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October 2014

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Are women better off today than their mothers were? NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Soon after I joined the Labour Party in London in the dim and distance past my Constituency Labour Party Women’s Section (yes, that was in the days when the Labour Party still had a thriving women’s organisation) held a discussion …...
Robert Goebbels proteste auprès du Président Schulz NEW
Robert Goebbels 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Dans une lettre, le député européen Robert Goebbels s’adresse au Président du Parlement Européen, Martin Schulz, pour protester contre la lettre que ce dernier vient d’envoyer au nom du Parlement européen au Président Van Rompuy,...
Fighting violence with hope and care NEW
Kristalina Georgieva 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
With joy and relief, today I welcomed to the European Commission Dr Denis Mukwege. Medical Director at the Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dr Mukwege has an immensely difficult and important job – to save, heal and return...
Advocates of change – dr. Mukwege and his support for Congolese women NEW
Andris Piebalgs 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Number of Views :87I met today with Dr Denis Mukwege, a doctor from the DR Congo who founded a hospital for rape victims and is a fierce advocate for women. Few weeks back I was shocked to learn he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. Today, hi...
Evropské instituce | Boj o ženu v ECB NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
„Pokud si myslíte, že nekonečná sága kolem jmenování Yvese Mersche do mocné výkonné rady Evropské centrální banky už nemůže být podivnější,...
Fortsatt strid kring mansdominerad centralbank NEW
Europabloggen 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
En spansk invändning kan hindra att Europeiska centralbankens ledning blir helt kvinnolös. Men även helt spanjorslös.
Instituições europeias | Contra ou a favor de uma mulher no BCE, todos os meios são bons NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
“Se pensa que a longa e interminável saga da nomeação de Yves Mersh para um lugar na poderosa administração do Banco Central Europeu não pode ficar ainda mais estranha, pense duas vezes”, anuncia...
BCE : l’Espagne refuse le coup de force contre le Parlement européen NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Devinette: s'agit-il de la banque centrale d'Arabie Saoudite, du conseil des gouverneurs de la BCE ou encore d'une réunion de cardinaux en civil ? Madrid a sauvé l’honneur en s’opposant,...
Bring women on board NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
On 24 October, in a spectacular display of lack of solidarity following weeks of public discord, the college of European commissioners failed to give its backing to a draft directive presented by Commissioner Viviane Reding aimed at increasing the nu...
Women are main guardians of crucial livestock diversity NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Women livestock keepers worldwide must be recognised as the major actors in efforts to arrest the decline of indigenous breeds, crucial for rural food security and animal genetics, a new FAO study argues. Yet women's contribution to indigenous livest...
Du rugby féminin franco-allemand - La rencontre entre Heidelberg et Bourg-Lès-Valence NEW
Vivre l'international 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Bonjour à tous, hallo zusammen!Match amical de rugby franco-allemand à Bourg-Lès-ValenceUne rencontre peu fréquente que celle qui s'est déroulée ce week-end à Bourg-Lès-Valence. En effet, pendant 4 jours, l'équipe féminine Drôme-Ardèche a...
Natasha Baker – Gold Medal Profile NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
In her first ever Paralympics at the age of 22, Natasha Baker could not have asked for a better introduction to the equestrian events at this level.  She broke Paralympic records and took home Team GB’s first equestrian gold medal … Cont...
No Holiday for ECB Gender Drama NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 14 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
The Nov. 1 bank holiday means many have decided to make a long weekend of it. One thing only interrupts the peace... “It’s obviously a trick to try and do this via a written procedure on a long weekend,” MEP Syvie Goulard from the ALDE liberal...
Helena Lucas – Gold Medal Profile NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 19 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Helena Lucas holds the impressive distinction of being the first Brit ever to take a gold in the sailing events at the Paralympics. Helena suffers from a condition that affects both her hands.  Despite this, she initially focused on competing …...
