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India: Shock Dowry Deaths Increase Revealed

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I curated this article because I feel like it is important for people to know that dowry is illegal in India but the government wont look into these cases. Neha's story relates back to Saima's story in 'Half the Sky'. Like Saima, Neha was about the same age as Saima and the issue was the her family couldn't provide adequate dowry. Also, neither were able to produce a boy which lead to the regular beating for Saima but a bride burning for Neha. Their girls gave them the motivation to provide a better life.

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Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:04 AM

I feel like it is important for people to know that dowry is illegal in India but the government wont look into these cases. Neha's story relates back to Saima's story in 'Half the Sky'. Like Saima, Neha was about the same age as Saima and the issue was the her family couldn't provide adequate dowry.

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Rape in India: A Result of Sex Selection?

Rape in India: A Result of Sex Selection? | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
The preference for male babies—and the resulting skewed sex ratio—may be at the root of the rise in violence against women
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The mass rape of as 23 year old medical student relates back to Abbas Be in the 'Half the Sky' excerpt.The violence against women has progressed by 9.2 percent since 2012 and will continue to grow as infanticide and gendercide are practiced in their country. These are typically occurring because women are looked at as a burden due to the illegal but still practiced dowry system. In poorer countries, little girls aren't valued like little boys because when the boy grows up he is expected to be the breadwinner so ideally he receives an education over his little or older sister. Also, little girls in these poorer countries die in the first year of birth. I curated this because this a a tragic story but there are more stories like this happening everyday that isn't being reported. This will continue until we fight gender inequality. 

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Ventures Africa | World Bank Approves $150m Grant For Education In Africa

Ventures Africa | World Bank Approves $150m Grant For Education In Africa | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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This article relates back to 'Half the Sky' because the US government wanted to give money to schools in Africa to better their people and prosper in economic growth. They plan to focus on education for women to insure a better quality education and support gender equality. President Obama has a plan to improve education but focuses certain aspects on improving education opportunities for women in Africa and other parts in hopes middle eastern countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan will adopt some of the policies. When offering the little girls opportunities in scholarships for school in these countries, their scores improve greatly as well for the boys too because they don’t want to get left behind. I curated this because I find it important more policies that are advancing young girls will lead to a change for women in economic society. Obama should consider health care for women and new uniforms for girls to decrease dropout rates and pregnancy rates.

 

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Obama Uses His Pen to Enforce Equal Pay for Women and Minorities

Obama Uses His Pen to Enforce Equal Pay for Women and Minorities | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Two executive orders will prevent retaliation against employees who disclose compensation information and will require businesses to include race and gender information when reporting compensation data.
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I curated this article because it relates back to 'Half the Sky' when Obama was passing more laws to help validate women recognition in the workplace. He passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 on January 29, 2009 to help better insure women and racial minorities are getting equal pay as their peers and to widen the 180 day window you have to sue a company that disregards this law. 

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Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:06 AM

I curated this article because it relates to half the sky, and Obama is passing laws for women. That they deserve, and in other countries in India and more LDC their are also trying to pass laws that help women with gender inequality.

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Women in Jordan – Limited Economic Participation and Continued Inequality

Women in Jordan – Limited Economic Participation and Continued Inequality | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
The lives of Jordanian women are constrained by gender-related bias, restrictive social norms, and a discriminatory legal framework (We need cheap #childcare: "Women feel more economically viable to stay home" #Jordan #everywhere!
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This article relates to the general topic of the 'Half the Sky' excerpt that focuses on women being unexploited, or not used to our full potential. Women in Jordan like in Saudi Arabia and India have limited economic participation and continuous  inequality. I curated this article because women inequality is very big in the middle east and along with Saudi Arabia, Jordan women face very harsh treatment and inequality. 

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'Rape for Profit': a heartbreaking look at underage sex-trafficking in Seattle - The Seattle Times

'Rape for Profit': a heartbreaking look at underage sex-trafficking in Seattle - The Seattle Times | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
'Rape for Profit': a heartbreaking look at underage sex-trafficking in SeattleThe Seattle Times'Rape for Profit': a heartbreaking look at underage sex-trafficking in Seattle.

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I curated this article because sex trafficking doesn't just occur in Asia or in Europe, but it happens right here in America. Women are still exploited in America and many of the prostitutes were forced their first time and became used to the lifestyle much like Abbas Be in the 'Half the Sky' excerpt. A girl in this article was mislead like Abbas Be into thinking where they were going would offer them a safe opportunity. Educating these women on how to recognize these types of situations is important to prevent this from happening.  

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Abigail Harrison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 1:29 PM

Sex trafficking is all over the world! Its not just in lower developed countries. It is a really big problem and lots of people are trying to find ways to prevent it. Older men tell younger girls that they have a job for them and then they take them and sell them off to be sex slaves. It is a hard life and very hard to get out of it once you are in. Half The Sky article was talking about sex trafficking and how its very dangerous and all over the world. 

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PDP to battle violence against women - Fiji Times

PDP to battle violence against women Fiji Times THE People's Democratic Party have placed particular emphasis on women's rights and domestic violence involving women this year, with Suva party president Shamal Singh saying it is a fact that a...
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I curated this article because it is talking about taking a stand for women equality in Fiji. They feel the need for educating both the men and women will have a more effective way of letting the residence know that violence is not and should not be tolerated. By educating the men, they will see the important roles women play in their society, broadening their minds which will hopefully lead to less crimes against women. By educating the women, it lets them know that they are important in society and they should not stand for the mistreatment they encounter. It relates to 'Half the Sky' because throughout the article the author stressed the fact that education is one key factor to developing a progressive movement to stop women inequality. 

