All posts tagged with: gender

Is there a market for fun, catchy music that doesn't demean women?

Publié 24 juillet 2013 no picture Katarzyna Pawelczyk

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Tap, tap, tap. You can’t help yourself; inadvertently you start to bob your head, tap your fingers on the closest surface. You turn up the volume. What an awesome song you think, the beat just makes you want to dance. You quickly shazam it to check the name and the artist. And then the inevitable happens; you begin paying attention to the lyrics and you’re not impressed (and that’s putting it lightly). You know what lyrics I’m talking about – they’re usually s...


Please, tell us your name and age: Zenaida Pérez Gutiérrez, 29 years old. Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I am from Santa María Tlahuitoltepec, Mixe, in Mexico and I currently live in Oaxaca City, the state capital. According to your business card – what’s your job title? I am Chief of Department of Indigenous Women's Rights, a department that addresses the situation of indigenous people in the state. Some of my functions include...


Meet a young woman challenging the stereotype associated with the tech world

Publié 12 septembre 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Hi VOY family, I’ve just returned from the Global Youth Summit: BYND2015 in Costa Rica and wanted to share some of my reflections with you over the coming days. KateVOY Arriving at the Global Youth Summit (GYS) venue on the morning of day 2 we were greeted mostly by empty hallways and rooms. Most of the participants were out at the National Stadium of Costa Rica attending the first session of the day - Be Healthy. One room, however, was occupied - the venue for the GYS hackatho...


Education for Girls and Boys alike

Publié 14 septembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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All over the world, millions of young boys and girls are unable to get proper education. In countries like India, Nepal, Colombia and various parts of Africa, girls are often married off and boys are forced to work on the streets to earn a living for their family. Resources like clean water, food and shelter are perhaps not even available, however we must consider the premium of education. The key to ending the global chain, that perpetuates itself and has done so for centuries, is...


Is Anti-Discrimination law going far enough in UK?

Publié 30 octobre 2013 no picture BreedCompassion

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So I’ve been doing a lot of reading around discrimination and prejudice in civil law at the minute and I have to say I feel very proud to be Scottish reading how well equipped it is. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the legislation the Equality Act 2010 is the main piece of anti-discrimination legislation in the workforce. Within the act are a number of ‘protected characteristics’ that are protected by the act from prejudiced behaviour. These include age, disabilit...


Don’t Blame Women For the Climate Change

Publié 17 novembre 2013 no picture Achmad

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I just strangely wonder - struck for a while since reading some information about gender and climate change. The first confusing information I have read is the correlation between gender and climate change. In fact, women contribute to climate change. So, should we blame my mother when the climate is changing? Let’s check below for some references! We know that the effects of climate change will vary among regions. It means each country changes greenhouse emissions with diffe...


On Being an Ambitious Woman

Publié 28 décembre 2013 Avatar Carrisa Tehputri

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  • Age 18

Rumor has it that people around me have been talking about the fact that I am, (from their perspective) ambitious- looking. I participated in plenty of competitions and achievements a lot, and I cannot live more than 2 months without actively participating in an event or competition. As an ignorant person, I do not want to really stress over the fact that they are calling me ambitious or that they are talking about me behind my back, because, hey, it is obviously beneficial for me....


Let's change the mode of education

Publié 24 janvier 2014 no picture Venkat

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For a long period of time, we have been following a conventional way of educating children, using books. Why can't we change the mode of the education? Why can't we use the radio, for example when something is narrated? We imagine a lot that this imagination varies from person to person. This is the key to face a future crisis. When we imagine, we tend to provide different solutions. Change the way we educate the children. Introduce fantasies in story telling, instead of narra...


HIV AND GENDER EQUALITY

Publié 4 mars 2014 no picture ANTHONY_CONNECT_ZAMBIA

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HIV is the leading cause of death and disease among women aged 15-49 years worldwide. Globally, there are equal proportions of women and men living with HIV, although this varies from region to region. Gender practices, norms and values also influence sexuality, reproduction and relationships. For example, unequal gender relations make it difficult for women and girls to make choices about sex, as well as increasing their vulnerability to violence, early marriage and adverse sexual...