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What's It Like to Work in a World of Wage Discrimination? - ProPublica

What's It Like to Work in a World of Wage Discrimination? - ProPublica | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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What's It Like to Work in a World of Wage Discrimination?
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Pay secrecy is also a factor.
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Even to this day, for every dollar a man makes, a woman only gets 77 cents. Back when the Equal Pay Act was signed, women only received 59 cents to every dollar a man made. 51 years later, a woman's pay compared to a man only grew 18 cents. This wage gap is bigger among minorities. 

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Almost every region in the USA is effected by gender inequality. In the 5 Themes of Half the Sky project, there is a question that states, "Do you think any parts of the USA experience gender inequality?" and yes I think there is a lot of gender inequality in the US. This article shows that. For every dollar a man makes, a woman only receives 77 cents. That's real gender inequality. Women do not receive equal pay. 

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Amanda phillips's curator insight, April 13, 10:36 PM
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According to the article, there are still wage differences amoung men and women in the work force. Women still just make 77 percent of what a man will make. According to the reading, a women could earn more than her mother but less than her father. even in feilds that women are dominate in, a pay gap is still present. This article is credible because the arthors credentials are avaliable at the top of the page. It is accurate because, it has a time stamp of when the article was posted and the site is also detailed. The site makes its purpose clear when it asks for women to comment on their experinces with the work gap. The site is supporting because it cites all of their sources of data.
 
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Empowering Female Entrepreneurs: 126 Million Women Starting Businesses | Negosentro

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs: 126 Million Women Starting Businesses | Negosentro | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
by Tracy Vides | The number of female entrepreneurs is on the rise worldwide.

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The number of female entrepreneurs are increasing really fast. Women are now finding themselves and they aren't depending on men anymore to be the bread winners. Women are using their education and life experiences to better themselves in the real world.

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The Media Has a Woman Problem

The Media Has a Woman Problem | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
A new study shows a stubborn gender disparity. ("Doors can open.
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In all aspects, the media has a woman problem. But how? In the past 20 years, men have been credited for 63% of the media bylines. Media is still dominated by men to this day. Men dominate the fields of media, crime, business, politics, technology and many more fields of the workforce. Women have better numbers in places that aren't as such hardcore; such as education and lifestyle. 

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Microfinancing gains pace in Africa - The New York Times

Microfinancing gains pace in Africa - The New York Times | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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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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Jacob Cooney's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:20 PM

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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* Pay gap between men and women does exist: Letter - NJ.com

* Pay gap between men and women does exist: Letter - NJ.com | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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Pay gap between men and women does exist: Letter
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I appreciate the editorial's acknowledgement that gender discrimination in the workplace does exist, the 77-cent statistic used by Obama is not a wild exaggeration, as you suggest.
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or every dollar a man makes, a woman only makes 77 cents. A couple weeks ago, President Obama tried raising the minimum wage so that males and females could receive or try to receive equal pay.  

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In Africa, Parents Key to Education - Gallup.com

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In Africa, Parents Key to Education
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This article is part of a weeklong series analyzing how education leaders, students, and teachers evaluate education in the U.S. and worldwide. WASHINGTON, D.C.
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In this article, its basically saying that those who attend school in Africa, most likely finish if their parents at least finished a primary school education. In Africa, only 42% of parents finished primary school. The percentage of both parents with barely to no education is 18%. This article also states that if the child has at least one parent that completed primary school, their chance of finishing secondary school doubles. 

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Global Human Trafficking, a Modern form of Slavery - Center for Research on Globalization

Global Human Trafficking, a Modern form of Slavery - Center for Research on Globalization | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Global Human Trafficking, a Modern form of Slavery
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As an example India has been identified as a nation where many of its own poor citizens are forced into slave labor.
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Many people are stating that sex trafficking is a modern form of slavery, and I think the same thing. Women are taken, and become sex slaves and have to serve their pimps. 

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Woman killed by husband, in-laws for failing to meet dowry demand - IBNLive

Woman killed by husband, in-laws for failing to meet dowry demand - IBNLive | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
IBNLive Woman killed by husband, in-laws for failing to meet dowry demand IBNLive According to a case registered against the accused, the victim identified as Pooja, was strangulated to death by her husband Kapil Kumar and in-laws on Monday over...
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A young woman was killed by her husband and her in-laws for failing to meet the family's demand on what she should be doing. She was strangled to death and the suspects are facing a trial.

