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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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Jamaica Gleaner I'm (not) so happy, and here's why Jamaica Gleaner Why are Jamaicans so happy in a country allegedly chronically in economic distress, with one of the highest murder rates in the world by which everybody is touched in one way or...
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On the heels of learning that 4 out of the 5 nominated for BAFTA’s Rising Star Award are women, comes the full list of the 2013 BAFTA awards nominees. Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal and Zero Dark Thirty are there for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture, as is Jessica Chastain for Best Actress. Judi Dench is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Skyfall. Lynne Ramsay got a nomination for her short film, Swimmer. Writer/Director of I Am Nasrine, Tina Gharavi was nominated for Outstanding Debut by a British writer, director or producer.
It’s been 150 years since President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation declared in the midst of the U.S. Civil War that all slaves “shall be free.”
Today, the word “slavery” still conjures up horrifying images and stomach-churning thoughts about the most disgraceful days in U.S. history.
This shamefully evil chapter still cannot be fully explained, because no facts can possibly answer how humanity allowed it to happen, and why we didn’t stop it sooner.
Similar questions haunt the United States and countries around the world today - how has slavery evolved into a multi-billion dollar illicit global industry, overshadowed only by drugs?
Perhaps we turned a blind eye because modern slavery looks so different than it did in 1863, when it was largely in the open.
Germany's vice chancellor says the country's economy, Europe's biggest, grew by 0.75 percent last year and recent data send upbeat signals for growth in 2013.
The figure for last year compares with much stronger growth in 2010 and 2011 of 4.2 percent and 3 percent respectively. But Vice Chancellor Philipp Roesler describes it as "robust," while several other countries in the 17-nation eurozone experienced recessions.
In mid-October, the government forecast growth of 0.8 percent in 2012 and 1 percent this year.
At the Government’s Mid Term Review yesterday, Cathy Newman, a former political hack, couldn’t help noticing Dave and Nick failed to take a single question from a female journalist (despite the focus on child benefit) - but why?
It’s ironic really that, like the ghost at the feast, there was a woman centre stage at yesterday’s mid-term press conference. Liz Whiston created the Ronseal slogan bandied about by David Cameron to describe the coalition.
But aside from that, no one could help noticing the lack of women saying anything at all at the event. Even Guido Fawkes, never knowingly a bastion of feminism, found himself remarking on it.
On Saturday, hundreds of people in Steubenville, Ohio, a near neighbor of Western Pennsylvania with a shared blue-collar history of decline, rallied against what is seen by some as an official injustice involving a hideous case of rape. Two members of the local high school football team have been charged with raping a 16-year-old girl after a series of parties where alcohol flowed.
Critics allege that law enforcement authorities have not done a thorough enough investigation in deference to the popularity of the football program at Steubenville High School. It is an easily believed slur -- after all, isn't it one of the lessons of the Penn State scandal that football idolatry can keep mouths shut in the face of evil? -- but it suffers from a lack of reliable information.
So many men were murdered during Rwanda's 1994 genocide that the women were left to pick up the pieces, writes Theopi Skarlatos in Kigali.
So many men were murdered during Rwanda's 1994 genocide that the women were left to pick up the pieces... but it has not been an easy task.
There is a buzz in Kigali. It is the weekend and Dr Jose Chameleone is in town.
The concert venue is filling up, not just with a young crowd but families too - children, mothers and fathers.
They are all here to see one of the most popular rap artists in East Africa perform.
After half an hour, he eventually appears. Clad in a shiny, gold tracksuit, he works the crowd and waves his native Ugandan flag all over the place. Two scantily clad women gyrate by his side.
And then there is something unexpected.
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Some social media campaigns go viral, and others are simply social media fails. Worse still, failed campaigns can have a negative brand effect.
The German economy, Europe's biggest, is set to contract "noticeably" in the fourth quarter of this year and will probably tread water early next year, the Bundesbank forecast on Monday.
Thirty-odd years ago, in between college and law school, I spent a summer as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal. For three weeks, I was assigned to the police beat. Each morning I’d arrive at the station house about 6 o’clock and go through the reports of the previous night’s calls, to decide which ones looked newsworthy. If I needed more information, I’d go find it. My editor upbraided me only once: when I interviewed the department spokesman rather than one of the officers.
