneer in women’s history died

Gerda Lerner (1920-2013), the important scholar in women’s history was born and educated in Austria. Born on April 30, 1920 in Vienna, shortly after the annex  in 1939 she immigrated to New York due to her Jewish background. In 1966 … Continue reading

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Femen in Paris. A documentary about the radical feminist activists

We are used to the objectification of the female body or body fragments in advertisings, varying forms of sexism and stereotype representations of gender roles in Hollywood productions. However Femen use their naked body as a weapon for protest and … Continue reading

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European Women’s Lobby: Political Mentoring Network ahead of 2014 European Elections

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the European Union (EU), working to promote women’s rights and equality between women and men. EWL membership extends to organisations in all 27 EU Member States … Continue reading

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#EndVAW #EndImpunity: Justice for Women in Colombia’s armed conflict

Colombia: “This is what we call – justice”, the Women’s Rights Network of Amnesty International in Austria says, “No impunity for sexual violence against women in Colombia’s armed conflict.” Women and girls are victims of widespread and systematic sexual violence … Continue reading

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#EndVAWinEurope – Mobilising to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on Violence Against Women

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), Members of the European Parliament (MEP) are mobilising to have the EU ratify a ground-breaking international legal document to tackle the most prevalent human rights abuse … Continue reading

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