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Asian women workers risk "persistent vulnerability, poverty and exploitation"

Asian women workers risk "persistent vulnerability, poverty and exploitation" | Poverty Assignment_Teoh Jun Fang | Scoop.it

BANGKOK (TrustLaw) – Women workers in Asia face the risk of “persistent vulnerability, poverty and exploitation” despite a recovering economy and their huge potential due to prejudice, according to a report by the International Labour Organisation and Asian Development Bank. A large majority of women here are stuck in lower-end, lower-pay jobs in vulnerable, informal and insecure sectors with little social protection and at the lowest rung of the global supply chain, it said. While progress has been made in past decades addressing gender inequalities, “discrimination against women remains pervasive throughout the labour markets of the region,” Women and labour markets in Asia: Rebalancing Gender Equality said. According to the report, the Asia Pacific region is losing $24 billion to $47 billion annually because of women’s limited access to employment opportunities and another $16 billion to $30 billion as a result of gender gaps in education.
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Teoh Jun Fang's insight:

See-think-wonder. After reading this article, i can truly understand how poverty can link with Asia. In this article, I can see that women in Thailand are being treated unfairly compared to men. They are not giving talented women job opportunities hence companies lose money as they only depend on the men. This led to poverty because companies are not making money. Some women are also not given a chance to be eduacated. I think that because of the discrimination of women, many good oppotunities such as starting a company, joining the goverment to help improve the country, making more profits for a company had been lost. Hence, it causes poverty. In my opinion, the government should stop the discrimination of women and change the mindset that women should stay at home and take care of her family. I think that women should be given an option of what they want to do in life. This article made me wonder how does it feels not to be able to choose a path in life that you want. And also since poverty is somewhat caused by not giving opportunity for women to work, why did'nt th government change his mindset and allow women to work?

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Tan Jun Wei's curator insight, February 3, 2013 1:28 PM

This is my insight using one of the thinking methods. As stated in the article, a large majority of women are stuck in lower-end, lower-pay jobs in vulenrable, informal and insecure sectors with little social protection. According to the report, the Asia Pacific region is losing $24 billion to $47 billion annually because of women's limited access to employment opportunites and another $16 billion to $30 billion as a result of gender gaps in education. I think that both males and females should be treated equally the same with the same job opportunites and also recieving proper education as both males and females ara humans too and therefore we need to have the same job opportunies and recieve proper education so that we can earn enough money for ourselves and family and also to help out with the growth of the country. I wonder if the government or any other organisations will help out by setting up campaigns to support the idea of both males and females to have equal rights.

Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:58 AM

Although the poverty gender gap is higher than any other developed country, the “feminization of poverty” is a global problem. This is not because women do less work. Quite the opposite: Women produce half of the world’s food and by some estimates work two-thirds of the world’s working hours. Women and men did different work based on the demands of childbearing and the community’s reproduction, but all people were valued for their contributions to the survival of their society. Women were held in the highest esteem. Once society separated into social classes, however, women were pushed into a subordinate role. Men dominated private property and its inheritances from generation to generation. Women became the property of their fathers and husbands in the same way that slaves were the property of their owners. Women, both enslaved and free, were largely without independent property and legal rights. Under feudalism, the product of their labours, both in the home and outside of it, was controlled by the men.

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:09 AM

This article depicts the inequality of the priviledges of the females and the males. The males are seen as superior, having a more stable job than the females, who were given a lesser paying job. However, gender discrimination is not something that can be easily passed off as both genders contribute an equal amount of hard work, except that they contribute to different categories in the industry, based on their strengths. I think that females should also be given a chance to have a proper job, especially females who have a family to support. There might be females that are able to do a better job than the males in that particular job. Will this kind of gender discrimination continue to affect the poverty of those families?

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U.S. AID education/poverty infographic

U.S. AID education/poverty infographic | Poverty Assignment_Teoh Jun Fang | Scoop.it

An excellent infographic that highlights the importance of education in the process of fighting poverty.  Why is education (especially women) so pivotal for development?  Should this change how we think about humanitarian aid?       


