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A toy company named GoldieBlox recently released a video to advertise its toys, and the video has since gone viral with five million views and counting. GoldieBlox believes in promoting femininity amongst young girls by giving these girls more choices than dolls and princesses. Tabetha Wallace and Lissette Padilla discuss changing the culture in what activities are appropriate for girls vs. boys, in this clip from the Lip News.
Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but it’s achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies spurring productivity and growth. Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care.
This campaign uses the worlds most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web. ( » UN Women: Search Engine Campaign Gute Werbung ) ”
“This campaign uses the world’s most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web.” (Powerful Ads Use Real Google Searches to Show the Scope of Sexism Worldwide | Adweek )”
Every woman has the right to life, dignity, bodily integrity, personal liberty, privacy, self-determination, the highest level of reproductive health, and the right to live free from violence and discrimination. In countries where abortion is criminalised or otherwise restricted by laws, economic, physical, and cultural barriers, women are systematically denied their basic human rights.
Full text of the Call for Action, here
WGNRR Call for Action on September 28 | September 28 Campaign
Women’s Sport Trust is a grass-roots movement of ordinary people and progressive organisations supporting women in sport.
We provide scholarships/grants to aspiring sportswomen, fund research and public awareness campaigns, and support anything else that will enable the progression of women’s sport in the UK.
Women’s Sport Trust aims to encourage greater engagement with women’s sport through participation, spectatorship and media coverage whilst creating a platform for a diverse range of role models to emerge in women’s sport in the UK
NO FGM Symbol – Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (Photo credit: BlatantWorld.com)
Extracted from the Guardian
” Research reveals more than 70 women and girls seek treatment every month after undergoing illegal procedure, likely to be a fraction of the true figure.
After research found that more than 1,700 victims were referred to specialist clinics in the past two years, likely to be a fraction of the true figure for women affected.
In one of the most significant developments in efforts to combat FGM in recent years, the helpline will provide a means to tackle this form of “complex and secretive abuse”, said Lisa Harker, the NSPCC’s head of strategy.
FGM – a dangerous procedure that involves the partial or total removal of the external female genital organs – is common in some African, Asian and Middle Eastern communities in the UK.
Carried out in secret and often without anaesthetic, FGM has been illegal since 1985 but there has never been a prosecution over it in the UK.
Contact the 24-hour helpline at 0800 028 3550 or at email@example.com ”
NSPCC launches helpline to protect girls from female genital mutilation | Society | The Guardian