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India 'dowry deaths' still rising despite modernization

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Crime statistics and a Gender Scorecard compiled by women's rights activists have put chilling new perspective on an age-old social ill in India: Bride-burning and other "dowry crimes" take the life of a woman every hour.

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I chose to include this article because it relates to a very large issue in India as well as the fight for gender equality. In places like India, women are not valued, and marriages are seen as business deals in which the groom an his family make some  financial gain. This article brings attention to this problem, as well as the fact that it is getting worse. This relates to the Half the Sky excerpt because bride burnings are mentioned many times throughout the excerpt, and this article provides more exact and specific information on the topic.

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Jonathan Kaus's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:29 AM

I selected this article because It focuses on a very important part of gender inequality, the part were women are killed because they are not seen as equal. This article says that over the past 25-30 years in India, dowry crimes and bride burning have begun rising in large numbers. bride burning rose 3% from last year and other dowry crimes rose even more. This relates to HTS because the excerpt was saying women in India are fed less and sometimes burned so that husband can get more money from the wife's parents. 

Daishon Redden's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:17 AM

I chose this article because it talks about how India is in a stage change but the amount of deaths from inequality are still rising. The relates to half the sky because of the bride burnings. 

Maddie Morris's curator insight, April 28, 2014 1:58 PM

Deaths in India are on the rise. Bride-burning and other crimes are taking place because of unequal rights. Despite modernization and women gaining more rights in other places it is still staying the same in India. This article reminds me of Half the Sky becuase of all the women being treated unfairly and beaten.

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Human trafficking: How US states fare

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A new study ranks states on laws to protect the victims of human trafficking. The Polaris Project, a US-based anti-trafficking organisation, has identified 10 types of statues they deem critical to fighting human trafficking.


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I chose this article because many people know that gender inequality is a huge problem in the global community, but many also do not realize that its a pressing issue here in the United States. This relates to Half The Sky because it talks about what different states do to fight this problem, which is talked about in the excerpt. 

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Daishon Redden's curator insight, April 28, 2014 10:08 AM

This article can be used on the last questions about regions. This article shows you what states have made attempts for making laws against human trafficking and which have not. 

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

This article speaks of how the USA is taking steps to stop or reduce human trafficking in other countries.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:30 PM

This article shows that more than 20 states inside the US are prone to gender inequality. Many laws prevent and prosecute the tragic happening but it still happens. The only way to control this is through education. This article relates to the Half the Sky because it shows that even with laws the gender inequality is still prevalent in many areas and the areas with little gender inequality are the areas that educate more on gender equality and the good effects of it

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China's Entrenched Gender Gap - New York Times

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The figure stacks up well against other countries such as the United States and Australia, where about 75 percent of working-age women were employed in 2010.

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I chose this article because it brings out the truth in the  economy in China, and how the most populous country in the world has many problems in gender inequality in the workplace. It also goes into the explanation as to why the amount of women working is actually dropping. This article shows how women are just not valued like men are in China. This relates to Half The Sky because they both talk about how women are not valued as much as men, and how it leads to severe inequality.

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Microfinancing Opens Entreprenuism To African Women

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Namono Lakeri, a widow and mother of five in Uganda, used a $125 Women's Microfinance Initiative loan to expand her second-hand clothing business.

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

BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds' | The Solution to Poverty | 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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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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Victoria Jackman's curator insight, April 27, 2014 5:37 PM

I chose this based on the key phrase, "Bride  burning". 

It shows one of the many forms of violence women endure.

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.

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Closing The Gender Gap In Global Land Rights - Care2.com (blog)

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Closing The Gender Gap In Global Land RightsCare2.com (blog)Typically when I write about the gender gap it is in relation to pay, access to affordable health care and similar domestic policy concerns.

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Map: What Countries Have the Worst Gender Gaps?

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In Half the Sky, a documentary series and book, journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling narrative of women’s suffering.

Empowering young women as a means to reducing poverty.


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This could help with the Location questions.

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Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds

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Kirti Singh, a lawyer and author of the U.N.

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I selected this article because it is based on a study by the U.N., which means that it is accurate, and also because it focuses on a major topic in India. This study points out how there are few laws that promote gender equality in India, and little to no political will to enforce these laws. There are also many laws in India that actually promote gender inequality, such as laws that do not allow widows or daughters to inherit property of  dead husband or father. This relates to the Half the Sky excerpt because it mentions doing away with laws such as these in order to end gender inequality. It also mentions many topics brought up in the excerpt pertaining to why female children usually pass away or are not favored or aborted in these countries.

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Daishon Redden's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:22 AM

I selected this article because it talks about how there is preference of girls over boys in India. There is little enforcement on child marriage and pre-natal sex. The relates to half the sky because it talks about how girls are wanted more than boys.

Dru Pickrel's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:36 AM

I chose this article because it describes how woman are looked at differently than men in India. This article gives good facts about the gender inequality that happens in India. 

Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:42 PM

Some laws in India are enforcing that women follow men. Women are having to follow behind there men counterparts and are not allowed to expand any businesses or education.

