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"How are women around the world finding their own voice.... between ingrained traditions and pop culture stereotypes"
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Girls Take Photos Of Things They're Banned From Doing During Their Period

Girls Take Photos Of Things They're Banned From Doing During Their Period | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Uttara Saud, 14, sits inside a shed in western Nepal. Traditions observed in parts of Nepal cut women off from the rest of society when they are menstruating.
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LEGO's messy history of marketing to girls

LEGO's messy history of marketing to girls | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
"In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender." What happened in between?
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Swedish School’s Big Lesson Begins With Dropping Personal Pronouns

Swedish School’s Big Lesson Begins With Dropping Personal Pronouns | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
The Nicolaigarden school in Stockholm tries to free girls and boys from traditional gender roles, starting with replacing “him” or “her” with “friend.”...
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The Afghan girls who live as boys

The Afghan girls who live as boys | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it

For economic and social reasons, many Afghan parents want to have a son. This preference has led to some of them practising the long-standing tradition of Bacha Posh - disguising girls as boys. Tahir Qadiry BBC.

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What I Learned Having Sex as a Young Woman in Pakistan

What I Learned Having Sex as a Young Woman in Pakistan | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
How the country's secretive hookup culture warped my sexuality and how moving to Canada helped change that.
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A population antidote: high school for girls

A population antidote: high school for girls | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Girls in sub-Saharan Africa who finish secondary school are more likely to understand family planning and acquire skills that could give them some measure of financial independence.
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When did girls start wearing pink?

When did girls start wearing pink? | A Voice of Our Own | Scoop.it
Every generation brings a new definition of masculinity and femininity that manifests itself in children’s dress...
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