Women In Technology - Friday Links - 19 November 2021



As usual, we prepared traditional WIT links for you for the upcoming weekend!



25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women



What Are The Types of Domestic Violence: Physical Abuse - Emotional Abuse - Financial Abuse - Isolation - Stalking

How to define an Emotional and Psychological Abuse

Connecting the Dots: Stalking and Domestic Violence

Femicide in France: 100 women have been killed by the former or current partner in 2021, according to the collectif Féminicides par conjoints ou ex-conjoints (FPCE), which tries to provide a realistic statistics of femicide in France since 2016. The majority of victims are between 30 and 40 years old…


• 48.4% of women and 48.8% of men have experienced at least one psychologically aggressive behavior by an intimate partner.
• 4 in 10 women and 4 in 10 men have experienced at least one form of coercive control by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
• 17.9% of women have experienced a situation where an intimate partner tried to keep them from seeing family and friends.
• 18.7% of women have experienced threats of physical harm by an intimate partner.
• 95% of men who physically abuse their intimate partners also psychologically abuse them.
• Women who earn 65% or more of their house-holds’ income are more likely to be psychologically abused than women who learn less than 65% of their households income.

• 7 out of 10 psychologically abused women display symptoms of PTSD and/or depression.
• Women experiencing psychological abuse are significantly more likely to report poor physical and mental health and to have more than 5 physician visits in the last year.
• Psychological abuse is a stronger predictor of PTSD than physical abuse among women.

NCADV. (2015). Facts about domestic violence and psychological abuse. Retrieved from www.ncadv.org

TV series to check

Maid (Netflix TV series): story about woman fleeing from an abusive relationship

Maid’s Crucial Message: Emotional Abuse *Is* Abuse.

Other links to check


On 18 November, CERN was celebrating LGBTQ+STEM Day! 

See more interesting posts about LGBTQ+STEM Day @ CERN:

LinkedIn post:https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6867002281854824448/

D&I Programme home page: https://diversity-and-inclusion.web.cern.ch/2012/08/latest-news

Feminist urbanism

Feminist urbanism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminist_urbanism) is a theory and social movement concerning the impact of the built environment on women. Feminist Urbanism Theory approaches life in urban environments from the point of view of the commons or shared resources, housing, public space, mobility, safety, sustainability, and design. 


Check more links about on how cities are applying the ideas of feminist urbanism already now:



Conference about Parental burnout, spotting it and getting out of it (27 November at 10am)


All parents can one day be susceptible to parental burnout. The aim of this conference is to identify the risk factors that can lead to burnout and the symptoms that arise from it. Marion Besserer, family therapist and parenting coach, will offer you some food for thought to better understand this phenomenon and some concrete tools to implement at home.
To register and follow the conference:



WIT Events

New to CERN? or feeling like chatting on-line with some of our community members? Join us in this WIT Coffee next week (25 November) moderated by our colleague Florentia Protopsalti.


Please, note that this is an event limited to 15 people to make it easier to interact. There will be similar events in the future, so please stay tuned!



WIT Instagram


Join us on Tuesday 23th at 18h00 for a live session on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wit.at.cern/ with Hannah Short & Sofia Vallecorsa

They will show us CERN's data centre and tell us more about the work on-going in the IT department!



We wish you a lovely weekend,
on behalf of the WIT steering committee


About the Women in Technology (WIT) Community: The aim of this community is to provide an environment in which women are not in the minority when interacting with technology. Our objectives are: to encourage women to play the role of expert; to provide a supportive learning environment; and to build a network between the Women in Technology here at CERN. WIT welcomes members from all genders and all technical fields. Visit cern.ch/wit

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