19 novembre 2018

Was physics 'built by men'? (Advocate 25 03)

It’s been an interesting few weeks for gender equity in Physics. In September, Professor Alessandro Strumia, presenting at CERN, announced that Physics was ‘built by men’, but there was no gender discrimination, and indeed that women were favoured by hiring practices. More...

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18 novembre 2018

World Forum for Democracy - “Gender Equality: Whose Battle?”

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomA year after the #MeToo movement first started, the World Forum for Democracy 2018, from 19 to 21 November, will focus on gender equality and women’s rights, in particular, women’s public, political and economic participation, and on combating violence against women. More...

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15 novembre 2018

Formation sur l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes dans les médias numériques

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Si vous souhaitez animer un atelier qui traite de l’égalité femmes/hommes dans les contenus numériques auprès de vos collègues ou étudiant.e.s, vous trouverez ici les outils qu´il vous faut. Notamment un jeu en ligne et un diaporama accompagné des modes d’emploi dont vous aurez besoin. Plus...

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10 novembre 2018

Egalité femmes-hommes : après une négociation éclair, les syndicats appelés à prendre position

La négociation entamée le 10 septembre sur l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes dans la fonction publique s'est achevée mercredi 24 octobre. Les syndicats et les employeurs publics sont à présent appelés à se prononcer d'ici un mois sur un projet de protocole d'accord. Plus...

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09 novembre 2018

The Use of Avatars in Gender Segregated Online Learning Within MOOCs in Saudi Arabia - A Rwaq Case Study

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningIn Saudi Arabia, gender-segregation is a known issue within higher education that often deprives female tutors from providing online learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). As well, students may not be getting the benefit of their experience and teaching. The purpose of this study is to develop an Avatar tool to represent a female tutor in a MOOC course with the aim of alleviating the issues of a gender-segregated society in online learning. This project will undertake and analyse a case study concerning the experience of females teaching a MOOC course on “Rwaq” the first Saudi Arabian platform, which was launched in September 2013. More...

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UK universities struggle to deal with trans rights row

Professor Rosa Freedman of the University of Reading says she has been treated like a “pariah” by some academics, students and trans activists as a result of being one of a number of feminist academics expressing concerns about proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act that would make it easier for trans people to have their preferred gender legally recognised, writes Anna Fazackerley for The Guardian. More...

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Women scholars urged to seize global opportunities

By Maina Waruru. African women scholars have been urged to be less cautious and take advantage of international opportunities open to them in respect of scholarships, fellowships, grants, leadership positions and career advancement. More...

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Gay association launches scholarships for LGBTI students

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi. Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), the association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, has announced a scholarship programme for gay students pursuing studies at state universities. More...

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08 novembre 2018

Vétérinaires. De + en + de femmes

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Le secteur vétérinaire génère un chiffre d’affaires de 3,5 milliards d’euros en 2016. Celui-ci a progressé de 3,6 % par an entre 2000 et 2016. Les soins aux animaux de compagnie, soit les deux tiers de l’activité, portent cette croissance. En 2016, le secteur emploie 12 900 vétérinaires non salariés ainsi que 5 500 vétérinaires salariés. La profession s’est fortement rajeunie et féminisée ces dernières années. Plus...

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05 novembre 2018

‘Transgender’ could be defined out of existence under Trump administration

University Business Magazine logoThe Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. More...

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