The history of women and gender in Europe
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- When unemployment is rife: Hard times for
- By Margaret Maruani, Le Monde diplomatique,
September 1997. A recent European Commission report confirms
that, despite efforts to promote sexual equality and all the
choice and incentives to stay at home and
care for the family, more and more women are coming on to
the labour market, most of them taking poorly paid
- European job ruling favours women
- By Charles Bremner, London Times, 12 November
1997. On 11 November, the European Court of Justice found in
favor of affirmative action.
- European court gives priority to
- UPI, 12 November 1997. The high court of the European
Union has upheld affirmative action—the practice of
allowing hiring and promotional preference for women as a
way of making amends for previous discrimination.
- Forced Sterilization Exposed in Sweden,
- By Robert Wielaard, AP, 27 August 1997. Women who were
deemed physically or mentally inferior and were sterilized
are...speaking out, after revelations in Sweden drew
attention to government programs that were common in many
parts of Europe.
- EU Vows to Crack Down on Modern Day
- By Brian Kenety, IPS, 9 February 2001. Speaking at the
close of an informal two-day meeting of European Union (EU)
justice and home affairs ministers, Thomas Bodstrom, said
that trafficking in human beings, in particular of women and
girls for sexual and economic exploitation, amounted to a
- Thousands debate how women can win their
- By Helen Shooter, Socialist Worker, [21 November
2003]. The debates at the Women's Assembly were not
separate from the general concerns of the anti-capitalist
movement. The assembly ended with a determination to carry
on building the movement and to campaign to raise the
profile of women within it.