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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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Colombie: La grève du sexe a payé !

Colombie: La grève du sexe a payé ! | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Face à la passivité des hommes, les femmes ont décidé de faire la grève du sexe jusqu'à ce que les autorités s'engagent à construire une route.

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Women 2.0: Number Of Women Founders Doubled Over Past Three Years

Women 2.0: Number Of Women Founders Doubled Over Past Three Years | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Women 2.0, an organization whose goal is to increase the number of female founders in technology startups, is sharing some good news today: the number of women starting companies has doubled over the past three years.
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Turkey: Women ask for more inclusion in drafting law against violence

Women organizations have sent a letter to Minister of Family and Social Policy Fatma Şahin expressing their desire to evaluate the most recent version of a bill for the protection of women from domestic violence, which the ministry is still working...
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Latin America : Women still face gender gap

In Latin America and the Caribbean, more women are in top jobs, and gender quotas in 14 countries help women climb the political latter. But parity is an elusive goal in most countries.

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Usa: A new survey reveals that men value fatherhood more than having a successful career.

Usa: A new survey reveals that men value fatherhood more than having a successful career. | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

“Men don’t have to be into [working] or [fatherhood]. They can be into both.”

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In these tough times, do we still dare?

In these tough times, do we still dare? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
As women of all walks and places of life acutely feel change gathering force in the economy and society, they are increasingly questioning what role to take.
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Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace prize winner and... technology

Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace prize winner and... technology | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
I had a chance to ask Gbowee some questions about her journey, the importance of technology and the impact the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace movement has had on younger generations.
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Senegal: the movement to end genital cutting is spreading

Senegal: the movement to end genital cutting is spreading | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Over the past 15 years, the majority of villages where genital cutting was commonplace have now committed to stop.
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Egypt: Women's groups relaunch feminist Union

Egypt: Women's groups relaunch feminist Union | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

“We feel that it’s time for women to participate in the public debate just as much as men. We were partners in the revolution and we also want to be partners after the revolution.”

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Germany: the need for more women in leadership positions but.. no quotas

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's 30 top companies set voluntary targets on Monday to raise the number of women in leadership positions, in the hope of averting legally imposed quotas as a campaign to smash...
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Usa: On being 39 and ... single

Usa: On being 39 and ... single | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

We took for granted that we’d spend our 20s finding ourselves, whatever that meant, and save marriage for after we’d finished graduate school and launched our careers, which of course would happen at the magical age of 30...

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Squeezed out in India, students turn to United States

Squeezed out in India, students turn to United States | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

New York Times: "The number of Indian students studying in the United States is surging as competition for admission to top Indian institutions has made that goal nearly unattainable"

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Russia: "Victory Belongs to the Country Where Woman Is Equal to Man!"

Russia: "Victory Belongs to the Country Where Woman Is Equal to Man!" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"English Russia" goes through some Soviet posters issued during and shortly after the World War II....

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Tunisie: Une campagne au fort accent misogyne

Tunisie: Une campagne au fort accent misogyne | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Les femmes ne sont pas nombreuses à se lancer dans la politique. Et les médias tunisiens ne les mettent guère en avant.
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Africa: Women seen key to solving hunger issues

Africa: Women seen key to solving hunger issues | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Sub-Saharan Africa faces daunting problems staving off famine in coming decades but food and development experts also say one solution to the problem is obvious: empower women.They...
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Russia: Parliament adopts law restricting abortions

Russia: Parliament adopts law restricting abortions | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Russia parliament adopts law restricting abortions...
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Tunisia : few parties risk running female candidates in top positions

Tunisia : few parties risk running female candidates in top positions | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
TUNIS, Tunisia — The new constituent assembly that will emerge from Tunisia’s landmark elections this weekend will, without a doubt, have one of the highest percentages of female members of any Middle Eastern parliament.
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Feminism in the global south hasn't come from the north

Feminism in the global south hasn't come from the north | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Sarah Jackson: Feminists in the south find their own solutions.
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Yemen: Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman calls on US and UN to take action

Yemen: Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman calls on US and UN to take action | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Opinion: As violence in Yemen erupts again, Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman calls on US and UN to help.
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Argentina: President Cristina Kirchner poised to sweep the Oct. 23 election

Argentina: President Cristina Kirchner poised to sweep the Oct. 23 election | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"Less clear is what another four years of the “K” dynasty will mean for Latin America’s third-largest economy, which has become the benchmark for developing-world boom and bust..."

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Algérie: La question des quotas divise

Algérie: La question des quotas divise | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"Les politiques et députées plaident en faveur de l’instauration d’un taux de 30% de femmes, mais les associations féministes estiment que c’est un «faux débat».

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Somalia: Women’s basketball team keeps playing in spite of death threats

Somalia: Women’s basketball team keeps playing in spite of death threats | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
When Al-Shabaab militants called the Somali national women’s basketball team
captain, Suweys Ali Jama, and told her she had two options: to be killed or to
stop playing basketball, she decided that neither was really an option at all.
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Why Are Most of the Atlantic Cover Stories Written By Women About Marriage and Babies?

Why Are Most of the Atlantic Cover Stories Written By Women About Marriage and Babies? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Why Are Most of the Atlantic Cover Stories Written By Women About Marriage and Babies?
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India: Rajkala Devi is the first woman sarpanch in her village

India: Rajkala Devi is the first woman sarpanch in her village | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"As the first women head of her village, Rajkala Devi has inspired other women to follow her lead..."

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Egypt: A new political party launched by.... women

Egypt: A new political party launched by.... women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The Arab Women's Association submitted an application on Sunday for the formation of a political party, to be named the Union of Egypt’s Women, and to include 15 NGOs working in the field of women’s rights.
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