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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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Italy: Berlusconi's departure means "the climate has changed" for women

Italy: Berlusconi's departure means "the climate has changed" for women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Incoming prime minister, Mario Monti, says correcting gender imbalance in Italian society is of urgent economic necessity...
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Pakistan: A safer place for women

Pakistan: A safer place for women | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The new law for women promis­es to make societ­y a safer place by puttin­g in place tough penalt­ies.
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For Women in Libya, a Long Road to Rights

For Women in Libya, a Long Road to Rights | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
After the overthrow of the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, women are voicing their hopes for bigger roles in politics and society, but fears remain.
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When women and girls are the enemy

When women and girls are the enemy | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where all photographs of women and girls - on posters, advertising material, buses, billboards and shop windows - gradually disappear from public view; where supermarket lines are segregated and men and women sit in different sections of public transport: men at the front, women at the back.

This is Jerusalem in November 2011.

 

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Espagne: La destination des couples infertiles

Espagne: La destination des couples infertiles | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
La plupart des Français y vont pour passer des vacances ensoleillées. De plus en plus pour fonder une famille. Avec une législation plus souple et des dons d'ovocytes rémunérés, l'Espagne est devenue la destination des couples infertiles.
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Egypt: Women pursue higher education, but few enter workforce

Egypt: Women pursue higher education, but few enter workforce | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Women make up half of the Egyptian general population and half of all university students, yet they constitute less than 25 percent of the labor force.

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The myth of the perfect mother

The myth of the perfect mother | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
"How can you leave your children?" It was the question leveled at me when I was away from my children for four months to interview the atomic bomb survivors in Japan.
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Kenya: Two female supreme court justices set to work

Kenya: Two female supreme court justices set to work | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Deputy Chief Justice of Kenya’s Supreme Court Nancy Baraza, who made history
as the first woman appointed to the post, has begun overhauling the country’s
judiciary.
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Norway: warning labels on skinny models ?

Giant images of airbrushed and digitally altered fashion models could soon come with warning labels if Norway's equality minister succeeds in pushing through a...
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Women pioneers in their flying machines

Women pioneers in their flying machines | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Behind the madcap, pinup quality of pictures taken in the 1920s and 1930s of female pilots were stories of great courage, tenacity and heroism.
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Japan: Getting women back on track

Japan: Getting women back on track | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"Japan's underutilized and under-leveraged women. According to a 2010 study by Goldman Sachs, "If Japan could close its gender employment gap...Japan's workforce could expand by 8.2 million and the level of Japan's GDP could increase by as much as 15 percent."

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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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China: Not married yet at 27? You are considered "sheng nu" or “leftover” women....

China: Not married yet at 27? You are considered "sheng nu" or “leftover” women.... | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

In China, the sexist term “leftover woman,” sheng nu, is widely used to describe an urban, professional female over the age of 27 who is still single. This derogatory term has been aggressively disseminated by the Chinese government, warning women that they will become spinsters if they do not marry by the time they turn 30.

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Afghanistan: women strike blow for equality

Afghanistan: women strike blow for equality | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

A boxing club in Kabul is training female fighters with Olympic ambitions, reports Mike Thomson, BBC News...

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Malaysia: How to find a female preacher ? In a reality show !

Malaysia: How to find a female preacher ? In a reality show ! | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
In a country where women are on the rise in business, politics and academia, two new television shows have also shone a spotlight on women's growing role in religious leadership.
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"Egypt's naked blogger is a bomb aimed at the patriarchs in our minds"

"Egypt's naked blogger is a bomb aimed at the patriarchs in our minds" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Mona Eltahawy: By posing naked, Aliaa Mahdy has brilliantly challenged the misogyny and sexual hypocrisy of Egypt's leaders...
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Ladakh: les nonnes se prennent pour Jackie Chan...

Ladakh: les nonnes se prennent pour Jackie Chan... | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Au Ladakh, un monastère bouddhiste d’une obédience particulière a pour vocation de rendre les femmes plus instruites et plus émancipées. Y compris par la pratique d’un art très masculin, le kung-fu, relate DNA India.
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Vingt ans après l'URSS : « En Russie, la politique reste un fief masculin »

Vingt ans après l'URSS : « En Russie, la politique reste un fief masculin » | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Vingt ans après la disparition de l'URSS, quelle est la place de la femme dans le Russie d'aujourd'hui ? Elements de réponse avec Hélène Yvert-Jalu, historienne, agrégée de russe, auteur du livre « Femmes et famille dans la Russie d'hier et d'aujourd'hui ».

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Why more women in Beijing are delaying marriage

Why more women in Beijing are delaying marriage | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
There are more than 500,000 unmarried 20-something women in Beijing.
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Gloria Steinem: 'I think we need to get much angrier'

Gloria Steinem: 'I think we need to get much angrier' | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Gloria Steinem has been an outspoken figure on behalf of women's rights and the pro-choice movement for half a century. Here, she talks about her opposition to cosmetic surgery and her ambivalence about President Obama

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Libye, celles par qui tout a commencé

Libye, celles par qui tout a commencé | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Elles sont les premières à descendre dans la rue pour réclamer le départ de Kadhafi. Quand les hommes partent au front, elles passent à l'arrière, transfèrent des fonds, cachent des armes... Puis, c'est la libération.
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Japan: Land of the wasted talent

Japan: Land of the wasted talent | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Japanese firms face a demographic catastrophe. The solution is to treat women better.

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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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