Monthly Archives: February 2011

Economic crisis and domestic violence. Is money running out to protect women?

As Western societies try to combat social tensions, laws have driven investigators or regulators ever deeper into spheres like the workplace, school or church. Perhaps the most difficult threshold to cross has been that of the home, where violence against … Continue reading

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Maternity leave in the US: Role model urgently needed!

The United States is the only Western country that does not mandate paid parental leave. This has not only negative consequences for women, but for all of society, as it reduces the country’s economic output. Randomly adapting any European parental … Continue reading

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Italian women put up the fight!

Recently, Italian women organised massive protests against Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who is actually under investigation for allegedly paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl. However, Berlusconi’s recent blunder only was the catalyst for the protests and not the only reason. … Continue reading

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Gender quotas in Germany. Dare it like France!?

When it comes to the presence of women in positions of leadership in the German economy, Germany is near the bottom in international comparisons, along with India, Brazil, China and Russia. In Germany’s 200 biggest companies, women only represented 3.2 … Continue reading

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Lessons from Davos: Gender quotas urgently needed!

At the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2011, men still outnumbered women by a ratio of more than five to one. This corresponds to a large underrepresentation of women in leading positions in the private sector worldwide. Only 3% … Continue reading

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