Abortion Laws in Europe NEW
The Eblana European Democratic Movement 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
For the past few weeks, another great debate has griped Ireland; the issue of abortion. The debate is not new in Ireland and in fact it has intensified for the past few years. Both camps, the "pro-choice" that supports the practice to be legalized in...
Should there be Quotas for Women in Boardrooms across Europe ? NEW
The New Federalist 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
There is a rather surprising shortage of women in corporate boards across Europe, resulting in a serious lack of skilled human resources, when taken into consideration the high number of female graduates from university in recent years and their unde...
Parce que je suis une fille NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Year, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Les Nations Unies ont déclaré le 11 octobre 2012 la première Journée internationale des filles. Le but de cette journée mondiale est de sensibiliser les citoyens à l’impact de la scolarité des filles dans la lutte contre la pauvreté et d...
Landesweiter Aufruf: Mehr Frauen in die Räte! NEW
Franziska Brantner (MEP) 2 Years, 2 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Mehr Frauen in die Räte – Dies fordert eine überparteiliche Allianz von engagierten Frauen in einem heute vorgestellten landesweiten Aufruf. Mit ihrer Forderung nach einer verbindlichen gesetzlichen Regelung für quotierte Listen bei Kommunal...
Company Boards and Thwarted Quotas: the Glacial Pace of Change NEW
eutopialaw 2 Years, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Aileen McColgan Women hold fewer than one in seven seats on the boards of the largest listed public companies across the European Union.[1] In Norway, where a 40% quota has been in force for some time, they account for 42% … Continue reading &#...
La parité dans les entreprises, c'est pour plus tard NEW
Euros du Village 2 Years, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
La Commission a reporté à plus tard la proposition d'un texte législatif obligeant les entreprises à attribuer 40 % de leurs sièges du Conseil d'administration à des femmes d'ici 2020, laissant aux Etats membres de grandes marges de manoeuvre.
Honeyball’s Weekly Round-Up NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
It was a busy week for Commissioner Reding who is responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship. For many months she has been working on draft legislation which would see a mandatory quota of 40%  women who sit on Europe’s … Co...
Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking – Gold Medal Profiles NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Of all the four gold medals won at Dorney Lake, that of Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking was by far the most joyously unexpected. They had only joined forces in a boat three months earlier, boasting a solitary World Cup … Continue reading...
The fallout of waning superiority NEW
Discipline and Anarchy 2 Years, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
This morning, my husband brought an article  to my attention, which deals with the increasing rape of young women in India [major TW]. He pointed out to me one paragraph in particular: “In a rapidly changing country, rape cases have … Co...
Women (and Men) Can Have It All…In Sweden NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 2 Years, 4 Days, 1 Hour ago
Fall 2012 American Marshall Memorial Fellow, Mary Barr, argues that Swedes has a lot to teach Americans about family values.
Quote rosa: il no di quattro commissarie europee NEW
L'Europa@TorVergata 2 Years, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Presentata la proposta di introduzione delle quote rosa nei Consigli di Amministrazione europei, da parte della Commissaria europea per la Giustizia, i Diritti fondamentali e la Cittadinanza Viviane Reding. La politica lussemburghese continua dunque...
Global Gender Gap Report 2012: Österreich erst hinter Kuba NEW
facts and figures europe:. 2 Years, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 55 Minutes ago
Die Philippinen und Nicaragua unter den Top Ten, die Schweiz am 10. Platz, Deutschland am 13. und Österreich erst an zwanzigster Stelle. Die Daten lassen auf eine enge Korrelation zwischen den erfolgreichsten  Ländern bei der Verringerung...
Le Parlement européen ne veut pas du sexe de Mersch NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 2 Years, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Le Parlement européen, à la surprise générale, s’est finalement opposé au machisme ordinaire des ministres des finances de la zone euro, incapables de trouver la moindre femme pour siéger au...
The crime is not scandalous, the culture is. NEW
Discipline and Anarchy 2 Years, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
[TRIGGER WARNING] These past few months have been extremely demoralizing for me, not just as a feminist but as a woman. Whether it’s “legitimate rape” or “culture of impunity” , the current discourse around sexual violen...
