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Posted on July 10, 2014 by NCRW Communications
-- By Isabel Jenkins, Intern --The men’s 2014 World Cup, which FIFA has identified as one of the most widely viewed sporting events worldwide, is drawing to a close. Though not the most violent, the event (and the sport) has had its share of violence unfold both on the field and among fans celebrating or mourning a match’s outcome. Studies show that this violence is not specific to the World Cup or to football, with sporting culture overall shown to have a negative effect on gender relations.
Posted on June 27, 2014 by NCRW Communications
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Posted on June 10, 2014 by NCRW Communications
- By Isabel Jenkins, Intern -Passed in 1965, the Equal Pay Act was lauded as a victory in the fight to end gender-based pay discrimination in the US. Fast-forward to 2014, women of all backgrounds still make less a week than men, finds a study by American Association of University Women. Both Latinas and African American women make 11 percent less their male counterparts, while the gap for White women (22 percent) and Asian women (21) was slightly higher. Although many factors contribute, the root of the wage gap may lie in the way American society views gender, families and industry.
Posted on June 02, 2014 by Jonathan Bourland
Posted on April 08, 2014 by NCRW Communications
Of the 5 best-paid executives at each of Standard & Poor's 500 Index companies, 198 or 8% were women; they earned on average 18% less than their male peers (Bloomberg, 2013)
Posted on March 07, 2014 by NCRW Communications
  Did you know that… 4% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women? 8% of the 5 best-paid executives at each of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies were women and they earned on average 18% less than their male peers?the U.S.
Posted on January 29, 2014 by NCRW Communications
In late 2013, Re:Gender completed its strategic planning process. In preparation for the full rollout of the new plan this winter, we have been busy developing new projects and programming. I am pleased to present a snapshot of this work to you and show how our new network structure and programmatic initiatives connect research, policy and practice to promote and realize gender equity. This overview provides an opportunity to see the breadth of Re:Gender's work and to understand how our initiatives in your particular sector and field are an important piece of a greater whole. I look forward to sharing more of the new with you in the coming months. In this update:
Posted on December 13, 2013 by NCRW Communications
If you have not already, we recommend reading and sharing "Invisible Child," an excellent series by the New York Times’ Andrea Elliot. Chronicling the daily struggles and hopes of a young homeless girl and her family in New York City, this series puts a face to the statistics we hear and read about and brings them to life.
Posted on December 07, 2013 by NCRW Communications
 
Posted on November 19, 2013 by NCRW Communications
- By Eliza Wierzbinska, Intern-Are mean girls a product of evolution? In New York Magazine’s Kat Stoeffel discusses a recent paper that argues women “evolved” into mean girls in order to ensure the propagation of their genetics by weakening their sexual rivals. The theory proposes that women use indirect aggression (i.e., calling one another “slut”) to make the targeted woman “too sad and anxious to compete in the sexual market,” thus lessening competition for male attention.

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