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Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides

Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements...

Via Maricielo Guzman
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Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYleXcpbzKY) - What attracted me to this article is the picture with the probably 30-40 year old man with an looks like 12-14 year old girl.the video goes on to talk about how child marriages need to stop. many reason of  child marriages is  simply because it has happened for generations – and straying from tradition could mean exclusion from the community. Might also be because of poverty , they may not be able to feed their children. What the people don't realize is that early marriage affects their education and often goes in to abuse and deadly consequences. Women of these communities are often seen as family burdens while their husbands are seen as kings. The father or the husbands family bring her in the their to get married often so they can mold the women into the type of person they want her to be.”Half the Sky “ relate to this by Gender empowerment. Sections one, two and six all talk about gender empowerment in different forms like. bride burnings , not caring for female baby, not being able to go to school. this article is good help for culture,

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Maricielo Guzman's curator insight, December 18, 2012 1:08 AM

The video shows how girls get married young. It says its a tradition practiced over many countries and even though its illegal in some parts of the world. It still happens because traditions die hard. If it still continues at the same pace it is believed about 100 million girls will get married over the next decade. Once they get married the girls are taken out of school. So they have no way to provide for their family but to depend on their husbands. Increasing the poverty rate, the girls are married off because their families are poor. Making them young brides and reproducing up to 9 kids with no money; which continues the cycle of child brides. Some girls want to be doctors and have a future but their fate is sealed at such a young age. Some of the girls are abused by their husbands and the husband's family. Bibi Aisha who is 17 and had her nose and ears cut by her father in law for no reason at all.

 

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Daughters of the brothel - Witness - Al Jazeera English

Daughters of the brothel - Witness - Al Jazeera English | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it

Naseema was born into and lives in one of India's most infamous brothels but is now working to free trafficked women.


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hannah's insight: Daughters of the brothel - Witness - Al Jazeera English (http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2011/06/201162081055517275.html) - I picked this article becuase of the remarkable thing this woman did for the people in the brothels.This woman was born into the brotherls and taken care of by a prostitue in the brothel which whom she called her (grandma). Naseema became the first girl in the brothel's 300-or-so-year history to receive an education. When she returned to Chaturbhuj-sthan it was not to sell her body. With the help of local banks, Naseema established small industries inside the brothel - making candles, matchsticks, bindis and incense - offering many prostitutes an alternative form of employment.And she set about persuading the sex workers to send their children to school. Now almost every child in Chaturbhuj-sthan is in full-time education. Relating this to “Half the Sky”in section 2 i talked about how the women were forced at a young age in brothels . i guess in this article the ending is better than in “Half the Sky”. The women actually get to have a chance in the real world , with education.
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Summer L's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:16 PM

This article is about a film that was created in the brothels that tells about how someone overcame what happened in there and went to get a better life. She came back to save the other females. This relates to the article because it says that women are entrapped in the brothels and most of them do not have the chance to escape.

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Gender wage gap still largely in evidence throughout the UK

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Gender wage gap still largely in evidence throughout the UK. Despite pushes in recent years for a degree of parity between what men and women earn for doing similar jobs, a new study has discovered that females living and ...

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Gender wage gap still largely in evidence throughout the UK(http://www.randstad.com/the-world-of-work/gender-wage-gap-still-largely-in-evidence-throughout-the-uk) - The reason i choose this article is because we look at gender inequality as not such a big deal. The truth is though it is and its not only affected us in politics and such but in employment and wages. This article states that According to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), women that work in the same  area as men for the same length of time can expect to earn a full £400,000 less throughout the duration of their working life. furthermore it was found that men gain  an average of more than £10,000 per year than women.However, in spite of this, the CMI says that the number of women now working in management roles across the UK is expanding.It  was found that 57 per cent of these positions are filled by females. A study found that as few as 15 per cent of seats in boardrooms are filled by women, with the EU saying that there should be quotas in place to see this hit 40 per cent by 2015.This all relates to “Half the Sky” by reason of how they both talk about Gender empowerment and gender inequality. In “Half the Sky” section one talks about a women not able to have a job but then she joins this program. This program helps women by giving them small loans monthly so they can start their businesses. this woman made a business with embroidery clothes . this later  helped her whole family and community respect her as a woman and a person. Before they didn't respect her ,they made fun of her ,and beat her.That sort of relates to how the boss of these businesses that don’t give women the same wages as men are treating the women that work for them.

