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Infancy is the time to start tackling inequality between girls and boys - The Guardian

Infancy is the time to start tackling inequality between girls and boys - The Guardian | Gender inequality | Scoop.it
The GuardianInfancy is the time to start tackling inequality between girls and boysThe GuardianWhen does gender inequality take root?

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Development bill to tackle gender inequality poised to become law

Development bill to tackle gender inequality poised to become law | Gender inequality | Scoop.it
Development bill to tackle gender inequality poised to become law The Guardian The legislation, which received cross-party support and was endorsed by the international development secretary, Justine Greening, will place a duty on the government to...

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Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality

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The Guardian Live Q&A: Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality The Guardian That sounds straightfoward, but programmes working to engage men and boys to end sexual harassment, gender-based violence, child marriage, female genital...

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Morgan Molosso's curator insight, May 7, 2014 2:59 PM

I chose this article because it talked about getting the boys in the regions with gender inequality to grow up knowing it was wrong.  This was talked about in the Ted talk.  When the lady that spoke in the Ted Talk hit on this subject it made me think differently about gender inequality.  This relates to Half the Sky by proving that men have a lot to do with when it comes to gender inequality.  This is because gender inequality is usually against women not men.  

Jacob Cooney's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:11 PM

I read this article because of its relevance to HTS.  It states that men and boys need to be educated and worked with to end gender inequalities and violences, even though it goes against social norms, similarly to HTS.

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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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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.

hannah's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:51 PM

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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We need gender studies to battle inequality across the board

We need gender studies to battle inequality across the board | Gender inequality | Scoop.it
The elimination of gender inequality has to start in the classroom.

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zhane's curator insight, April 27, 2014 3:29 PM

This article relates back to "Half the Sky" because it talks about how educating people about gender inequality could help resolve some to most of the problem.

Victoria Jackman's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:27 PM

Much like the "Half the Sky" article, this article basically sums up the importance and difference it makes for all girls to go to school.

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The Effects of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

The Effects of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace | Gender inequality | 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 ...

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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

hannah's curator insight, April 28, 2014 9:43 AM
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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Why many of the hungry are women

Why many of the hungry are women | Gender inequality | Scoop.it
Women account for around 60% of the world’s chronically hungry, despite producing more than half of the world's food (RT @MovePH: Did you know that women account for 60% of the chronically hungry in the world?
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Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds

Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds | Gender inequality | Scoop.it
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Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds
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Kirti Singh, a lawyer and author of the U.N.

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I chose this article because it describes how woman are looked at differently than men in India. This article gives good facts about the gender inequality that happens in India. 

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Daishon Redden's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:22 AM

I selected this article because it talks about how there is preference of girls over boys in India. There is little enforcement on child marriage and pre-natal sex. The relates to half the sky because it talks about how girls are wanted more than boys.

Fritz's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:35 PM

I selected this article because it is based on a study by the U.N., which means that it is accurate, and also because it focuses on a major topic in India. This study points out how there are few laws that promote gender equality in India, and little to no political will to enforce these laws. There are also many laws in India that actually promote gender inequality, such as laws that do not allow widows or daughters to inherit property of  dead husband or father. This relates to the Half the Sky excerpt because it mentions doing away with laws such as these in order to end gender inequality. It also mentions many topics brought up in the excerpt pertaining to why female children usually pass away or are not favored or aborted in these countries.

Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:42 PM

Some laws in India are enforcing that women follow men. Women are having to follow behind there men counterparts and are not allowed to expand any businesses or education.

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Gender inequality 'the biggest global injustice' says Chakrabarti - WalesOnline

Gender inequality 'the biggest global injustice' says Chakrabarti - WalesOnline | Gender inequality | Scoop.it

WalesOnline Gender inequality 'the biggest global injustice' says Chakrabarti WalesOnline She said: “Doing this work at Liberty for 12 years and as director for nearly 10 years, I look at freedom struggles at home and abroad and gender injustice is...


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Devonte Walker's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:39 PM

It relates to half the sky because they mention similiar theories about women, especially in being in authority. They both encourage women to "step up" in a sense. To challenge the theory of being dominated by men. A story in half the sky shows a woman becoming the ruler of her household and taking that power away from a man, and I believe Chakrabarti is saying the same thing in a political sense. To rise up and assume positions that take away the power from man.

