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Dec 4, 2013Afghanistan's Complex Women's Rights Discourse - The Asia Foundation - In Asia

Dec 4, 2013Afghanistan's Complex Women's Rights Discourse - The Asia Foundation - In Asia | HTS response | Scoop.it
Dec 4, 2013Afghanistan's Complex Women's Rights Discourse
The Asia Foundation - In Asia
Are women's rights and gender equality universal or culturally and geographically confined to the West?
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Why this article- It brings up pressing question about womens rights such as, "Are women’s rights and gender equality universal or culturally and geographically confined to the West? Are there certain cultures and political systems that are inherently misogynistic? " and many more

The benefit from reading- it provides detailed answers to these questions along with facts to support them.

Half the sky connection- Some of the questions in the article are the same challenges the Half the sky authors had to face in their journeys to help women gain equality world wide

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P.A.C.E.Voice: The Impact Of Empowering Women Workers

P.A.C.E.Voice: The Impact Of Empowering Women Workers | HTS response | Scoop.it
By providing job training and life skills, Gap Inc.’s workplace education program for female garment workers is demonstrating the ripple effect of empowering women.
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why this article- it gives a detailed description of how PACE (a program to help women is education and carriers) has changed the lives of women

The benefit from reading- it is a good example of the ripple effect and who to treat the problem at its core and not just give women money.

Half the sky connection- This is a good example of how micro financing along with confident women can help a country.  The book talks about how they cannot save all of the girls from the brothels and rather they must give women an education at a young age before they turn to the brothels. The program in the article does a good job of this.

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120 women empowered with agro equipment, skills - Zambia Daily Mail (blog)

120 women empowered with agro equipment, skills - Zambia Daily Mail (blog) | HTS response | Scoop.it
120 women empowered with agro equipment, skills Zambia Daily Mail (blog) HEIFER International Zambia and World Food Programme (WFP) are undertaking a project aimed at empowering women-headed homes with farm implements and agricultural skills at a...
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why this article-  it does a good job of showing its readers how Farming is a way of life for a lot of people in LDC's

The from reading this article- it talks about how they provide help to women headed families. The reason for this is because they typically manage the income better and are less tempted

Half the sky connection-  Half the sky repeatedly states that the solution to the oppression of women is for them to earn money and be the breadwinners, this article shows how good of an idea this is.


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Half the Sky Foundation brings love into Chinese orphanages - South China Morning Post

Half the Sky Foundation brings love into Chinese orphanages - South China Morning Post | HTS response | Scoop.it
Half the Sky Foundation brings love into Chinese orphanages South China Morning Post "I felt very sad being a mother myself to see such a big child being left alone in a crib all day," said Lau, director of development in Asia for Half the Sky...
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Why this article-  It tells the story in a first person point of view which add a human connection to the whole story

the benefit from reading- It shows what the half the sky foundations do and it gives the reader a human connection to this orphanage and does a good job of appealing to the readers emotion

Half the sky connection-  This is the effect of the half the sky foundation in China  

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Half the Sky Movement: The Game Trailer

Half the Sky Movement: The Game is a Facebook adventure that raises awareness and funds to empower women and girls across the globe. http://facebook.com/half...
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why this article -   It show how creative a solution can be to the problem.  The artical promotes divergent thinking. The idea of a game to raise money to empower women is a very creative and unique example

the benefit from reading this -  It you have a facebook account then this will show you how to have fun and still help women around the world 

connection to half the sky-  This literally is a game based on half the sky 

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Survey Slams Egypt on Women's Rights

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A survey by the Thomson Reuters Foundation says Egypt ranks the lowest of 20 Arab states in the area of women's rights. Trafficking in women, harassment, genital mutilation, and generall...

Via Spencer Haskins
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why this article- This article provides the reader with the outcome when women have no rights

The benefit from reading- This article does a good job using adjectives to appeal to the readers emotion. The article talks about the problems women face in Egypt, problems such as Trafficking in women, harassment, genital mutilation, and generally conservative attitudes.

Half the sky connection-  Half the sky foundation cannot do much here because of the rules women are bound to. Women here face great odds and at most times are unable to overcome these odds.

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Game On! Half the Sky Video Game Raises Big Money for Big ...

Game On! Half the Sky Video Game Raises Big Money for Big ... | HTS response | Scoop.it
Half the Sky started out as a book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about the oppression of women in developing countries. A documentary followed as did a nonprofit to do something about the problems uncovered in ...
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why is this article- it provides more information to a scoop it that is further down this page. This talks about the success of the game half the sky. 

the benefit from reading- it gives good number ot the success of the game and how productive its been raising money

Half the sky connection- It gives a report of the success of the game half the sky which was created by the book.

 

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Walmart.com: Seasonal: Empowering Women Together

Walmart.com: Seasonal: Empowering Women Together | HTS response | Scoop.it
Shop Low Prices on Empowering Women Together (#Walmart #women's #empowerment program recognized by US Chamber of Commerce’s as “Best Economic Empowerment Program.” http://t.co/XIs82kozQr)...
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why this article- the walmart page show how they support women all around the world by sponsoring their products in popular media

the benefit from reading- The webpage gives good stories about poor countries all around the world where women own their benefits

Half the sky connection- The book talked about microfinancing and women owning businesses and this article provides more success stories about women who achieve this goal

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Egypt's New Constitution a Victory for Women's Rights to Full Citizenship - AllAfrica.com

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Egypt's New Constitution a Victory for Women's Rights to Full Citizenship
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(Cairo, December 2nd, 2013) Yesterday the 50-member Constituent Assembly tasked with amending the suspended 2012 constitution came to an end.
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why this article -   It talks about how women have come together in egypt to secure some basic political rights. The article shows what happens when women support the same cause and do not just look out for themselves. 

the benefit from reading this - when you read the statement "The state shall guarantee the achievement of equality between women and men in all their civil and political rights and their economic, social and cultural rights, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution" you realize  just how big of a victory for women this is. The article provides a better and more indepth explanation of this. 

connection to half the sky-  the book talks about how empowering women is the key and this article shows what can happen if women are given the same power as men

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Plan W – empowering women in Asia - TravelWeekly Asia

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TravelWeekly Asia Plan W – empowering women in Asia TravelWeekly Asia SINGAPORE – Diageo, the leading premium beverages company, has unveiled its two regional initiatives, part of the Plan W programme which aims to reach women of all socio-economic...
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why this article -   It is a great example of how people from the outside can help women in LDC's. they have change the lives of 15000 women across Asia- pacific

the benefit from reading this -  when reading the article you realize there is no one solution to the problem, this company has launched 32 initiatives, in 12 markets and worked with 17 partners. People that would benefit from reading this are anyone who is looking for a success story of a company trying to help

connection to half the sky- this relates to the solution section of half the sky, they acknowledge good journalism and promote the spread of information of womens rights

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