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Drought drives rural Indian women into city sex trade

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

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Drought drives rural Indian women into city sex trade (http://www.trust.org/item/20120703081500-vc3h7/?source=spotlight) - i choose this article because the title shows how the environment effects the people and the people are depending on the environment. In this case they are depending on it for harvesting their crops .  this article relate to " Half the Sky" because in section one, two and six, they they both talk about gender inequality and gender empowerment.In this article the drought went on for year which led to 4 of their family members dying from malnutrition and chest pains. After no success with their land one of their children went to live in Hyderabad, so she  could find a way to survive. But with no schooling and no one to help her find a job, Aruna’s only option was prostitution.

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

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 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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Indicators of Human Trafficking | Homeland Security

Indicators of Human Trafficking | Homeland Security | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. (Did you know?

Via UN Women Watch
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I found this article particulairty intersting as it shared the various ways in which human trafficing creates physical and psychological changes on its victums. This can affect up to 12.3 million people who are forced into slaves at any moment. For others it is the simple abused of girls and women that can result in them being burned , starved and locked away like dogs .(This is revealed in section 2 of Half th Sky article.) The affects of the abused may answered in questions like.Is the person disoriented or confused, or showing signs of mental or physical abuse?Does the person have bruises in various stages of healing?Is the person fearful, timid, or submissive?Does the person show signs of having been denied food, water, sleep, or medical care? While the victims are abused ,negative affects result form men spending money on alcohol and drugs and prostitutions who are available as a result of this trafficing. Negative affects result on male and females  of society , in different ways.
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New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel

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Haaretz New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel Haaretz One of the hardest challenges facing activists fighting gender inequality is coming up with quantifiable proof of the extent of the injustice.


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New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel. Sadly the only area in which women steadily closed gap during 2004-2011 was education. Just as Saima in section 1 of “Half the Sky” reveals the success woman can have in small business and the drive to achieve such , it is most important the change the social role of women and recognize their abilities to handle not only a higher education but a business or career with great success. While Saima was able to overcome hardships, may are still faces with excessive barriers towards improving their lives due to gender inequality. This barrier being taking down will prove an asset to all. It is important to help others see this inequality in order for support o rally in order of this movement throughout the world.

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Anson Bidwelll's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:40 PM

I included this article because it shows how even in relatively developed countries like Israel, women still are not equal to men. Anyone who thinks that in MDCs women and men are completely equal. This relates to HTS because it shows how women are not just being discriminated against in LDCs, but also in countries in higher stages of the demographic cycle.

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31 arrested in women's rights demonstration at Virginia State Capitol

31 arrested in women's rights demonstration at Virginia State Capitol | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it

by OLYMPIA MEOLA, Richmond Times Dispatch

photo by EVA RUSSO

 

Del. Delores L. McQuinn, D-Richmond, tonight spoke out against the arrests of 31 women's rights demonstrators in a protest at the state Capitol earlier today that drew Virginia State Police in riot gear.

 

She said the arrests "are just the latest example of government overreach that we’ve seen in recent weeks."

 

"The men and women who marched on Capitol Square have a right to peacefully protest without the threat that they will be arrested for exercising that right," McQuinn said in a news release. "At several recent women’s rights events, there has been an overabundance of police presence. In fact, the Capitol Police tactical team has been at all of the events," she said.

 

McQuinn said she had "never seen a similar police presence when guns rights advocates assemble on Capitol Square on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday."

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Del. Delores L. McQuinn, D-Richmond,  spoke out against the arrests of 31 women's rights demonstrators in a protest at the state Capitol  that drew Virginia State Police in riot gear. About 500 women's-rights activists gathered on the grounds of the state Capitol to protest legislation requiring an ultrasound before getting an abortion. It demonstrated a sad need to continue to seek better understanding for women’s rights of choose. Perhaps we could use our government money used to guard again these activists toward a strong education system which in turn reduces birth rates. The Section 5 of, “Half the Sky “article revealed this information. It may be  the greatest improvement to better our education to improve economy and allow others to value the right of choice within other’s lives. This article merged the idea of lacking education to the proven need to deliver education in order create a prosperous and peaceful community for all genders .

