Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (ECLAC) – Care of Dependents

Care of Dependents Must Be Shared between State and Families Currently, most of this work falls to women only. Poll of opinion makers stresses the need for public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean.   (August 2012) According to a study by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (ECLAC), responsibility for the care of dependents (particularly children, the disabled, older adults and the sick) must be shared between the State and families, rather than … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: China's Unwanted Girls

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit       China's Unwanted Girls   Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and this morning I heard on The Current that there has been some progress in women’s fight for equality but there is still much to be done. I just read the same thing on Yahoo News. "The last century has seen an unprecedented expansion of women's legal rights and entitlements," Bachelet said, pointing to virtually universal voting rights for women, major inroads for … [Read more...]

Misogyny – ‘Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate’ @ Michelle Zobel

    Misogyny      Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate   This essay by Michelle Zobel for the course Mysticism and Magic in Medieval and Renaissance Italy was selected from the Director's List of Best Papers at Richmond in Florence, Spring semester, 2009. Its focus is on the subordinate status of women in the past and the religious motivations for this treatment in the Jewish and the Christian traditions.   'When analyzing the texts and development of the Jewish and Christian … [Read more...]

Malleus Maleficarum – indoctrinated the world to “the dangers of free-thinking women"

A Celebration of Women™ has been motivated into Taking Action! With our world in such a state of crisis due to excessive Violence Against Women, we decided to share some research and opinions on the History of this Act Against Women; some of the beginnings, reasons, and sources of the origin of this fear or threat of women by men, state and church. Understanding some of the original motives may assist with a re-birth of attitude, positive change creating a new respect for the role of a … [Read more...]

Misogyny – ‘Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate’ @ Michelle Zobel

    Misogyny      Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate   This essay by Michelle Zobel for the course Mysticism and Magic in Medieval and Renaissance Italy was selected from the Director's List of Best Papers at Richmond in Florence, Spring semester, 2009. Its focus is on the subordinate status of women in the past and the religious motivations for this treatment in the Jewish and the Christian traditions.   'When analyzing the texts and development of the Jewish and Christian … [Read more...]

Religion, Politics and Gender Equality

Religion, Politics and Gender Equality Research and Policy Brief: 11 Code: RPB 11 Contrary to modernist predictions that religion would retreat into a private zone of worship and practice, recent decades have seen religion become increasingly salient on the political stage worldwide. Does this matter? From the point of view of women’s rights and gender equality, much is at stake. UNRISD research shows that politicized religion impinges on women’s rights in problematic ways. The … [Read more...]

Celebrate HHS: Approaching 30 Years of HIV/AIDS in the United States‏

Approaching 30 Years of HIV/AIDS in the United States In less than two months, we will mark the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of what we now know as AIDS. In June 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a rare form of pneumonia diagnosed in five, previously healthy, gay men from Los Angeles. The report raised concerns that these five men had been exposed to something that caused their profound immune suppression. Now we know that their … [Read more...]

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