The crime is not scandalous, the culture is. NEW
Discipline and Anarchy 2 Years, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
[TRIGGER WARNING] [This post has been updated since first publishing.] These past few months have been extremely demoralizing for me, not just as a feminist but as a woman in general. Whether it’s “legitimate rape” or “culture...
MittEuropa » Släpp fram kvinnorna i spansk politik NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Regionalvalet i Galicien blev en framgång för de konservativa. Socialisterna tappade i Baskien.
Quotas for women on company boards – BBC Daily Politics programme NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Yesterday I was very pleased to be invited by the BBC Daily Politics programme to talk about quotas for women on the boards of top companies.  I was on with my Conservative counterpart in London, Marina Yannakoudakis MEP.  This is our … Cont...
Només per homes NEW
Oh! Europa 2 Years, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
I jo que he fet per merèixer això? es deu estar demanant el candidat Yves Mersch a qui, tot i que li reconeixen els mèrits professionals, el rebutgen per una circumstància contra la qual ben poca cosa pot fer: és un home. Un home en uns mome...
Seven Days in Europe NEW
eutopialaw 2 Years, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding had to shelve plans to introduce a directive that would make it mandatory for company boards to reserve 40% of their seats for women. Despite facing opposition Reding tweeted that she will not give up, and …...
Ignoriert das Europaparlament!? NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Noch eine Farce um die Frauenquote: Nachdem das Europaparlament heute den Luxemburger EZB-Kandidaten Mersch ablehnte, weil es lieber eine Frau haben wollte, forderte die konservative EVP-Fraktion die Eurostaaten auf, das Votum der Abgeordneten zu ign...
Delat EU-parlamentet kräver toppkvinna NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
EU-parlamentet har beslutat att inte godkänna luxemburgaren Yves Mersch till Europeiska centralbankens direktion. Anledning: han är man. >>>...
Vote minimaliste contre Yves Mersch NEW
Robert Goebbels 2 Years, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Sur 754 députés européens, 325 ont voté contre M. Mersch, candidat au Directoire de la Banque centrale européenne. 300 députés ont voté en sa faveur. Comme uniquement 674 députés ont participé au vote, il n’y avait pas de majorité q...
PR gaffe as Tory MEP welcomes thing that didn't happen NEW
Berlaymonster 2 Years, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
It looks like it took Tory MEP Marina Yannakoudakis around 17 minutes to realise she'd sent out the wrong statement. The European Parliament this week held up the appointment over a new European Central Bank board member because he lacked the appare...
Obama et le vote des femmes NEW
Europe, mon beau souci 2 Years, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Etant actuellement aux Etats-Unis, je ne peux éluder la question de la campagne électorale qui y bat son plein. Nous sommes à deux semaines de l’élection et les résultats paraissent de plus en plus incertains. Ce qui est sûr en … C...
Les ratés de la parité NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 2 Years, 1 Week, 43 Minutes ago
L’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes, pourtant l’une des valeurs fondamentales de l’Union européenne, reste un combat difficile. Cette semaine, la cause des femmes a subi deux revers :...
Společnost | Souboj o rovné šance mužů a žen pokračuje NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Week, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
„Kvóty pro zastoupení žen ve firmách rozdělují Komisi,“ píše Die Welt. Evropská komise nepodpořila 23. října návrh eurokomisařky pro spravedlnost, základní...
EU-USA women will work together to develop innovation and leadership NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 1 Week, 9 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
I was delighted to meet a delegation from the Global Women’s Innovation Network (GlobalWIN) in Strasbourg today. GlobalWIN is a not for profit organisation based in the United States which provides a dynamic forum for women executives and opini...
Femmes d'Europe, siégez dans les Conseils ! NEW
Euros du Village 2 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 42 Minutes ago
Le groupe des Verts au Parlement européen a lancé une web pétition sur l'introduction d'un quota de femmes dans les conseils d'administration des grandes entreprises européennes. L'initiative vise également à appuyer les propositions législati...