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140 million girls will become child brides by 2020 at current rates

140 million girls will become child brides by 2020 at current rates | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
UN Commission on Status of Women debates inclusion of child marriage in agreement on eliminating violence against women and girls (140 million girls will become child brides by 2020 at current rates http://t.co/dyTTz6K8tj...

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140 million girls will become child brides by 2020 at current rates (http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/mar/08/140-million-girls-child-brides-2020?CMP=twt_gu) - i choose this article because of the extreme number of child brides expected in 2020 if the rate stays the same. Right now more than 140 million girls will become child brides by 2020 if current rates of early marriage continue, according to the UN. Although rates of child marriage vary between and within countries, most take place in rural sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. In south Asia, nearly half of young women are married by their 18th birthday. This doesn't directly relate the “Half the Sky“ but in general it does by gender inequality , gender empowerment, and female exploitation.In sub-Saharan Africa the figure is more than one-third.However, there are significant barriers to achieving this in many countries, particularly poor countries, which have fewer resources to keep girls in school and which see early marriage as a traditional, accepted practice.According to the UN, complications from pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death for girls between the ages of 15 and 19 in poorer countries. Stillbirths and deaths of newborn babies are 50% higher among mothers under the age of 20 than among women who get pregnant in their 20s.Part of that initiative is to involve local tribal chiefs, working with them to encourage their communities to send their children to school, especially girls, and to dispel the idea that marrying off girls early will bring blessings to the family.

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Abigail Harrison's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:42 AM

There are going to be about 140 million girls will become brides by the year 2020. President Banda  says "Our biggest worry is that where women are getting married early, it is causing a lot of maternal deaths." This is going to be a problem in LCD counties because they have to give their family money. This also relates back to the Half The Sky article. 

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The Web has Facilitated the Rebirth of Female Exploitation & Slavery.

The Web has Facilitated the Rebirth of Female Exploitation & Slavery. | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
As someone that campaigned for women and gay rights whilst a student activist during the 'dark days' of the late 1970s & early 1980s, and as someone who lived in Iceland for three years, I admire the present efforts of the Icelandic ...
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The Web has Facilitated the Rebirth of Female Exploitation & Slavery (http://brenspeedie.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-web-has-facilitated-rebirth-of.html) - I selected this article because the picture that was under the title made me interested. When i started reading this article it made me  think about section two from “Half the Sky”. Section two relate to this article because both articles talk about sex trafficking,gender inequality, and brothels. From ‘Half the Sky”  the author says  about 12.3 million people are forced slaves at any moment . Also that many girls and women are often locked in brothels and forced to work, even sedated sometimes.This article states how the Internet is a great resourceful invention, but if used unlawfully.Like as a weapon to enslave people particularly women worldwide, as in this case of the article it is used in that way.The author feels that vulnerable people such as asylum seekers and others use the internet this way.Also that “we are living in an era where slavery has being reborn facilitated by technology”.

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The Web has Facilitated the Rebirth of Female Exploitation & Slavery (http://brenspeedie.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-web-has-facilitated-rebirth-of.html) - I selected this article because the picture that was under the title made me interested. When i started reading this article it made me  think about section two from “Half the Sky”. Section two relate to this article because both articles talk about sex trafficking,gender inequality, and brothels. From ‘Half the Sky”  the author says  about 12.3 million people are forced slaves at any moment . Also that many girls and women are often locked in brothels and forced to work, even sedated sometimes.This article states how the Internet is a great resourceful invention, but if used unlawfully.Like as a weapon to enslave people particularly women worldwide, as in this case of the article it is used in that way.The author feels that vulnerable people such as asylum seekers and others use the internet this way.Also that “we are living in an era where slavery has being reborn facilitated by technology”.

