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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 (In)Equality | Scoop.it
The elimination of gender inequality has to start in the classroom.

Via Thabo Mophiring
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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.

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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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Microfinancing opens entreprenurism to African women

Microfinancing opens entreprenurism to African women | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it

In Africa, where women are sometimes subject to prejudice, microfinancing has emerged as a tool for economic empowerment...Now lenders are finding that women are often better borrowers than men, and tend to be more fiscally responsible...As in any developing region, microfinance is proving to be a powerful tool in helping communities lift themselves out of poverty...

 

“There are huge populations in need of help in Africa, and the process of encouraging micro-entrepreneurs becomes a self-feeding cycle, which can alleviate a lot of the political and systemic problems. The social improvements filter down to help entire communities, not just individuals.”

 

See more at:http://afkinsider.com/11694/empowerment-tool-microfinancing-opens-entreprenuism-to-african-women/#sthash.zy27wQGp.dpuf


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In this article, a widow and mother of five named Namono Lakeri used  a microfinancing program to expand her second-hand clothing business. She made enough money to send her children to school, and allowed her to buy the luxuries she needed/wanted. Namaono's story relates back to Saima's story from "Half The Sky".  They both used microfinance to make their lives better for them and the people the looked after. 

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Gender equality: why women are still held back

Gender equality: why women are still held back | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
The economic arguments for gender equality are overwhelming - but stereotypes keep getting in the way of progress
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The article states that "In the long term encouraging women to participate in the labour market is vital to ensure economic growth at both micro and macro level." In "Half the Sky" and this article, they are both saying that educating women and involving them more in the work force is an important part in making the economies stronger.  

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Tackling Gender Inequality

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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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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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Using Technology to Close the Education Gap for Girls

Using Technology to Close the Education Gap for Girls | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
In March 2011, to mark International Women's Day, I wrote a blog post asking, "Can Technology Close the Gap for Girls and Women?" The ConnectEd program has been working to find out the answer as we work across the globe, and now, three year...
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I chose this article because it talks about her the use of technology could help close the gender gap for girls. Some ways to do this are ensuring access for girls, train more ICT teachers, use technology to improve everyday learning, etc. 

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

Infancy is the time to start tackling inequality between girls and boys | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
How a nursery on the outskirts of Paris works against gender stereotyping
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I chose this article because it talks about how gender inequality can be tackled in a child's first few years of life. One way is for parents to treat their kids equally. Also, giving each gender the same toys (dolls for boys, race cars for girls) is also another way to ensure equality

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Empowering Women Through Microfinance in India

Empowering Women Through Microfinance in India | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
The government’s efforts to create micro credit institutions geared towards women are too important to dismiss.
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I chose this article because it talks about the importance of microfinance for women. In both "Half the Sky" and this article, it is said that "women suffer the highest financial exclusion but are sometimes better borrowers compared with their male counterparts. They are more likely to repay loans and, more importantly, to reinvest the proceeds in their family and their children's education." Giving women microfinancing opportunities could them flourish in their societies.

 

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The Challenge of Closing the Gender Gap in Developing Countries

The Challenge of Closing the Gender Gap in Developing Countries | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
Which is more effective in improving life for women: economic development or specific programs aimed at increasing equality?
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I chose this article because  it talks about how gender inequality declines economic development, same as in "Half the Sky."

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Is empowering women the answer to ending poverty in the developing world?

Is empowering women the answer to ending poverty in the developing world? | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
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I chose this article because it talks about how women are proven to be unequal around the world. "Women make up 70% of the world's working hours and earn only 10% of the world's income and half of what men earn. This leads to greater poverty, slower economic growth and a lower standard of living. In developing countries, millions of women also die each year as a result of gender-based violence." This relates back to "Half the Sky" because they both talk about empowering women could be the answer to ending poverty in less developed countries. 

 
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After-Birth Abortions and Infanticide, Where Does it End? | LifeNews.com

After-Birth Abortions and Infanticide, Where Does it End? | LifeNews.com | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
On February 23, two “ethicists” published an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics arguing for “after-birth abortion.”

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This article states that "Today, we see infanticide most predominately in cultures where male children are more revered than female children.....and that 9 out of 10 of the infants that are killed are females". This relates back to "Half The Sky" because more female infants are killed in these countries because they are seen as less equal to the males.  

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Microfinance 2.0: different methodology could reshape industry

Microfinance 2.0: different methodology could reshape industry | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
A recent paper published by EY advocates for taking a more scientific approach to evaluating the impacts of microfinance programs Advertisement feature
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I chose this article because it talks about the importance of microfinance for women. In both "Half the Sky" and this article, it is said that "women suffer the highest financial exclusion but are sometimes better borrowers compared with their male counterparts. They are more likely to repay loans and, more importantly, to reinvest the proceeds in their family and their children's education." Giving women microfinancing opportunities could them flourish in their societies.

 

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Gender inequality: for society to thrive, women must thrive

Gender inequality: for society to thrive, women must thrive | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
Observer editorial: Gender inequality: the unjust gulf between men and women
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I chose this article because it focuses on the fact that in order for a society to move forward socially, politically, and economically, women must also do the same. The issue of gender inequality potentially slows any progression down. 

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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 (In)Equality | Scoop.it
The elimination of gender inequality has to start in the classroom.

Via Thabo Mophiring
zhane's insight:

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.

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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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Men must accept women as equals if development goals are to be ...

Men must accept women as equals if development goals are to be ... | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
Men must learn what gender equality means and stop trying to control women's lives if future development goals are to have any real traction, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Monday.
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In this article, as well as in "Half the Sky", it is said that accepting women as equal persons is important if any type of economical goal wants to be achieved. 

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Developments in Literacy: Female education in Pakistan

Developments in Literacy: Female education in Pakistan | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
Education NGO, Developments in Literacy, is trying to provide teachers for girls in rural Pakistan
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In this article, as well as in "Half the Sky", they both talk about the importance of educating females

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Inequality is the biggest threat to the world and needs to be tackled now

Inequality is the biggest threat to the world and needs to be tackled now | Gender (In)Equality | Scoop.it
Jayati Ghosh: The post-2015 agenda must ensure universal access to quality basic goods and services, and tackle earlier policy failures
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