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WOMENS RIGHTS - ARGENTINA

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Argentina is moving backwards in terms of maternal mortality, with a rate three times higher than those of its neighbours Chile and Uruguay. Maternal deaths, which are actually increasing, are often the result of unsafe abortions, in a country where the practice is illegal. These are the conclusions of social organisations that monitor the official statistics on deaths of healthy young women from pregnancy-related causes. Complications related to pregnancy and childbirth are the main cause of death among young women, and many of these deaths are the result of abortion, which is only legal in this country in specific circumstances, such as rape. According to the latest Health Ministry statistics, from 2009, the maternal mortality rate that year was 55 per 100,000 live births, higher than the 2008 figure of 44 per 100,000 live births. The ministry attributed the rise to the H1N1 flu epidemic. Under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000, one of which is to reduce maternal mortality by 75 percent by 2015, from 1990 levels, Argentina's target is 13 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births by 2015. As part of MDG 5, on maternal health, Argentina has also made a commitment to close the gap in the mortality rate between the different provinces. But the gap keeps growing, especially between Buenos Aires and northern provinces like Jujuy or Formosa, where maternal mortality is at least twice the national average.The Foundation for Studies and Research on Women (FEIM) warned that there is also "a high level of underreporting" of maternal deaths, a large proportion of which she said are "preventable or avoidable." FEIM director Dr. Mabel Bianco told IPS that although Argentina has health and sex education programmes that are essential to addressing the problem, the public is still largely unaware of the services that are available, such as free birth control. In neighbouring countries like Chile or Uruguay, where universal access to such programmes has been guaranteed "for decades," the results are clear, she said. In Chile, the maternal mortality rate is 20 per 100,000 live births, while in Uruguay it is 15 per 100,000, she noted, citing statistics from 2005.


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Alaina Rahn's comment, October 1, 2013 9:30 AM
I think the United States should start helping women of other countries fight for their rights. I also think abortion is wrong but it should be the mothers choice if she wants to or not. It it her baby the government should not be able to tell the mother that she can't get an abortion. The country should also be doing this and educating women on how to not get pregnant so there would be less abortions. Complications with pregnancy are the main cause of death among women in these countries. The women need better heath care especially when pregnant.
Iloria Phoenix's comment, October 3, 2013 10:00 AM
I agree I think that not only the U.S but the super powers around the world should start providing health care for poorer countries to prevent women's death from birthing. Also I agree that the U.S needs to educate young women better so that there is less unwanted pregnancy
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UN campaign uses Google autocomplete results to highlight gender inequality (with images, tweets) · cbccommunity

A Social Media Story storified by CBC News Community (UN campaign uses Google autocomplete results to highlight #gender inequality #women @UNWomenWatch
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This article relates to Half The Sky because it gives examples of gender inequality and how men view women. Reading this article made me mad because women around the world want to be treated equally, given the same opportunities as men, but people seem to have a problem with that for some reason. I also thought that the creation of this article was clever and very creative.  I think this article is a valid choice because it uses real google search engine results to prove points.

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Amelia Pond's comment, October 23, 2013 2:40 PM
The idea for this campaign is very creative and clever. This and Half the Sky were created to raise awareness of gender inequality in informative and effective ways. I think this is a great idea personally. This can make people take notice and actually think for a minute. It has apparently also inspired others to make different versions of the campaign to raise awareness of other prejudices. This article also has good information and seems valid.
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A Global Goal On Gender Equality, Women's Rights And Women's Empowerment - CounterCurrents.org

A Global Goal On Gender Equality, Women's Rights And Women's Empowerment
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UNITED NATIONS - Hardly a day goes by without a news story on some violation of women's rights.
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Punjab develops tool kit to tackle gender inequality - The News International

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Punjab develops tool kit to tackle gender inequality The News International LAHORE: The Punjab government is determined to ensure equal opportunities for women in the workplace in line with global best practices, said Punjab Minister for Labour and...


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Gender Equality, Human Rights and Equity - UNICEF (press release)

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AFP Gender Equality, Human Rights and Equity UNICEF (press release) Gender-based violence and gender inequality, for example, heightens the vulnerability of women and girls to HIV infection, particularly where access to education, age-appropriate...


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Development Channel » Emerging Voices: Henriette Kolb on Gender Equality and Economic Growth

Development Channel » Emerging Voices: Henriette Kolb on Gender Equality and Economic Growth | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is ...
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