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Women in less developed economies are more likely to start or maintain a business venture than those living in developed countries, according to the 2010 Women's Report released Wednesday by the Global ...
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The tribal girls who play football, amongst other sports, live in the residential school tucked away deep in the heart of Maharashtra. Through tireless practice, the teenagers of KGBV, a school for under-privileged girls in difficult-to-reach areas, have found a berth in state and national teams for football and kho-kho, an unprecedented development in this part of the underdeveloped state.“Four of our athletes have been chosen for the Maharashtra state team to play in the nationals under 16,” boasts a proud coach Rafik Shaikh.The students of the school are mainly tribals, orphans, children of farmers, migrant labourers and cotton pickers.
Two thirds of councillors are male, revealing the extent of sexism faced by women in local government, according to a new report.Research by the Fawcett Society also showed that nine out of 10 council leaders are men.The campaign group said the study revealed sexism was a problem across all levels of politics.Head of policy Daisy Sands said: "We have found numerous examples, across the country and from a range of parties, of male councillors making sexist, offensive and derogatory remarks about both women generally and their female colleagues."These incidents should be considered in light of the male dominance of local government. More than two thirds of local elected representatives are men, and the higher up the tree you go the fewer women there are."In fact, over the past 10 years the number of women running town halls has actually decreased."It seems clear that sexism of the kind we found is putting women off local politics. This is bad for our democracy, and means very important decisions are being made with few women around the table.
t’s about looking at the world through the lens of someone who hasn’t been accustomed to it, or hasn’t fully accepted it the way that it is. Why are we treating person X this way versus person Y? Why is it so difficult and time-consuming to complete objective Z? “ Because that’s the way it is and has been” is never the right answer , and challenging that reflex as the excuse that it is keeps us sharp, innovative, and moving forward.
Islamophobic attacks have been on the rise ever since 9/11, but it is mostly women being attacked, a recent report suggests. Ava Vidal shares stories from British Muslim women who face everyday awful abuse.
Ameerah Al-Taweel's story starts like a Disney script: Raised by her divorced mom and her grandparents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, she landed the opportunity of a lifetime at age 18, when she requested—and got—an interview with Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal for a school paper. Their 10-minute meeting turned into two hours. "We just clicked," she says. He was equally smitten, and nine months later they wed. In most fairy tales that's where the credits would have rolled—with Al-Taweel a bona fide princess, married to one of the 30 richest people in the world. But for her, it was just the beginning: "I didn't want to be that girl who's not doing anything," she says. "I wanted to make an impact."
Witnessing these women's strength and dignity in the face of so much horror only affirmed what she'd long espoused: The women of Africa
Bahrain’s security forces used stun grenades and teargas to disperse anti-government demonstrators in the west coast town of Malkiya after a women’s protest was banned by authorities.
Why are people excited about Whipser, an app that allows you to anonymously write secrets atop images?
Children are so brutally honest with their opinions, especially toward adults. I LOST IT when I got to the 5th one. (30 Kids Who Wrote The Meanest Notes Ever. <-- if you are a parent you might have gotten one like this!
If kids knew how to spell and knew all the rules of writing they'd be the best writers out there. They haven't developed that sense of what they do and say may hurt someone else so they say exactly what's on their mind and wouldn't worry about what others thought. Unlike us who try for hours to write but can't because we think everything we think up sounds dumb.
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Elisabeth Braw visits Karachi to see how sewing groups are creating a sustainable economy at grassroots level and providing opportunities for women (Sewing groups in #Karachi are creating #sustainable economy at grassroots level & providing opportunities...
Intel chips and 3D printing could make robots as ubiquitous, affordable, customizable and diversely helpful as smartphones. What if personal robots were as ubiquitous as smartphones? What if they were as affordable as smartphones and we could download apps to them, to customize them. In the way that we think about coffee shops or offices without WiFi connections as deficient, in how many years will a home without a robot seem to be utterly lacking something?
