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Women, Gender and Research - Chinese-Nordic Perspectives

English edition: https://tidsskrift.dk/KKF/issue/view/3879/showToc
Chinese edition: Shanghai Publishing  Company 女性、性别与研究:中国与北欧视角, 上海三联书店 2018.
https://www.amazon.cn/mn/detailApp/?tag=bookdao-23&asin=B079N1QS5N

Faculty of Science Newsletter (April 2018)

The 25th issue of our Faculty Newsletter Science@HKU is now out. It is available at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/file/newsletter/4106/Newsletter_Apr_2018.pdf

Training for Equal Opportunity Advisors in March 2018

The role of an Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA) is to act as the first contact point in a department to give advice on equal opportunity issues. Regular training sessions are held to update our EOAs on relevant topics and latest development every year. Two training sessions were held on March 5 and 7, 2018. Ms Cynthia Lam, Senior Training Officer of the Equal Opportunities Commission delivered the training on “Managing Sexual Harassment in Campus”. In addition to approaching the EOAs in your department, you are also welcome to contact the Equal Opportunity Unit directly if you have any questions or concerns relating to equal opportunity issues.

Study on workplace sexual harassment published

Latest study published by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) showed that majority of the female workers in the service industry were aware of "sexual harassment" but were unable to give a clear definition. Moreover, most of the the respondents who experienced workplace sexual harassment did not take any action. Findings also revealed a lack of policies and effective complaint system regarding workplace sexual harassment.

Full report: http://www.eoc.org.hk/eoc/upload/ResearchReport/20180302ENG.pdf

New Journal Issue: Toronto, April 3, 2018 Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary e-Journal

We are delighted to announce the electronic publication of the new issue of Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary e-Journal. The journal can be accessed at http://www.womeninjudaism.org

Founded in 1997, the journal is the first multidisciplinary-refereed e-journal solely dedicated to gender-related issues in Judaism.

#TimesUp and #MeToo

This week's In Media Res theme focus is #TimesUp and #MeToo (3/19/18-3/23/18)


Monday, March 12, 2018 – Kate Fortmueller (University of Georgia) presents: Dear Sisters…

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – Rebecca Mercado Jones (Oakland University) presents: #MeToo, #TimesUp and the Failures of Feminism

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – Rebecca Leung (Ramapo College of New Jersey) & Robert E. Williams (New York Post) presents: #MeTooK12

Thursday, March 15, 2018 – Claudia Ferreira & Nikki Soo (Royal Holloway University of London) presents: Beyond Celebcovates

Friday, March 16, 2018 – Tanya D. Zuk (Georgia State University) presents: Production as Feminist Activism: #TimesUp and Women Lead Production in Hollywood

For more information, go to http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/theme-week/2018/12/timesup-metoo

The Panel of "Gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing" (Mar 16, 2018) was fabulous!

EdUHK Vice President discusses gender imbalance on campus

The ratio of female to male students at EdUHK is about 8:2, the most extreme in all local universities. EdUHK Vice-President (Administration) Ms Sarah Wong Man-yee ruled out the need to set a 5:5 ratio and said students' passion for education should be more important than gender consideration. She said the low percentage of women in the university's senior management and professoriate staff is due to historical factors and believes the percentage would finally increase. (Wen Wei Po)

T.E.E.N. Programme 2018-19 Youth Mentors Recruitment

Launched in 2010, the Programme is youth-led and has a strong gender focus making it unique among youth empowerment programmes currently available in Hong Kong. The Programme is funded by 100 Women in Finance, with the support of CLSA, Equal Opportunities Commission and The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. It is dedicated for 36 under-privileged boys and girls who are junior secondary school students (F.2 - F.3) and coming from deprived families. Looking back to the last eight years, the progress and achievements of the participants are encouraging and remarkable. The Youth Mentors make significant contribution to this encouraging result. For more details go to –  https://twfhk.org/teen-programme

Intersectionality and Well-Being
Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2018
Vol. 21, No. 1

As campus communities become increasingly diverse, it is crucial to build cultures in higher education that respect and support all aspects of students’ and educators’ multiple intersecting identities. This issue of Diversity & Democracy, produced in partnership with Bringing Theory to Practice and funded in part by Bringing Theory to Practice and the Endeavor Foundation, examines how higher education institutions can take an intersectional approach to fostering individual, community, and institutional well-being.

Where Freedom Starts: Sex Power Violence #MeToo

A free Verso ebook collection: featuring Tithi Bhattacharya, Melissa Gira Grant, Larissa Pham, Terrion L. Williamson, and lots more. In this collection of new and previously published writings, leading activists, feminists, scholars, and writers describe the shape of the problem, chart the forms refusal has taken, and outline possible solutions.

