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Gender inequality in the cyberspace: UN Women’s New Ad Campaign

 Source: Time


Gute Werbung/UN Women

A campaign from UN Women uses 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. For example, typing ‘women shouldn’t’ brings up popular search terms such as ‘women shouldn’t work’ and ‘women shouldn’t have rights’.

EU ministers condemn racism aimed at Italian minister Cécile Kyenge

EU ministers condemn racism aimed at Italian minister Cécile Kyenge

source: in Rome. theguardian.com,

‘Representatives of 17 European Union countries have gathered in Rome to condemn the “unacceptable” stream of racist insults directed at Cécile Kyenge, the Italian minister for integration, and call for a new pact to stamp out discrimination across the bloc.’

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Italy goes ahead with the fight against homophobia and transphobia

Italy goes ahead with the fight against homophobia and transphobia

On july 22 The Board of Justice of the House has approved the bill against homophobia and transphobia. Italy’s leading political parties have voted in favor.The following link shows the basic text. The bill extends the Mancino law -which only punishes acts of discrimination based on ethnic origin, nationality and religion – to acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender.[source]

Netherlands uncovers $120m ‘Bulgarian fraud’ benefits scam

The Dutch government is concerned at the number of fraud-related cases detected in the Social Security system. Bulgarian residents filled false claims for childcare and housing benefits. This incident has provoked a negative reaction from a local population. [Source]

In crisis-hit Athens, plans for a mosque reveal deep divisions

The anti-Muslim atmosphere which prevails in Greece could pose a danger to immigrants. A new ¨clash¨ has been produced between Orthodoxes and Muslims due to plans for a mosque. In time of crisis, Greeks have become more susceptible to express publicly their ideas about extreme nationalism and racism.[Source]