The focus will be on water supply, drainage system and roads as Modi believes every city should be a ‘nirman nagar’ with excellent drains and roads. (Modi's team is already in action).
Tentatively named the 'Mahatma Gandhi Clean India Programme', the project will start from three cities in Uttar Pradesh, including Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, according to people working on the project.This will be the first among six mega projects lined up by the so-called Team Modi, an eclectic bunch consisting of technocrats, young professionals employed in the West now on a sabbatical to assist Modi, and his own set of bureaucrats from Gujarat.
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) Bogra Zone organised a day-long workshop on Women Entrepreneurship Development in Bogra recently. Mizanur Rahman Jodder, General Manager of Bangladesh Bank, inaugurated the workshop as the chief guest. Presided over by Md Mosharraf Hossain, Executive Vice-president and Head of Islami Bank Bogra Zone, Dr Hosne Ara Begum, noted social worker and executive director of TMSS Bogra, discussed strategies for being a successful woman entrepreneur. Justice Mominun Nesa of Artharin Adalat, Bogra spoke on the basic laws and regulations of Artarin Adalat. Noted political scientist Prof Dr Dilara Chowdhury, woman entrepreneur and director of Sukonna Bogra Israt Jahan Mitu also spoke at the workshop. Over 50 women entrepreneurs from different branches under IBBL Bogra Zone participated in the workshop, according to a news agency.
Visiting this place feels like a step into the past.
Birth control is taboo in Afghanistan, the country with the highest birthrate in Asia. Many women resort to abortion illegally so as to avoid being socially ostracized and to prevent the family from becoming too large. "I swallowed medicine to abort the baby," says Lina, which is not her real name, quietly. She does not regret her decision because she is certain she had no other choice. "My husband was jailed after being accused of being involved in an attack. I was already pregnant."
#In his personal sculpture garden, Australian artist Bruno Torfs crafts wooden figures that live in the forest. Embracing fantasy, his life-sized works feature…
Forest and Fantasy
Germany pledges $6.8 million to finance Caribbean renewable energy projects Fox News Caricom said Saturday that the money will be made available through a regional renewable energy and efficiency assistance program.
"Of course I won't pay the fine," Siegfried Benker, former Green Party leader on the Munich City Council who took part in the action, told the Local's German edition. Benker, who accused the relevant authorities of being ...
We’ve been instructed firmly to stop watching. One Daniel D’Addario, on Salon.com, has denounced the show’s “right-wing worldview.” Why? “The show depicts a group of actual monsters in a manner that’s explicitly loving -- and when the facts get in the way, they’re disposed of.” By monsters, he means the Grantham family, whose sin is their wealth. Apparently millions of brainwashed fans do not realize that "Downton Abbey" is really “an argument for a system wherein the rich control all but act wisely.
This 1982 west midlands metro bus has been converted into an amazing space that sleeps 6 people comfortably, a full size kitchen and lounge downstairs with a log burner, the lounge turns easily into a dining area and there's also a toilet and wet room.Upstairs you have 3 bedrooms, two full size doubles and one bunk bed room, at the topfront of the bus is a chill out space, ideal to sit with a glass of wine and take in the view!There's no getting away that you are on a bus, alot of the bus fittings have been re-used throughout the quality conversion, this makes it a fun and original place to spend your holiday or short break.
Most people oppose giving up their private data to the NSA. What about giving it to restaurants, or toothpaste makers?When left home alone, cats spend 22 percent of their time looking out of windows, 8 percent climbing chairs and 6 percent sleeping. A researcher collecting data for a pet manufacturer figured that out by fitting 50 cats with camera collars that took pictures every 15 minutes. That was four years ago. Now the animal testing phase is over: The Internet of Things is about to turn people into the equivalent of those experimental cats, with more sophisticated tracking devices.
Calling all pot-o-preneurs: In Washington state, where recreational marijuana is now legal for adults, political leaders are urging participants in this emerging industry to join the Rotary. Go mainstream. Be part of the business community.