Glass - and steel - ceiling

The UN’s steel ceiling: A missed opportunity to embrace women as vocal and engaged leaders

This week Brussels celebrated European Week of Action for Girls to coincide with and mark International Day of the Girl Child (11 October) spotlighting girls’ empowerment. On the other side of the Atlantic, the United Nations General Assembly gathered yesterday to appoint the next Secretary General, a leadership position apparently still reserved exclusively for men. After more than[…]

Women and girls may face gender-based persecution giving them legitimate grounds for asylum, even if from 'safe' countries

Refuge for women refugees

This article was written for International Women’s Day 2016 by Marika Andersen of @EUPanelWatch, Brieuc Van Damme of The Friday Group and Fabrice Aubert of Le Gracques and Bouger Les Lignes. It was published at Le Huffington Post, Le Soir, De Morgen and tja.eu The proportion of women and children migrants and refugees has doubled – rising from a[…]

"Conference Bingo" - the most common excuses for lack of diversity

Motivations for MonitoringMonth – guest post on Gender Avenger blog

“We want to retire the old-fashioned all-male panel to history, where it belongs. If we’re going to progress and make innovative political decisions, we need viewpoints from all representatives of society, not just half. To ramp up the pressure on event organisers, as well as political and industry figures who take part in panel debates,[…]