Did you know that according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, one in three Americans with bachelor’s degrees work in jobs that the Labor Departments reports do not require college degrees at all? Yes, some of those people are working in jobs that don’t require college degrees by choice, but many are working in these jobs by necessity.
As a new infographic from CollegeDegrees.net shows, the number of PhD recipients and master’s degree holders who are on food stamps and other types of welfare in the United States tripled between 2007 and 2010. What types of jobs do these highly-educated people have? 24.6% of amusement park workers have at least a bachelor’s degree as do 21.6% of customer service representatives. 5% of janitors or cleaners have at least a bachelor’s degree. In fact, more than 5,000 janitors and cleaners have PhDs.
Ram Singh and his five fellow rapists were right. After all, the conviction rate for rape cases in India, between 2001 and 2010, is only 26 per cent. And in Delhi, in the same period, only one in four culprits of reported rape was punished, reveals a survey by Thomson Reuters' Trust Law Women.
In the case of Muslim and Dalit women, the rate of conviction is almost nil. Three Dalit women are raped daily in some part of our country. When Bhanwari Devi was raped in a Rajasthan village, the judge asked, “How can a Dalit woman be raped?” Most women say they wouldn’t even think of telling the police about an attack for fear the cops would ignore them or worse blame them and abuse them.
A new study finds the majority of doctors copying potentially out-of-date information from previous notes and other documents and pasting them into patient progress reports.
Assistant professor of medicine and lead author Daryl Thornton and his team scrutinized 2,068 electronic patient progress reports at an ICU in Cleveland. Some 62 residents and 11 attending physicians had their gloved hands in these documents over the course of five months as they updated the files of 135 patients.
Thanks to software typically used to detect plagiarism, the researchers found that 82 percent of residents' notes and 74 percent of attending physicians' notes contained material that had been copied from previous records or other documents. And the offending "material" was not just a phrase or two; at least 20 percent of the records had been inserted from elsewhere.
I find it fascinating that women at the top are quick to say they are better than men at collaborating. If political women were better collaborators, they might be the majority (instead of only 16.8%) working out the issues facing the first Congressional session of 2013. Instead, the images dominating the news these past few days were those of men hammering out critical plays down to the fourth quarter. Women on the Hill were largely left out of the key negotiations in this fiscal cliff fiasco. They commented from the sidelines (a.k.a. the ABC interview) and some fought to pass the Violence Against Women Act—it was blocked in the House— while they watched the boys finish up an all around bad game of politics.
Humaira Bachal, 25, has become a crusader of sorts. She has a passion for education in a country where going door-to-door asking fathers to send their daughters to school can mean risking your life.
"Education is a basic need and a fundamental right for every human being," she says. "I want to change the way my community looks at education, and I will continue to do this until my last breath."
It's hard not to worry about Bachal after the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, the teenager attacked by the Taliban last October in northern Pakistan for speaking out in support of girls' education. Malala released Friday from a British hospital and is expected to remain in Britain for at least the next few years.
In many countries, women have more economic opportunities today than those of previous generations. Nonetheless, gender disparities persist. As a result, economic growth is slower than it might be, and the fight against poverty is hampered.
Olubukunola George has made it. She founded Health Plus, a pharma merchant in Lagos, Nigeria’s financial centre, and is now the company’s chief executive. Getting there was not easy, and the fact that she is female made things more difficult. She says that she only understood what opportunities she had when studying in Britain. In Nigeria, no one had made her aware of her rights systematically. Today, she considers “education and awareness raising on women’s rights” to be crucial.
Only women are ever described as “bossy”, presenter Clare Balding has said, as she laments the effect of “everyday sexism” on conversation.
Balding, who has been widely nicknamed a “national treasure” following her role at the London 2012 Olympics, said she came across words “all the time” that are sexist.
While women are condemned as “bossy”, men would be praised for being “assertive or confident or quick or bright”, Balding said.
She also claimed “ambitious” carried negative connotations when applied to women.
In an interview for the Radio Times, in which she was asked how ambitious she was, Balding said: “It’s funny.
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Women in part-time jobs could miss out on new pension plans because of changes to tax bands (RT @jamestplunkett: Nearly a million low paid workers will miss out on pension auto enrollment, 80% of them women: http://t.co/x4B31GTh)...
We've all felt that something big was coming. The apocalypse-leaning camp attributes it to an ancient Mayan prophecy about the end of the world. The Tea Party attributes it to the re-election of Obama.