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Ms. Magazine Runs Mock Cover Highlighting Child Brides in Islam - Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs

Ms. Magazine Runs Mock Cover Highlighting Child Brides in Islam - Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
In what could only be called a pig-flying moment (no halal pun intended), Ms. Magazine has published a mock magazine cover featuring "child brides." And while it doesn't specifically say Islam, it screams it -- from the hijab to the references to Yemen (an Islamic country) and acid attacks (notoriously Islamic).

Via Jack Hansen
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Ms. Magazine Runs Mock Cover Highlighting Child Brides in Islam - Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs (http://pamelageller.com/2014/03/ms-magazine-runs-mock-cover-highlighting-child-brides-islam.html/) - i selected this article because to topic of child bride disguised me and i wanted to know more about it. this magazine article doesn't exactly say Islam but it infers it with the hijab  and to the references to Yemen.So many Muslim countries under the sharia allow child marriage, in accordance with  Muhammad’s preferences for child brides.Just last week, women in Iraq protested new sharia legislation approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls (the age Muhammad consummated his marriage with his favorite wife, Aisha)  and automatically give child custody to fathers.the relation to “Half the Sky” is through the general idea of gender inequality and gender discrimination, and overpowerment.

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The Effects of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

The Effects of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
According to TNS Research Surveys, 68 percent of women surveyed believe gender discrimination exists in the workplace. Federal law protects women and other minorities from discrimination in the work ...

Via Bryan Liu
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hannah's insight: Stereotypical views regarding gender can cause supervisors to engage in the illegal practice of passing a person over for promotion due to gender. While this can happen to both genders, supervisors most often pass over women for promotion due to preconceived notions about their roles and abilities. This begins with educational opportunites being denied from girls who provide academically higher than their sibling brother in countries or settings that see women in home based roles not as professional workers. ( Section 6 of Half the Sky) While laws are in place to protect this fromhappening it continues to bee senn by at least 68% of working women . Higher education nad better jobs can improve all teh community and decrease poverites , again as proven in the data of section 6 in Half ofthe Sky article , yet we must educate acceptance of this as better practice in order to turn around the repression of success for all.
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Summer L's curator insight, April 24, 2014 1:57 PM

I chose this article because it speaks of ways that people can be discriminated in the workplace. This has something to do with the work we did because the women weren't really thought of as on the same level as men when it came to work. 

Adam Brickle's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:01 PM

When gender discrimination is active in the workplace it does not benefit anyone due to negative effects on the business and woman

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The Web has Facilitated the Rebirth of Female Exploitation & Slavery.

The Web has Facilitated the Rebirth of Female Exploitation & Slavery. | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
As someone that campaigned for women and gay rights whilst a student activist during the 'dark days' of the late 1970s & early 1980s, and as someone who lived in Iceland for three years, I admire the present efforts of the Icelandic ...
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The Web has Facilitated the Rebirth of Female Exploitation & Slavery (http://brenspeedie.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-web-has-facilitated-rebirth-of.html) - I selected this article because the picture that was under the title made me interested. When i started reading this article it made me  think about section two from “Half the Sky”. Section two relate to this article because both articles talk about sex trafficking,gender inequality, and brothels. From ‘Half the Sky”  the author says  about 12.3 million people are forced slaves at any moment . Also that many girls and women are often locked in brothels and forced to work, even sedated sometimes.This article states how the Internet is a great resourceful invention, but if used unlawfully.Like as a weapon to enslave people particularly women worldwide, as in this case of the article it is used in that way.The author feels that vulnerable people such as asylum seekers and others use the internet this way.Also that “we are living in an era where slavery has being reborn facilitated by technology”.

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hannah's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:38 AM

The Web has Facilitated the Rebirth of Female Exploitation & Slavery (http://brenspeedie.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-web-has-facilitated-rebirth-of.html) - I selected this article because the picture that was under the title made me interested. When i started reading this article it made me  think about section two from “Half the Sky”. Section two relate to this article because both articles talk about sex trafficking,gender inequality, and brothels. From ‘Half the Sky”  the author says  about 12.3 million people are forced slaves at any moment . Also that many girls and women are often locked in brothels and forced to work, even sedated sometimes.This article states how the Internet is a great resourceful invention, but if used unlawfully.Like as a weapon to enslave people particularly women worldwide, as in this case of the article it is used in that way.The author feels that vulnerable people such as asylum seekers and others use the internet this way.Also that “we are living in an era where slavery has being reborn facilitated by technology”.

