IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION
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2,000 female genital mutilation victims seek help at London hospitals in just three years but true figure is 'far more than figures show'

2,000 female genital mutilation victims seek help at London hospitals in just three years but true figure is 'far more than figures show' | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
At least 12 children from the capital were victims and almost 300 overall needed surgery to help them recover from the brutal ritual.
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Sold as a sex slave, saved by charity - Telegraph

Sold as a sex slave, saved by charity - Telegraph | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
THE bad dreams invade Mahato's nights less frequently now, but she is not completely free of them and she probably never will be.
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Dowries and marriage

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BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds'

BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds' | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Three-hundred Pakistani women are burned to death each year because their husbands no longer want them, according to a human rights organisation.
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sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:06 PM

I chose this article because it describes the inequality in which many women are burned to death by their husbands/ husbands family and yet the men receive no punishment for their actions. This is horrible because they blame the cause of death from a stove catching on fire or blowing up when in reality they lit their wife on fire. Many of these women are burned to death and their murderer is never punished. Many families do this to get rid of any shame from their family. This is an old tradition and when the government was asked to do something about it they responded saying they already were attempting to create more equality, yet so many brides are burned and not all are even accounted for by the police.

Summer L's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:16 AM

This article speaks of how in South Asia, men were causing bride burnings among their wives and it has killed 300 women every year. 

 

This relates to the article because the women in the article are killed or burned because the men are not pleased with them or do not want to be married to them anymore.

Fritz's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:33 PM

I chose this article because it shows how widespread and bad of a problem bride burning is in other countries, and how there is almost nothing being done about it. Without any action, this problem is not going to stop, and women will continue to be murdered. This is related to Half The Sky because in the excerpt, bride burnings are mentioned, and this article goes further to point out how much of a problem it is.

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International women's day: the pay gap between men and women for your job

International women's day: the pay gap between men and women for your job | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
International women's day focuses attention on the persisting gap in men and women's pay. See how the figures stack up for each job - and explore the data
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Women quit before hitting glass ceiling

Women quit before hitting glass ceiling | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Childcare costs and lack of flexibility blamed for dramatic decline in number of top female executives.
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Employment equalitiy

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Gender pay gap 'to last 57 years'

Gender pay gap 'to last 57 years' | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Women managers across the UK face a wait of more than 50 years for their salaries to equal their male colleagues, a study says.
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Iceland 'top for gender equality'

Iceland 'top for gender equality' | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Iceland remains the country that has the greatest equality between men and women, says the World Economic Forum.
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Increase in female circumcision

Increase in female circumcision | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
The number of cases of female genital mutilation reported in London has risen and some operations are happening in the city, a campaigner says.
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FGM

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Philippines' reliance on foreign remittances carries significant costs

The Nation, Bangkok's Independent Newspaper, Business and General news in English
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Economic migration to the UAE

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Plans to boost UAE workforce

Plans to boost UAE workforce | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
The UAE has had an 'Emiratisation' programme for several years but it has recently announced new plans to boost Emiratis in the workforce.
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Economic migration to the UAE

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Deserted in the sands: migrant workers in the UAE

Around 12 million foreign workers are estimated to live in the Gulf, where they are forbidden to form labour unions. Some progress on workers' rights has bee...
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China Sticking With One-Child Policy - New York Times

China Sticking With One-Child Policy - New York Times | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
China’s top population official has ruled out changing the country’s one-child family planning policy for at least another decade.
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China's one-child policy - success or failure?

China's one-child policy - success or failure? | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Thirty years after the introduction of China's one-child policy, the government is being urged to rethink its population controls.
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Where are India's millions of missing girls?

Where are India's millions of missing girls? | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Activists say India's continuing preference for male children is leading to the loss of 800,000 girls a year, reports the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.
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Inheritance and tenure

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Dowry wars: The big issue that has India divided

Dowry wars: The big issue that has India divided | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
An intense lobbying battle is being fought as the Indian government prepares to amend landmark legislation introduced nearly three decades ago to protect women who were being attacked, harassed and even murdered for refusing to pay dowries.
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Barbaric 'honour killings' become the weapon to subjugate women in Iraq

Barbaric 'honour killings' become the weapon to subjugate women in Iraq | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
At first glance Shawbo Ali Rauf appears to be slumbering on the grass, her pale brown curls framing her face, her summer skirt spread about her. But the awkward position of her limbs and the splattered blood reveal the true horror of the scene.
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BBC NEWS | UK | Gender pay gap in City 'shocking'

BBC NEWS | UK | Gender pay gap in City 'shocking' | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Men working in the UK's financial sector receive five times more in bonus payments than women, according to a survey.
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Have women shattered the glass ceiling? - USATODAY.com

Have women shattered the glass ceiling? - USATODAY.com | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
The not-so-surprising answer: No. In position, promotion and pay, they still lag far behind men.
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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Women 'form half of all migrants'

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Women 'form half of all migrants' | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
A UN report says women and girls now make up half of all world migrants, totalling 95 million.
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Female migration

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WHO | Gender inequalities and HIV

WHO | Gender inequalities and HIV | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Main page re: HIV/AIDS
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Gender inequalities and HIV

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BBC - Health: Female genital mutilation

BBC - Health: Female genital mutilation | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Female circumcision or cutting is usually referred to as female genital mutilation, done to conform to cultural or religious traditions or beliefs.
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FGM

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New emiratisation drive

The labour minister has announced that companies can only recruit UAE nationals as human resources managers and secretaries Businesses have 18 months to replace their staff
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Economic migration to the UAE

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BBC NEWS | South Asia | Migrants' woes in Dubai worker camps

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Migrants' woes in Dubai worker camps | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
A suicide in a Dubai construction workers' camp throws light on a tough existence, writes Lucy Williamson.
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Trafficked: Sex slaves seduced and sold

Trafficked: Sex slaves seduced and sold | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
The BBC investigates the trade in women from Mexico to the United States.
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Human trafficking

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China considers relaxing one-child policy

China considers relaxing one-child policy | IB CORE 1: POPULATIONS IN TRANSITION | Scoop.it
Experts warn that three-decade-old rule has caused China's population of 1.3 billion to become dangerously unbalanced
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