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Violence against women widespread; UN study of six Asian countries examines ... - Washington Post (blog)

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Yet the results are enlightening and may help us all better understand violence against women.

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Maddie Morris's insight:

I choose this article because it discusses the raping of women and how most men do not even realize that what they are doing is rape. This article relates to half the sky because at the end a man says "if a women does not obey, then she deserves to be punished". Saima was told be her mother in law that if she was not obeying then she should be punished. 

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Maddie Morris's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:41 PM

I choose this article because it discusses the raping of women and how most men do not even realize that what they are doing is rape. This article relates to half the sky because at the end a man says "if a women does not obey, then she deserves to be punished". Saima was told be her mother in law that if she was not obeying then she should be punished. 

Taylor Ferguson's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:10 PM

I chose this article because it focuses on where women are being sexually abused mainly as a result of gender inequality in the ambient area. It went on to say that there were studies done in six countries of Asia as an example of where women are being abused. This relates to "Half the Sky" because in the excerpt it mentioned many females in third world countries that are raped and abused in other ways by men much like the study in this article but in Asia.

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Study shows prevalent gender inequality in Italy

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Study shows prevalent gender inequality in Italy
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A recent study shows that gender inequality concerning wage and work conditions is still prevalent in Italy, Press TV reports.

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In Italy studies are showing that there is prevalent gender inequality. Women are not being treated fairly and that should change.

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Anson Bidwelll's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:43 PM

This article is on my page because it shows how women are being discriminated against even in MDCs. Anyone who thinks women are completely equal to men in MDCs should read this. This relates to HTS because it helps show that despite all the efforts made in MDCs to have gender equality, we are still imperfect.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:37 PM

This article shows that old traditions have an effect on gender inequality. Women are paid less than men because most of the employers are men and they believe in the olden traditions where the women is supposed to do house work and the man is supposed to do the bread winning. The women still are allowed to work but they are held back by old traditions. This relates to half the sky because it shows that traditions hold back women and diminish their opprotunities

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Gender Inequality in Film by the Numbers (infographic)

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Gender Inequality In Film By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)
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The war against gender inequality in film rages on with the New York Film Academy's latest findings.

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Even in movies women are being portrait as lesser humans. They are shown as needing men to survive and having to rely on men. 

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Adam Brickle's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:46 PM

This article shows all the casual sexism and gender inequality going on in holly wood and the film industry.

Matthew Reupke's comment, April 28, 2014 2:01 PM
This is a great article about how women don't have a lot of power in the world. It shows how in movie business, males still have the upper hand. This also highlights some of the most influential women in the movie business, film makers, directors, editors or characters, they are making little impact but still rising none the less.
Jayla Pressley's comment, May 7, 2014 6:17 PM
This article explains and shows the gender discrimination in hollywood. It tells you how women come second to men in the entertainment business when trying to receive a job in hollywood.
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Acid Attacks Against Women On The Rise In Italy

Acid Attacks Against Women On The Rise In Italy | Human Rights | Scoop.it
A vicious spate of acid attacks against women has shocked the European country. Barbie Latza Nadeau reports.

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Maddie Morris's insight:

Attacks on women are on the rise. Acid attacks are awful and should not be on the rise they should instead be going away. This reminds me of the bride burnings in India which is another form of abuse.

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sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 11:00 PM

I chose this article because when most people hear the phrase gender inequality, they typically think of the middle east, China, or India, but this article is an example of one of the oldest countries in the world is almost regressing as acid attacks on women become more prevalent. The worst part is that these horrible people that throw acid on women are often not caught for attacking a women which is cruel and unjust. 

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 10:56 AM

I chose this article, because It was similar to half the sky and in the article i read about acid attacks, and that also happened to women that told their story, in half the sky.This article has similarities, because the women are treated unfair and people don't believe that they have value. Thats why they abuse women, and do the things that they do, these type of things were talked about in the Half The Sky article. 

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:43 PM

This is so interesting to me because it shows that gender inequality can be prevalent in first world countries. The topic of gender inequality not necessarily relates to the economy of a country but the type of religious groups in the country. Gender equality should be put into phase over the next years because on the emphasis that it should be interpolated as part of education. That men and women should be treated, payed, and given the same opportunities.  This article relates to half the sky because in half the sky Saima talks about how women are always given the lower foot in society and it needs to change. She mentions many times that the education is key for gender equality to begin and for gender inequality to stop 

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A pledge to support the call for UN action to end violence against women and girls - Demand global action to end violence against women and girls #idleNoMore protect our mothers & daughters

A pledge to support the call for UN action to end violence against women and girls - Demand global action to end violence against women and girls #idleNoMore protect our mothers & daughters | Human Rights | Scoop.it
One in three women will be a victim of violence – being raped, beaten or abused in her lifetime. In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than learn how to read. It's time to put a stop to this worldwide injustice.

