Italy: Femicide and the media

The Research Group on Femicide of the non-profit association Casa delle donne per non subire violenza ONLUS, based in Bologna (Italy), has published its Annual Report on Femicide in the Italian context. The Group examines all the press articles related to femicide on a daily scale and, after various analysis, tries to list all those …

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Influential relationships between language, gender and society

My name is Alba Biosca and I am the WAVE Youth Ambassador in Spain. Although I am currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I previously completed a year of Philology, where I spent much of my time learning about Sociolinguistics, and especially the differences between women and men while speaking. I was also …

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Uganda fieldwork: How war affects women

Given my interest in how war affects women, I had been in awe of WAN’s (Women Advocacy Network) work with women after the war between the Ugandan Government and the armed group called the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The subject of reintegration of women who were abducted and taken ‘into the bush’ during the war …

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I Object to Your Objections

Conscientious objection is the objection to comply with a particular requirement on moral or religious grounds. It is a right that is recognized by UN instruments and the European Convention on Human Rights. Whether the decision is driven by cultural and religious beliefs, a lack of information, or by ulterior motives is of little importance …

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Why we (still) need feminism

I often find myself in conversations about why feminism is still needed today, especially why it is needed in our so-called Western world. I get told from friends that they know many women with good positions at work and they basically enjoy the same rights as men do. They say that there are many problems …

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Why I call myself a feminist

It is very often the case that people refuse to describe themselves as feminists. Either because they don´t like to “label” themselves but they “still stand for equality between men and women” or because they do not like the word feminism itself and think of themselves rather as “humanist, equalist or egalitarian” because that way …

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