Honeyball’s Weekly Round-Up NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The website Netmums (not to be confused with Mumsnet) asked their users what their attitudes towards feminism are and the majority felt that it was an old-fashioned word with little relevance to their lives.  This has led to articles in the Observ...
Frauen in Führungspositionen – EU-weite Kampagne gestartet NEW
Franziska Brantner (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Heute ist die Aktionsseite der Grünen Europafraktion zur Frauenquote online gegangen. Es gibt auch eine E-Mail-Aktion. Mit Hinblick auf den Kommissionsvorschlag zur Frauenqote in Aufsichtsräten – der wohl am 23. Oktober 2012 präsentiert wir...
Interview in Evening Standard on my work for women NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
I am interviewed in today’s Evening Standard by Political Editor Joe Murphy on my work in Europe on women, and especially on the need for more women on company boards. You can read the interview here. Here is the interview: … Continue rea...
Groenen willen vrouwenquota in top bedrijfsleven NEW
GroenLinks Europa 2 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Het aandeel van vrouwen in raden van bestuur in Europa is met 14% bedroevend laag. Dat komt zeker niet doordat er te weinig geschikte kandidaten zijn: 60% van de afgestudeerde studenten economie, recht en bedrijfskunde zijn vrouwen. Daarom starten De...
Compulsory Quotas for women: What the EU should do next NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Later this morning I will be speaking at Europe House, Smith Square, London on the need for compulsory quotas on company boards. My thanks to the European Parliament Information Office in the UK and the National Alliance of Womens Organisations ̷...
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Years, 1 Week, 6 Days, 15 Minutes ago
Number of View: 169 Gender equality has been a key principle of the EU ever since the Treaty of Rome introduced the principle of equal pay for men and women in 1957. 55 years later, with 13 directives on gender equality since the 1970s, we still need...
Semaine européenne des PME: l’UE a besoin de plus de femmes entrepreneurs pour créer de la croissance et de l’emploi NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Le potentiel entrepreneurial des femmes n’est pas suffisamment exploité dans l’UE, qui a besoin de plus de femmes entrepreneurs pour créer de la croissance et de l’emploi. Tel était le principal message délivré aujourd’hui à Bruxell...
Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women's Genius NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated every October 16, honors international women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths -women's whose skills are urgently needed for the future of the world. Here we highlight some of these extraordinary...
My article for the New Statesman on support for mandatory quotas for women on boards NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
 Last week I wrote a piece for the New Statesman explaining why planned legislation to introduce mandatory quotas for women on company boards is so importnat.  You can read the article and comments from their readers by clicking on this link, R...
La BCE : une banque d’hommes NEW
Le blog du bureau de Bruxelles (France 2) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
On parle souvent des femmes en politique, des femmes à la tête des entreprises, mais qu’en est-il des femmes dans les institutions européennes ? Une de ces institutions ne compte aucune femme : la Banque centrale européenne. kitd.html5loader(...
Get well soon, Malala NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
. From Hope not Hate: . Malala Yousafzai is on her way to the UK for emergency medical attention. This brave 14-year-old from Pakistan is fighting for her life after being shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to campaign for girls to be educate...
Female British Gold Medalists – Heather Stanning NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Following on from yesterdays profile on Helen Glover, today’s will be on her team mate, Heather Stanning. For most Olympians, taking part in this summer’s Games is by far the most daunting challenge they are likely to face all year. ̷...
Honeyball’s Weekly Round-Up NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Two interviews struck me in the papers last week. The first came in the form of an interview with Caroline Thomson who left the BBC after she failed to get the ‘top job’. She was interviewed by the former channel … Continue reading →...
Launch of my new ebook: Women Parliamentarians NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 1 Month, 16 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
I’m delighted to be publishing a set of eBook’s on Women Parliamentarians. They are available in three volumes: House of Lords women House of Commons women European Parliament women These books are taken from my successful Women in Power...