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Teoh Jun Fang's insight:

See-think-wonder. After looking through this infograph, I can see that education can actually help a person to get out of poverty. This is because education is the basic qualification for one to be able to look for job. Although knowledge is not only gained through education, but a person still needs education in order to get a proper job in the future. I think that with a proper education, it might totally change a person's life as the person will be able to have a job that provides monthly income for the survival of a family. According to the infographic, I feel that people living in poverty should not be despair as they are still able to change their lives throught education. In my opinion, many will not give it a try. Also, I think that all girls shoud be given a chance to be educated because it will really affect their future. Next, I think that education can change the poor by knowing what kind of lifestyle they should lead and how to take good care of themselves. For example: exercise to keep fit, eat more vegetables, keep clean etc. Therefore they can live a healthier life through education, and not only gaining more knowledge. This article also made me wonder if schools are built in rural parts of a country for children to be educated, or are schools only built in city areas? Will the children want to go through education? 

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Fiqah Nasrin's curator insight, January 27, 2014 8:37 AM

From this article i get to know that a child who born to an educated mother will benefit more than a child who born to mothers without an education. Quite a number of women in the world are without a proper education. Is it fair to women without a proper education to be condemn to be told that their child will do poorly rather than a child of an educated mothers. Their child would eventually suceed through hard work and support from their family.

Zemus Koh's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:11 AM

From this infographic, I can see the importance of education and how it can impact us in our lives. Education is key as it can help us in many ways such as being able to teach our offspings survival skills and also help us to earn more so that we can bring up a family and support them. However important education is, it still comes with a price. As such, many are deprived of this oppurtunity to be educated even though education is somewhat considered a neccessity. Other benefits of education to women include a lesser chance of contracting STDs and also having a higher chance to immunize their children compared to non-educated women. Since education is a key to survival and an important part in our lives, why is it that no effort is made to promote this or to fund more projects that help the less fortunate to get a chance to be educated?

Fiqah Nasrin's curator insight, February 23, 2014 7:28 AM

This article tells me that a child who born to an educated mother will benefit more than a child who born to mothers without an education. Quite a number of women in the world are without a proper education. Is it fair to women without a proper education to be condemn to be told that their child will do poorly rather than a child of an educated mothers. Their child would eventually succeed through hard work and support from their family. It stated that most children who drop out from school are girls and most of the people cant read live in developing countries. In this century i am sure that proper education are given to those who could not afford it as everyone want to succeed. I think that it does not matter if a child's mother is without an education as they can succeed if they work hard and opportunity is given to them.

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To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital

To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital | Poverty Assignment_Teoh Jun Fang | Scoop.it
Eradicating poverty can involve many varied and innovative approaches according to circumstance. But a universal factor is that development of livelihoods depends on communities enjoying good health and access to education.

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Curator's insight, see-think-wonder. After reading this article, I can see that many people in other country do not have enough water supply. Even if they have, the water is not safe to be consume or for usage. The people of poorer countries also spent a very long period of time a day just to get water, which is still contaminated. On the other hand, in Singapore, many of us can get water easily by just turning on a tap which is seen almost in every household, food court, etc. Also, in poorer countries, people continue using contaminated water which made them sick as they do not have access to clean water. Whereas over here, we waste clean water and taking it for granted. I think that before even trying to help the poorer countries to get access to cleaner water, we should reflect on how we are using those clean water running out from our tap everyday without fail. This is because we are using water like as if it is a supply that never finishes. We waste water everyday. For example: turning on the tap when brushing your teeth. To the poorer countries, the water that runs off from the tap when we are taking time to brush our teeth, is very precious as it is drinkable for them. But here we are, not cherishing it. In my opinion, the government should also start organisations in poorer countries to help them get access to cleaner water for survival and sanitation. I think that the Water Aid has really saved many lives indirectly. This is because when Water Aid helped Ester's community to gain access to an improved water source, the community is able to grow vegetables which allows them to have food to eat and survive. Also, they can save more money for other uses in the future. I think it is true that we will not be able to help all the people without access to clean water. But we might be able to help a little by doing our part by not wasting water, and reusing and recycling them if possible. However, i still wonder what has the government been doing? They might have tried ways to improve the citizens' lives, but still i think the government should take a closer look at his citizens' lives and help them in all ways to improve their lives.

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Bryan Lau's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:07 AM
From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water. 
Jasmine Ng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:11 AM

From this article,I have realize the impact of not having access to proper drinking water, this article has taught me the importance of water. Womens living in the less developed country have to travel hours in order to get access to water and the worst thing is the water is not even clean.In our more developed country where people have access to clean water are taking the water for granted, not knowing people in less developed country have to travel for hours just to get dirty water.

Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:04 AM

After seeing the article, we should realise how fortunate we are when we have a tap with an unlimited supply of water thanks to our goverment, while we look at these people. They travel miles to get water and some even drink dirty water, this shows us that help must be given to these people as they are suffering although they actually can have clean water, its just that we are not acting to help them. Will the world help them, or would they just simply say ''its not my problem'' , this will depend of you, people could be saved if you just take it to concern and help out

 

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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology | Poverty Assignment_Teoh Jun Fang | Scoop.it
There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

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See-think-wonder. After reading this article, I can see that Poverty can also cause bad mental health. This is because when a person is poor, he/she has to try ways to get water and food in order to survive. Also, they might be worrying on how to survive when living in poverty. Hence it causes bad mental health as they are stressed. Secondly, when living in poverty, a person might not have enough food to eat, hence they are lack of nutrtion which will eventually lead to falling sick and still worrying on things that invovle money. Therefore i think that poverty is linked to bad mental health. In my opinion, poverty is really a huge problem that is difficult for government to solve. However, i still feel that the government can help out a little by little, by providing more jobs for his citizens and shelter for them, too. I think that poverty causing bad mental health rate can also be decreased by reducing prices of food and organise campaigns to help the poor by providing them food and water for survival. The government should also build a free-clinic for the poor so that their sickness can be treated without paying huge amount of money which will make them less worry about medical fees. This article also made me wonder whether the government has been doing any help for the poor suffering from mental health because of poverty. Did they help them to reduce stress in their live by creating more job opportunities? Or are the government even aware of these situations?

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:06 AM

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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Food shortages And Poverty in India - About Latest News And ...

Food shortages And Poverty in India - About Latest News And ... | Poverty Assignment_Teoh Jun Fang | Scoop.it
Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. In 2010, World Bank stated, 32.7% of the total Indian people fall below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day (PPP) while ...

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See-think-wonder. After reading this article, I can see that there is shortage of food in India due to poverty. About half the children as young as five years old in India were underweight. The other half stopped growing. These were caused by not having enough nutrition as they do not have enough money to buy food. On the contrary, in Singapore, very few of the children living are underweight. Instead, most of them are acceptable and some are even overweight. Therefore I think that we should not waste food because children in other countries are starving. But here we are throwing away food that we are not able to finish. Hence I think we should learn to “buy what we can finish” so that wastage of food will be reduced. Other than children not having enough food in India, the world might also be short of food in the next 40 years. This is also another reason i think that we should not be wasting food. Otherwise it might lead to the future generation suffering. I think that everyone should cherish what they have, be it food, water or personal belongings etc. I feel that the government should really do something for his citizens that food shortage will stop occurring in India, and the children will be able to grow healthily. This article also made me wonder if the government are trying to help his citizens or leave the food shortage problem like that because it is a difficult problem to solve? Or are the government even aware of food shortage problem in India? Did they even take a look in it?

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Lee ZongHan's curator insight, January 31, 2013 11:34 PM

This is my insight using the 4Cs, Connection, Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. In 2010, World Bank stated, 32.7% of the total Indian people fall below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day while 68.7% live on less than US$ 2 per day.

Concepts, food shortage, the world’s population could become all but vegetarian by the year 2050 because of water shortages and a spiralling population, scientists have warned. Nine hundred million people already go hungry and 2 billion people are malnourished in spite of the fact that per capita food production continues to increase. Changes, there have to be some change in the food shortage in India. India government have to create more jobs for the citizens in India so that they have enough money to buy foods. Challenges, India have lots of lands and the goverment could use those lands for farming. So that they will have enough foods.

Xuan Tay Yu's curator insight, February 1, 2013 7:52 AM

This is my insight on this article. The world is currently experiencing food shortages, and it could go worse by 2050. In India, so many people are poor, making the number reach a third of the wolrd's poor. If we do not do anything about it the food shortage, more people are going to suffer. Water shortage is also a problem, which causes animals to die out if the animals lack the water. If the animals die, we do not have meat to eat. This is a big problem because need the protein from the animals. 

Ong Yi An's curator insight, February 4, 2013 4:04 AM

While looking at the article, i realised that 8 Indian states have more poor people than 26 poorest African nations. The people there are suffering a hard time as they do not have food. From the picture, i can see that they all have a plate with them. Therefore i infer that they used the plate for begging people to give them food so that they could survive. I believed that the country was not so poor at first by as the economic rises, they could follow it. Therefore, they fell into despair and poverty. There are also some adults in the picture, i think that they maybe the parents of the children. They are poor, thus no money to effort birth control. Therefore, having many children. But being them to the world is also something difficult for them as they must get more food, more money to bring them up. The children will then have to suffer along. Not only the humans have to suffer, the animals have to suffer too. The cause of food shortages are because of the economics, environment and many more.