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World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women

Targeted violence against females, dismal healthcare and desperate poverty make Afghanistan the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape. Pakistan, India and Somalia ranked third, … Continue reading

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Worst places in the world for women

A global survey names Afghanistan as the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/jun/15/gender-afghanistan

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Why Invest in Woman?

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“No Woman, No Cry” is coming to your living room!

Every Mother Counts seeks to engage new audiences to better understand the challenges and the solutions while encouraging them to take action to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide. http://www.everymothercounts.org/

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Gender Inequalities: Undesired by Walter Astrada

In India, all women must confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. The consequences of this preference is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until death they face a constant threat of violence. http://mediastorm.com/publication/undesired

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Equal pay for women not likely till 2067, says research

Working women who thought they might live to see Britain’s pay gap finally close will have to hold out another 57 years, according to research published today. Forty years after the Equal Pay Act was passed, the study shows that … Continue reading

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Seeds of a self-sustaining future

Ten months ago the land around Kadabade, was barren and stony. The deep red soil gave life to very little. But a local group, supported by the Swiss charity Heks and its larger, better known partner, Christian Aid thought this was … Continue reading

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African-American women struggle to overcome wealth gap

A recent academic study found that the gap in wealth between white and black Americans had more than quadrupled between 1984 and 2007. A quarter of all black families, it said, have no assets at all. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10497083.stm

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China’s one and only

In the three decades that China’s one-child policy has been in place, the Chinese government claims it has prevented 400 million births. Its implementation has been relaxed over the years with numerous exemptions now permitted, but its longer-term consequences are becoming … Continue reading

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Girl Up: UN Campaign for Empowering Woman’s Development

Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. … Continue reading

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