O dovadă pentru solidaritatea feminină în acțiune se poate citi pe Blogul Medusei NEW
Gabriela Cretu (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Sau, dacă vă vine mai ușor, aici.
Female British Gold Medalists – Sarah Storey NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 21 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
After my e-book before the summer with profiles of British female athletes competing in London, I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate those women who achieved gold medals.  Of course it wasn’t just about medals this summer; … Co...
It’s not the crisis, it’s patriarchy NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Feminists demonstrated in Spain Friday against plans to turn the clock back on abortion laws. The protests were part of Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. Beginning in Latin America in the 1990s, the day gained special import...
Paris vs. London in fight over women on boards NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
French finance minister Pierre Moscovici signed the letter to Viviane Reding from Paris. Battlelines are being drawn between countries on a controversial European Commission draft legislation that would force public companies across the EU to reserve...
Pentru reprezentarea femeilor in conducerea întreprinderilor europene NEW
Corina Cretu 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Am adresat o scrisoare deschisa președintelui Comisiei Europene, Jose Manuel Barroso, in care, impreuna cu lideri ai Grupului Socialist din Parlamentul European, i-am cerut sa respingă inițiativa a noua state membre de a bloca creșterea numărulu...
Keine Frauen in den Spitzenpositionen der EU-Wirtschaftspolitik NEW
Franziska Brantner (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Dieses Foto veranschaulicht sehr gut, dass alle Spitzenpositionen in der europäischen Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik von Männern besetzt sind. Die Diskussion um das Geschlechterverhältnis in den EU-Top jobs begann im Mai mit einem Brief der Abgeor...
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
My thanks to South London Fawcett Society activist Jennifer Drew for this guest blog I recently visited Hampton Court Palace’s  temporary exhibition ‘The Wild, The Beautiful and The Damned.’   Publicity material for this exhib...
Honeyball’s Weekly Round-Up NEW
The Honeyball Buzz 2 Years, 1 Month, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Part time work and self-employment is replacing full time employment for women. Well that’s according to the TUC which found the number of women in full-time employee jobs has fallen by 170,000, nearly 200,000 more women now describe themselves as...
EU female quota opposition grows NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Another day, another country opposing a nascent European Commission plan to impose a 40 per cent quota on women serving on corporate boards. Last week, a UK-led letter to the proposal’s author, EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding, and her boss,...
Tungt bakslag för könskvoterare NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Efter Sverige och Storbritannien ansluter sig nu också Tyskland öppet till motståndarna mot könskvotering till bolagsstyrelser i EU.Könskvoteringar till bolagsstyrelser ser inte ut att bli verklighet i EU det närmaste decenniet, trots EU-kommis...
Europaparlament verhindert 100% männliche Besetzung des EZB-Direktoriums NEW
Post aus Brüssel (MEP Franziska Brantner) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 59 Minutes ago
Salut, heute habe ich eine kleine Erfolgsgeschichte in Sachen Durchbrechung der Männer­dominanz in wichtigen Ent­scheidungsgremien zu berichten. Seit einigen Monaten ist einer der sechs Sitze im Direktorium der Euro­päischen Zentra...
A Vagina of One’s Own by Vagina Wolf NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
I like this title so much I have to write a post to go with it. Naomi Wolf’s Vagina: A New Biography has been panned by Zoe Heller,  Laurie Penny, Katie Roiphe, Suzanne Moore and Neuroskeptic (a neuro-scientist who questions Wolf’s scien...
ECB: “Exclusive Club for Boys” NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Every great soap opera has a special episode where the cast take the drama to an exotic location to spice things up. The smooth glass-and-steel curves of the European Parliament’s riverside Strasbourg seat and crisply-chilled subsidized champagne a...