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5 reasons why an end to child marriage will improve maternal health worldwide - Girls Not Brides

5 reasons why an end to child marriage will improve maternal health worldwide - Girls Not Brides | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
The scale of child marriage is huge: between 2010 and 2020 it is estimated that 142 million girls will marry as children. But if we act to prevent child marriage now, we could dramatically improve ...

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I selected this article because the picture that was under the title made me interested. When i started reading this article it made me  think about section two from “Half the Sky”. Section two relate to this article because both articles talk about sex trafficking,gender inequality, and brothels. From ‘Half the Sky”  the author says  about 12.3 million people are forced slaves at any moment . Also that many girls and women are often locked in brothels and forced to work, even sedated sometimes.This article states how the Internet is a great resourceful invention, but if used unlawfully.Like as a weapon to enslave people particularly women worldwide, as in this case of the article it is used in that way.The author feels that vulnerable people such as asylum seekers and others use the internet this way.Also that “we are living in an era where slavery has being reborn facilitated by technology”.
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Mya Lynn's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:57 PM

1.) Opinion- A comment under this article stated "Is the issue about sex or  marriage? Stopping child marriage is not the right direction to solving the problem. Don't get me wrong, but i'm being practical. Rather establish rules that will meet the perpetrators halfway; Encourage safe sex to avoid teenage pregnancy. Thats my suggestion. A married pregnant teen is better than a single pregnant teen." I do not agree all the way with this users opinion. I do not think a married pregnant teen is better than a single pregnant teen. ALTHOUGH, being married you will have more help with the child and all the needs but then again the young girls are only teens and being married will cause the young teenage girls stress becasue they dont know any better. They will be taken advantage of and more than likely used. We need to end child marriage. Young girls need to be supported through their own needs and they need guidance still. They should not have to worry about another human they were forced to have. 

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Equality Act 2010 bans pay secrecy clauses and gender pay discrimination | News | Employee Benefits

Equality Act 2010 bans pay secrecy clauses and gender pay discrimination | News | Employee Benefits | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October, including the provision to make pay secrecy clauses unenforceable and allowing claims for direct gender pay discrimination.

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The Equality Act 2010 which came into force on 1 October, includes the provision to make pay secrecy clauses unenforceable and allows claims for direct gender pay discrimination. It also addresses the basic framework of protection against direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimization in services and public functions; premises; work; education; associations, and transport. As women are treated second hand in various work setting this now allows them to ask the direction question related to this behavior. It also gives legal support to improve the conditions. Just at Section 6 of Half the Sky reveal the need for women to own more political power in middle eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, this sadly fallen true within the democracy of the United States . If poor countries call benefit from food/ education and medicine then we too can benefit by using logically assets and not denying employable person the opportunities to strengthen their local job forces.
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What People Really Think about Women

What People Really Think about Women | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
Thanks to a tweet from sociologist Sarah Sobieraj, we learned of a powerful campaign to raise awareness about gender inequality from the arm of the United Nations dedicated to empowering women.

Via Thomas Faltin, TarinDawson
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 found this article to produce intersting results . It gives apublic view of private thinking about women verse men's oles and rights. While we often of the inequality exmaples of such things as  baby girls in China being mistreated or killed or boys being fed more in Indian. We tend to think the more western world holds women to different standards, this google seach research project from the United Nations demonstrated that there remains unequalities among the thinking of various educated and urban minds of both men but even very much so in women proving feminist movement remain important in promoting change.in this pattern of social thinking.

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Aniya Hall's curator insight, October 23, 2013 3:04 PM

Women are mistreated based on their gender and their knowledge. Some women are forced to have babies and some are forced not to have them. Did you know that India have a bride burning and every two hours women have acid thrown onto their faces. This is important to me because i am a female but im also a young lady. I do not agree with this unfair cruel treatment. 

