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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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Women now live longer than men in every region of the world....

Women now live longer than men in every region of the world.... | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

The lives of women around the world have improved dramatically, at a pace and scope difficult to imagine even 25 years ago.

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Argentina: Rural women are more vulnerable to climate change

Argentina: Rural women are more vulnerable to climate change | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Rural and indigenous women in northern Argentina, hit hard by the expanding agricultural frontier, deforestation and the spraying of toxic pesticides, spoke out about their problems and set forth proposals for discussion at the next global summit...
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Cuba: Women’s studies department draws attention to inequality

Continuing its mission to promote gender studies and use academia to demonstrate the inequalities between women and men in Cuba, the Women’s Studies Department is celebrating 20 years of work with new challenges in terms of researching and drawing...
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Usa: female lawyers and the glass ceiling

Usa: female lawyers and the glass ceiling | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"The presumption that women are less devoted to their jobs means that they often have to show more evidence of achievement than men."

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Women in India: Bringing in the Other Half

Women in India: Bringing in the Other Half | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A World Bank report on gender equality presents a mixed picture in India.
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India : Women's participation in labour force remains stagnant

Responsibilities at home leave women in India with no time to work, though 90 per cent of them aspire to work.
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Kenya ranked top globally in gender equality reforms

Kenya ranked top globally in gender equality reforms | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it


Increased access by women to justice, property rights and top jobs has seen Kenya emerge as the leading reformer globally in a report released by the World Bank on Tuesday.
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India and the gender imbalance.

India and the gender imbalance. | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"They live, eat and sleep together, sharing mattresses on the bare floor of an empty room the way a married couple usually would. All but a handful are unmarried -- a living example of India's rapidly worsening gender imbalance...."

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Germany: Deutsche Telekom Struggles With Gender Goal

Germany: Deutsche Telekom Struggles With Gender Goal | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
A plan for women to make up 30 percent of the company’s senior and middle management positions by 2015 is proving hard to achieve.
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France: Feminists Say 'Non' To 'Mademoiselle'

Spurred by the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal, French feminists are taking on what they see as one of the most entrenched and subtle barriers to gender equality in France: the word "mademoiselle." They say the term is irrelevant and insulting.
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Yemen: Thousands of women demonstrate, dozens injured - CNN.com

Yemen: Thousands of women demonstrate, dozens injured - CNN.com | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
At least 38 women were injured during a march that took place in Taiz, Yemen Sunday as they supported Nobel prize winner Tawakkol Karman.
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Asia: China has the highest percentage of employed women while India has the lowest.

Asia: China has the highest percentage of employed women while India has the lowest. | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
CNBC-TV18’s Gopika Gopakumar reports that a report on gender diversity by a non-profit organization Community Business shows that India employs the lowest number of women in all of Asia...
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Which countries have the highest proportion of female graduates?

Which countries have the highest proportion of female graduates? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

MORE girls than boys now complete their secondary education in 32 of the 34 countries that are members of the OECD, a think-tank, according to a new report published today

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Women have a crucial role to play in the fight against hunger

Women have a crucial role to play in the fight against hunger | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of malnutrition. Here are ten reasons why empowering women is such an important part of our work....

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Usa: Birth rates declined sharply during the recession,

Usa: Birth rates declined sharply during the recession, | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
According to a study by the Pew Research Center, women were putting off having babies while the economy was weak.
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Usa: Women, it’s time to get a sponsor!

Usa: Women, it’s time to get a sponsor! | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The slight distinction between ‘mentors’ and ‘sponsors’ can have major implications for women’s careers.
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Nigeria: Women’s Political Marginalisation

Nigeria: Women’s Political Marginalisation | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Twelve years of democracy in Africa’s most populous nation and women are still secondary in Nigeria’s male-dominated political sphere.
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Effective career tactics depend on gender

Effective career tactics depend on gender | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"Overall it seems men are evaluated on potential while women are evaluated on performance."

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Women and the Arab awakening : Now is the time

Women and the Arab awakening : Now is the time | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

"In Egypt and Tunisia women are both hopeful and fearful about what the Arab revolutions might mean for them..."

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Tunisia: “It was very dangerous to be a blogger under Ben Ali"

Tunisia: “It was very dangerous to be a blogger under Ben Ali" | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

Lina Ben Mhenni was one of the thousands of Tunisian protesters who helped break a regime’s stranglehold on the media and accelerate a revolution that brought down a 23-year dictatorship.

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India: is the army really open to women?

India: is the army really open to women? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
At first glance, it seems that the Indian Army is making progress in recognizing the contribution of women in its ranks.
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For Women, Parity Is Still a Subtly Steep Climb

For Women, Parity Is Still a Subtly Steep Climb | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The number of senior executive women has hardly budged in recent years. And an expert says one cause may be an “entrenched sexism” that is largely unconscious.
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New York City: how does it feel to be an Italian American Sikh female taxi driver?

New York City: how does it feel to be an Italian American Sikh female taxi driver? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Maria Provenzano Singh explains what life is like as a female Italian American Sikh taxi driver in New York.
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