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Drought drives rural Indian women into city sex trade

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Amid crop failures and crippling debt, thousands seek a living as sex workers in Hyderabad

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Destiney Jones's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:24 PM

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Bryce Rowell's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:34 PM

 I choose this article because of natural disasters within these agriculturally dependent countries, people are forced out of there homes and lives. As a result of the environment women sometimes have to be apart of the notorious sex trades and the business of prostitution, where many forms of violence and wrongdoing occur. 

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:52 PM

In many countries the amount of women that suffer during natural disasters is huge. They suffer because since they rely on farming and the disaster destroys the crop they are forced into prostitution and slavery related jobs to keep the family surviving. If they don't then they are beaten for not producing good offspring to take care of the family. And they are sometimes killed because the husbands think that  they are useless and need to find new wives.

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Domestic Abuse: Why Women Stay - Huffington Post (blog)

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Domestic Abuse: Why Women StayHuffington Post (blog)Men are treated like dirt in the Family Court and are always looked at as if they are the abuser. The children are ripped ...

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Trafficked women 'forced' into brothels

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Abigail Harrison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 1:09 PM

Trafficking women forced into brothels is the issue in this article. Lots of the victims are young Asians who are duped into working at the brothels and seedy red light dens in the two cities. Older men can rick younger girls into thinking they are going to get a job, but they just sell them off into sex slavery. That is called sex   trafficking. Brothels are a house where men can visit prostitutes. This is happening all around the world and you always have to be aware of it. This relates to Half The Sky because they both have sex trafficking and brothels. 


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Gender income gap continues to widen - People's Daily Online

Gender income gap continues to widen - People's Daily Online | Women inequality | Scoop.it

People's Daily Online Gender income gap continues to widen People's Daily Online Although China has made remarkable progress in narrowing gender inequality, challenges including the income gap between men and women remain, said top officials from...


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Khanh Fleshman's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:49 AM

This appears on my page because this shows that even in some of the more developed countries such as China, gender discrimination still exists in the work-place. People that could benefit from reading this are women who are in the work-force, because they could be being discriminated against and not even know it. This relates to Half the Sky because although the book talks about gender discrimination in under-developed countries, it doesn't cover too much about developed countries.

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BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds'

BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds' | Women inequality | Scoop.it
Three-hundred Pakistani women are burned to death each year because their husbands no longer want them, according to a human rights organisation.

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sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:06 PM

I chose this article because it describes the inequality in which many women are burned to death by their husbands/ husbands family and yet the men receive no punishment for their actions. This is horrible because they blame the cause of death from a stove catching on fire or blowing up when in reality they lit their wife on fire. Many of these women are burned to death and their murderer is never punished. Many families do this to get rid of any shame from their family. This is an old tradition and when the government was asked to do something about it they responded saying they already were attempting to create more equality, yet so many brides are burned and not all are even accounted for by the police.

Summer L's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:16 AM

This article speaks of how in South Asia, men were causing bride burnings among their wives and it has killed 300 women every year. 

 

This relates to the article because the women in the article are killed or burned because the men are not pleased with them or do not want to be married to them anymore.

Fritz's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:33 PM

I chose this article because it shows how widespread and bad of a problem bride burning is in other countries, and how there is almost nothing being done about it. Without any action, this problem is not going to stop, and women will continue to be murdered. This is related to Half The Sky because in the excerpt, bride burnings are mentioned, and this article goes further to point out how much of a problem it is.

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Women abused as children more likely to have children with autism

Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused.

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Michael Spicer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:45 PM

shows how gender inequality grows exponentially since women being abused have a larger chance of having children with autism, there is a lesser chance of that woman reaching equality because of reputation or because the child cannot support them, etc.

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Swazi women rally against “abuse and inequality” - Newstime Africa

Swazi women rally against “abuse and inequality” - Newstime Africa | Women inequality | Scoop.it
Swazi women rally against “abuse and inequality” Newstime Africa Swazi Rural Women Assembly We are against “all forms of abuse, inequality, inadequate justice system and the clashes between traditional laws and constitutional laws,” a press release...

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Trafficked women 'forced' into brothels

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Abigail Harrison's curator insight, April 27, 2014 1:09 PM

Trafficking women forced into brothels is the issue in this article. Lots of the victims are young Asians who are duped into working at the brothels and seedy red light dens in the two cities. Older men can rick younger girls into thinking they are going to get a job, but they just sell them off into sex slavery. That is called sex   trafficking. Brothels are a house where men can visit prostitutes. This is happening all around the world and you always have to be aware of it. This relates to Half The Sky because they both have sex trafficking and brothels. 


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Abuse Against Women In Malaysia - Akma Omar

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The cases of Abuse Against Women In Malaysia it became like a virus and women's rights violated either emotional or physically. Efforts to stop violence against women has get attention and support but obviously still not ...


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This article discusses physical and emotional abuse to women. It gives information on where to get help and how to get help if you are in an abusive relationship.
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WOMEN: The Ripple Effect: Women Powering Work Through Microfinance And Entrepreneurship

WOMEN: The Ripple Effect: Women Powering Work Through Microfinance And Entrepreneurship | Women inequality | Scoop.it

Ten years after she quit her job at the World Bank to establish the Kashf Foundation, Roshaneh Zafar has proven her critics wrong by showing that women-centered and women-managed microfinance programs in Pakistan can flourish and succeed.


