Women in Technology - Friday Links 6 March 2020

Mar 07, 2020

Join us in #EachForEqual ! We can all actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions and improve situations.

 

How?

- Find a partner(s), mixed groups are encouraged

- Find a photographer

- Make a #EachforEqual pose: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/2020Theme

- Upload your photo (vertical if possible) at https://cernbox.cern.ch/index.php/s/kYghVGKwN81YGSN

- We will post them on WIT@CERN https://www.instagram.com/wit.at.cern

 

Because equality is not a women's issue, it's a world's issue.

 

 

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Thanks to our community members who have shared with us this week many interesting and relevant links! They remind us why the fight for women's right is still necessary a few days before the 8th of March, International Women's day.

 

  • Almost 90% of Men/Women Globally are biased against Women:

The Gender Social Norms Index, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the world’s population.

https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2020/Gender_Social_Norms_Index_2020.html

 

  • Did first female-majority legislature in US make a difference?

Find out five areas Nevada legislated on in 2019 - which commentators say were helped by the fact there were more women at the table. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51623420

  • Charlotte Perriand, the design visionary who survived Le Corbusier's putdowns

Unfortunately, this show has now closed in the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, but still, it's never late to rediscover the designer's 70-year-long career who has been forgotten for a long time despite her key contributions in design and architecture.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/arts/design/charlotte-perriand-le-corbusier-review.html

 

Watch

These movies are now available in Geneva movie theaters:

  • Fiancées, by Julia Bunter

This movie follows the path of three women towards marriage. While capturing this turning point, the film draws a portrait of Cairo’s modern society, in which today's generation must face the pressure of unshakable tradition and their own desire for greater freedom.

http://fianceeslefilm.ch/

 

  • Adam, by Maryam Touzani

This movie shows, with great delicacy, how Moroccan society censures a woman who gives birth outside marriage. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10199664/

 

  • Judy, by Rupert Goold

2019 biographical drama film about American singer and actress Judy Garland, highlighting how film industry in Hollywood exploits young women's vulnerability and often leaves them to rot. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7549996/

 

  • Ask Dr. Ruth, by Ryan White

This documentary is about Dr. Ruth Westheimer who became an American media legend, who changed the discourse on sexuality forever. To this day, the 90-year-old still succeeds in captivating people with her humour, presence and openness. 

 

  • The perfect candidate, by Haifaa al-Mansour

A revealing look at the changing roles of women in Saudi Arabia. The movie follows Maryam, a determined young doctor who runs for city council, becoming a szmbol for a larger movement. Haifaa al-Mansour is also the director of acclaimed movie Wadjda

Participate if you are in the Geneva region

 

Le 8 Mars a Genève serait un peu special a cause des mesures du COVID-19. En raison de la situation actuelle et de la propagation du coronavirus, le Conseil fédéral suisse a décidé interdire les rassemblements de plus de 1'000 personnes. Pour cette raison les collectives féministes a Genève proposent des actions multiples et décentralisées dans l'espace public. Prenez note de l'agenda si vous voulez participer:

 

L’ALMACÉN (6 rue des Grottes)

10 :30 - 14 :00

Inauguration de l’exposition ”Centre Femme 1976 ” avec la présence des vieilles femmes indignes et indignées et la chorale Nanan’Air

 

L’UOG (Place des Grottes 3)

10 :00 - 18 :00

Tables rondes thématiques (violences sexistes, femmes et guerres) en alternance avec des ateliers de discussions thématique  

 

Dès 11h

Brunch solidaire - Amenez votre bol et votre cuillère !

Performance au son des tambours

 

PLACE DES GROTTES

10 :00

Pose par les vieilles femmes indignes et indignées d'une plaque commémorative du centre femme détruit en 1976

 

11 :00

Une heure de notre temps, combien vaut-elle pour vous ?

Action des travailleuses de l’économie domestique, du nettoyage et de l’hôtellerie-restauration et du secteur tertiaire, SIT

 

A 15h24 :

FLASHMOB UN VIOLADOR EN TU CAMINO OU QUE TU SOIS

 

LA MAISON VERTE

09 :30 - 17 :00

LibrAdio : interview et témoignages de féministe et de luttes à travers le monde

http://libradio.org/  &  http://frequencebanane.ch/

 

BUS CARTOUCHE

11 :00 - 16 :00

Capsule internationale, interviews de féministes du monde entier, leurs luttes, leur 8Mars

 

BIBLIOTHÈQUE MUNICIPALE DE LA CITE

13 :00 - 17 : 00

Exposition ”Maintenir la flamme du 14 juin”

 

LA MAISON DE QUARTIER DES PAQUIS

11 :00

Précarité menstruelle et égalité reproductive et contraceptive

 

12 :00 - 15 :00

Atelier Empowerment : il s’agira de déclencher ou réaffirmer une prise de conscience pour retrouver le pouvoir que nous avons en nous et dont tout une culture dominante s’efforce de nous démettre (stéréotypes, attentes, injonctions…).

 

Acto Pachamama & performance au son des tambours

 

PLAN-LES-OUATES

Le matin : inauguration de la place des aviatrices

 

VERNIER

Action au plateau Saint George

 

PLACE DE LA NAVIGATION

14 :00 - 17 :00

Exposition éphémère ”souliers rouges”

 

ROTONDE DU MONT BLANC

10 :00 - 17 :00

Sororité Internationale

 

SQUARE DE CHANTEPOULET

exposition éphémère

 

PLACE DU CIRQUE 

14 :00 - 17 :00

Exposition Chaises vide

 

PLACE LONGEMALLE

exposition éphémère

 

ROTONDE HUG 

12 :00

Les travailleuses de la santé n’ont pas congé le dimanche. Valorisons leur travail !

Chants féministes par la chorale Nanan’Air, Distribution des journaux 8 Minutes et tracts, Prises de parole.

 

Have a nice weekend,

Posted by Maria in behalf of WIT SC

 

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About the Women in Technology (WIT) Community: The aim of this community is to create a fairer working environment that gives women equal opportunities to be empowered and progress in technical fields for the benefit of Science and Technology. Visit cern.ch/wit

 

FIANCÉES follows the path of three women towards marriage. While capturing this turning point, the film draws a portrait of Cairo’s modern society, in which today's generation must face the pressure of unshakable tradition and their own desire for greater freedom.

take part in a cool campaign for the International Women’s Day March 8th?

Join us in #EachForEqual ! We can all actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions and improve situations.

How?
- Find a partner(s), mixed groups are encouraged
- Find a photographer
- Make a #EachforEqual pose: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/2020Theme
- Upload your photo (vertical if possible) by March 4th at https://cernbox.cern.ch/index.php/s/kYghVGKwN81YGSN
- We will post them on WIT@CERN https://www.instagram.com/wit.at.cern

Because equality is not a women's issue, it's a world's issue.

 


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