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Gendercide is the systematic killing of a specific gender - in this instance, females. Global gendercide is a problem especially in India and China, and it's skewing the sex ratios of the populations there. But there is hope. There are things that we can do to fight against global gendercide.
Hong Kong Protests
At the end of September 2014, tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong to ask for universal suffrage.
Ableist language, or language that targets people with disabilities, is problematic because the words and phrases have histories of oppressing disabled people or are currently used to oppress disabled people. We'd be better off to stop using ableist language.
Emma Watson Defends Feminism
In Emma Watson's powerful speech on gender equality to the United Nations, she talks about feminism and explains what it truly means.
It's a Girl Review
Itís a Girl is a documentary about the topic of the global gendercide of girls. Gendercide is the mass extermination of a gender group. Itís a Girl explores reasons why gendercide is taking place through stories and factual information from the documentary makers and scholars.
Benefits of Educating Women
Education is a human right, and it can change someoneís life in so many ways. For women and girls, an education is especially empowering.
Obstetric Fistula in Developing Nations
Obstetric fistula is a problem that many women in developing nations can experience after difficult labors. It can lead to many health problems and even social isolation.
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Michael Brown Shooting
In August 2014, a young black man was shot and killed by the police in Ferguson, Missouri. He was unarmed and had his hands in the air. Racial bias in the criminal justice system is a real problem and something needs to change.
Privilege is the concept that some people are inherently given more advantages based on race, gender, social class, and other things. In order to have meaningful dialogues in human rights, we need to be aware of our own privilege and how it influences our world view.
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