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Khanh Fleshman's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:15 PM

This article appears on my page becuase it recognizes the importance of groups such as these that are encouraging women throughout the world to go into small business ownership. If women have careers, they are less likely to be dependent on their husbands, which promotes independence. This also delays child-birth, which reduces maternal mortality. Poeple who should read this are women in these countries so they can know that things like this are available, and also so they can know the effects of beinning a career. This relates to Half the Sky because it shows the direct effect of women in third-world countries entering the work-force. Half the Sky also refers to such organizations and how it can empower women throughout the world.

Sirila Padi's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:17 PM

This article appears on my page because it displays the fact that microfinancing can easily be used to recognize women who are not letting the bad thigns get to them. There is so much bad out there on women, yet no women are good and useful and are just as important if not more important then men. This article really shows how  microfinancing can be used to create these small businesses. These small buisnesses or microfinance program will provide jobs outside of the house for women and will help show that yes men can work, but so can women. The people that should read or view this is those who think their life has come to an end because there a women. No, you can go out their and use your unique qualities and be an outstanding individual as well as those men. Sometimes women complain about having no oppurtunies, but I think when you find one like this for having a career you should really go after it. This relates to Half the Sky the women in these less developed and developing countries are able to use these microfinance programs to help create a career for themself and not always depend on their spouse.

 

 

Fritz's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:44 PM

I chose this article because it shows that not everything is negative in this area, and there are people and organizations that are trying to make things better and empower women so that they could help themselves and others. This relates to Half The Sky because in the excerpt, it mentions how one woman completely turned her life around after getting one small loan from a business like this, and starting a business.

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#MyJihad in Afghanistan: Muslim MPs Say Law Banning Violence Against Women Violates Sharia Law - Atlas Shrugs

#MyJihad in Afghanistan: Muslim MPs Say Law Banning Violence Against Women Violates Sharia Law - Atlas Shrugs | Women inequality | Scoop.it
And Islamic supremacists are working hard to bring sharia to America .... Afghan MPs Say Law Banning Violence Against Women Violates Sharia Law… (DW) — A draft law that would end violence against women is being debated in the Afghan Parliament.

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India News: Acid attack takes women's life, relatives injured

India News: Only a few days later since Supreme court ordered reports on acid attacks from the Central government, another acid attack took place in Madhya P...

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‘Israeli women subject to sex abuse’

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Israeli Public Security Ministry says one third of women in this country are sexually abused.
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elexis's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:35 PM

This article is about how women are being sexually abused in Israeli i chose this article because many time women in third world countries don't have equal rights as many women in America and other developed countries. Women in third world countries are looked down upon as property and not humans.

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New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel

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Haaretz New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel Haaretz One of the hardest challenges facing activists fighting gender inequality is coming up with quantifiable proof of the extent of the injustice.


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Anson Bidwelll's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:40 PM

I included this article because it shows how even in relatively developed countries like Israel, women still are not equal to men. Anyone who thinks that in MDCs women and men are completely equal. This relates to HTS because it shows how women are not just being discriminated against in LDCs, but also in countries in higher stages of the demographic cycle.

hannah's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:51 PM

New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel. Sadly the only area in which women steadily closed gap during 2004-2011 was education. Just as Saima in section 1 of “Half the Sky” reveals the success woman can have in small business and the drive to achieve such , it is most important the change the social role of women and recognize their abilities to handle not only a higher education but a business or career with great success. While Saima was able to overcome hardships, may are still faces with excessive barriers towards improving their lives due to gender inequality. This barrier being taking down will prove an asset to all. It is important to help others see this inequality in order for support o rally in order of this movement throughout the world.

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Income Inequality Hits African-American Women Particularly Hard

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In the past year, income inequality has hit African American women the hardest.

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India 'dowry deaths' still rising despite modernization

India 'dowry deaths'  still rising despite modernization | Women inequality | Scoop.it
Crime statistics and a Gender Scorecard compiled by women's rights activists have put chilling new perspective on an age-old social ill in India: Bride-burning and other "dowry crimes" take the life of a woman every hour.

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Fritz's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:15 PM

I chose to include this article because it relates to a very large issue in India as well as the fight for gender equality. In places like India, women are not valued, and marriages are seen as business deals in which the groom an his family make some  financial gain. This article brings attention to this problem, as well as the fact that it is getting worse. This relates to the Half the Sky excerpt because bride burnings are mentioned many times throughout the excerpt, and this article provides more exact and specific information on the topic.

Daishon Redden's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:17 AM

I chose this article because it talks about how India is in a stage change but the amount of deaths from inequality are still rising. The relates to half the sky because of the bride burnings. 

Maddie Morris's curator insight, April 28, 2014 1:58 PM

Deaths in India are on the rise. Bride-burning and other crimes are taking place because of unequal rights. Despite modernization and women gaining more rights in other places it is still staying the same in India. This article reminds me of Half the Sky becuase of all the women being treated unfairly and beaten.