Honoring the Women of WWII: Their Legacy of Bravery and Service

On the recently passed 75th anniversary of D-Day, people everywhere honored those who sacrificed so much to assist in bringing about the end of a terrible war. World War II (WWII) was a defining event for most nations moving into the 20th and even the 21st century. One of the key changes in WWII, particularly … Continue reading Honoring the Women of WWII: Their Legacy of Bravery and Service

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Are Women in Government an Accurate Representation of Equality?

This post was submitted directly to the WomanStats Blog by the original author and published with her permission. The content was taken from a paper originally written for Dr. Rose McDermott’s "Women and War" course taught at Brown University. In 1995, the 4th World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, called for all countries to … Continue reading Are Women in Government an Accurate Representation of Equality?

Reflections on the Issue of Femicide: How Easy is it to Gather Information?

The process of finding and adding information to the WomanStats database provides researchers the opportunity to learn about many different topics that affect women’s security. Additionally, one becomes increasingly aware of the importance of collecting data in order to gain a greater understanding of any particular problem. Hence, when I discovered “Ni Una Más”, a … Continue reading Reflections on the Issue of Femicide: How Easy is it to Gather Information?

Half Way Between Criminalization and Legalization: The Nordic Model

Prostitution laws are currently under review in the Dutch parliament after a petition was signed by about 42,000 young people.[1] These activists want to implement the Nordic model in the Netherlands which would criminalize buying sex. Currently, prostitution is legal in the Netherlands as long as it is between consenting adults. This movement, started by … Continue reading Half Way Between Criminalization and Legalization: The Nordic Model

Reporting from a gender perspective

The original post, written in Spanish, can be found here: https://womanstatslatina.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/informando-con-perspectiva-de-genero/ This English translation was graciously provided by the author, JSMV.  Schools of journalism around the globe are full of women, as are the related jobs. Nevertheless, the masculine presence and power prevail in editors’ rooms and executive boards; the same dynamics are also present … Continue reading Reporting from a gender perspective

Women, War & Peace II

If you are unfamiliar with the PBS documentary series Women, War & Peace, we invite you to learn more about this excellent source of insight and information at their website: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/ This series tells the previously untold “stories of women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.” The second part of … Continue reading Women, War & Peace II