Tag Archives: women

Female scientists are considerably more likely to be mistakenly cited as if they were males than vice versa

(19 April 2017) Gender stereotypes appear so enduring that certain prestigious professions continue to be almost exclusively associated with the male gender. Michał Krawczyk sought to discover if scientist was one such profession by studying the citations to a large sample of academic publications and identifying cases of gender misattribution of the cited author. Although […]


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Woman’s inspiration library completed by Masayoshi Nakanishi in Japan

(15 October 2016) Architect Masayoshi Nakanishi has created a library with curving seating areas, which is aimed exclusively at women in Japan. The MASA Architects founder was tasked with creating a space that would inspire local women in Fukui – a city where, more so than anywhere else in Japan, most married women have full-time jobs. The client, Fukui Bank, wanted to […]


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Under court pressure, Aligarh Muslim University agrees to open library to women

(9 October 2016, Lucknow) Under pressure from the Allahabad High Court, India, the Aligarh Muslim University has agreed to open its Maulana Azad library – one of the best in Asia – to women students and provide extra security in the area. The court’s order came today during the hearing of an appeal that said women […]


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Are women allowed to enter the Aligarh Muslim University Library?

(13 November 2014) Controversy is brewing in India about women using the main library of the Aligarh Muslim University, a prestigious place of learning. Its Vice Chancellor,  Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah, has been reported as saying that “There would be four times more boys in the library if girls were allowed in.” His remarks have […]


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READ Nepal wins innovation award

In August, READ Nepal received a Public Library Innovation Award from Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) at the IFLA WLIC 2013 for its commitment to empowering women in innovative ways at our Model Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. Gender discrimination is pervasive in Nepal—girls’ education is a low priority and as a result, 48 percent of […]


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