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Drought drives rural Indian women into city sex trade

Drought drives rural Indian women into city sex trade | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Amid crop failures and crippling debt, thousands seek a living as sex workers in Hyderabad

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Destiney Jones's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:24 PM

Helps answer HEI

Bryce Rowell's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:34 PM

 I choose this article because of natural disasters within these agriculturally dependent countries, people are forced out of there homes and lives. As a result of the environment women sometimes have to be apart of the notorious sex trades and the business of prostitution, where many forms of violence and wrongdoing occur. 

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:52 PM

In many countries the amount of women that suffer during natural disasters is huge. They suffer because since they rely on farming and the disaster destroys the crop they are forced into prostitution and slavery related jobs to keep the family surviving. If they don't then they are beaten for not producing good offspring to take care of the family. And they are sometimes killed because the husbands think that  they are useless and need to find new wives.

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Violence against women causes "global health epidemic", says WHO report

Violence against women causes "global health epidemic", says WHO report | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
More than a third of all women worldwide are victims of physical or sexual violence, says WHO report

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Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:09 PM

This article emphasizes on that women suffer both emotionally and physically from gender inequality. Most women are beat by their boyfriends or husbands and can do nothing to control it. This related to the Half the sky Excerpt because the women in the article told about being beaten for reasons that they could not control. Women suffer health issues because of the beatings and abuse.  

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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 Inequality | Scoop.it
Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality?
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Jacob Cooney's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:01 PM

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.

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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Defining an Independent Nation

Defining an Independent Nation | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
While the terms country, state, and nation are often used interchangeably, there is a difference.

 

A straightforward explanation of important vocabulary terms for a political geography unit. 

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James Hobson's curator insight, October 9, 2014 10:54 PM

(Europe topic 6)

The contrast between these 3 terms (and combinations of them) has always been confusing to me, and I'd assume many others as well. Though this video explains fairly well the differences in definitions, I don't think that they have been consistently used as accurately as possible. Though terms like United Nations and the Navajo Nation seem to make sense to me, "one nation under God," as taken from the  Allegiance, might arguably be a technicality. Though the American spirit can be considered to have formed its own nation, there is undoubtedly a multitude of nations within (or at least partially in) the United States. (I'm not disagreeing with the phrase, but just thought it was worth mentioning during this time when the world has changed so much since its inception) Also, what is considered a nation by one group is not necessarily acknowledged by another, and this is what can lead to miscommunications, loss in translation, and arguably tensions, with the Middle East serving as a good example.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 8:04 PM

This short video does a great job of explaining the differences between these terms. Often they are wrongly used interchangeably while in reality they have distinct meanings and cannot simply be swapped out for another.

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Smart homes are simplicity itself - The Australian

Smart homes are simplicity itself - The Australian | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Smart homes are simplicity itself The Australian Dominic Piccolo, director of Melbourne's Piccolo Architecture, says in luxury homes the amount of co-ordination increases, and every system is integrated, including fire places, awnings, curtains and...

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Homes for wounded warriors

Homes for wounded warriors | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about his charity Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors and why giving back to the troops means so much to him.

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BeltwayBoy Sports's curator insight, November 19, 2013 3:49 AM

Jared Allen's a CLASS ACT! I think what he's doing is great and it's nice to see NFL players doing positive things like this. We always hear about guys getting in trouble.  

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10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes

10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

From solar power and recycled materials to thermal energy and rooftop gardens, these 10 homes are both inspiring and functional models for sustainable living.


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Frédéric Liégeois's comment, October 18, 2013 2:59 AM
Très, comment dirais-je, ... vertical!
James Hurt's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:16 AM

love it

Frank Spencer's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:00 PM

I never stop being amazed at the incredible creativity that todays architects come up with

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Green Grows Up: The Many Faces of Today's LEED Homes

Green Grows Up: The Many Faces of Today's LEED Homes | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

What does a LEED certified home look like architecturally? And how does it compare with what a sustainable house should look like? 

A LEED certified home, as you’re about to see from the photos in this article, can pretty much look like anything you want. The strength (and weakness) of the LEED for Homes rating system is that it attempts to reconcile sustainable building objectives with the current reality of the green building market and the range of options that are realistically available to the majority of people...


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Homeschooling in Kenya

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To Eradicate Malaria, Eradicate Cramped Housing

To Eradicate Malaria, Eradicate Cramped Housing | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
A soldier distributes bed nets in Cambodia.

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Blooming Bamboo Home: A Modular Solution for Emergency Housing

Blooming Bamboo Home: A Modular Solution for Emergency Housing | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

H&P Architects from Vietnam provide an effective solution to emergency housing with this simple self-assembly home that can be mass produced at a minimal cost in a span of 25 days. BB (Blooming Bamboo) home is one solution to housing for millions of people in calamity-hit locations.

The prototype has just been completed last month in Cau Dien Town, Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam. From a bamboo module, each house is simply assembled with bolting, binding, hanging, placing. The structure is strong enough to withstand 1.5m-high floods.
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jardinelviejito's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:52 AM

Con el uso de materia prima renovable se pueden lograr cosas asombrosas en cualquier lugar del mundo. La diferencia la hace la buena voluntad de las Instituciones y de la gente que maneja estas ideas, logrando así resultados que a todos nos parecen asombrosos, pero que en realidad lo que tienen de bueno es que se llevaron a cabo. 

