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Gender equality, Women's roles, women and business, women and global development
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Sexed-up music videos are everyone's problem

Sexed-up music videos are everyone's problem | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Ikamara Larasi: This isn't just about girls thinking they have to be 'hot and sexy'. It's about the pernicious effects on people of all ages, genders and ethnicities
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Empowering girls living on streets

Empowering girls living on streets | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
NGOs are finally turning their attention to the specific needs of adolescent girls forced to live on streets. But policy discussions must result in action
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Inspiring Woman Leader Spotlight: Liu Jiang | Women LEAD

Inspiring Woman Leader Spotlight: Liu Jiang | Women LEAD | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
She firmly believes that female education and empowerment is essential to achieving economic development and social equality. Women LEAD: Tell us a bit about yourself. ...
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Oh No They Didn't! - Alanis on the changing roles of women in the ...

Oh No They Didn't! - Alanis on the changing roles of women in the ... | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Alanis on the changing roles of women in the industry. When "Jagged Little Pill" was released in 1995, people from the record company would call radio stations and say, "Would you be willing to play 'You Oughta Know'?
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Gender equality: why women are still held back - The Guardian (blog)

Gender equality: why women are still held back - The Guardian (blog) | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) Gender equality: why women are still held back The Guardian (blog) If the intention to change is there, and basic social and political frameworks support women in the workforce, then we need to look beyond facts and figures to...
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Judith Baxter's curator insight, January 15, 2014 11:00 AM

Women are still facing barriers in the business world even after the years of work put into trying to improve gender equality.

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The Bechdel Test: Can these rules end movie sexism?

The Bechdel Test: Can these rules end movie sexism? | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
A simple assessment points out how poorly represented women are in cinema. But can the Bechdel Test change anything? Lisa Schwarzbaum investigates.
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The feminist principles behind International Men's Day

The feminist principles behind International Men's Day | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Jane Martinson: Men already dominate political and corporate hierachies, but feminism, currently healthier than ever, is doing solid work to support fathers who choose to stay at home with their children.
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The World Before Her: women learning to kill or wear a bikini in India - video extracts

Nisha Pahuja's documentary contrasts a Hindu nationalist training camp where girls are trained to kill in self-defence and the bikini-clad women of the Miss India pageant
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Coca-Cola: Empowering Women Through Business - Business Fights Poverty

Coca-Cola: Empowering Women Through Business - Business Fights Poverty | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
The Coca-Cola Company is one of a growing number of businesses recognising that there is both a strong business and development rationale for supporting women economic empowerment through our value chains.

In September 2010, Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive of the The Coca-Cola Company pledged to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs throughout Coca-Cola's global system by the year 2020 – an initiative we now call 5BY20. With an estimated 5.9m (36%) women-owned/operated businesses in our value chain globally, 5BY20 represents a significant opportunity to make a difference at scale.


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The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world (RT @AtlanticCities: The geography of women's economic opportunity, via @Richard_Florida http://t.co/AiShOXH5...)...

 

Gender empowerment has risen obviously in the last 50 years, but where?  This article focuses on the regional differences regarding gender issues using a variety of metrics to measure economic opportunity for women and gender empowerment. 


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Kaitlyn Brown's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:35 PM

This article shows the geography of a women"s economic value and the empowerment of them . This article shows maps and where gender issues are happening . 

This article will help with location 

 

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

This article is about how important women are to the economy. It says that we are part of the reason the economy works the way it does. 

Desiree Forqueran's curator insight, May 20, 2015 9:51 PM

Unsurprisingly, developing countries with strict rules for women's roles in society scored lowest in all of the indexes. Notably most countries in Africa and the Middle East. Many countries in Asia, Central and South America were low scoring as well.  The evidence has been pretty irrefutable for decades now: given the opportunity, women will lift up not only themselves but those around them as well.

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10 Inspiring Reasons to Lift Up Girls

10 Inspiring Reasons to Lift Up Girls | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Following Women Deliver, a global conference to address maternal health and the importance of empowering women and girls, the Girl Effect put together a list of  '10 Inspiring Reasons to Put Girls ...
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VIDE INFOGRAPHIC: The greatest unexploited resource isn't oil; it's the women who aren't educated

Infographic about global statistics on women's rights. Music: Ketto Revisited feat. Bonobo - Kidkanevil For more info visit onebillionrising.org

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Arabella DeLucco's curator insight, May 23, 2013 3:20 PM

Powerful video infographic supporting women's rights. In my opinion, human capital is invaluable to the global economy. Preventing opportunities to half the population only hurts our progress.

