In Our Own Words: Institutional Betrayals

When Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt asked a large group of underrepresented faculty members why they left their higher education institutions, they told her the real reasons for their departures — those that climate surveys don’t capture. Article by Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt – Inside Higher Ed, 6 March 2020 Read the full article

Fighting the tyranny of ‘niceness’: why we need difficult women

Today’s thumbs-up, thumbs-down approach to feminism is boring and reductive. It is time to embrace complexity. Feminism must contain contradictions, the differing priorities of difficult women. But we should still try to turn our outrage into political power. Read the article by Helen Lewis, The Guardian, 15 February 2020 Illustration: Sébastien Thibault/The Guardian

EUI LAW alumna elected first female President of the Italian Constitutional Court

EUI LAW alumna Marta Cartabia has made history by being the first woman elected President of the Italian Constitutional Court. Dr. Cartabia was elected on the 11th of December 2019 with 14 out of 15 votes in her favour, as she herself abstained from voting. She will hold the office until the end of her […]

“The Forgotten Origins of Paid Family Leave”

“In 1919, activists from around the world pressed governments to adopt policies to help working mothers. Working mothers have never had it easy — but a century ago this weekend, they won a landmark victory. On Nov. 29, 1919, the nascent International Labor Organization adopted the Maternity Protection Convention of 1919, calling for 12 weeks […]