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"How are women around the world finding their own voice.... between ingrained traditions and pop culture stereotypes"
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7 Ways Women and Girls Are Stereotyped, Sexualized, and Underrepresented on Screen

7 Ways Women and Girls Are Stereotyped, Sexualized, and Underrepresented on Screen | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
New report highlights staggering gender disparities in film and TV—even children's shows.
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Ladies' Turn : au Sénégal, des filles qui veulent jouer au foot...

Et si c’était au tour des filles de jouer ? En 2011, bravant tabous et préjugés, les filles investissent  les terrains de quartier et jouent devant un public de plus en plus nombreux venus les voir. Mais laissera-t-on jouer la partie comme elles le veulent jusqu’au bout?

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Plus de femmes au travail, un remède contre le "déclin japonais"?

Plus de femmes au travail, un remède contre le "déclin japonais"? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
TOKYO (AFP) - Le Japon vieillit, se dépeuple, sa main-d'oeuvre se réduit, son système de protection sociale est menacé et pourtant le pays refuse obstinément une...
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Le couple et le travail: différences entre femmes et hommes.

Le couple et le travail: différences entre femmes et hommes. | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Les femmes en couple sont plus souvent inactives. A l'inverse, les hommes en couple sont plus souvent actifs.

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Françoise Héritier : Le mariage est une construction, il n'est pas naturel

Françoise Héritier : Le mariage est une construction, il n'est pas naturel | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

  "La vérité anthropologique, précise-t-elle, c'est que tout est une création de l’esprit, et qu'il n'y a pas de loi de nature" Les religions révélées, qui lèsent, enferment les femmes, et condamnent l’homosexualité et l’homoparentalité, sont récentes ; elles datent de 7 000 ans environ, les alliances entre êtres humains ont elles une histoire de 200 000 ans.

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Les investisseurs boudent les dirigeantes performantes

Les investisseurs boudent les dirigeantes performantes | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Les entreprises dirigées par des femmes sur-performent mais trouvent très peu d'investisseurs. C’est l’un des enseignements du Palmares Women Equity 2012... Qui ne manque pas de dirigeantes performantes.
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Teenage Boys, Worried About Body Image, Take Health Risks

Teenage Boys, Worried About Body Image, Take Health Risks | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
It is not just girls these days who are consumed by an unattainable body image. Many boys have begun to take unhealthy measures to reshape their bodies.
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Kristin Holland's curator insight, February 27, 2014 9:09 AM

Shows that boys goes to extreme extents to change their bodies. 

Rosa Parks's curator insight, December 30, 2014 7:24 AM

 I found this article relevant because it highlights the phenomena of the body image complex In the life of young boys and teenagers . The interesting  thing is the statistic, which shows the similarity of data between boys and girls.

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Swedish School’s Big Lesson Begins With Dropping Personal Pronouns

Swedish School’s Big Lesson Begins With Dropping Personal Pronouns | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The Nicolaigarden school in Stockholm tries to free girls and boys from traditional gender roles, starting with replacing “him” or “her” with “friend.”...
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The Effects of Sexual Violence In The Congo

The Effects of Sexual Violence In The Congo | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

When Sarah Fretwell dove into the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010, her only plan was to cover a story, not to change the world. “I didn’t understand when people said they had a calling,” Fretwell says, looking back on how her journey to the DRC to document survivors of sexual violence turned into the Truth Told Project, an ongoing multimedia series. “This topic somehow stayed with me.”

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What's worse, livestock theft or bride kidnapping?

What's worse, livestock theft or bride kidnapping? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
What's worse, livestock theft or bride kidnapping? In Kyrgyzstan, someone who steals a cow could go to prison for up to 11 years. But men who kidnap underage girls and force them into marriage ru...
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Why invest in Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia

Why invest in Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Why invest in Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia?
Women are under-represented in decision making and have unequal economic opportunities.
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I think the question here is why not invest in gender equality? I believe that if men and women are equal in the workplace and in society that would make a positive differences with the younger generation see both women and men with the same position it will push more girls to aim higher and also show boys that girls are not under them. It's 2014 I can't believe that its made such a big on why a women cant be high then a man.    

