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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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Usa: The shortage of women in Silicon Valley

The problem is not only the small number of women with bachelor's degrees in computer science coming in the door; it's also the industry's inability to retain them. Women leave their technical jobs far more often than men.
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Where women are rising the fastest

Where women are rising the fastest | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Surveys of female achievements have consistently singled out just a sliver of the globe, but increasingly, women are making the greatest strides elsewhere — in the rapidly growing developing world.

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Jerusalem women challenge ultra-Orthodox ban on 'immodest' posters

Jerusalem women challenge ultra-Orthodox ban on 'immodest' posters | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, six women met in Jerusalem to be photographed so their pictures can be hung from balconies throughout the city, beginning Wednesday, to counteract what appears to be the attempt to keep women out of advertising in the capital.

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A book to explore the roots of Indian feminism.

A book to explore the roots of Indian feminism. | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Jasbir Jain's "Indigenous Roots of Feminism" seeks to analyse the feminist movement in India in a historical perspective, free from the hangover of western concerns. In six chapters, she undertakes this study of feminist discourse, textualising history and historicising texts.

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Hanan Abdel Meguid: An icon in Egypt’s Internet world

Hanan Abdel Meguid: An icon in Egypt’s Internet world | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

A serial entrepreneur in the early years of the Internet, Hanan Abdel Meguid is guiding the next generations of start-ups on how to turn ideas into commercially viable businesses.

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Canada: learning to code to close gender tech gap

Canada: learning to code to close gender tech gap | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The popularity of a new computer programming workshop proves there’s a market for a femalecentric learning environment.
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France: Liberté, Égalité, Fertilité

France: Liberté, Égalité, Fertilité | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
While France affords many benefits to women, especially when it comes to motherhood, those perks remain ensconced in a sexist society that needs to change.
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Between exhibitionism and art, is Femen a new form of activism?

Between exhibitionism and art, is Femen a new form of activism? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

October 31, Femen, an Ukrainian feminist group did a topless demonstration at the Paris home of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Dress like housekeepers, they used their bodies to share a (protest) message...

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Russia : Women are more active voters

Russia : Women are more active voters | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Women in Russia, just like in Europe and the United States, vote more often than men, according to a survey just in from VTSIOM pollsters here in Moscow.

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Assange: "Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of Feminism"

Assange: "Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of Feminism" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
"Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism," Julian Assange has said in a recent interview. "I fell into a hornets' nest of revolutionary feminism." And there's something the Guardian left out of its report on the accusations against him.
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The rate of female entrepreneurship is higher in Africa than in any other region of the world.

The rate of female entrepreneurship is higher in Africa than in any other region of the world. | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

 ‘Women in Africa represent 52% of the total population, contribute approximately 75% of the agricultural work, and are responsible for 60-80% of the food production. Yet, they earn only 10% of African incomes and own just 1 per cent of the continent’s assets.’

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How to help women rise through the ranks

Want to retain more female employees? Appoint more women to the top. So says Katherine Milkman, assistant professor of operations and information management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
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2011 Global Gender Gap report....with World Economic Forum Senior Director Saadia Zahidi

Despite improvement in the health and education spheres, women still fall behind in economic sectors around the world. Listen to what World Economic Forum Senior Director Saadia Zahidi tells Reuters Michelle Nichols about the 2011 Global Gender Gap report.

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Why does India hate women?

Why does India hate women? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The latest human development report from the United Nations provides some sobering reflections on how women are treated, and regarded, in India.
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Africa: Where are the Female Entrepreneurs ?

Africa: Where are the Female Entrepreneurs ? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

An infographic depicting the percentage share of formal firms that are owned by women in Africa. Data from the World Bank.

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Israel: gender segregation on rise

Israel: gender segregation on rise | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"The stronger the ultra-Orthodox and religious community grows, the greater its attempt to impose its norms," said Hannah Kehat, the founder of the religious women's forum Kolech. Their norms, she said, are "segregation of women and discrimination against them."

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Yemen: Women From Many Walks Of Life Bind

Yemen: Women From Many Walks Of Life Bind | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
SANAA, Yemen — Early in Yemen's uprising, about 20 women with banners demanding equal rights marched into the heart of the capital, joining the thousands who were calling for the ouster of the president.
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Guatemala: "We Want Girls to Be Visible"

Guatemala: "We Want Girls to Be Visible" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Only 26 percent of indigenous girls who speak native languages complete primary school, compared to 45 percent of indigenous boys and 62 percent of Spanish-speaking girls, says "Girls’ Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment, and Economic Growth", a World Bank studied published in 2009.

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Rawiya: a collective of six female photographers from across the Middle East

Rawiya: a collective of six female photographers from across the Middle East | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Six women photographers from across the Middle East have pooled their resources, contacts and talents to not only strengthen their work, but also to expand their reach.
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Germany: Motherhood as a retreat from equality

Germany: Motherhood as a retreat from equality | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
In Germany, Europe's biggest economy, only 14 percent of women return to full-time work after having one child. Why is that?
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Is Asking For Work Flexibility Career Suicide?

Is Asking For Work Flexibility Career Suicide? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
According to a new survey from More Magazine, 92% of women say they value workplace flexibility, but a third consider it career suicide to ask for more flexibility in their jobs.
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Gender Gap Report 2011: Progress for women, but a long way to go

Gender Gap Report 2011: Progress for women, but a long way to go | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Women hold fewer than 20 percent of all decision-making national positions, says the World Economic Forum's sixth annual Global Gender Gap Report 2011, released on Tuesday.
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South Africa: Gender pay gap widens

South Africa: Gender pay gap widens | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Women earn less than men for similar work and, despite the growing focus on reducing gender inequality in recent years, the pay gap is widening.

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Afrique du sud: Une femme à la tête de l’Alliance démocratique (DA), principal parti d'opposition

Afrique du sud: Une femme à la tête de l’Alliance démocratique (DA), principal parti d'opposition | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Le président de l'Afrique du Sud, Jacob Zuma, a rendu hommage ce mardi 1er novembre à l'élection de Lindiwe Mazibuko.
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Britain still fails to close the gender gap

Britain still fails to close the gender gap | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Despite impressive results at university, British women continue to lose out on seniority and wage equality in the workplace, according to a new report ...

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