¿Cuál puede ser tu aporte, tu granito de arena en este mar de ideas global?

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Woman with Down syndrome creates unique clothing line

Woman with Down syndrome creates unique clothing line | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Ashley DeRamus, who has Down Syndrome, says it's challenging to find clothes that fit. So she designed her own clothing line.

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Serial Entrepreneur Finds a New Market in Old Clothing

Serial Entrepreneur Finds a New Market in Old Clothing | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Decades of Fashion is the latest in a long line of business ventures for serial entrepreneur Cicely Hansen.

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But Only White People Care About the Environment, Right? - TakePart

But Only White People Care About the Environment, Right? - TakePart | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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But Only White People Care About the Environment, Right?
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It's fresh, funny, and far from pop culture's depressing portrayal of a climate-altered future in which the world is overcome by rising seas.
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World leaders must not overlook gender inequality in fight against poverty - ChristianToday

World leaders must not overlook gender inequality in fight against poverty - ChristianToday | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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World leaders must not overlook gender inequality in fight against poverty
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Christian Aid has said tackling international gender inequality is essential if the battle against poverty is to be won.
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K. Paige Ashworth's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:38 PM

This article relates to Half the Sky because they both speak of the poverty rates not being able to go down without gender equality leveling out. This reminds me of what Bill Gates spoke about Saudi Arabia not being able to rise to their full potential if they don't use but half of their brain power (meaning women's intellectual ability).

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Gender Inequality in Film by the Numbers (infographic)

Gender Inequality in Film by the Numbers (infographic) | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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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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.
Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:39 PM

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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Corporations under pressure on political spending

Corporations under pressure on political spending | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

BY FREDREKA SCHOUTEN AND MARTHA T. MOORE for USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – American companies are discovering the perils of politics as activists and public pension fund officials apply new pressure on corporations to disclose their political spending — or cease it entirely. 

Companies holding their annual meetings this spring will face a record number of shareholder resolutions demanding companies reveal whether corporate funds have been spent on politics. A coalition that includes Public Citizen, Common Cause and other groups that favor campaign limits has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to require publicly traded companies to disclose campaign spending on their filings to regulators. [MORE]


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Absolutely Prefabulous: 10 Modular Homes

Absolutely Prefabulous: 10 Modular Homes | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

The benefits of using prefabrication are many, and can result in beautiful homes that function just as well or better than custom ones built on site.

Using modular techniques for construction allows for stronger purchasing power. The process of building on site is also much quicker—and cheaper. Prefabrication is also greener since it uses computer technology to manufacture the modules, which creates 50% to 75% less material waste. The one limitation of prefabrication is that the pieces of the home need to be able to be shipped from the factory to the site of assembly.

But the benefits of prefabrication are many, and can result in beautiful homes that function just as well or better than custom ones built on site.

 

Check out these 10 examples of prefab architecture at the link.


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ParadigmGallery's comment, September 1, 2013 1:11 PM
That was a wonderful prefab 101 for a novice like me! Thanks so much,,,
Jorge Forero's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:45 PM

10 ejemplos de arquitectura modular, los invitamos a visitar http://inatechservices.com para conocer un poco más de arquitectura modular.

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Photographer Captures Intimate Moments Of Cosplayers In Their Homes

Photographer Captures Intimate Moments Of Cosplayers In Their Homes | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Klaus Pichler, a 36-year-old Austrian photographer, is fascinated by the creation of alter egos through costumes, including the imitation of fictional characters called cosplay.

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2014: What Americans are looking for when they shop for homes

2014: What Americans are looking for when they shop for homes | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
What do you want in your home? My house is small enough that I can plug in my vacuum cleaner once and do the whole space without unplugging and moving it. But I sure would like some storage.
See the original here: Business Week.

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At Least 6 Dead in Illinois After Tornadoes, Storms Damage Homes

At Least 6 Dead in Illinois After Tornadoes, Storms Damage Homes | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
One of the Reported Tornadoes Was Estimated to Have Winds Up to 200 MPH

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London's subway is warming homes with waste heat

London's subway is warming homes with waste heat | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

In London, they've come up with a better use: capturing the heat from its subway to heat nearby homes. Mayor of London Boris Johnson recently announced the project saying that it will connect with the Bunhill energy centre and heat network, an underground network of pipes that heats homes using heat waste from power stations. This latest project will heat about 700 homes in the London borough of Islington.


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Illegal migrant's children denied access to education and housing - report

Illegal migrant's children denied access to education and housing - report | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Report published by the Coram Children's Legal Centre finds tougher immigration stance is denying children basic rights

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Michigan school’s ban on clothing honoring deceased student sparks nationwide outrage

Michigan school’s ban on clothing honoring deceased student sparks nationwide outrage | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

A Michigan middle school has rescinded its ban on clothing meant to honor a recently deceased student. The move comes after the prohibition turned into a national media firestorm and upset the very family that the gesture was meant to comfort.


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Sensors Embedded in Clothing? Check Out Sensoria Smart Socks

Sensors Embedded in Clothing?  Check Out Sensoria Smart Socks | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

“ The first wave of self-tracking devices—Fitbit, Fuel, XX—has washed ashore and perhaps receded somewhat. No one device went viral; none are must-have.”


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