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

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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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Protecting Pakistan's Innocents - Daily Beast

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Protecting Pakistan's Innocents
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There are many societal pressures to keep gender inequality in Pakistan, and Obaid-Chinoy says that men must take the first steps to ensure women are guaranteed simple rights.

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Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)'s curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:46 AM

I curated this article because it is a great example of gender inequality in a foreign country. It shows that women are viewed differently as men, as some men think that women shouldn't leave the house. 

 

This relates to Half the Sky as in this article, men who believe that their wife brought shame to the family would kill their wife, and in Half the Sky, men would beat their wives. 

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Women rescued from city 'brothels'

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Police rescue five women believed to be sex trafficking victims after raiding nine suspected brothels in Birmingham.

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Victims of acid attacks in India saying new law restricting sales being ignored - Fox News

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San Francisco Chronicle Victims of acid attacks in India saying new law restricting sales being ignored Fox News Now, Mukherjee and other victims of acid attacks are pressing the Indian government to do more to prevent such violence, saying a new...

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Jonathan Kaus's curator insight, April 27, 2014 9:53 AM

I chose this article to show how little the laws are being enforced. The Indian supreme court has ordered all states to restrict the selling of acid to minors and keep track of everyone who buys acid. This relates the HTS because the young brides in India were having acid poured on them if they did something wrong. 

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 6, 2014 1:26 PM

I chose this article, because it talk about how women are basically aren't respected. In half the sky they talk about how women aren't respected and they cannot do anything without a male. In this article a girl gets her face melted for standing up to the male figure, they planned this with out her even knowing. Now they are suing the government like they should be. The laws are changing and things are getting better for women that are in countries that have high Gender Inequality.  

Summer L's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:15 AM

This article speaks of how women in India are being subjected to acid attacks and that the laws in India are not allowing them to stop the acid burnings.

 

This relates to the article because the women in the article are subjected to acid attacks and have no way to stop it. 

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Ending the gender binary - The Hindu

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On April 15, 2014, the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgment granting India's transgender community the right to be recognised as a third gender category.

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Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)'s curator insight, April 27, 2014 4:36 PM

I chose this article because the Indian government is taking steps in order to have gender equality, not just between men and women, but also to the third gender.

This relates to Half the Sky as countries take steps in order to have a more developed country.

Summer L's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:01 PM

This article speaks about how India is starting to make their country more fair with allowing their transgender community to become a third gender category.