Zwarte Piet Once Again

This time of the year, as every year, when Christmas is approaching and days get shorter, people start to talk about gifts and candies and…. the world discovers that the Netherlands (or shall I say ‘also’ the Netherlands?) is racist. As you may all know, this is due to the fact that the traditional Dutch […]

A very special vulnerability: Migrant domestic workers in Cyprus

Demand for domestic workers (i.e. workers engaged in care and general housekeeping activities) is on the rise in Europe. The demand is due to the interplay of various factors such as the ageing of the population, women’s participation in the labour market, inadequate public provision of care, as well as the unequal division of care […]

The impact of gender at the EUI

In the context of the workshop organized on the 12th of March by our group in order to celebrate the International Women’s Day, we have launched a short anonymous survey on gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment. This survey did not aim to be a ‘scientific’ representation of what happens inside the institute, but rather a starting point to raise awareness and discuss about concrete proposals for improvement. […]

Events in the wake of International Women’s Day

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day. On this occasion GRaSe, the Max Weber Centre, the Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies and the departments of Law and History and Civilization present two events on gendered, sexual and racial discrimination on Wednesday 12 March. In the morning, GRaSe will host the session “Gender and […]