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Maddie Morris's insight:

It is time to put a stop to violence. These women are major victims to violence. They are being beaten, raped, and abused all their lives. In some places women are more likely to be raped than learn how to read. This is a sad idea to think about and this needs to be stopped by the world.

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Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson's curator insight, March 5, 2013 3:42 PM

Demand global action to end violence against women and girls #idleNoMore protect our mothers & daughters

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YEMEN: Female education remains key challenge

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The government says the gender gap with regard to education is “considerable”. While national illiteracy rates stand at about 30 percent for men, they exceed 67 percent for women, it says. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says access to education is one of the biggest challenges facing children in Yemen today, especially girls.

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Maddie Morris's insight:

This article talks about how education is frowned upon for women in Yemen. Education is a major part of women inequality. Without education how do women know that they have another option other than being bossed around all the time. I choose this article because it is unfair to women to be controlled like this.

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Emily Waters's curator insight, April 27, 2014 2:36 PM

I choose this article because it tells about the gender gap in Yemen and how there is such a large gender gap there especially with education. It talks about how there is a negative outlook on females getting an education there. I think it is important to hear that some people aren't as lucky to be accepted and that things need to change. 

 

Both this article and Half the Sky have stories of women who lived in places where a girls education isn't necessarily as important as a boys education and that is completely okay with people there. Both of the women fought for their rights to go get an education. 

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In the UK, new gender equality rules on the way but only for larger businesses

The Guardian New gender equality rules on the way but only for larger businesses The Guardian The Abbott government will subject larger businesses to new gender equality rules from October but will defer the introduction of other requirements as...

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Maddie Morris's insight:

This article is about gender equality coming into larger businesses. So that women are not abused and get paid the same as men. This reminds me of the article because in the article women women are not treated the same as men and are abused.

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India 'dowry deaths' still rising despite modernization

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Crime statistics and a Gender Scorecard compiled by women's rights activists have put chilling new perspective on an age-old social ill in India: Bride-burning and other "dowry crimes" take the life of a woman every hour.

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Maddie Morris's insight:

Deaths in India are on the rise. Bride-burning and other crimes are taking place because of unequal rights. Despite modernization and women gaining more rights in other places it is still staying the same in India. This article reminds me of Half the Sky becuase of all the women being treated unfairly and beaten.

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Jonathan Kaus's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:29 AM

I selected this article because It focuses on a very important part of gender inequality, the part were women are killed because they are not seen as equal. This article says that over the past 25-30 years in India, dowry crimes and bride burning have begun rising in large numbers. bride burning rose 3% from last year and other dowry crimes rose even more. This relates to HTS because the excerpt was saying women in India are fed less and sometimes burned so that husband can get more money from the wife's parents. 

Fritz's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:15 PM

I chose to include this article because it relates to a very large issue in India as well as the fight for gender equality. In places like India, women are not valued, and marriages are seen as business deals in which the groom an his family make some  financial gain. This article brings attention to this problem, as well as the fact that it is getting worse. This relates to the Half the Sky excerpt because bride burnings are mentioned many times throughout the excerpt, and this article provides more exact and specific information on the topic.

Daishon Redden's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:17 AM

I chose this article because it talks about how India is in a stage change but the amount of deaths from inequality are still rising. The relates to half the sky because of the bride burnings. 

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Catapulting Gender Equality with Clean Water

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Catapulting Gender Equality with Clean Water - The Huffington Post

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Women are not provided the same health care as men. One thing we can do is provide women around the world with cleaner water which can lead to a better life. With better health more women will live an be happier and feel better leading to them taking actions. We can all get together to insure happy lives for women.

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sydneyncollins's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:01 PM

I chose this because it is similar to the story of Saima and how she used to take out small loans with low interests on it in order to start her business. The only difference is that this money is being used to provide clean water and toilets to women in need.

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Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds

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Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds
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Kirti Singh, a lawyer and author of the U.N.

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Some laws in India are enforcing that women follow men. Women are having to follow behind there men counterparts and are not allowed to expand any businesses or education.

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Daishon Redden's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:22 AM

I selected this article because it talks about how there is preference of girls over boys in India. There is little enforcement on child marriage and pre-natal sex. The relates to half the sky because it talks about how girls are wanted more than boys.

Dru Pickrel's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:36 AM

I chose this article because it describes how woman are looked at differently than men in India. This article gives good facts about the gender inequality that happens in India. 

Fritz's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:35 PM

I selected this article because it is based on a study by the U.N., which means that it is accurate, and also because it focuses on a major topic in India. This study points out how there are few laws that promote gender equality in India, and little to no political will to enforce these laws. There are also many laws in India that actually promote gender inequality, such as laws that do not allow widows or daughters to inherit property of  dead husband or father. This relates to the Half the Sky excerpt because it mentions doing away with laws such as these in order to end gender inequality. It also mentions many topics brought up in the excerpt pertaining to why female children usually pass away or are not favored or aborted in these countries.

