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Women and the job market: A picture of today’s Europe

Women and the job market: A picture of today’s Europe

Women’s employment is one of those evergreen issues in the agenda of the old continent. Besides dusty stereotypes that still relegate women to few sectors of care and other social needs, the problem of women’s employment has been worsened by the recent economic crisis. What are the European trends when it comes to women’s education, wages and their presence in decision-making positions?

Solidarity with Polish Women – Abortion Rights in Poland  

Solidarity with Polish Women – Abortion Rights in Poland   

Many feminists across Europe have shown solidarity with Polish women following a proposed legislation that would completely ban or extremely limit the right to abortion. What were the reactions in Poland? And is it possible that the issue only is used to divert public attention from other worrying developments in Polish politics?

The dangers of menstrual health products

The dangers of menstrual health products

A woman’s menstrual cycle is significantly linked to the environment; disposable menstrual care products are produced using toxic chemicals, bleached with chlorine and end up on landfills as toxic waste. There are alternative products available but the international feminine hygiene brands don’t want us to know about them.

“Both women and men can be sexist!”

“Both women and men can be sexist!”

StopBildSexism is a campaign fighting for the abolition of the “Bild girl”, a series of scantily clad women published in the daily German tabloid “Bild”. An interview with co-organiser Penelope Kemekenidou.

Women’s Participation in Hungarian Trade Unions

Women’s Participation in Hungarian Trade Unions

Trade unions fight for the rights of their members – but women’s needs often go by the board as leadership positions are very male-dominated. Can separate women’s constituencies be the solution? The example of Hungary.

The ideal female body – does not exist

The ideal female body – does not exist

There are a lot of stereotypes and standards that women are subjected to in their daily lives, but the question of how their bodies should look like is certainly one of the most important ones. The perception of the ideal female body is dynamic and can change through time and also vary between different cultures and societies – with the media playing an important role.

The Dark Side of the Net: Cyberstalking

The Dark Side of the Net: Cyberstalking

One in five women in the European Union have experienced stalking since the age of 15. Nevertheless, not all EU countries have a clear definition of stalking.

The link between mental health and inequality, gender-based violenc...

The link between mental health and inequality, gender-based violence and gender stereotypes

In April we celebrate World Health Day. How do inequality, gender stereotypes and sexism impact women’s mental health?

April’s theme: “Women and health” – the tam...

April’s theme: “Women and health” – the tampon tax

Did you know that in most countries in the EU, women are taxed for having their periods? As shocking at it may sound, the tampon tax is a reality.

In Latvia, conservative female MPs stand for anti-women policy. Can...

In Latvia, conservative female MPs stand for anti-women policy. Can quotas make it any better?

In many countries, quotas are used as an efficient measure to diversify politics. Egalitarian and female-friendly policy is closely linked to the number of female politicians. However, it should be carefully examined if making it easier for some women to enter the ruling class will improve social conditions for others.

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