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Sierra Leone: A happy ending to the sad tale of gender inequality is in our hands

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A happy ending to the sad tale of gender inequality is in our hands Irish Independent On a recent visit to Sierra Leone, I spent an afternoon chatting to Frederica in a cafe on a rooftop in Freetown.


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This article discusses how girls in their country are limitied to education. Sixty six million girls do not go to school and more than 2500 girls under the age of eighteen are married every day as child brides. Ninety persent of domestic workers are girls between the ages of 12 and 17. This article relates to Half the Sky becauses they both share the same experiences and obstacles that they face every day in their country. In my opinion, I think its sad the females are limited to an education as oppose to boys just because they are girls. For a female with a limited amount of education in that country means that you are more likely to be controlled by another person. You dont have any power or control over your own actions. It also relates to Half the Sky because it talks about the dangerous fears that women and girls are exposed to such as kidnapping, rape, sex trafficking and plenty more.  The women and girls are considered " second- class citizens". I think this article is very valid because it talks about real life obstacles that occur every day in their counry. 

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Sirila Padi's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:27 PM

Thiis article appears on my page because its such an important topic that I feel like really could be solved if we worked together as individuals. We need to stop using stereotypes and everything else and really keep our mind blank. I dont think its right to be able to say "one should be expected to do this" or " you cant do this because your women/men". I think instead it should be that we are all here women or men for specific reasons. We each have qualities that can help us acheive more in the world and I dont think one should be limited to something due to their race. I think we all can benefit from reading this because it shows that gender inequality is in our hands. Its OUR faults for getting and creating all the stereo types for each race. Instead, we are all individuals who should work together and make this nation stronger. This relates specifically to Half the Sky because we see how women have to deal with certain things or our underestimated for being a women, which is wrong. Its time for us to stop and make a change.

 

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Essay: Women of India: The Mixed Truth by Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics

Essay: Women of India: The Mixed Truth by Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics | Political Characteristics | Scoop.it
Public anger at gender inequality in India must be seen as an important—and long-overdue—social development, and it can certainly help in remedying the persistent inequalities from which Indian women suffer.

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Gender Inequality plays a big role in India and other countries like India. Gender inequality is unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on gender. Bride burnings, kidnapping, and brothels serve as punishment for " unworthy women". These women live under harsh conditions because some dont have enough money to afford comfortable lives for their family. Their husbands beat them up and constantly degrade them and make derogatory comments toward them. 

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Elbert Turner's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:41 AM

This article is related to Half The Sky because these two ladies were in about the same situation, in this article a lady in india got ganged raped by these men that just got done doing drugs and almost died. In Half The Sky a lady named saima was beaten by her deadbeat husband and by her brother-in-law.

This story touches mme because im grateful that these things happened to my or my sisters and i dont want it to happen so it is a wake up call for me, to see what is happening in other besides the United States.

I think this is a good source because the rates in india for missing and killed women are high and this source is realting on that.