Tory councillor attacks women as “hags” at public council meeting NEW
Political Scrapbook 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
After marching down a high street screaming at shopkeepers who had put up posters opposing his re-election to the London Assembly, Scrapbook thought that there was nothing Brian Coleman could do to surprise us. But it seems we underestimated him ye...
only for male feminists, #12 NEW
mirrors to outside 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Every time that I think in feminism, I think in a process of empowerment and emancipation. It might very well be that I am too brain washed by my leftish ideas, but those words sounds to me akin to struggle for freedom, to breaking chains of oppress...
Der Volkswirt: Überstürzte Frauenquote mindert Firmenwert - Wirtschaftswissen - FAZ NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Der Volkswirt: Überstürzte Frauenquote mindert Firmenwert - Wirtschaftswissen - FAZ: Man muss den Plickert ja nicht mögen, aber zwei Sachen kann man ihm mit Sicherheit nicht vorwerfen: Dass er heiße Eisen nicht anfassen würde und dass er Angst v...
United Kingdom: Helen Grant, the First Black Female Cabinet Minister NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 18 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Afro Europe wrote a post on the appointment of a black female in Cameron's new cabinet and gave the list of black female Cabinet members in Europe: “Helen Grant MP has been made a Minister in David Cameron’s Ministerial reshuffle this S...
France, Yemen: Vanishing Women NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Eloïse Lagrenée [fr] has posted on her Facebook page a picture by Yemeni photographer Bushra Almutawakel, illustrating how women could vanish into darkness and invisibility, step by step, under fundamentalist pressure and the full niqab. It has bee...
Mujeres Mundi, Interviews with Extraordinary Women NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Peruvian blogger Xaviera Medina de Albrand is the brains and energy behind the blog Mujeres Mundi, a space where she publishes her interviews with women from around the world. Xaviera talks to us about her life and her blog in this first part of a tw...
Subsidiarity: Women Quotas NEW
martinned 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Now, I think we can all agree that having a quota for women on corporate boards is a monumentally bad idea. It is nobody's business but the shareholders' (and, in Germany, the workers') who sits on the board of a purely private company. Even if we we...
Women Quotas NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Now, I think we can all agree that having a quota for women on corporate boards is a monumentally bad idea. It is nobody’s business but the shareholders’ (and, in Germany, the workers’) who sits on the board of a purely private comp...
Riksdagsmajoritet mot könskvotering i EU NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
En EU-lag om könskvotering till bolagsstyrelser väntas bli en stridsfråga i riksdagen. Men regeringen kan räkna med stöd av Sverigedemokraterna.Som Europaportalen skrev i måndags planerar EU-kommissionär Viviane Reding att i oktober lägga fra...
Mexico: Learning from Macedonian Experiences NEW
Global Voices Central & Eastern Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Mexican blogger Pepe Flores considers [es] the Macedonian platform for disclosing violence against women in public spaces React! “a fantastic idea,” applicable to Latin America. Written by Filip Stojanovski · comments (0) Share: Dona...
'Real' women v 'skinny' models: German magazine says no contest | Sali Hughes NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
It's not surprising Brigitte looks set to ditch its no models policy. If readers want larger models they must vote with their walletsBrigitte, a German fashion and lifestyle magazine, is looking at abandoning the "no models" policy it adopted nearly...
Reding kick-starts equality debate NEW
Nucleus 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
David Gow Wednesday, 05 September 2012 There's been a predictable series of knee-jerk protests at the leaked plans of Viviane Reding, EU justice commissioner, for a 40% quota of women in Europe's boardrooms. Th...
EU kräver fler kvinnor - annars hotar böter NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Senast om åtta år ska större företag i EU ha minst 40 procent kvinnor i sina styrelser – om EU-kommissionär Viviane Reding får som hon vill. Men Sverige har hittills motsatt sig kvotering.Företagen på Malta kan få mycket att göra vad...
Quote rosa al 40%. O multa.. NEW
Straneuropa 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Hour, 52 Minutes ago
In arriva una nuova proposta della Commissione per quello che ora si chiama "genere sottorappresentato". Nuovi obiettivi per il 2020. Serve? Basterà?
