UN Women Annual Report 2013-14

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Women Give 2010:  Causes Women Support Study

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Finding #1:  Female-headed households are more likely or as likely to give as male-headed households in every charitable subsector

Finding #2: The top five areas in which female-headed households are significantly more likely than their male counterparts to give are the international, community, religion, health care, and youth & family areas.

Saving the World’s Women:  The Women’s Crusade

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“IN THE 19TH CENTURY, the paramount moral challenge was slavery. In the 20th century, it was totalitarianism. In this century, it is the brutality inflicted on so many women and girls around the globe: sex trafficking, acid attacks, bride burnings and mass rape.”

UN Reports About 200 Million Fewer Hungry People than 1990

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“The number of hungry people globally has declined from about one billion 25 years ago to about 795 million today, or about one person out of every nine, despite a surge in population growth, the United Nations reported Wednesday.”

No Ceilings

In 1995, at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, leaders from governments and civil society around the world came together and committed to ensuring that women and girls have the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of that moment. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the No Ceilings initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation have joined forces to gather data and analyze the gains made for women and girls over the last two decades, as well as the gaps that remain.  Read more.


Sunrise House’s Mental Health Resources for Women

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Long Commutes Are Awful, Especially for the Poor

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“When it came to the most extreme commutes in terms of price, the survey found that about 11 percent of respondents who said they paid $21 or more for their daily commute made less than $35,000. For those in the highest income bracket—making $75,000 or more—only 8 percent had such pricey commutes.”

The Million

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In Harris County, more than a million residents – one in four – are foreign-born. That percentage is similar across the region, and foreigners continue to be drawn to Houston. In a yearlong series, the Chronicle,  La Voz and Houston Public Media explore how that diversity shapes this city.

Where You Age Affects How You Age

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We sat down with seniors in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Pakistan, South Korea, Spain and the United States to learn more about their experiences. With over 617 million people around the world 65 years and over, these videos are by no means comprehensive. But these 10 people offer us something we can all learn from: insight into the experience of aging, in their own words.

Factors Swaying Judges to Rule for Women’s Rights

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In a 2003 Supreme Court opinion, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist suddenly turned into a feminist, denouncing “stereotypes about women’s domestic roles.” Justice Ginsburg said the chief justice’s “life experience” had played a part in the shift. Now there is data to go with the intuition.

U.S.A., Land of Limitations?

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“Meanwhile, more children in America live in poverty now (22 percent at last count) than at the start of the financial crisis in 2008 (18 percent). They grow up not in a “land of opportunity,” but in the kind of socially rigid hierarchies that our ancestors fled, the kind of society in which your outcome is largely determined by your beginning.”


The 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

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Despite the nation’s ongoing economic recovery, millions of low- and moderate-income Americans are, like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, perpetually forced to push an outsized boulder up a steep hill with little prospect of reaching stable financial ground. The 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard shows how today’s economic status quo offers little hope to these struggling families.

Labor after Labor

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This report is the first in a series of papers about entrepreneurship and motherhood. Here, we present research regarding the economic and social challenges women face, the impact of motherhood on these challenges, and their implications for mothers’ employment and entrepreneurship.