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The lunacy of Islam #14,999 (or thereabouts): shooting schoolgirls

The lunacy of Islam #14,999 (or thereabouts): shooting schoolgirls | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
A 14-year-old champion of female education in Pakistan is today recovering from wounds sustained after she was shot in the head and neck by an Islamic zealot in the city...

Via Infidel Patriot
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This article was about this 14 year old girl, was going to go to school and learn to get an education and she was sot in the head and neck by the Islamic zealot in the city. Some countries don't want women to get an education so they wont be smarter than the men, because the men control the women. This same concept was explained in Half The Sky article about female education. 

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Saudi Arabia struggles to employ its most-educated women

Saudi Arabia struggles to employ its most-educated women | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

Via Paul McManus
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Government has launched a female education initiative, but beneficiaries aren’t finding work after graduation. Normally women are suppose to stay home and take care of the children and do the chores and men are the ones who go out and work. In the United States mostly the women and males of the family both have jobs to support it. This was shown in Half The Sky article.  

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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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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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Aaliyah Smith's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:28 AM

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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International Development - Top Humanitarian Agencies on Social Media

International Development - Top Humanitarian Agencies on Social Media | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Is social media really the “perfect” outreach tool for relief groups, as some communications folks suggest? Judge for yourself. Here are the most popular humanitarian aid groups on Facebook and Twitter.

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Humanitarian Aid groups are a key thing in Half The Sky article and this Scoop It. These Aid groups are suppose to be when someone needs help they are there. There are lots of Humanitarian Aid groups helping out different countries around the world. In this article its talking about how social media and technique would help a lot with International Humanitarian  Aid Groups. 

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New focus on child brides in Turkey - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

New focus on child brides in Turkey - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Turkey needs to take more aggressive action to reduce its number of child brides.

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
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Child marriage is a formal marriage or informal union by the age of 18. Most of the less developed countries are dealing with this problem. The main reason for child brides are poverty, lack of education, religious beliefs and gender roles in the society. This article is focusing on Turkey and how child brides are a problem in this country. Turkey needs to take more aggressive action to reduce its number of child brides. Another article says that in the year 2020 there are going to be about 14 million child brides. This article relates right back to Half The Sky because child brides are everywhere in the world but mostly in the LDC. 

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Gender equality and empowerment of African women to be discussed at Tokyo ... - Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Gender equality and empowerment of African women to be discussed at Tokyo ... - Ghana Broadcasting Corporation | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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Gender equality and empowerment of African women to be discussed at Tokyo ...

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Gender Empowerment is a big part of this article. Most women and men have different job especially in the LDC. Women are known for having the indoor's job like cooking,cleaning, taking care of the children and more. The men have mostly out door jobs like working in the fields, maybe in the factory's, in the mines and more.  Ms. Clark said "One of the most important steps countries can take to drive progress is to ensure and improve the political, economic and social rights and opportunities of women." In Half The Sky one of the stories was also talking about how the women had to stay home and take care of the children,cook and clean and how her husband came home and beat her everyday. 

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Syrian women refugees humiliated, exploited in Turkey - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Syrian women refugees humiliated, exploited in Turkey - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

Many female Syrian refugees in Turkey endure sexual harassment and exploitation by employers, prospective husbands and male kin.


Via Juan Carlos Hernandez
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I have decided to Scoop this article because it explains and shows female exploitation and how Dima's boss tried to take advantage of her. Dima worked in the cotton factory and her boss started sexually harassing her. She told him to stop, and he wouldn't. The next day she went to work and he said, "I will pay you extra if you entertain  me." She ran out of the factory and never came back. This article is similar to the one in the exert Half The Sky. Abbas lived in a family who was tight on money. She decide to go to work and it wasn't the job that Abbas wanted.They took Abbas and 70 other girls to a brothel and made Abbas and some other girls watch 70 girls get rapped, beaten, stabbed in the stomach until death. Abbas was never paid for the work and finally found a way out. These two situations is dealing with female exploitation. 

 

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Jonathan Kaus's curator insight, April 22, 2014 11:09 AM

I selected this article because it is about a major part of gender inequality because men think they can take advantage of women. This relate back to HTS because the young girls were told they were going to get a job, but instead they were locked in and forced to work at a brothel. They would be drugged and sometimes killed if they did not work. 

Kira Saini's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:02 PM

This article was selected because it talks about how Syrian women refugees are being terribly mistreated and abused. It describes instances where the women are being exploited and sold off. This relates to the HTS article because it talks about how women in LDCs are having to put up with the mistreatment and abuse due to gender inequality. This article is helpful in answering the questions for our project because it describes certain locations and regions that suffer with the most extreme gender inequality.

