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“What’s She Doing Here?” How to Deal with the Legitimacy Double Bind

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City)As women advance through their careers, they often face challenges to their legitimacy, or the notion that they didn’t really earn their position. Apparently, some people are incapable of fathoming a world where a woman is competent and capable of earning a job by way of her qualifications. They would rather attribute her success to a quota, or to mere optics, or to one of the other methods women are presumed to employ to make their ways to the top.It’s not fair, and it’s an issue that doesn’t seem to be going away, either.It’s also not just an anecdotal issue or one that can be explained away by so-called oversensitivity (yet another term hurled at women to demoralize and delegitimize us). In fact, hard data backs this up Continue reading

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Building Self Esteem and Confidence in Young People from a …

Building Self Esteem and Confidence in Young People from a Gendered PerspectiveEvent listings — By SSmith on 10/01/2013 10:42 amHost organisation(s) ..LocationEdinburgh (venue tbc)Date 28/02/2013 –TimeThis one-day training course (9.45 – 4 pm), will explore the concept of self esteem and its impact on the lives of young people, particularly girls and young women.Lunch and course materials in electronic format provided. YWCA Scotland will seek to accommodate specific requirements to enable participation in the training. Volunteers = free, staff from organisations with turnover under £500,000 = £40, staff from larger organisations = £55.Website http://www.ywcascotland.org/news/82/40/Course-Tackling-Sexualisation-and-Gender-Discrimination-through-Youth-WorkEnquiries rachael@ywcascotland.orgTelephone 01592 655373Related content:Tackling Sexualisation & Gender Discrimination Through Youth Work Communication Technology & Young People: Stranger Danger or Peer Peril? Tags: young peopleTweet This Share on Facebook Digg This Bookmark Stumble RSS Feed Continue reading

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Topical Blog: Gender Equality in the Dominican Republic …

View at PicasaOne of the older kids08-Aug-2011 16:34, CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-H5 , 3.2, 4.3mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 100 For those of you who are not aware of our new projects this year we are starting a girl’s project which will take place in the form of  a discussion and information forum where difficult subjects can be addressed. The project will focus on capacity building and raising self esteem for the young girls within a culturally sensitive arena. Continue reading

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