Gender Inequality

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Gender Inequality Gender Inequality in Developing Countries Nova: World in Balance (video) Gender equality – women and girls are  part of the solution to end poverty, hunger  and rapid population growth
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NY Times; Feb 23, 2009 “If we give the money to the widows, they  will spend it unwisely because they are  uneducated and they don’t know about  budgeting.  But if we find her a husband,  there will be a person in charge of her and  her children for the rest of their lives.” Mazin al-Shihan Director of city agency in Bagdad  
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Women and Poverty Of the >1 billion people who live in poverty  worldwide, 70% are women Scarcity Rights denied Lack of opportunities and resources Voices silenced
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“Gender equality is more than a goal in  itself.  It is a precondition  for meeting the  challenge of reducing poverty, promoting  sustainable development and building  good governance.” Kofi Annan, Past UN Secretary General 
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Gender Inequality As children, girls are undervalued, fed less,  As teenagers, women are forced to marry early, 
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