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Mumbai's sex slaves: 'I have had bad dreams about the life these girls lead'

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Hazel Thompson, a photographer from Surrey, explains why she spent 11 years documenting the city's red light district Photographer Hazel Thompson, 35, has spent a large part of the last 11 years in Mumbai learning about, and living with, the sex...

 

 


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I like this article because it goes onto a whole new level than other articles because Thompson actually experienced what a lot of unfortunate girls and women have to go through.

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Ana Valdés's curator insight, September 28, 2013 8:12 PM

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Summer L's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:36 PM

This article helps with movement.

 

I selected this article because it gives an inside of where the sex trade had started or how it started. It related because it talks of how women are sold off from their families (or are simply taken away from them) and they are forced into sex trafficking. 

K. Paige Ashworth's curator insight, May 8, 2014 8:05 AM

This article speaks of the unbearable truth that young women are put through during sex trafficking. 

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Uganda making strides in gender equality in schools

Uganda making strides in gender equality in schools | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
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Uganda making strides in gender equality in schools...

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I selected this article because I find it interesting that Uganda, an LDC in Africa is among one of the 126 countries to possibly reach Gender equality in schools by 2015.  This is good because that means there will be more girls educated, and the improvement of gender equality in other facets of the country and others around it may follow suit soon.

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Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality? - Huffington Post

Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality? - Huffington Post | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it

Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality?


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This article is interesting to me (and therefore attracted me because of this) because it shows the real situation in countries (in this case Iran) that say they are improving gender equality, but really aren't.

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Morgan Molosso's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:15 PM

The reason I chose this article was because of the interesting image in the front of the article.  But when I realized that it was very educational and spoke a lot about gender inequality i realized that was another reason why I should scoop it.  This relates to half the sky by the women tried to take action against gender inequality.  There was one girl in half the skys that got an actual job.

sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:50 PM

I chose this article because several countries state that they are attempting to mandate laws and help promote gender yet it is not enough to create total equality. For example in Iran laws have been made to help promote equality for women yet, in a press conference for the new president who is a supporter of equality, women journalists are sitting on the floor while men are seated in chairs.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:13 PM

This article shows that women in Iran that are politics are shown different moralities because they are only allowed to sit on the floor during meetings and discussions. The women are physically inferior to the men in the congress and is shown by the level that they are seen as. The women are in congress but they don't really have any voice because they are on the ground unable to do as much as the men

 

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Microfinancing gains pace in Africa - The New York Times

Microfinancing gains pace in Africa - The New York Times | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it

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This article interested me because it went into some statistics and facts about micro-financing in Africa, and it also shares some possibilities if micro-financing were offered to more and more people everywhere, in a similar way to HTS.

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Caira Wilson's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:41 PM

Micro-financing is a form of helping women receive money to improve and start their businesses. As we learned in 'Half the Sky', Saima, a woman from a middle eastern country started receiving money to help her embroidery business. Now she's to the point where she has about 30 people working for her, and her business is very popular.  

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Pakistani Assemblywoman: Girls’ Education Key to Ending Terrorism - New America Media

Pakistani Assemblywoman: Girls’ Education Key to Ending Terrorism - New America Media | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism.

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This article, like many others, including HTS, focuses on improving girls' education around the world (in Pakistan in this article).  This article also claims that this will decrease terrorism, which is a reason that I selected the article.

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Robert Slone's curator insight, September 16, 2014 6:59 AM

 If you educate the women, they will in turn educate the children and everyone benefits.

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Black widows of Yemen: Inequality sparks spate of husband killings — RT

Black widows of Yemen: Inequality sparks spate of husband killings — RT | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
Most of the 50 Yemeni women accused of murder in 2012 were arrested for killing their husbands, the country’s ministry of interior has announced. The killings are deemed by many a desperate reaction to rampant gender inequality in the country.

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This article covers many things also included in HTS.  The killings covered in this article were enticed by various gender inequalities commited against women 

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Watch the incredible moment a Swedish woman transforms into a man... to highlight gender inequality in the workplace

Watch the incredible moment a Swedish woman transforms into a man... to highlight gender inequality in the workplace | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
Chairwoman of Sweden's largest union, Kommunal, Annelie Nordstrom underwent the makeover after it emerged women earn 250,000 euros less than their male colleagues over the course of their careers.
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This article shows how, even in MDC's like Sweden, there is still a large amount of gender inequality (up to 250,000 euros, even).

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All About Data

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Girls' Education: Why It Matters - infographic 1/2 Two infographics from technology provider Intel's girls and women project show the impacts of education for girls on their future wages, family health and surrounding poverty levels.

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This drew my attention because it relates to HTS by showing various statistics and facts about what happens when more women are educated.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:22 PM

Positive impact of educating young ladies, and cost of not doing so.

Robyn DeAbreu's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:52 PM

This relates to Half the Sky because this is the main solution the authors talked about to end gender inequality. This is a great visual to show that education really does make a difference in girl's lives as well as in the lives of people around the world. 

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Mumbai's sex slaves: 'I have had bad dreams about the life these girls lead'

Mumbai's sex slaves: 'I have had bad dreams about the life these girls lead' | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
Hazel Thompson, a photographer from Surrey, explains why she spent 11 years documenting the city's red light district Photographer Hazel Thompson, 35, has spent a large part of the last 11 years in Mumbai learning about, and living with, the sex...

 

 


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Jacob Cooney's insight:

I like this article because it goes onto a whole new level than other articles because Thompson actually experienced what a lot of unfortunate girls and women have to go through.