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Gendercide

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Killed, aborted or neglected, at least 100m girls have disappeared—and the number is rising.

In China and northern India more than 120 boys are being born for every 100 girls. Nature dictates that slightly more males are born than females to offset boys’ greater susceptibility to infant disease. But nothing on this scale.


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I chose this article because it focuses mainly on countries like China and India, where the ratio of boys to girls is hugely skewed because of parents' many reasons to want a boy as opposed to a girl, such as dowry and marriage. The article explains how this leads to many illegal abortions, and this disproportionate ratio. It relates to Half the Sky because they both go into detail about how many female fetuses are aborted illegally simply because they are not males, and how it leads to skewed populations.

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sydneyncollins's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:10 PM

I chose this article because in half the sky it talked about how the baby girls were being killed and aborted because of the advancement in being able to use an ultra sound to see the gender of the baby being carried. It also talks about the boy to girl ratios are are off from how they should be naturally in not only China and India but in other Asian countries in that region.

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Mango girls of India fight female infanticide - gulfnews.com

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... marriage ceremony.

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I chose this article because it provides some insight to what is currently being done in order to fight these discrimination problems found all over the world. This article tells how mango trees are planted when girls are born in order to pay for a dowry later on, instead of committing infanticide. This is related to Half The Sky because in the excerpt, bride burning and infanticide are both  mentioned as common crimes committed in countries like India and China because of girls being seen as a economic burden for a family, and this article explains a way that this is being fought.

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China's great gender crisis

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Chinese families have long favoured sons over daughters, meaning the country now has a huge surplus of men. Is it also leading to a profound shift in attitudes to women?

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I chose this article because it puts into perspective how the gender inequality in China is leading to many problems in many areas of life, such as a huge number of men who will be single in China, and how many people just do not show any respect to girls in China. This relates to Half the Sky because they both talk about how women are not respected, and how this can lead to many problems, even death from a lack of attention.

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WOMEN: The Ripple Effect: Women Powering Work Through Microfinance And Entrepreneurship

WOMEN: The Ripple Effect: Women Powering Work Through Microfinance And Entrepreneurship | The Solution to Poverty | Scoop.it

Ten years after she quit her job at the World Bank to establish the Kashf Foundation, Roshaneh Zafar has proven her critics wrong by showing that women-centered and women-managed microfinance programs in Pakistan can flourish and succeed.


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I chose this article because it shows that not everything is negative in this area, and there are people and organizations that are trying to make things better and empower women so that they could help themselves and others. This relates to Half The Sky because in the excerpt, it mentions how one woman completely turned her life around after getting one small loan from a business like this, and starting a business.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:27 AM

Because microfinance is fast-tracked compared to other social sector projects, we see women start earning an extra $10, $20, or $30, and things begin to change in the household. Another reason we do microfinance is because of the ripple effect: you change one woman, she's going to change ten more.

Khanh Fleshman's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:15 PM

This article appears on my page becuase it recognizes the importance of groups such as these that are encouraging women throughout the world to go into small business ownership. If women have careers, they are less likely to be dependent on their husbands, which promotes independence. This also delays child-birth, which reduces maternal mortality. Poeple who should read this are women in these countries so they can know that things like this are available, and also so they can know the effects of beinning a career. This relates to Half the Sky because it shows the direct effect of women in third-world countries entering the work-force. Half the Sky also refers to such organizations and how it can empower women throughout the world.

Sirila Padi's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:17 PM

This article appears on my page because it displays the fact that microfinancing can easily be used to recognize women who are not letting the bad thigns get to them. There is so much bad out there on women, yet no women are good and useful and are just as important if not more important then men. This article really shows how  microfinancing can be used to create these small businesses. These small buisnesses or microfinance program will provide jobs outside of the house for women and will help show that yes men can work, but so can women. The people that should read or view this is those who think their life has come to an end because there a women. No, you can go out their and use your unique qualities and be an outstanding individual as well as those men. Sometimes women complain about having no oppurtunies, but I think when you find one like this for having a career you should really go after it. This relates to Half the Sky the women in these less developed and developing countries are able to use these microfinance programs to help create a career for themself and not always depend on their spouse.

 

 

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Amnesty International, Human-Rights Group, Protects Women From Gender Violence - Huffington Post

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When it seemed no one else would or could help Miriam, the human rights group Amnesty International made her story public and fought for her freedom.

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Indian Women Use Sharia Law To Fight For Gender Equality In Court System - Huffington Post

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This right has been guaranteed since 1937, when Muslims sought to legitimize and protect their identity in India, which is majority Hindu.
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Men must accept women as equals if development goals are to be achieved

Men must accept women as equals if development goals are to be achieved | The Solution to Poverty | Scoop.it

Upholding women's rights central to sustainable development agenda, UNFPA chief tells Commission on Status of Women


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Sunil Dixit's curator insight, March 12, 2014 8:58 PM
Misogyny is keeping many countries behind. However, they don't think it is a problem.