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World leaders must not overlook gender inequality in fight against poverty - ChristianToday

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World leaders must not overlook gender inequality in fight against poverty
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Christian Aid has said tackling international gender inequality is essential if the battle against poverty is to be won.

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K. Paige Ashworth's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:38 PM

This article relates to Half the Sky because they both speak of the poverty rates not being able to go down without gender equality leveling out. This reminds me of what Bill Gates spoke about Saudi Arabia not being able to rise to their full potential if they don't use but half of their brain power (meaning women's intellectual ability).

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Sex trafficking in the UK: one woman's horrific story of kidnap, rape, beatings and prostitution

Sex trafficking in the UK: one woman's horrific story of kidnap, rape, beatings and prostitution | Violence against Women | Scoop.it
Marinela Badea was a 17-year-old student in Romania when she was forced from her home and plunged into a nightmare of brutal sex crimes (This is harrowing: Sex trafficking in the UK: one woman's horrific story of kidnap, rape, beatings and prostitution...

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The horrors of gender inequality extend farther then stereotypically believed. 

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Kira Saini's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:44 AM

I selected this article because it describes one woman's story of how she was forced into the sex trade from Romania to the UK. She talks about the horrendous events she had to endure, such as the beatings, being kidnapped, raped, and being sold as a sex slave against her will. This relates to the Half the Sky article because it talks about an instance in which a woman is abused and sex trafficked due to gender inequality.

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:45 PM

I chose this article, because it talks about sex trade, and there was a women from the article that was forced the to be a sex slave. Its really sad, that just because your a women that you have to a do things that men say. There were also more events that happen in sex trafficking, that was also told in the half the sky article. Like beatings, kidnapping, and non consensual sex. Which is rape. 

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The need to provide rights for women is great. This is because beneficiaries won't be just women, but men as well. The education of women, promotes development of countries, economies, and other areas of infrastructure. Life with gender equality will be better for everyone. 

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Pakistani women continue to fight gender inequality | Asia | DW.DE | 26.09.2012

Pakistani women continue to fight gender inequality | Asia | DW.DE | 26.09.2012 | Violence against Women | Scoop.it
More and more women in Pakistan are fed up with gender inequality. They have started to demand more rights. In 2006, a law was passed to improve their situation, but the legislation has yet to be implemented.
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Empowerment: 'Solution to all problems lies in educating girls' - The Express Tribune

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The Express Tribune Empowerment: 'Solution to all problems lies in educating girls' The Express Tribune She said the economic empowerment of women was the key to success for Pakistan.


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Pakistani husband gets into argument with his new wife and 'hacks both her legs off with an AXE'

Pakistani husband gets into argument with his new wife and 'hacks both her legs off with an AXE' | Violence against Women | Scoop.it
Memoona Bibi was arguing with his second wife Siddiq over 'domestic issues' when he launched the brutal attack last night in the town of Shahpur in Punjab (pictured), according to local reports.

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malek's comment, May 13, 2014 6:59 PM
Here you see what's pure violence....too bad
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Gender inequality: for society to thrive, women must thrive

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Observer editorial: Gender inequality: the unjust gulf between men and women

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BBC - Ethics - Forced Marriages: Introduction

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Forced marriages are not the same as arranged marriages. Forced marriages are a result of cultural factors, and no major religion in the world advocates its practice.

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Girls are being forced into marriages, and not just girls, but boys/men too. Forced marriages and arranged marriages are totally different.

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The Domino Effect: Gender Equality | PSI

The Domino Effect: Gender Equality | PSI | Violence against Women | Scoop.it
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives.
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There is a compounding effect in gender inequality. This article is about those effects and the roots in which some of these concepts that form gender inequality.

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Forced child marriages on the rise in Pakistan | Asia | DW.DE | 28.03.2012

Forced child marriages on the rise in Pakistan | Asia | DW.DE | 28.03.2012 | Violence against Women | Scoop.it
The centuries-old custom of forced child marriages, or wani, goes unchecked in Pakistan despite protests by human rights organizations and some legislators.
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Within countries of high gender inequality, especially in rural areas, young girls are forced to marry people who they don't want to marry.

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Drought drives rural Indian women into city sex trade

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Amid crop failures and crippling debt, thousands seek a living as sex workers in Hyderabad

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Because of natural disasters within these agriculturally dependent countries, people are forced out of there homes and lives. As a result of the environment women sometimes have to be apart of the notorious sex trades and the business of prostitution, where many forms of violence and wrongdoing ocur. 

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Bryce Rowell's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:34 PM

 I choose this article because of natural disasters within these agriculturally dependent countries, people are forced out of there homes and lives. As a result of the environment women sometimes have to be apart of the notorious sex trades and the business of prostitution, where many forms of violence and wrongdoing occur. 

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:52 PM

In many countries the amount of women that suffer during natural disasters is huge. They suffer because since they rely on farming and the disaster destroys the crop they are forced into prostitution and slavery related jobs to keep the family surviving. If they don't then they are beaten for not producing good offspring to take care of the family. And they are sometimes killed because the husbands think that  they are useless and need to find new wives.

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

BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds' | Violence against Women | 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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The article is about bride burning and other heinous crimes committed against women without persecution. Within the article "Half The Sky", which touches on the subject of bride turnings, and similar crimes that are committed against helpless women. These women are suppressed by society,and taken advantage of. 

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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.