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Ana Valdés's curator insight, September 28, 2013 8:12 PM

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Summer L's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:36 PM

This article helps with movement.

 

I selected this article because it gives an inside of where the sex trade had started or how it started. It related because it talks of how women are sold off from their families (or are simply taken away from them) and they are forced into sex trafficking. 

K. Paige Ashworth's curator insight, May 8, 2014 8:05 AM

This article speaks of the unbearable truth that young women are put through during sex trafficking. 

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Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality

Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
The Guardian Live Q&A: Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality The Guardian That sounds straightfoward, but programmes working to engage men and boys to end sexual harassment, gender-based violence, child marriage, female genital...

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I read this article because of its relevance to HTS.  It states that men and boys need to be educated and worked with to end gender inequalities and violences, even though it goes against social norms, similarly to HTS.

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Morgan Molosso's curator insight, May 7, 2014 2:59 PM

I chose this article because it talked about getting the boys in the regions with gender inequality to grow up knowing it was wrong.  This was talked about in the Ted talk.  When the lady that spoke in the Ted Talk hit on this subject it made me think differently about gender inequality.  This relates to Half the Sky by proving that men have a lot to do with when it comes to gender inequality.  This is because gender inequality is usually against women not men.  

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Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation through women's education | Women's WorldWide Web

Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation through women's education | Women's WorldWide Web | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
By educating and empowering young Maasai women, Voices of Hope works to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya.

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I chose to read this article because it focuses on a topic also mentioned in HTS, Female Genital Mutilation (not in the excerpt we read, but I know it's discussed somewhere in the book).  It also looks at various things that happen because of FGM and efforts to stop it.

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Women in Politics Map 2014 shows gender equality in parliaments could be achieved in less than 20 years

Women in Politics Map 2014 shows gender equality in parliaments could be achieved in less than 20 years | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
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Women in Politics Map 2014 shows gender equality in parliaments could be ...

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The title hooked me to this article, and it did this because gender equality in governing assemblies is an important thing for overall gender inequality, and to be achieved in possibly less than 20 years is another great thing.  With more women in government, making decisions and laws, the more likely womens' viewpoints will be expressed and seen.

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This Map Shows Just How Far the World Has to Go to Reach Gender Equality

This Map Shows Just How Far the World Has to Go to Reach Gender Equality | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
The countries with the best and worst gender equality.

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Jacob Cooney's insight:

This article can help with Location, Region, and maybe place & HEI.  I find this article and map interesting because it is simplistic, but can still tell (and possibly imply) a lot about gender inequality around the world.

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Adam Brickle's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:04 PM

This Map makes the gender inequality problem as real as it gets and shows how bad it is in Africa and South Asia like in Half the Sky

sydneyncollins's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:16 PM

This will help me answer a question about Location because it shows which places are more common to have gender inequality.

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Acid Attacks Against Women On The Rise In Italy

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

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Jacob Cooney's insight:

I chose to look at this article because of the title, I wouldn't expect Italy to be as filled with Acid Attacks as it is.  It relates to HtS because it shows various cases of acid attacks, even those that seemingly happen for no reason.

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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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Couple kills daughter who talked to a boy

Couple kills daughter who talked to a boy | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it

Local police officer Tahir Ayub told AFP the father, Mohammad Zafar, had had suspicions about his daughter Anvu Sha and became enraged when he saw her with a boy outside their home on Monday.

 

"Zafar beat her up and then poured acid over her with the help of his wife. She was badly burnt but they did not take her to hospital until the next morning, and she died on Wednesday," Ayub said.

 

Related, http://www.theblaze.com/stories/horrifying-pakistani-parents-kill-their-daughter-for-eyeing-boy-on-a-motorcycle-in-apparent-honor-killing/.


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Jacob Cooney's insight:

This is interesting because it shows just how strict families can be in certain parts of the world, and how severely they react to little things, like Half the Sky touched on.

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Robyn DeAbreu's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:56 PM

If my family believed in killing me because of talking to a boy, I would have been dead when I was five. I do not understand why families like these are so strict or why they would even believe that honor killing is right. It pains me that her father did not care that he was hurting and killing his own daughter on an issue that is so insignificant. I read about stories like this one in Half The Sky where the victim was killed by her own family.

Claudia Isabella Cannon's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:29 PM

I chose this article because the mother and father murdered their daughter for talking to a boy. They beat her and then doused her with acid. This related to half the sky because it shows that people in other countries have strict rules and if they are not followed, they are severely punished. 

Morgan Molosso's curator insight, May 5, 2014 8:50 PM

The reason I chose this article is because it was so extreme.  Just to think that for talking to one boy your family would kill you is just mind blowing.  This relates to half the sky by the family killing the daughter by pouring acid on her.  The mom also did this to the daughter so it shows how corrupt the gender inequality is in these countries.  

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Gender discrimination hasn't disappeared - Dallas Morning News

Gender discrimination hasn't disappeared - Dallas Morning News | Gender mistreatment and inequality | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News Gender discrimination hasn't disappeared Dallas Morning News Gender discrimination hasn't disappeared — far from it, it has simply gone underground, where it is more subtle, harder to spot and often more dangerous than the old...
Jacob Cooney's insight:

This article drew me to it because it relates to something expressed in Half the Sky, gender discrimination has become harder to spot.  While the examples of gender discrimination presented in this article are in more modern and business terms/settings, they can still directly relate to the Half the Sky examples.

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