My opinion is that yes, she is a motivational speaker but I think that she doesn't have a testimony to share. If I were a woman I couldn't necessarily relate to her because she appears as if she never went through the things most have gone through.

No. I say that because all Chakrabarti talks about is politics. There are other things that can make a bigger difference in gender inequality. In half the sky, a woman took her household back, and that in itself stopped the beating. You don't have to change policies, if everyone makes a change in their home it will impact greater. Almost like a butterfly effect.

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Tackling Gender Inequality

Tackling Gender Inequality | Gender inequality | Scoop.it

Tackling Gender Inequality AllAfrica.com ONLY when society starts to picture each individual person beyond "Gender", we as human beings with the ability to realise our potential, shall we probably foresee a society of "Gender Equality".


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zhane's curator insight, April 27, 2014 3:41 PM

In both "Half the Sky" and this article, it is said that gender inequality is a big issue that does not receive a lot of attention.  In order for more people to be aware, the issue should be taught to everyone, not just the countries where it is the most present.

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Gender Inequality in Morocco Continues, Despite Amendments to Family Law

Gender Inequality in Morocco Continues, Despite Amendments to Family Law | Gender inequality | Scoop.it
Gender Inequality in Morocco Continues, Despite Amendments to Family Law
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Three years ago, the country passed a new constitution guaranteeing gender equality.

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Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 6, 2014 8:29 PM

I chose this article, because this article shows that Gender inequality has no limits. Like, in half the sky, gender inequality was so bad that its didn't matter, the women had to be with a male figure at all time. This is similar, because the male inherits the money and they don't even know him like that. That's not fair to them,  and its not even that the mother raised half the money, it's because they're women that he gets the money. 

sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:00 PM

I chose this article because the example of inheritance in this article is one of most likely millions of injustices that women have had to endure. This women was supposed to receive an inheritance from her father, yet when a step brother, who had never even met her father when he was alive, receives half of the inheritance because he is a male that was left out of the original inheritance. This could be used as a place example because this occurred in Iran, which they even created laws that are supposed to support and create more equality that have not worked . 

Carlee Allen's curator insight, May 17, 2015 1:24 PM

This article is about how Morocco has just recently passed a constitutional women rights act guaranteeing women's rights and gender equality. It has just also recently written its family code of law, stating divorce by mutual consent and raising its marriage law from the age of 15 to the age of 18. No changes have been currently made to inheritance though. The article mentions that Morocco will continue to try to make life within their borders as equal as it is for men as they can.

 

I think that this article is truly empowering and strengthening for women. I think that it is great that countries like Morocco are beginning to offer more women's rights in their country and I hope that more countries will continue to do this in the future.

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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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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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The cost of gender inequality - Business Spectator

The AtlanticThe cost of gender inequalityBusiness SpectatorAs we celebrate International Women's Day every country in the world must address economic gender inequality.

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Aspen Evans's curator insight, May 1, 2014 7:17 AM

I choose this article because it discussed the business side of how gender inequality effects the government. This article relates to "Half the Sky" because it shows how women are becoming a bigger part of the work force but they aren't treated the same as men. They discuss how the world has to fully activate women because they have the same brain power as a man. 

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Mainstreaming Initiatives to Tackle Gender-Based Violence

Mainstreaming Initiatives to Tackle Gender-Based Violence | Gender inequality | Scoop.it
Gender equality is a cross-cutting theme at the World Bank Group and gender-based violence (GBV) a relatively new area of strategic focus.
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RI making 'slow progress' on gender equality - Jakarta Post

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RI making 'slow progress' on gender equality
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More than a century after the death of Raden Ajeng Kartini, the first Indonesian woman to demand the emancipation of women in the country, activists say gender inequality remains in place.
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the article starts off by describing Raden Ajeng Kartini, the first Indonesian woman to demand the emancipation of women in the country. the article shows good facts like in 2012, 43 million, or 38 percent, of the 112 million workers in the Indonesian workforce were women. Also it describes Yuniyanti Chuzaifah, chairperson of the National Commission on Violence against Women. Throughout the article she is interview and describes gender inequality and gives strong facts about the subject. 

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