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Daughters of the brothel - Witness - Al Jazeera English

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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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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.

hannah's curator insight, April 28, 2014 9:44 AM
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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Britain falls behind best developing countries as gender gap stays ...

Britain falls behind best developing countries as gender gap stays ... | Gender Inequality | 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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hannah's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:10 PM

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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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2013)

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2013) | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean?
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Jonathan Kaus's curator insight, April 22, 2014 10:04 AM

I chose this article because it gives you facts about the inequality that is occurring, not many article are doing this. It says there will always be a gap between pay and that it is worse for minorities. This relates to HTS because a wife was being paid nothing because she couldn't find a job, while her husband brought in little money and usually spent it on alcohol. The wife then got help from a micro financing company and was able to find a job, get paid more than her husband, and pay off all of their debt.  

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Pakistan second-worst country in gender equality: WEF - DAWN.COM

Pakistan second-worst country in gender equality: WEF - DAWN.COM | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Pakistan ranks as the world’s second-worst country in terms of gender equality and equitable division of resources...
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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 Inequality | 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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hannah's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:38 PM

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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Women's Political Rights

Women's Political Rights | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
International Women's Day: political rights around the world mapped

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Rishi Suresh's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:04 PM

This map is interesting because it shows several rights that were historically denied women except in modern times. Based on the information on the map, most countries only gave women these rights in the 20th century, usually within the last 50 years. This is shocking because it shows just how recently women were granted rights that men have had for millenia. In fact, Saudi Arabia and the UAE still don't grant women the right to vote in the 21st century.  In the last century, we have gone to the moon, we have created weapons that can level countries, and we have planned to go to Mars, but some people still do not have the right to choose their leaders. 

Dandavikranth Reddy's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:02 PM

This article is about women having their political and personal rights such as freedom from oppression, abuse, and other things. Also, this article is about how people are trying to spread women's political rights throughout the world but it is just too hard. This article is on this page because it relates to how women are struggling to get their freedom while some countries have gotten it easily. This article benefits people who are motivated to help those in dire need or support, people who will continue to stand uo for these women, and people who can start a movement to end this madness once and for all. This article is related to the book Half the sky because most of the developed countries around the world have freedom for their women, but some countries are still fighting the horrors of rape, genital mutilation, prostitution, bridal and honor killings, and many more. 

Miles Gibson's curator insight, November 22, 2014 3:22 PM

Unit 1 nature and perspectives of geography

This map shows the political outlook of Womens' rights across the world where the yellow is where women have the right to vote, grey is where women have the right to stand for election and black is where the first women were elected recently.

 

This map relates to unit 1 because it is an example of a reference map because of the data it shows and is a very precise version of a formal region because of its commonality between regions. It also shows a spread of hierarchical diffusion through wealthier countries

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Sierra Leone: A happy ending to the sad tale of gender inequality is in our hands

Sierra Leone: A happy ending to the sad tale of gender inequality is in our hands | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

A happy ending to the sad tale of gender inequality is in our hands Irish Independent On a recent visit to Sierra Leone, I spent an afternoon chatting to Frederica in a cafe on a rooftop in Freetown.


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Caitlin Dreher's curator insight, October 23, 2013 10:42 AM

This article discusses how girls in their country are limitied to education. Sixty six million girls do not go to school and more than 2500 girls under the age of eighteen are married every day as child brides. Ninety persent of domestic workers are girls between the ages of 12 and 17. This article relates to Half the Sky becauses they both share the same experiences and obstacles that they face every day in their country. In my opinion, I think its sad the females are limited to an education as oppose to boys just because they are girls. For a female with a limited amount of education in that country means that you are more likely to be controlled by another person. You dont have any power or control over your own actions. It also relates to Half the Sky because it talks about the dangerous fears that women and girls are exposed to such as kidnapping, rape, sex trafficking and plenty more.  The women and girls are considered " second- class citizens". I think this article is very valid because it talks about real life obstacles that occur every day in their counry. 

Sirila Padi's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:27 PM

Thiis article appears on my page because its such an important topic that I feel like really could be solved if we worked together as individuals. We need to stop using stereotypes and everything else and really keep our mind blank. I dont think its right to be able to say "one should be expected to do this" or " you cant do this because your women/men". I think instead it should be that we are all here women or men for specific reasons. We each have qualities that can help us acheive more in the world and I dont think one should be limited to something due to their race. I think we all can benefit from reading this because it shows that gender inequality is in our hands. Its OUR faults for getting and creating all the stereo types for each race. Instead, we are all individuals who should work together and make this nation stronger. This relates specifically to Half the Sky because we see how women have to deal with certain things or our underestimated for being a women, which is wrong. Its time for us to stop and make a change.

 

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UN: Facts and Figures on Rural Women

UN: Facts and Figures on Rural Women | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

Countries with the highest levels of hunger also have very high levels of gender inequality...


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US #23 in World for Gender Equality - Town Hall

US #23 in World for Gender Equality - Town Hall | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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A new report released by the World Economic Forum over the weekend reaffirmed Iceland's place as the best for gender equality in the world, while the US moved down from #22 to #23.
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Jonathan Kaus's curator insight, April 22, 2014 9:58 AM

I selected this article because it shows how the US is getting worse when it comes to gender equality. The US moved down from 22 to 23 which is very good, being that there are 196 countries. This article also gives insight into how the US and many countries are moving up or down the scale. This relates to HTS because Saudi Arabia is very low in the scale because women are not allowed to do many things in that county. 

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Child Beauty Pageants: A Gateway to Gender Inequality | The Sun

Gone are the days where dress-up meant trying on mom's lipstick and last Halloween's costume; child beauty pageants have led young girls into a world of.
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Canada ranks 20th on global gender inequality index as world gap narrows

Canada ranks 20th on global gender inequality index as world gap narrows | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
The world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly this year, with Iceland showing the least inequality among men and women and Canada ranking 20th overall, a report by the World Economic Forum found (Canada ranks 20th on the global gender inequality index...
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Sharia in action : Eight-year-old Muslim bride dies of genital tears and internal bleeding on wedding night in Yemen

Sharia in action : Eight-year-old Muslim bride dies of genital tears and internal bleeding on wedding night in Yemen | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
But in 2009, a Yemeni law that set the minimum age of a bride at 17 was repealed as lawmakers deemed it un-Islamic. Above photo of  "Inspired by Muhammad" ad campaign running in the UK by Islamic supremacists.
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National Park Service Produces Videos Praising Islam's Contributions To Women's Rights

National Park Service Produces Videos Praising Islam's Contributions To Women's Rights | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Thank goodness the National Park Service is finally doing their job!

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, September 19, 2013 3:56 PM

WTH? Wome have no rights under Islam!

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Saudi Arabia under fire at U.N. over women's, migrant workers rights

Saudi Arabia under fire at U.N. over women's, migrant workers rights | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's rights record came under fire at the United Nations on Monday, critics accusing the kingdom of jailing activists without due process and abusing the basic rights of Saudi...

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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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What People Really Think about Women

What People Really Think about Women | Gender Inequality | 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.

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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!

 

hannah's curator insight, April 27, 2014 9:21 PM

 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.