This week Kirsty Allsop caused a storm by suggesting that women should have a baby first then go to university. See this blogs posting on the topic which examines useful research resources on the topic of women and motherhood, and gives some fascinating quotes from some of LSE Library’s historic databases.
The summit was co-chaired by William Hague. The British government has a number of supporting documents on its official website. These include the United Nations Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. There is also a live proceedings and blog website for the conference.
Here is a Storify photo campaign
Other key websites to consult if you are interested in researching this topic are:
- The United Nations website includes this report from 2013. Try searching for further reports and discussion by using the United Nations Documentation System.
- There is also a special Stop Rape Now campaign website which coordinates the work of all UN agencies in this area.
- Key advocacy organisations who have reports and online campaign literature include: Stop Rape in Conflict International Campaign.
- Hurisearch is a specialist human rights search engine which searches selected sites. It is good for locating full text documents
- You can locate further full text materials from a development angle on the magnificent Eldis site
UK Coalition for Media Pluralism launches online campaign video
Here is a petition calling for greater media diversity, increased competition. The online film is available via YouTube .
- On this topic, the Media Power and Pluralism project has academic postings, event listings and research papers which examine the national media landscape of ownership and control. The project is based at the University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
- To see more links to useful reports on media and journalism, visit our scoop.it page. This week’s update includes a report on the art and science of data driven journalism and find out more about secure drop launched by the Guardian newspaper to allow whistle-blowers to make secure documents.
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, 25th Anniversary
At the beginning of June 1989 pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square China ended in bloodshed and repression. To mark the 25th anniversary, The University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has released a special collection photographs. The library has digitized photographs taken by an IUPUI professor of the protests and pro-democracy movement and added them to the library’s online digital collections. The collection also provides free access to some student movement documents.
Here are some further resources to try to find out more about the events.
- For background on the events try: Tiananmen Square, 1989: the Declassified History edited By Jeffrey T. Richelson and Michael L. Evans National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 16 from the National Security Archive. They have also released a 25th anniversary update
- A Statement from the Chinese government on the Global Times site says that 25 years on Chinese society is securer and firmer. However, these websites have statements which differ:
- Tiananmen Initiative Project, is a campaign which seeks to commemorate the event by campaigning for political reform in contemporary China
- Some special 25th anniversary sites include: Guardian newspaper; Economist ; New Statesman; Amnesty International.
- Testimony from survivors at the US Foreign Affairs subcommittee
- The American Enterprise Institute. 25 years after Tiananmen: A discussion with Chen Guangcheng
- The Asia Society Blog has some interesting academic analysis of the impact in a special series
- Freedom House has also released materials drawing attention to current state of human rights in China with extracts from its Freedom in the World reports.
- According to research launched by the LSE this week autism is the most costly health condition in the UK costing the country at least £32 billion per year in treatment, lost earnings, care and support for children and adults with autism. A summary of the article is free online.
- Free access to other research concerning Autism can be obtained via the Autistica website.
- The National Autistic Society. Has a specialist information service. Its website offers free access to Autism Data which you can use to quickly locate references to books articles and reports covering all aspects of autism.
- NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) available fre of charge from the University of York, Centre for Reviews and Disseminations is updated daily it summarises evidence relating to the cost effectiveness of treatments and interventions.
- The CEA Registry published online by Harvard Center for Risk Analysis and the Harvard School of Public Health. is a comprehensive database of 3,772 cost-utility analyses on a wide variety of diseases and treatments.
- Paediatric Economic Database Evaluation (PEDE). Developed using funds provided by The Canadian Coordinating Office for Health and The Hospital for Sick Children Canada Contains over 2000 bibliographic records (with added information) of published full economic evaluations of health care interventions, programs, services and processes for children under 19.Records from 1980 onwards.
- A new digital archive from Indiana University Bloomington. It Contains 117 films made during the Second World War by government agencies and offices in the United States. Examples include: Supervising women workers. This assumes that this was unusual at the time. Images of women at war . Others cover why we fight propaganda and public health issues. Copyright and technical details are on the website.
- 2014 Gender-GEDI Index Executive Report The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute has produced a 30-country analysis of the conditions that foster high-potential female entrepreneurship. The Site also provides free access to the 2013 report. Topics covered include access to business finance, perceptions of women executives, professional social media platforms. Methodology is explained in the report.
- See more on free full text report our Scoop.it women and gender page
- A new official interactive map has been launched by NATO. Based on Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) software. Find out about current missions and partnerships. It also some links to stories and case studies provided by NATO.
Finally- does the CIA have a sense of humour?