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The emergence and rapid proliferation of Covid-19 made the 2020 implementation of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) the most extraordinary since the initiative's inception in 1995. Yet, despite the pandemic, the number of participating countries, media and stories monitored was the highest ever. GMMP 2020 was implemented in 116 countries and covered 30,172 stories published in newspapers, broadcast on radio and television, and disseminated on news websites and via news media tweets. Twenty-five percent of stories in the sample carried a coronavirus sub- or principal theme. A tweak in the methodology still made it possible to analyze the stories along the classic GMMP major topic categories of politics & government, economy, science & health, social & legal, crime & violence and celebrity/media/arts & sports. The GMMP 2020 topics' structure carved out a seventh major topic "gender & related", in which to cluster stories specific to sexual harassment, rape, #MeToo and similar gender-specific stories.
Women make up 17.5% of the U.S. military and they perform vital roles; however, they are 28% more likely to leave the Armed Forces than their male counterparts. Given that it's critical to retain women in their valuable positions, the lack of comprehensive and inclusive healthcare across the military branches is both a readiness and retention issue.In an effort to improve retention of servicewomen by helping fix a significant root cause — worse health outcomes — HealthyWomen designed, implemented, and evaluated a health education program, Ready, Healthy & Able (RHA), to provide: 1) health education for servicewomen and service members assigned female at birth (AFAB) and 2) accredited medical education for military healthcare providers (HCPs). Phase one of the program comprised more than 75 pieces of educational content in multiple mediums for service members and 11 virtual continuing education (CE) modules, two in-person lectures, and one live-streamed webinar for military HCPs. Pre- and post-test survey data results showed an increase in knowledge and/or confidence among the majority of consumers of the RHA educational resources.
Colors of the Heart is directly influenced by Dr. Jennifer Keitt's dissertation research. She found that there is not enough research delving into the emotional development and life experiences of teen girls of color. This leaves us wondering if they all experience emotions in the same way, express them similarly, or even use the same language to talk about their feelings.That's where this phenomenological study comes in. We wanted to dig deep and understand how teenage girls from diverse cultural backgrounds navigate their emotional worlds. We explored five critical factors: gender, culture, how their parents teach them about emotions, their ability to regulate emotions, and how they differentiate between different feelings.
An updated resource from the National Women's Law Center, "Collateral Damage: Scheduling Challenges for Workers in Low-Paid Jobs and Their Consequences," describes the range of difficult work schedules facing workers in low-paid jobs—lack of control over the timing of work hours, schedules that are assigned at the last minute, hours that fluctuate radically from week to week or month to month, and involuntary part-time work. This brief report explains the extent of these problems and their particular impact on women, who make up the majority of low-paid workers and also shoulder a disproportionate share of caregiving responsibilities. The report also documents the fallout from challenging work schedules for workers and their families.
We live in uncertain times! Worldwide, we are witnessing attacks on the rights of women, girls and non-binary persons , threatening our foremothers' hard-fought gains. From preventing access to sexual health services in the United States and banning girls from education in Afghanistan, to restricting digital feminist organising in China and brutally suppressing feminist activism in Iran, the global rollback of rights is coordinated, wellfunded, and gaining momentum everywhere.Young feminist activists are revered as sheroes and are often at the frontline of democratic struggles, employing creative methods to hold the line- yet we fail to realise the toll of activism on their wellbeing, mental health, and hopes for the future. This is particularly critical for young women and non-binary young people involved in feminist movements, as they are both uniquely vulnerable and forced to be increasingly brave. Their actions appear fearless from the outside, but this work is fraught with danger and comes at a personal cost.This year's State of Youth Civil Society Report - Young, Feminist, and Fearless: Holding the Line, focuses on feminist movements and their critical role in making the world more equitable, safe and accessible for everyone. Young feminists are fearless and hold the line despite the dangers to their security, the uncertainty that today's world presents, and the cost to their mental health. They are pushing back against tyranny!
