Prepared by: Ornela Kurtaj, Beat Sexism USA The birth of a child should be a time of joy. But for some women, who were pregnant and displaced in war-torn Kosovo, the danger and uncertainty all around obscure the hope that new life brings. They were overwhelmed with worry for the child who is due any day: How […]Read More Giving birth during wartime in Kosovo
600 million girls will join the workforce by 2028. If girls are educated and empowered, they will find skilled workers to support themselves and their families. But too often, girls are seen as an economic burden. They are taken out of school early, married off and trapped by household responsibilities. Girls who stay in school have the chance to […]Read More 5. things that keep girls out of the workforce
Being a woman and student at the same time in Japan is way more complicated than one could think of. Imagine you’re a high school graduate and your passion is medicine, so you decide to apply to Tokyo’s Medical University, one of Japan’s top medical schools. You spent months on preparations to only find out […]Read More Discrimination of 21st century
Many of you have asked about the Women’s March 2019 in Germany – it’s definitely happening, so mark your calendars and save the date! In 2017, women and men of diverse backgrounds, on all seven continents, gathered to show their support for a society that respects and defends the rights of women. This movement may […]Read More Women’s March 2019 in Germany
Women and girls, everywhere, must have equal rights and opportunity, and be able to live free of violence and discrimination. Women’s equality and empowerment is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but also integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. In short, all the SDGs depend on the achievement of Goal 5. […]Read More SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Prepared by: Xhois Qarri, Beat Sexism Italy Shanklin and Love wrote that “when we hear the word ‘matriarchy’, we are conditioned to a number of responses: that matriarchy refers to the past and that matriarchies have never existed; that matriarchy is a hopeless fantasy of female domination, of mothers dominating children, of women being cruel […]Read More Matriarchy, a myth?
Prepared by: Blerta Sejdija The Brett Kavanaugh vote was a test of machismo. Machismo is more than just sexism, chauvinism or even misogyny; it’s the belief that men are superior to women. It also refers to the culture that enforces that belief, one which protects male domination and social standing through subjugation, stereotypes and a […]Read More USA, where sexual assault is rewarded with a seat on the Supreme Court