Our Urgent Need for Gender Sensitive Reporting
Media craves news that attracts huge audiences and breaking news seems to be an indispensible part of every news channel. Reports having to do with women are always attention-grabbing, whether they be the appointment of the pregnant Marissa Mayer as CEO of Yahoo! in California or the shooting of Malala […]
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Serbia: Campaigning for equality at work and a decent life
The Serbian labor market is beset by huge problems. They include violations of workers’ rights in many forms, but one particularly entrenched problem is gender-based discrimination in the labor market and at the workplace. According to recent research by the Victimology Society of Serbia, 72,2% of women have experienced gender-based […]
The Strength and Conviction of Working Women in Colombia
Some decades ago Esperanza was married secretly. She and Francisco got together one Thursday at 8 in the morning at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín, with two friends who acted as witness. Afterwards each went their separate way to work and that was it; no fancy party, no public ceremony. […]
Who is actually the weaker sex?
When celebrating the so-called “weaker sex” on women’s day, one should also think about those questions that are surfacing with the changing role of women in society. As the example of some Hungarian women shows, empowerment can bring up some important issues that society needs to address. Hungary is not […]
A Woman’s Work is Never Done
As a Latin American woman immigrating to the USA, accepting new gender norms has not been as liberating as I though it would be.