 

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St. Louis-area women team to fight sex trafficking - San Francisco Chronicle

St. Louis-area women team to fight sex trafficking San Francisco Chronicle Molly Hackett, Jane Quinn and Kimberly Ritter are developing a website of hotel room photographs that can be accessed by police and the public hoping to track down both...
Abigail Harrison's insight:

In this article it is talking about sex trafficking. In one of the story in half the sky the girl of the name Abbas. They both have to do with sex trafficking and it is a form of slavery and involuntary servitude resulting in grave human rights violations. Sex trafficking involves individuals profiting from the sexual exploitation of others and has severe physical and psychological consequences for its victims.


I curated this article because one of the article in Half The Sky had the same problem with sex trafficking like it is expressed in the Scoop IT. 

 

This relates back to HTS because they both talk about sex human trafficking, and how it needs to end. 

 

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Too young to wed: child ‘brides’ in Egypt rented for summer

Too young to wed: child ‘brides’ in Egypt rented for summer Friday, 16 August 2013 


Via Professor Al Anon
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This article is about child brides. Brideburnings are form of domestic violence wherein a groom or his family kills the bride due to his dissatisfaction over the amount or duration of the dowry. Too young of wed: child "brides" in lower developed countries. This was shown in Half The Sky. 

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Kennedy Erdmann's curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:15 PM

"Anecdotal evidence suggests that the sex trade has grown since Egypt’s 2011 revolution as a result of worsening economic conditions, encouraging families to send their young daughters out for marriage, and an ineffectual police force.

 

 

A one-day “mut’a “or “pleasure” marriage can be arranged for as little as 800 Egyptian pounds ($115), the money is split between the broker and the girl’s parents, reported the IPS. With a summer-long “misyar” or “visitor,” marriage runs from 20,000 Egyptian pounds ($2,800) to 70,000 Egyptian pounds ($10,000), stated the report."

Ashley Hudson's curator insight, October 9, 2013 4:42 PM

Some child 'brides' are 'rented' for a few days. Can you imagine the psychological trauma? #globsoc #helpchildbrides #tooyoungtowed

earthdog58's comment, October 10, 2013 1:07 AM
You have to be ******* kidding me!
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Police discover sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin

Police discover sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Police arrested three people in connection with an accused sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin. Investigators say two pimps were kidnapping girls and bringing them to the LaQuinta Inn.

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This Scoop It shows three people in connection with an accused sex trafficking ring in downtown Austin. People say oh, that will never happen to me. You never know whats going to happen. It happens all the time, all over the world! In Half The Sky there were many of the girls trying to look for jobs and got tricked into sex trafficking 

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Trafficked women 'forced' into brothels

Trafficked women 'forced' into brothels | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Trafficked women 'forced' into brothels...

Via Ian Warren
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Trafficking women forced into brothels is the issue in this article. Lots of the victims are young Asians who are duped into working at the brothels and seedy red light dens in the two cities. Older men can rick younger girls into thinking they are going to get a job, but they just sell them off into sex slavery. That is called sex   trafficking. Brothels are a house where men can visit prostitutes. This is happening all around the world and you always have to be aware of it. This relates to Half The Sky because they both have sex trafficking and brothels. 


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Nowhere Does Islam Excuse Child Brides - Huffington Post

Nowhere Does Islam Excuse Child Brides - Huffington Post | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Nowhere Does Islam Excuse Child Brides Huffington Post A report from the UN's Children Fund (UNICEF) shows that a great number of adolescents give birth in developing countries, and they are mainly girls with little or no education from low-income...

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Child marriage is defined as a formal marriage or informal union entered into by an individual before reaching the age of 18. Child Bride is not just in lower developed countries it is all over the world. This article is an example of child bride because its shows that a great number of girls are getting into child brides because they have no education or low income. Half The Sky and this article relate because of the topic child bride. 

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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 Inequality | 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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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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hannah's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:33 AM

 

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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Conference goers discuss strategies for stopping child sex trafficking - The Providence Journal

Conference goers discuss strategies for stopping child sex trafficking - The Providence Journal | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Conference goers discuss strategies for stopping child sex trafficking
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But they aren't the only cases of sex trafficking in Rhode Island. They are just the ones that people are aware of.

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This article shows sex trafficking and what it does to people. I picked this article because sex trafficking is not just in the lower developed country and everyone think's oh, its never going to happen to me. Sex trafficking is all around us, it is most definitely in the United States and it might happen at your school or in your neighborhood. This article and Half The Sky are related because in HTS there are tons of examples of sex trafficking.  

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Microfinance: The success story of Emmanuel, a shoe maker in Nyaruguru, Rwanda.

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I curated this article because these people in India are having the problem where they cant afford to pay off their rent etc and they have to get help from  micro-financing. This is exactly how it is shown in Half The Sky article where Saima had to get help from a micro-financing because her husband beat her. This is related to Half The Sky because it is dealing with micro-financing and so is this article about Indian Women. 

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