Robyn DeAbreu's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:00 PM

Women can do anything men can do. There are many campaigns worldwide to raise awareness about gender inequality and they have millions of supporters. The empowerment of women is the solution to the end of gender inequality. The authors of Half The Sky promote the empowerment of women to help decrease human trafficking, honor killings, genital mutilation, as well as many other things.

Sirila Padi's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:29 PM

This article appears on my page because gender inequality is such a big topic in the world today. Not only was it popular a while ago, but it still is and the only way to stop it is by awareness. Some people don't even know how their actions itself can easily display this. Honestly, anyone would benefit from reading and viewing this because it really shows how are society thinks. Through this, hopefully we can come together and change this so that when you type "Women cannot" in a google search these wont show up. This related specifically to our reading of Half the Sky because it shows again the big topic of gender inequality. It shows the difference or the stereotype that women cant do something because they are a women. This should not be how the world operates. Women can do every single thing that men can do. Its not that they can't do it, yet instead its all about first offering them an oppurtunity to do it so that we can prove those that think this wrong!

 

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Britain falls behind best developing countries as gender gap stays ...

Britain falls behind best developing countries as gender gap stays ... | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
The UK came 35th for economic gender equality but was placed 71st for helping women to find professional and technical positions. For political participation, Britain came 54th for getting women into parliament and 59th for ...

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Britain falls behind best developing countries as gender gap stays … ( http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/24/britain-behind-best-developing-countries-gender-gap ) - This article was choosen because I found it interesting that the UK is interested in their position of equality. Also it is intersting that they are trying to work on being more gender equal.Research by the World Economic Forum found that the UK had failed to improve its 18th place in the rankings following a steady decline from 9th since 2006.As in 2012, the table was dominated by northern Europe, with Icelandfirst, Finland second, Norway third and Sweden fourth. But a number of middle-income and developing countries were above the UK, including the Philippines (5th), Nicaragua (10th), Cuba (15th), Lesotho (16th) and South Africa (17th). The WEF said the high rankings of poorer countries were mainly due to the participation of women in the workforce.Britain scored well for female literacy and enrolment in post-primary education, but the study highlighted room for improvement in several areas.The UK came 35th for economic gender equality but was placed 71st for helping women to find professional and technical positions. For political participation, Britain came 54th for getting women into parliament and 59th for securing ministerial jobs.Although the UK scored highly for education and health and survival, it was ranked 97th for healthy life expectancy for women.

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Lorie Ann Grover's YA Novel "Firstborn" Takes A Closer Look At Gendercide - xoJane

Lorie Ann Grover's YA Novel "Firstborn" Takes A Closer Look At Gendercide - xoJane | gender ineqaulity | Scoop.it
xoJane Lorie Ann Grover's YA Novel "Firstborn" Takes A Closer Look At Gendercide xoJane Grover explores the topic of gendercide in a fresh, fascinating way, and I was excited to have a chance to talk with her about her book and the larger social...
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Lorie Ann Grover's YA Novel "Firstborn" Takes A Closer Look At Gendercide - xoJane(http://www.xojane.com/entertainment/talking-gendercide-with-lorie-ann-grover) - What drew me to this article is the quote that titles this article “the fact we have to justify  why women shouldn't be killed is a dehumanizing argument in itself”. thi quate show basically what the article is about. A review about the speculative fiction that was about  first born daughters are seized and killed by a repressive colonial government unless their parents are willing to declare them male, forcing them to live out hidden, secretive lives. As a declared male, Tiadone may be living with her male peers, but she's not treated like one, and when she's sent for military training, she begins to question her gender, her faith, and her identity. Sections two and six of “Half the Sky” talked about gender inequality and gendercide. section two noted that in china, baby girls are often mistreated and killed.In india, boys are fed more and treated better, whereas girls are sometimes killed before birth.Section six talks about a story of this girl who did her brothers homework and taught herself to read. Later on she was able to go to school but then shortly married off at age 11.Then she was accepted to a us college where she got her masters and well exceeded to create a program that helped girls have an choice for school.

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