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New ways of working, Same old gender inequality | The Clayman Institute for Gender Research

New ways of working, Same old gender inequality | The Clayman Institute for Gender Research | Human Rights | Scoop.it
In a study of women geoscientists, New ways of working lead to Same old gender inequality 

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Even in the advanced working areas there is still major gender inequality. Women are not getting paid a much. They are also not getting as high of positions because they are female. 

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Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:04 PM

This article explains the hard fact that in industries it takes longer for women to get promoted or  receive a pay raise due to the fact that they are women. It relates to half the sky because it tells how women have less opportunities than men. The women are treated differently in their work environments simply because they are women.

 

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Why Richer Countries Have Greater Gender Equality - Forbes

Why Richer Countries Have Greater Gender Equality - Forbes | Human Rights | Scoop.it
Why Richer Countries Have Greater Gender Equality
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I think we'll all agree that there's greater gender equality in the US today than there was a century ago when it was a much poorer place.

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There is more of a chance for people to be educated which informs women they do not have to put up with it. There is also more infrastructure so that means better jobs for women and men. All in all richer countries are more advanced so life for people is more advanced.

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sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 8, 2014 8:50 AM

I chose this article because it directly relates to answer the question of how do we know that least developed countries have more inequality than a more developed country. This article states that the more equal a country is, the richer a country is, the more supported the idea of equality is. When you live in an LDC, you have  to worry about surviving, since you are worrying about surviving, you are not necessarily worried too much about the equality between genders. This can help answer HEI.

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:16 AM

I chose this article because, it talks about how if we had less gender inequality the economy in that area would grow. Where there is a high rate of gender inequality its located in LDC's, like most of the countries in the half the sky article, were LDC's. If their wasn't gender inequality, there might be a improvement and a better development of the country itself. 

Summer L's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:16 AM

This article talks about how in countries that are more developed have a lot less gender inequality due their development as a country.

 

This relates because most countries that suffer from extreme gender inequality are LDC's. 

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Breaking the Silence on Woman Abuse | Abahlali baseMjondolo

Breaking the Silence on Woman Abuse | Abahlali baseMjondolo | Human Rights | Scoop.it

Each and every day is a challenge to women who are facing different kinds of abuse. It is often hard for them to speak out about it. Some of the women are abused by their boyfriends or husbands. Others are abused even within their families by their family members and because they are woman they feel that they must keep quiet about it. Women are also abused by landlords, government officials and politicians. Some rich women are also abused by the men in their communities but rich women are not abused by government officials and politicians. Being poor makes a person vulnerable to all kinds of abuses because poor people are not taken as people that count in this society. We are not taken as people with rights. In fact keeping some people poor is a kind of lifelong and day to day abuse too.


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Maddie Morris's insight:

Women are being abused on a day to day basis. It is even worse for poor women. They are getting abused by husbands, boyfriends, landlords, family, etc. This is unfair and women should not be treated this way. This needs to stop and soon because he whole world is being affected by it.

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A global goal on gender equality, women's rights and empowerment - Reuters AlertNet (blog)

A global goal on gender equality, women's rights and empowerment - Reuters AlertNet (blog) | Human Rights | Scoop.it

A global goal on gender equality, women's rights and empowerment Reuters AlertNet (blog) The goal on gender equality and women's empowerment tracked progress on school enrolment, women's share of paid work, and women's participation in parliament.


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This article talks about how women should be empowered and feel tat they have a voice. They need to be treated as fairly as men are in the workplace and around town. This reminds me of the article because it talks about empowering women.

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Kaitlyn Brown's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:40 PM

Women empowerment and gender equality is a '' global goal " .  The empowerment of women is being tracked on several levels . Mainly it is being tracked by the enrollment of school . 

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The economics of sexual inequality When education dries up - The Economist

The economics of sexual inequality When education dries up - The Economist | Human Rights | Scoop.it
The economics of sexual inequality When education dries up
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ECONOMISTS see reducing sexual inequality in education as a vital part of promoting development.

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Maddie Morris's insight:

This article is discussing how as inequality is growing education is going to dry up. Without women a full establishment of education can not be achieved because have of the population is not in action. This relates to the article because they both discus how women play a major part in education.

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Aaliyah Smith's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:51 AM

This article relates to Tererai in 'Half the Sky' because it focuses on allowing females to go to school and trying to keep them in school to advance Africa' s economic growth. I curated this because it is very important for people to know, once you educate a women, things will start to prosper. 

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 6, 2014 7:29 PM

I like this article a lot. I chose this article, because what they are saying about sexual inequality when there is a lack of education is true. This relates to the half the sky article, because in half the sky most of the women were educated at all, they we're at home because that's all they could do alone. Being educated in Least developed countries is normal, not just because some cant afford a secondary school, but because education is valued, especially education for women. Men are dominant women are not. 

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:08 AM

I curated this article, because it talks about Education. In the half the sky article, education is one of the big issues that women have associated with gender inequality. Women don't get educated, because they are simply women, this article is important because it tells people that Education is important for everybody and not men.