Herum’trump‘eln auf Minderheiten in Deutschland

Mit einer „beleidigenden Gegenüberstellung“ äußerte sich gestern Stephan Mayer, CSU Vorstandsmitglied, im WDR Fernsehen zu den sogenannten bürgerlichen Positionen seiner Partei. Dabei stellte er Minderheiteninteressen einer „schweigenden Mehrheit“ gegenüber. Eine Analyse gesellschaftlicher Daten wirft Fragen auf: Nur 9 Millionen Menschen passen gänzlich zu den CSU Positionen.

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New perspectives (and recommendations) on Pay Gaps and “poisoning language”

Admitting and understanding pay gaps is not easy for societies nor employers. A comprehensive pay gap analysis in the UK revealed inequalities for women and men, for ethnic groups and for people with a disability. Related recommendations go beyond traditional ways to address gender pay gaps, and they question wide-spread communication styles in the field.

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30 Years Erasmus: success figures but no passion – Pulse of Europe: passion only

At its launch, the ERASMUS programme was revolutionary and provided literally unbelievable mobility. After 30 years, the stats and results are impressive. However, the look-and-feel of ERASMUS reports and events suggest a political and administrative focus rather than a celebration of a European spirit and integration. Other initiatives, like Pulse of Europe, show enormous spirit but lack the content or structure of established programmes. A combination of spirit and structure would be ideal – but is only found in few initiatives, like AEGEE.

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Gleichstellung in den Bundesbehörden: Glanzvolles Vorbild oder Nebelkerze?

Der Ton zwischen Politik und Wirtschaft ist seit je her scharf, wenn es um Frauen in Führungspositionen geht. Die Politik hielt stets die Definitionsmacht und die Deutungshoheit in Händen. Die eigenen Fortschritte, zum Beispiel in den obersten Bundesbehörden, blieben lange Zeit im Unklaren. Seit 2015 herrscht Transparenz in Berichtsform. Die Deutung der eigenen Zahlen fällt aktuell positiv aus.

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When Diversity cuts across traditional groups – and gets complex

To mark the International Youth Day, the European Disability Foundation had interviewed two members of their Youth Committee to share their views on today’s challenges for young people with a disability. Shortly before, the European Commission had published a report on intersectional discrimination – which does not say much about the intersection of disability and youth…

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