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Microfinancing opens entreprenurism to African women

Microfinancing opens entreprenurism to African women | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

In Africa, where women are sometimes subject to prejudice, microfinancing has emerged as a tool for economic empowerment...Now lenders are finding that women are often better borrowers than men, and tend to be more fiscally responsible...As in any developing region, microfinance is proving to be a powerful tool in helping communities lift themselves out of poverty...

 

“There are huge populations in need of help in Africa, and the process of encouraging micro-entrepreneurs becomes a self-feeding cycle, which can alleviate a lot of the political and systemic problems. The social improvements filter down to help entire communities, not just individuals.”

 

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zhane's curator insight, April 27, 2014 3:17 PM

In this article, a widow and mother of five named Namono Lakeri used  a microfinancing program to expand her second-hand clothing business. She made enough money to send her children to school, and allowed her to buy the luxuries she needed/wanted. Namaono's story relates back to Saima's story from "Half The Sky".  They both used microfinance to make their lives better for them and the people the looked after. 

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After-Birth Abortions and Infanticide, Where Does it End? | LifeNews.com

After-Birth Abortions and Infanticide, Where Does it End? | LifeNews.com | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
On February 23, two “ethicists” published an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics arguing for “after-birth abortion.”

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zhane's curator insight, April 27, 2014 3:25 PM

This article states that "Today, we see infanticide most predominately in cultures where male children are more revered than female children.....and that 9 out of 10 of the infants that are killed are females". This relates back to "Half The Sky" because more female infants are killed in these countries because they are seen as less equal to the males.  

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Gender Equality in Cuba: Is it Real? - Havana Times

Gender Equality in Cuba: Is it Real? - Havana Times | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

Havana Times Gender Equality in Cuba: Is it Real?


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I chose this topic because it is about how women in Cuba aren't treated as equal to men. It relates to "Half the Sky: because in the excerpt, women were being abused, uneducated and couldn't get jobs. In Cuba, even if the women are educated and have good jobs, they are still not paid a well as the men and are more stressed because they are the main one who takes care of the family. 

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Ethiopian Case Study Sheds Light On What Really Holds Back Gender Equality ... - International Business Times

Ethiopian Case Study Sheds Light On What Really Holds Back Gender Equality ... - International Business Times | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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Ethiopian Case Study Sheds Light On What Really Holds Back Gender Equality ...

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Foo Jing Xian's comment, March 12, 2014 6:27 PM
The implementation of these policies in a patriarchal society like Ethiopia have led to significant advancement in womens' ability to self-advocate, work for fair wages and own property. This, in turn, benefits entire families and ultimately boosts national economies. It takes time to change a whole country’s mind-sets; however, these policies can act as the first step to make people change their perceptions towards gender equality.
Audreyyyヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ's comment, March 15, 2014 1:33 PM
Implementing family laws is the first step in tackling gender inequality in Ethiopia. Family laws include those that specify the minimum age for marriage. These laws have a huge impact on females as it determines their education level, and ability to get a better job. Other countries with gender inequality problems could also consider implementing new family laws that protect a girl from being powerless to make her own choices and decisions. The power for a girl to makes decisions for herself, instead of being ordered around, is already a step towards gender equality.
Adam Brickle's curator insight, May 5, 2014 8:47 AM

Many gender inequality stricken countries and other developed countries are not at there full economic potential with less woman in the workforce, if woman were as much in the workforce as men economic hardship would not be as common. 

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Women in research: recommendations for gender equality in higher education

Women in research: recommendations for gender equality in higher education | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

Dr Anamaria Dutceac Segesten suggests how academia can support women in HE and discusses the findings by Gender in Science group (RT @AbigailLocke: Excellent piece: Women in research: recommendations for gender equality in higher education


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Europe Treaty on Violence Against Women to Take Effect - Human Rights Watch

Europe Treaty on Violence Against Women to Take Effect - Human Rights Watch | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Human Rights Watch Europe Treaty on Violence Against Women to Take Effect Human Rights Watch “This is a defining moment for women in Europe for whom the home is a place of danger,” said Gauri van Gulik, global women's rights advocate for Human...

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Kira Saini's curator insight, April 27, 2014 6:31 PM

This article was chosen because it discusses solutions to ending violence against women. This article talks about how a European Treay on violence against women is going to take effect. This relates to the HTS article because it talks about how countries are coming up with solutions to put an end to gender inequality and abuse of women.

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After heated debate, UN commission approves document on gender equality

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After heated debate, UN commission approves document on gender equality
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After heated debate, UN commission approves document on gender equality.

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