Trapped: How Male Guardianship Policies Restrict Women’s Travel and Mobility in the Middle East and North AfricaJuly 18, 2023
Women across the Middle East and North Africa region face varying restrictions preventing them from moving freely in their own country and from traveling abroad without the permission of their male guardians—typically their fathers or brothers, and when married, their husbands. The following report examines 20 countries in the Middle East and North African region and describes the different country requirements imposed on women to get their male guardians' permission for their mobility within their country, to obtain a passport, and to travel abroad. It also examines whether women can travel abroad with their children as guardians on an equal basis with men.This report provides governments, policymakers, and civil society including women's rights activists and organizations a resource outlining the current status 0f women's freedom of movement including male guardianship requirements in each state.
Understanding Nontraditional Work Arrangements and the Policy Landscape for Self-Employed Workers and the Gig EconomyJuly 3, 2023
Across the United States, political leaders are wrestling with challenges caused by the growth in nontraditional work arrangements. Flexibility is a staple feature of this work, and it offers income opportunities for many working Americans who either desire or require more flexible forms of work. At the same time, these work arrangements have limitations; most notably, nontraditional workers do not have access to benefits afforded to traditional employees. One obstacle in designing appropriate policies for the nontraditional workforce is that there are misunderstandings about who these workers are and want they want. The first step to designing better policies for the nontraditional worker is to invest in better data to understand this workforce and to increase public knowledge about it.It's also important to emphasize that nontraditional workers are a wholly diverse set of people—spanning different income brackets, industries, and roles—who work as either primary or supplementary earners. This is partially why one-size-fits-all reclassification policies tend to be problematic; those efforts ignore the workforce's diversity. To better meet the needs of the growing nontraditional workforce, policymakers will have to think outside the box and implement sustainable solutions that may require more flexible and portable benefits that are decoupled from employment.
Women as the Way Forward attempts to make sense of the mistakes and successes of the last several decades of policymaking, as well as what needs to be done now to prevent further disaster in Afghanistan. This is all examined through a lens of Afghan women's past and future centrality in sustainable and effective policymaking—from security to stability to economics to addressing humanitarian challenges. While the report's historical review aims to prevent the repetition of past mistakes, the core of the paper is its recommendations for the way forward. Clearly, Western governments have made assumptions about points of leverage with the Taliban that have been incorrect and overall failed to develop a coherent Afghanistan policy. Gaining a better understanding of the Taliban's ideology and goals, which I explore in this paper, is key to formulating more effective and grounded policy. Having completed high school in the same kind of extremist Pakistani madrassas that the Taliban were shaped in, I understand firsthand the extent of their radicalism.
We are privileged to be at the forefront of the movement working to create systemic change, and we take that responsibility seriously. It is critical to maintain an intersectional lens that prevents further harm to historically marginalized communities. As we advance this crucial work to keep survivors safe and support thriving families and communities, we hope you will partner with BWJP as we continue to:* Be the trusted source of expertise and innovation at the intersection of gender-based violence and legal systems.* Foster an environment where staff and board of directors feel valued, supported and are motivated leaders in social change.* Center survivors and marginalized communities in our work with advocates, practitioners, and systems.* Diversify the revenue streams driving our investments in staff, growth opportunities, and systems transformation.We are pleased to share BWJP's FY 2022 Impact Report, demonstrating our ongoing progress as we continue this critical work informing coalitions, advocates, attorneys, and more nationwide.
After the Taliban seized control of Kabul in August 2021, the human rights situation of women and girls in Afghanistan deteriorated severely, despite the Taliban's initial promise to respect women's and girls' rights. The Taliban have been increasingly introducing new restrictions with the apparent aim of completely erasing women's and girls' presence from public arenas. Taliban policies have been further oppressing women and girls in almost all aspects of their lives. The widespread and systematic subjugation of girls and women in Afghanistan is a flagrant violation of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.
"How Can We Ground Ourselves in Care and Dance Our Revolution?" contains interviews with 141 activists in 63 countries speaking on how they integrate care into their activism and work. The report also calls on funders to provide more resources to fund collective care practices among feminist movements, directly providing recommendations, and next steps from activists on the frontlines. The perspectives shared in our report offer a unique and diverse understanding of collective care, highlighting the experiences of women, trans, and non-binary feminist activists who have been historically marginalized within social justice movements worldwide.
This brief discusses the potential of certified peer specialists to help supplement the mentalhealth provider shortage and provide an emerging opportunity for support within maternal mental health.
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