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How did the media fail women in 2013?

How did the media fail women in 2013? | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
The Danish prime minister has been dismissed as a 'flirty blonde' in the Mail; the Sun has denounced Stella Creasy for wearing a blue skirt – just two recent examples of objectification. What others from the last year should we look at?
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Gender equality: will the post-2015 goals succeed where the MDGs failed?

Gender equality: will the post-2015 goals succeed where the MDGs failed? | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
UN Women's John Hendra argues gender equality won't be achieved without tackling structural constraints
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Harvesting Gender Equality Among Africa's Rice Farmers - AllAfrica.com

Harvesting Gender Equality Among Africa's Rice Farmers - AllAfrica.com | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Harvesting Gender Equality Among Africa's Rice Farmers
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For more than 20 years, Anastasia Ngwakun from Bamunkumbit village in central Cameroon has been farming rice the hard way - using only hand tools.
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Why Rebecca Okwaci should be the role model for girls around the world - The Guardian

Why Rebecca Okwaci should be the role model for girls around the world - The Guardian | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
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Why Rebecca Okwaci should be the role model for girls around the world
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A recent survey found Beyoncé, Cheryl Cole, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna to be in the top five female role models for 16 to 17-year-old girls.
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Women themselves must fight to enhance their roles - Suu Kyi - Eleven Myanmar

Women themselves must fight to enhance their roles - Suu Kyi - Eleven Myanmar | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Women themselves must fight to enhance their roles - Suu Kyi
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Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the Women's Forum Myanmar 2013 in Yangon on December 6. (Photo-EMG).
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Sexual violence against girls - we must open our eyes

Sexual violence against girls - we must open our eyes | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Deborah Orr: A report this week revealed that girls are being abused by other children. Why do adults fail to understand how vulnerable and alone adolescent girls can be?
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Children learn sexism at school – so that's where we should begin to fight it

Children learn sexism at school – so that's where we should begin to fight it | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Jane Martinson: A survey conducted by the Girl Guides reveals the shocking truth about the sexual harassment and sexism that girls experience: not just that there is so much of it, but that it happens at school...
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The glass ceiling illustrated in one 'meet the staff' web page

The glass ceiling illustrated in one 'meet the staff' web page | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
When meet the staff web pages go wrong: A telecommunications company in the south-east of England has had its massively gender-imbalanced workforce ridiculed online.
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New 'Knowledge Gateway' | EmpowerWomen.org

Launched on 23 September 2013 by UN Women and Canada, the Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment is an online "one-stop service" for resources, advocacy, innovation, partnerships and collaboration to advance women's economic empowerment.

Our mission is to offer a user-friendly, demand-driven one-stop service community where you can find and share resources and tools for women's economic empowerment and connect with experts, peers, networks and potential partners. We aim to create a cross-collaboration network between young women and girls and advanced experts and professionals and enhance young women and girls' capacity to drive innovation for a better world.

Visit: www.empowerwomen.org

 


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What Would Happen If Women Were No Longer Excluded?

What Would Happen If Women Were No Longer Excluded? | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
Helen Wai-sze Leung is representing China at the 2013 G(irls)20 Summit. The Summit brings together one girl, aged 18-20, from each G20 country to look at the G20 Leaders agenda thru the lens of the economic empowerment of girls and women. Over the...

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Let our empathy end desperate journeys: Veronica Gamez at TEDxSingapore

As head of Aidha, a not-for-profit micro-business school dedicated to enriching lives through financial education, Veronica Gamez pioneered its transition into a stage of consolidation and professionalisation, building its financial health, corporate partnerships and spreading its voice and mission both nationally and internationally. A native of Mexico, She is dedicated to promoting women's economic empowerment through education. 


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End Violence Against Women

End Violence Against Women | 9 Girl Effect | Scoop.it
1 in 3 women will be raped or abused in her lifetime. Join me and GlobalSolutions.org as we fight to end Violence against Women!

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sydney julien's curator insight, November 16, 2015 1:37 PM

There are many organizations that work against