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FemMap starts 2017 with great perspectives ahead. Last year wasn't the best for human rights, gender equality especially. After Trump's election, I had a hard time trying to get back on my feet and understand what has been happening to our world. Right wing, conservative movements all over the world… Read More
laurie-one A Close Up on Laurie Penny Laurie Penny is young, intrepid, and – at the moment – fancies having black hair. She has also published five books and contributed to about every important news medium there is: The Guardian, The New York Times, Vice, Salon, and The Nation, among others.… Read More
A woman sets up a street storefront to sell household items. She has built her business with the help of microcredit funds.
14/Jun/2006. Valle, Honduras. UN Photo/Mark Garten. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/ A woman sets up a street storefront to sell household items. She has built her business with the help of microcredit funds. 14/Jun/2006. Valle, Honduras. (cc) UN Photo/Mark Garten/ Flickr How Women Benefit from Microcredits “My assumption is that all human beings are entrepreneurs, with no exception,” is how Muhammad… Read More
"One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first." These are the words of Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and youngest Nobel Prize laureate. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rNhZu3ttIU[/embed] For a long time, education is on top priority of our global… Read More
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (cc) Sofia Negron/Wikicommons As we celebrated international women’s day just last week, I wondered how women are doing in an area of life that affects every single one, namely work. To what extent have we achieved to break through the barriers of gender inequality established in this field a long time ago? While… Read More
orientation event at the University of Oregon/(cc) uoeducation - an interview with Dagmar Filter and Jana Reich The centre for knowledge about gender, or “Zentrum GenderWissen” in German, is a hub for all academic interests concerning gender. The manager Dagmar Filter co-founded it with a colleague in 1985 and its activities have expanded ever since: Today it plans… Read More
[caption id="attachment_5914" align="alignright" width="470"] Women marching for their right to vote in New York City in 1912. (c) hmhinthenews.com[/caption] We will not forget. We will not forget the lives of those who have fought for our rights since time immemorial. We will not forget the women as well as those men who… Read More
Two refugees getting of the boat in Lesbos, Greece, in October 2015 There are of course countless migrant and refugee flows going on in the world at the moment with around 60 million people on the move – and they seem to become more by the minute. Just think of the one million Somalis who are still stranded at the Horn of… Read More
How much do you know about feminism? Learning about such a huge concept may only be a Google search away. But then, you will fall into tons and tons of pages of Wikipedia articles, papers and journals and blogs that will bewilder you with prolific discussions on feminism, from history to… Read More
“Who run the world? Girls!” Well, surely not in all music genres – and Beyoncé, who claimed this in her 2011 song apparently sees this as reality, unsure, whether a given or a possible one. We could start a long discussion as to what extent Beyoncé is a feminist. And… Read More