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Times of Oman | Column :: Indian women target of a vicious campaign

Times of Oman | Column :: Indian women target of a vicious campaign | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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I curated this article because the main focus was how some upcoming politicians are not looking at rape as a crime and how others feel the need to blame and hang the victim (women) for being raped. It relates back to "Half the Sky' because it is showing how women are not looked at as an equal partner in society. It said there are 60 million women from India missing due to sex selection, malnutrition, and violence against women which was also said in section two of 'Half the Sky'. 

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Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery in India

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In section 2 of 'Half the Sky' it talked about how there is gender inequality in the media. Crimes that happen to women that are considered to be on a large scale (ex. 100 million women are missing) aren't published in the news. Slavery is common and the most modern day slavery is happening now in India. Girls are kidnapped and held in brothels where they are feed to be kept alive and injected with drugs to keep them sedated. I curated this article because these are common issues among us but aren't addressed to the world publicly because they involve women and women still face gender inequality in all aspects of life whether it’s visible or not.

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Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:03 AM

in  Half the sky  it talked about how there is gender inequality in the media. Crimes happen to women that are very bad.  100 million women are missing and the media still isn't aren't publishing it in the  news. Slavery is common and  now days we have the most common which is the modern day slavery. This is happening now in India. I curated this article because these are common issues among us but aren't addressed to the world publicly. They should involve the world in things like this or we are going to continue to have missing women.  

Kaitlyn Brown's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:37 PM

This talks about the media and how gender inequality and acts of inequality are not published . In Half the sky i believe section 2 it talks about how large scale actions are not published and arent previewed as important 

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World Hunger and Poverty | Heifer International | Charity Ending Hunger And Poverty

World Hunger and Poverty | Heifer International | Charity Ending Hunger And Poverty | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Heifer International is a world hunger and poverty charity. Help end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.
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Tererai from the 'Half the Sky' excerpt works with and became an activist for Heifer International. It is a world hunger and poverty charity all while supporting education in Africa and female equality. I curated this article because I believe when organizations like Heifer International go to Africa and speak with these women who are having hardships, it gives them hopes and dreams. When Jo spoke to Tererai, it improved her life greatly. She wrote on a piece of paper her dream and accomplished them one by one. It is important for women's organizations to empower women to let them know it is possible.

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Purdue statistics reveal gender inequality

Purdue statistics reveal gender inequality | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
In 2012, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences released an article detailing an experiment in which identical application materials were presented to a faculty member. The only difference between the applications was either a male or female name on the top.
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This article relates back to the 'Half the Sky' excerpt with Tereria because she was discriminated against by her dad who wanted his not so smart son to attend school and not his own daughter because he didn't believe in a female getting an education and thought his son was smarter because of his gender. That is happening a lot now in the US. When females and males graduate from college, their more than likely to pick and hire the male than the female just based off "statistics" and "traditional views" men have of women. 

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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 | Gender Inequality | 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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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. 

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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. 

Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 7, 2014 7:19 PM

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.

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. 

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Sex Trafficking 101: An Introductory Lesson | Brett A. Podolsky

Sex Trafficking 101: An Introductory Lesson | Brett A. Podolsky | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
According to the FBI, sex trafficking is the most common form of modern day slavery. Sex trafficking occurs whenever a victim is taken from her home and then.

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I curated this website because it has information on how to recognize sex trafficking and if you can become a potential victim. It states "According to the FBI, sex trafficking is the most common form of modern day slavery." It recognizes the 21st century moral challenge that was stated in the beginning of the "Half the Sky' excerpt. Sex trafficking, acid attacks, bride burning and mass rape are all apart of the 21st century moral challenge. To sum it up, humanitarian rights and gender inequality are what we are fighting for today. 

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'Ethiopian women face violence, rape in Saudi Arabia' - Press TV

'Ethiopian women face violence, rape in Saudi Arabia' - Press TV | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
'Ethiopian women face violence, rape in Saudi Arabia'
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Human right activists believe these female workers, being trafficked from Ethiopia's rural areas, refrain from expressing the true account of their ordeal due to social constraints.
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The articles topic directly relates back to section 2 of the "Half the Sky' excerpt. Both talks about the sexual violence women face. Girls are kidnapped and held in brothels where they are feed to be kept alive and injected with drugs to keep them sedated. These are common issues among us but aren't addressed to the world publicly because they involve women and women still face gender inequality in all aspects of life whether it’s visible or not. I curated this article because I feel the need for women the speak up and sharing this is a great way to do it. 

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A moment of truth for India’s women

A moment of truth for India’s women | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Treating women like some amorphous vote bank and luring them with freebies hardly seems like the best India should be able to do in 2014
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Women in India are continuously being belittled and exploited and this time its by politicians. Women in India need to know that jewelry and other freebies are not acceptable. These women's votes count the most, especially if they want to move forward in female equality. They need to develop dreams that one day it will be okay to have a first born female without being punished. In "Half the Sky" Tererai developed dreams which gave her a head start for women's rights. I curated this article because I feel it is important for women to know they do have a voice. 

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