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The one who got away

The one who got away | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Samutsevich was as surprised as the observers of the trial when she was released in the courtroom Oct. 10 – no one, she says, tried to cut a deal with her. According to her current lawyer, Irina Khrunova, her appeal statement was like buying a lottery ticket – she didn’t know what effect it would have until the Moscow City Court decided to change Samutsevich’s sentence to probation.

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Liu Xianping, 72-year-old man modeling for his granddaughter’s clothing store

Liu Xianping, 72-year-old man modeling for his granddaughter’s clothing store | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
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Sarah Ourahmoune, la Franco-Algérienne qui boxe avec la tête

Sarah Ourahmoune, la Franco-Algérienne qui boxe avec la tête | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Championne de boxe amateur la plus médaillée de France, elle n'a pas été qualifiée pour participer aux JO de Londres. Elle reste toutefois déterminée à faire progresser la boxe féminine.
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Le salon de beauté pour petites filles, nec plus ultra libanais

Le salon de beauté pour petites filles, nec plus ultra libanais | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Quoi de plus « in » pour une fillette de 4 ans que de se faire faire une manucure, un maquillage ou un chignon.
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Najat Vallaud-Belkacem : "L'apprentissage de l'égalité dès la maternelle"

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem : "L'apprentissage de l'égalité dès la maternelle" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
INTERVIEW - La ministre des Droits des femmes veut aider les victimes des violences sexistes. Écoles, commissariats, tribunaux… Elle présente ses projets.
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Dans les manuels de maths de terminale, le sexisme ordinaire côtoie les équations

Dans les manuels de maths de terminale, le sexisme ordinaire côtoie les équations | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Dans les manuels de maths de terminale, le sexisme ordinaire côtoie les équations...
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A Rise in Female Breadwinners Does Not Mean Gender Equality Is Inevitable

A Rise in Female Breadwinners Does Not Mean Gender Equality Is Inevitable | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Regardless of economic status, women still take on far more childcare responsibilities than men.
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Topless Nun Protesters Physically Attacked by Anti-Gay Marriage Wingnuts

Topless Nun Protesters Physically Attacked by Anti-Gay Marriage Wingnuts | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Earlier today, the extreme right Catholic group, Civitas Institute (consisting mostly of senior military and business leaders), took to the streets of Lyon, France, to demonstrate against the legalization of same-sex marriage, which appears to be...
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La parole aux femmes du monde arabe

La parole aux femmes du monde arabe | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

“Moi je ne veux pas me marier. Moi je veux étudier. Je veux travailler. Je veux vivre.”
Photo de la campagne syrienne “Réfugiées, pas captives”.

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Academic publishing: Women cluster in certain fields while men get more credit

Academic publishing: Women cluster in certain fields while men get more credit | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

The largest-ever study of gender in academic publishing shows that women cluster in certain fields, while men get more credit.

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14-Year-Old Girl Shot by Taliban Is Speaking, Shows No Signs of Brain Damage

14-Year-Old Girl Shot by Taliban Is Speaking, Shows No Signs of Brain Damage | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for being an outspoken proponent of equal education while walking home from school, continues on her remarkable path to recovery, having finally regained...
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Pushing a feminist cause, topless

Pushing a feminist cause, topless | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The Ukrainian women's group Femen say protesting topless helps spread a feminist message - but many are sceptical, reports the BBC's Sam Wilson from Kiev.
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Pussy Riot sent to the Worst Prison Camps Possible

Pussy Riot sent to the Worst Prison Camps Possible | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Without any trace of pomp or circumstance, Russian authorities sent the two members of Pussy Riot still in custody to a couple of far flung prison colonies on Monday.
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