Monthly Archives: November 2013

Book Review: Salma: Filming a Poet in her Village

Rajathi Salma and Kim Longinotto’s Salma: Filming a Poet in her Village is a hugely engaging, disconcerting book that takes you behind the scenes of BAFTA award winning Kim Longinotto’s beautiful film Salma. This is not an academic book but reads more like a travelogue or a personal journal, exploring the experiences of two women who come together to make […]

November 29th, 2013|Arts & Culture|2 Comments|

Rescuers & Redeemers: The Evangelical Church’s Role in the Anti-Trafficking Movement

On a recent Sunday night in central London, I attended an Evangelical Protestant church service. Midway through the worship portion, the music leader stopped the fervent singing to welcome a woman to the stage. She had just completed a two-week-long bike trek across Europe to raise awareness about sex trafficking and was now back in London to talk about it. […]

November 21st, 2013|Society|0 Comments|

Age restrictions on music videos – sexism solved?

On Monday the Rewind & Reframe campaign  to denounce sexism and racism in music videos was launched by EVAW, Imkaan and Object in London.  The debate in Westminster that signaled the start of their campaign is part of a growing online and traditional media interest in the portrayal of women in the music industry [1]. Rewind & Reframe call for […]

Gender divisions in youth transitions – a matter of choice or something to be tackled?

The first steps young people take into the labour market matter. In our new report for the Trades Union Congress (TUC) – The Gender Jobs Split – we investigate how young men and women experience these first steps differently. A key finding of our report is the persistence of significant gender divisions in the occupations of young men and women, […]

November 11th, 2013|Politics, Society|0 Comments|

Event Report: The European Institute for Gender Equality presents the Gender Equality Index

Measuring gender equality is not an easy task given different conceptions of what is to be measured and how. Composite indicators are one way in which to measure gender equality and several have been developed at the international level, but none of the existing ones provided an adequate tool for Member State comparisons at the EU level. The Gender Equality […]

November 7th, 2013|Development, Politics|1 Comment|

FEMEN and Malala as feminist protest ‘brands’ – Some polarities in feminist activism

On Sunday, October 20 2013, a friend and I had an amazing day of feminism: in the morning we watched the documentary Ukraine is not a Brothel about the controversial protest group FEMEN, followed by a Q&A with one of their members, Sasha Shevchenko, and in the afternoon we saw Malala Yousafzai speak about her campaigning work for girls’ education. It was an […]

November 6th, 2013|Society|0 Comments|

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