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MICHAEL HICKS: Some truth of men's and women's wages - Muncie Star Press

MICHAEL HICKS: Some truth of men's and women's wages - Muncie Star Press | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
MICHAEL HICKS: Some truth of men's and women's wages
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For the purposes of this column, let us assume that businesses attempt to maximize their profit.
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Could corporations incorporate equal pay for both males and females? For every dollar a man makes, a woman only makes 77 cents. A couple weeks ago, President Obama tried raising the minimum wage so that males and females could receive or try to receive equal pay. If we separate people in different groups based on age, color, education, gender and race, we would see that people get different wages differing on their jobs.

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Mumbai's Slum Dwellers Wary of Recycled Promises - New York Times (blog)

Mumbai's Slum Dwellers Wary of Recycled Promises - New York Times (blog) | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Mumbai's Slum Dwellers Wary of Recycled Promises New York Times (blog) MUMBAI, India – The slum dwellers who make up 60 percent of this city's 18 million people are too diverse to vote as a bloc, but they all have one thing in...
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The growth of Indian people in slums are growing rapidly and one thing people who live in these all have in common is lack of resources. The water and electricity constantly go off. The governmental parties in India are trying to get those who live in slums out of them and into better living conditions. 

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Gender inequality is also visible in slums. In slums, they experience high levels of prostitution. Women are giving themselves away, and it has all to do with the location. 

 

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Combating sex trafficking - KIMT

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Combating sex trafficking
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ALBERT LEA, Minn. – You may not even be aware it's happening, but by bringing awareness of human trafficking, local officials hope students can better protect against these acts of violence.
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Sex trafficking is a very sensitive subject. Its a horrible act of violence and women are most left with emotional as well as physical trauma. But we have to help those who are affected. We have to show them that there is life after trials and tribulations.

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* Football for Female Empowerment | Coaches Across Continents

* Football for Female Empowerment | Coaches Across Continents | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Why is it important for girls to play sports? This is a question we ask all of our participants, all over the world. Our female empowerment initiative here at CAC is all-inclusive… meaning we hold ourselves to higher standards ...
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I think this game can help females who have gone through some type of abuse ranging from verbally, emotionally or physically. The game that is played is the Gender Equity game. It's basically like tag, and the taggers represent a form of violence. Whoever is tagged has to place their hand over their mouth to pretend like they can't speak. I think that games like these help those realize that abuse is all over the world and it helps the victims get a sense of relief and comfort. It helps us realize our problems, how far we have come and how far we have left to go. In the US, 25% of the female population had been abused at some point. If not emotionally, physically or verbally. 

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Prof Uses Personal Story of Rape, Recovery to Address Gender ...

Using her background as a philosopher, Freedman combines autobiographical events with philosophical, neuroscientific, and psychological reflections around the themes of trauma, recovery and gender inequality.
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In my personal opinion, I think this is a great idea on how a rape victim herself writes a book on how women in this situations also experience gender inequality. The book combines autobiographical aspects, relationship traumas, recovery and gender inequality. 

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Carter Decries Abuse of Girls in India - Voice of America

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Carter Decries Abuse of Girls in India
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CHICAGO — A 2013 State Department report on human trafficking says there are 26 million people around the world who are victims of modern day slavery, many of them young girls.
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President Carter states that human trafficking is the worst human violation in the world. Many of them are young girls. 26 million people are victims of trafficking. 

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Dowry death: Deceased's parents 'under pressure' - Hindustan Times

Dowry death: Deceased's parents 'under pressure' - Hindustan Times | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Dowry death: Deceased's parents 'under pressure' Hindustan Times More than one month after 21-year-old Upinder Kaur was allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws for not fulfilling their dowry need, her parents has alleged that certain SAD leaders along...
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21-year-old Upinder Kaur was burned to death for dowry. Dowry deaths are when the in-laws of the bride kill the bride. This is very popular in middle eastern countries and it is most popular in the country of India.

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