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Gender:The Shocking Truth In the poorest regions of the world, girls are among the most disadvantaged.

Gender:The Shocking Truth In the poorest regions of the world, girls are among the most disadvantaged. | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"In the poorest regions of the world, girls are among the most disadvantaged people on the planet.

 

---One billion people live in extreme poverty—70% are women and girls.67 million children worldwide don’t go to school, over half are girls.

---One extra year of primary school can mean 10-20% higher wages for a girl.

---When a girl in the developing world stays in school for seven or more years, she’ll marry later and have fewer, healthier children."

 

This site links to the "Because I Am a Girl" initiative which is designed to break the cycle of poverty and strengthen communities.  http://www.planusa.org/becauseiamagirl/ ;


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"Trust in God, all others bring data!" Statistics to foster geographic empathy-www.IfItWereMyHome.com

"Trust in God, all others bring data!" Statistics to foster geographic empathy-www.IfItWereMyHome.com | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Top 10 new resources (at least new to me) from 2011...I'll release one or two a day for the rest of year.  Coming in at #10, is this fantastic link that is an excellent way to compare data from different countries.  This link compares MANY countries' demographics in a very personal manner.  Instead of just using impersonal (and to many student inaccessible) raw data, this site transforms the statistics into numbers that relates to their lives helps to foster geographic empathy in the classroom discussions about development. 


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Don Brown Jr's comment, July 26, 2012 9:29 PM
Globalization discussions about raising disparity within countries often overshadow the growing inequalities between countries. What qualifies as middle class in the United States can be the equivalent of an upper-class lifestyle for many nations around the world. The same can be said in comparing what the poor in America have access to in comparison to many developing countries.
Mr. Verdugo's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:08 PM

North - South. Here we have a glance of the differences

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 31, 2013 8:54 AM

A great resource to compare the liveability of countries using a range of criteria.