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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

FACTS

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

MILLION WOMEN RISE MARCH

 

(Updated on 18/02/2016)

 

 

FACTS :



 

  • INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL:

    • October 11 Marks International Day of the Girl - Text + Audio + Video - 11 October 2017
      "The United Nations established the day to bring attention to the needs and difficulties that girls face around the world.
      It also calls for empowerment and improved rights of the world’s 1.1 billion girls."

      (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Saudi Arabia Ends Ban on Women Drivers - Text + Audio - 27 September 2017
    "For the first time, Saudi Arabia will give women permission to drive motor vehicles. State media reported on Tuesday that King Salman ordered the change. Saudi Arabia was the only country to ban women drivers. It did not approve driver’s licenses for women and those who tried to drive were detained."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • How equal are you?
    "Type your country into the search box to find out how it ranks for gender equality.
    The figures are based on the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s annual Global Gender Gap report, which measures countries according to where women are more likely to be able to participate fully in political and economic life and enjoy the most equal access to education and healthcare."

    (BBC)

 

 

 

  • A movie star and a maths expert fight for equal pay - 19 May 2016
    "House of Cards star Robin Wright has revealed she demanded the same pay as her co-star Kevin Spacey - but what does fighting for equal wages look like for women who are not movie stars?"

    (BBC)
  • Ovarian Psycos: A bicycle crew that rides for feminism - Article + Video - 18 March 2016
    "These women wear bandannas emblazoned with Fallopian tubes and are taking to the streets to protest domestic violence and promote female empowerment, reports Christian Blauvelt."
    (BBC)
  • 'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier? - 8 November 2015
    "From remembering birthdays to offering service with a smile, life has a layer of daily responsibility that is hardly discussed
    – one which falls disproportionately on women. Finally confronting it could be a revolutionary step."

    (theguardian.com)


    "Women at work: only recently has emotional labor slowly started to re-emerge in popular culture."

 

 

 

 

  • Women-only frustration venting store opens in Shenyang
    "Breaking things to vent frustration is a normal phenomenon when people get upset, but usually such behavior would be stopped by others. 
    Recently, a Shenyang shopping mall opened a special store for people to break all kinds of things to relieve pressure and bad mood for a minute in Shenyang. But beware! It's for women only!"

    (english.people.com.cn)

 

  • Wives spend 'six days a year' nagging their husbands "about household chores, their drinking and their health."
    (dailymail.co.uk)

  • Men are bigger liars than women, says poll
    "Men are more likely to tell lies than women and feel less guilty about it...
    the average British man tells three lies every day, that's equivalent to 1,092 a year...
    Mums are the people mostly likely to be lied to."

    + MEN'S TOP 10 LIES - 1. I didn't have that much to drink
    + WOMEN'S TOP 10 LIES
    - 1. Nothing's wrong, I'm fine
    (BBC)
  • What is Women's Equality Day ? - August 26 - UPDATED
    "The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote..."
    (nwhp.org)

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY :

 

 

  • 'Fearless Girl' Statue Appears on Wall Street - Text + Audio + Pictures - 8 March 2017
    "People in the United States marked International Women’s Day in different ways. Some went on strike and stayed home from work.
    Others wore the color red. One investment group in New York City, however, celebrated in a different way. It put up a symbolic statue on Wall Street."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • Happy International Women's Day 2017! - 8 March 2017
    "This International Women's Day, we’ve chosen to look to the past to celebrate some of the female pioneers who paved the way to where we are today."
    - with a slideshow
    "We hope you enjoy the journey through time and space to learn about these phenomenal women!
    Visit Google Arts & Culture to continue the celebration and explore photographs, videos, and more of the heroines featured in today’s Doodle.
    Explore the Doodles of the women featured today (in order of appearance)..."

    (google.com)
  • Do you celebrate International Women's Day (8 March) where you live? 
    Children can find out about three important women from British history with our stories about Beatrix Potter, Emmeline Pankhurst and Florence Nightingale
    You can find all of these 'British tales' stories and more in our UK topic.

    (learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

 

MILLION WOMEN RISE MARCH :

 

  • Million Women Rise: thousands march through central London - Article + Pictures + Video - 11 March 2017
    "Annual rally to campaign for an end to violence against women celebrates its 10th anniversary...
    Gathering for the 10th annual Million Women Rise march, the protesters marched through Oxford Circus chanting:
    “Whatever I wear, wherever I go, yes means yes and no means no”."

    (theguardian.com)


    People take part in the Million Women Rise march through central London.

 

 

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