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Gender Equality Index 2015 – Measuring gender equality in the European Union 2005-2012

July 20, 2015
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The Gender Equality Index provides a comprehensive measure of gender equality, tailored to fit the EU policy context. Following the importance of cohesion across EU Member States, the Gender Equality Index ensures that higher gender equality scores can only be obtained in societies where there are small gender gaps and high lev­els of achievement.

A hidden quota for women in top management

July 20, 2015
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Companies work fairly hard to place one woman — but only one — in a top management position, according to research by Cristian Desző, an associate professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and two co-authors. The article found evidence of a “quota” effect: Once a company had appointed one woman to a top-tier job, the chances of a second woman landing an elite position at the same firm drop substantially — by about 50 percent, in fact.

Les voitures de société accroissent l’écart salarial

July 9, 2015

En moyenne, le salaire mensuel brut des femmes est inférieur de 20% à celui des hommes. L’écart s’accroît encore si l’on ajoute au salaire brut le salaire variable et les avantages extra-légaux les plus courants, dont la voiture de société. Dans ce cas, l’écart atteint 27%.

Suicide is now the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide. Here’s why

Nisha Lilia Diu from www.telegraph.co.uk
July 9, 2015

A shocking statistic has emerged, which reveals suicide has overtaken maternal mortality as the biggest killer of young women in the world. Nisha Lilia Diu asks the experts why this is happening – and how we failed to notice.

EUROPA DONNA: Raising awareness of breast cancer and supporting European women affected by the disease

July 9, 2015
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EUROPA DONNA – the European Breast Cancer Coalition – is a non-profit breast cancer organisation, gathering members throughout Europe. This organisation plays a key role in advocating on behalf of European patients, to make sure that all women have equal access to accurate information on breast cancer and to state-of-the-art services and treatments.

Interview with Susan Knox, Executive Director of EUROPA DONNA.

EPWN – How women network differently than men

Lorna Van Straaten from www.pwnparis.net
July 9, 2015
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“Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.”- Robert Frost.

Women networking events are commonplace these days. Women attend these events in droves, and express excitement about the opportunity to connect with other women in business. But, why are these events so successful? And how do women network differently than men?

EPWN – Women, Three Reasons to Get Promoted

Kamin Samuel from www.pwnparis.net
July 9, 2015
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One of the top questions I get asked by career women is, “Kamin, why would I even want to get promoted? Other than for money, it just doesn’t seem safe to move up.”

I understand that question as I grappled with it in my own career. In some organizations, there are a lot of politics and let’s just say, not the kindest of behaviors toward others at the upper levels. However, I’m still a huge advocate for women advancing in their corporate careers and here are three reasons I’d like you to consider.

China: The unjust arrest of woman human rights defender Su Changlan

July 9, 2015

Su Changlan is a dedicated advocate of human rights and is currently in prison for dissenting Chinese authorities. On 27 October 2014, she was taken from her house and was kept incommunicado until her family received a notice of official charges brought against her on 3 December 2014.

Detained at the Nanhair District Detention Center, Su Changlan is facing life imprisonment for “inciting subversion.” It is believed that charges brought against her stem from her online support of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Egypt: The fight is not over – demand justice for Azza

July 9, 2015
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Despite being acquitted of all charges against her, women’s rights lawyer Azza Soliman still faces five years in jail after witnessing the killing of an activist by Egyptian police.

The Egyptian government must drop their scandalous, last-minute appeal and let Azza and her co-defendants go free.
Together with supporters across Europe, please call on the EU’s human rights chief to demand Egyptian authorities drop the case against her.

Update sur le congé de maternité

Emmanuel Foulon, Communiqué de Presse PS - Parlement Européen
July 2, 2015
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La Commission européenne jette le congé maternité.
« La Commission Junker vient d’annoncer la suppression de la révision de la directive congé de maternité qui a pour objectif l’amélioration de la protection des femmes enceintes, accouchées et allaitantes. Les gouvernements des États membres ont réussi par leur blocage depuis 5 ans, à éjecter cette législation sous prétexte qu’elle ne serait plus d’actualité ! C’est pour moi une réelle marche arrière » dénonce Marie Arena, eurodéputée PS en charge du dossier au Parlement européen.