Beauté débordante NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Pour les femmes qui dépassent la taille 44, il est toujours aussi difficile de se vêtir à la mode. Merci pour elles, la blogosphère a pris le relais. Il arrive que les magazines féminins défient le conformisme filiforme en présentant en couver...
The End of Men (as we know them) NEW
Discipline and Anarchy 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 17 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
This month, journalist and editor Hanna Rosin is releasing her already infamous book “The End of Men: And the Rise of Women” (Riverhead Hardcover). It has been eagerly anticipated ever since the 2010 publishing of her article for The Atla...
A woman is like a teabag -you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water NEW
Bursting the Brussels Bubble… 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 1 Minute ago
Exactly a year ago today, I arrived in Brussels, apprehensive, hesitant but most of all excited about beginning an internship for one of the world’s largest communications agencies. It is true to say that in the early days I had officially landed i...
Les Jeux Paralympiques : cherchez les femmes ? NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
      Les femmes en situation de handicap sont le plus souvent victimes d’une « sur –discrimination »  par rapport aux hommes dans la même situation. Les sportives handicapées ne font pas exception à la règle. Quelques c...
France: Stories of Everyday Sexism NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
After being harassed and insulted by men in the streets of Brussels, Belgian student Sofie Peeters made a hidden-camera film to denounce the male chauvinism experienced every day by unaccompanied women in the streets. Under the hashtag #harcelementde...
When Cultures Aggress NEW
¡No Pasarán! 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Femmes de la Rue is the title of film student Sophie Peeters documentary about the men who hassle women on the streets of Brussels. These are mainly men of North African origin who do much more than booty-pinching Italian men of old (which is more o...
“Die Europäerin”, nationale Stereotypen, ein fotografisches Highlight NEW
Im Herzen Europäer 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Wenn wir Europa hören, denken wir gerne in Klischees und Schubladen. Holländer reisen mit Wohnwägen im Konvoi, Deutsche sind reinlich, Spanierinnen voller Leidenschaft.2004 setzte Mareike Arnold (Hölter), für ihre Abschlussarbeit im Studium Foto...
Weibliche Familienernährerinnen: Rollenleitbilder und -realitäten in Europa NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Ausgangspunkt ist die Beobachtung, dass sich heute in allen Staaten Europas die Festlegung auf die Rollenteilung "er verdient das Geld, sie kümmert sich um Kind und Küche" überholt hat. An ihre Stelle ist ein breites Spektrum verschiedener Ro...
The (Female) Artist is Present – Marina Abramovic vs. Maeve Binchy NEW
Discipline and Anarchy 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
I am not very familiar with Abramovic’s art. I came across her work a few times at art exhibitions and, most recently, in a news article which stated that she does not identify as a feminist, because she never felt … Continue reading U...
A new era? Saudi woman makes Olympic history NEW
Matisak's Blog (A Stamp on the World) 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 5 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Hopefully this is the beginning of a new era, said Wojdan Shahrkhani. She became the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete at the Olympic Games. This is probably not the new era, but it is significant. The short interview on Saudi women participation...
Rebelle, princesse de Disney NEW
Telos 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Comment inscrire les sociétés modernes dans une continuité avec leur tradition tout en faisant évoluer l’identité du personnage féminin principal vers des valeurs modernes ? C’est tout l’intérêt, toute l’ambiguïté aussi, du der...
Guest Post: Jean Lambert MEP NEW
EASO Monitor 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 51 Minutes ago
Today we are extremely happy to present our first in, hopefully, a series of Guest Posts.  It's been our idea for quite some now to gradually move away from being a purely informative blog, and becoming a more analytical and innovative site for...
Sorry, but most Irish people are not against abortion. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
On the 25th November 1992 over a million Irish voters, 62% of those who voted, voted Yes to the 13th amendment to the Irish constitution. This was to give the right to travel to Irish citizens, which in the context of the day was primarily a right...