Category Archives: Women’s rights

2014 – Year of Women Social Entrepreneurs

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The International Women’s Day is quickly approaching and it seems kind of obvious to post something related to it on the blog… I would like to dedicate this post to the subject of women and social entrepreneurship, starting to highlight that Woman2Woman Networking has chosen ‘Women and Social Entrepreneurship’ as the theme of this year. ‘Year’, exactly, because women’s advancement and empowerment cannot be achieved in a single day only, contrariwise it requires a constant effort in the form of advocacy work and training of women and men around the planet.
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The pink-blue effect: Toys and discrimination

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img.phpHave you ever experienced the pink-blue effect while entering a toys’ shop during Christmas time? Probably you did, perhaps without noticing it, or most likely without paying too much importance to it and to the reasons behind.

Christmas, likewise other traditions, is an excellent period to reinforce and enact patriarchal rules and gender roles. And toys are just one of the dimensions of it. But are toys so important? Why, in which way? How does they connected with gender and, most importantly, with discrimination? Although these are probably too many questions to be discussed in a single post, it is worthwhile to have a closer look to the toys available on the market.
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My Body is a Canvas, Not a Target: Online magazine

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The results of the awareness raising campaign implemented in the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women are finally available in a online magazine (click on the picture to see the magazine). Thank you to all those who participated and shared about this event.

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My Body is a Canvas, Not a Target

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capa do event(mybodyisacanvas)Awareness raising campaign (12-22 November)

Did you know that “up to 70% of women experience violence in their lifetime”?

Woman 2 Woman Networking together with CEIPES and Voices of Woman Media are promoting an awareness raising campaign for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25th November 2013.

The main goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of the wide variety and types of violence that affect women and transwomen world-wide and the several shapes it takes, such as: gender pay GAP (unequal wages), sex based discrimination (access to health care, access to job, etc.), racism, sexual harassment, domestic violence, sexual violence, emotional abuse, human trafficking, stalking, honour killing, and many more.

The campaign is addressed to everybody without distinction so,

JOIN US and shoot your idea!

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