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A political earthquake forecast for Scotland – but will there be a genderquake?

By Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay This blog was originally posted on the Political Studies Association’s Blog for International Women’s Day 2015. The 2015 General Election has the potential to be one of the most unpredictable electoral contests in British … Continue reading

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Debating a 5th World Conference on Women: defiance or defeatism ? | openDemocracy

Anne Marie Goetz (UN Women) and Joanne Sandler (Gender at Work) reflect on the reactions to their tweetchat on whether the time has come for a 5th World Conference on Women in this openDemocracy blog Debating a 5th World Conference … Continue reading

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What Germany’s Gender Quotas for Candidates Can Teach Us about Its Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards

Originally posted on IASGP:
What Germany’s Gender Quotas for Candidates Can Teach Us about Its Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards   By Louise Davidson- Schmich, University of Miami In December the New York Times International Edition published an op-ed piece,…

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We Need to Talk About Sexism in Academia

Originally posted on UK PSA Women & Politics Specialist Group:
Guest blog by Heather Savigny, Bournemouth University ‘Perhaps men are just naturally better at research than women’ said a senior male colleague during a discussion about why so few women were…

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Shattering the Highest Glass Ceiling in Scotland?

Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay It has been a week of firsts: the election of Nicola Sturgeon as the first female First Minister of Scotland followed by the announcement that her first Cabinet – a ‘team of all talents’ – will … Continue reading

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Now is the right time to introduce tough gender quotas for the Scottish Parliament

Now is the right time to introduce tough gender quotas for the Scottish Parliament. Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay’s recent blog post for Democratic Audit

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Syrian Women Know How to Defeat ISIS

Originally posted on TIME:
To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims. It’s time we expose their real identity: an untapped resource for creating lasting peace. Listening to and…

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