For more details, go to https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/3635-where-freedom-starts-sex-power-violence-metoo?utm_source=Master+List&utm_campaign=413c92db78-UK+Direct+-+Radical+Thinkers+sale+2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f96ba5fab-413c92db78-410746605&mc_cid=413c92db78&mc_eid=ed90c25c55

HKU launches family-friendly measures to help women advance their careers

VP (ASR) Professor Terry Au Kit-fong revealed that the university has launched and planned to introduce a series of family-friendly measures to improve gender equality and diversity on campus so that women would have more opportunities to career advancement. Currently, the higher the rank goes in the university, the lower the percentage of women. The percentage of women in dean-level positions have increased from less than 10% to 20% from four years ago given numerous initiatives. Professor Au has also come up with about 20 measures to further improve the situation. About 10 have been implemented so far. They include: contract extension of one additional year for each child born, flexible work hours, extra annual leave for those who need to take care of their sick parents. The university has also hired a consultant company to offer leadership training to female staff. (Wen Wei Po)

He For She: Sciences Po Commits to Taking Action for Gender Equality

Sciences Po, an active member of the UN HeForShe movement, is working towards three HeForShe commitments for 2020. For more details, go to http://www.sciencespo.fr/students/en/living/gender-equality

BaptistU to Introduce Sexual Harassment Redress Scheme for Athletes

The BaptistU Department of Physical Education and the Hong Kong Coaching Committee will hold a seminar “Protect Young Athletes Against Sexual Harassment” on February 1 with an aim to increase the awareness of practitioners in the sport and education sectors about sexual harassment and ways to prevent it. The department will also provide clear guidelines on sexual harassment prevention and establish a redress system to handle complaints from athletes. The university plans to undergo integrity check when hiring teachers or coaches.  (Press release: http://hkbuenews.hkbu.edu.hk/?t=press_release_details/2215)

Screen Bodies

The articles in this issue of Screen Bodies range from women beauty vloggers’ practices of self-definition as a means of challenging mainstream conceptions of art, makeup, and femininity to an analysis of various twentieth-century figural appropriations of shock therapy in the realm of artistic theory and practice. This issue concludes with a report and reviews.

For more information about the journal, go to: www.berghahnjournals.com/screen-bodies

What is a 'Chinese woman artist'?

In WAGIC’s very first podcast, hosts Tessa Qiu and Yuan Ren are joined by researchers Dr Monica Merlin (Birmingham School of Art), Luise Guest (White Rabbit Collection), Christina Yuen Zi Chung (University of Washington) and artist Yi Dai to respond to the questions: What is a 'Chinese woman artist'? And is there such a thing as 'Chinese women’s art'?

Details are at https://www.wagic.org/podcast

Women's visibility in academic seminars: women ask fewer questions than men

A recent article from Physics and Society observes that women ask fewer questions at seminars, but that if a woman is called on to ask the first question, female participation increases.  Additionally, allowing more time for questions​, increases female participation. The authors argue that addressing the gender balance in seminar participation can help with retention and promotion of female faculty.

Read the article at​ https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.10985

The Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH): Seeking Projects to Promote on Twitter

The Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) is seeking scholarly history projects to promote on their Twitter page, @TheCCWH. The CCWH is an organization dedicated to promoting the work of women, female, bigender, trans-femme, and two-spirit scholars of history, as well as scholarly work related to women's and gender history. If you have an exciting project, archive, DH initiative, institute, conference, CFP, or grant/award opportunity that you would like us to share on Twitter, please email Alexi Garrett at asg4c@virginia.edu.

TWF Cambridge Scholarship Scheme

Since 2013, The Women's Foundation scholarship has supported one local Hong Kong graduate student to pursue the MPhil in Gender Studies at Cambridge every year. The one-year MPhil in Gender Studies is multidisciplinary in its make-up, involving over 23 departments within the university and an international network of gender scholars. For more information, go to https://www.gender.cam.ac.uk/mphil/twf

Resources: Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film

The Center generates a number of large annual studies documenting women’s representation and portrayals, as well as substantial investigations of the business environment surrounding women in film and television.

For details of their reports, go to http://womenintvfilm.sdsu.edu/research/

Anti-Sexual Harassment Resources -Say “No” to Sexual Harassment

Everyone – whether a student or an employee – is protected from unlawful sexual harassment acts under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO). This webpage provides information and resources for all members of the Hong Kong community on sexual harassment, to help them gain better understanding of such unlawful behaviour and the legal protection available, and encourage them to take necessary precautionary measures.

http://www.eoc.org.hk/eoc/graphicsfolder/showcontent.aspx?content=preventing%20sexual%20harassment#researchandsurveys

Tani E. Barlow Papers Available for Research

The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women and the John Hay Library at Brown University are proud to announce the opening of the Tani E. Barlow papers. This collection was processed as part of the Feminist Theory Archive, established in 2003, which documents the work of influential feminist theorists and scholars of difference who examine sex and gender at the center of theoretical study.

http://riamco.org/render.php?eadid=US-RPB-ms2015.003&view=title

https://www.brown.edu/research/pembroke-center/

https://www.brown.edu/research/pembroke-center/archives/feminist-theory-archive

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