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In the poorest countries, gender inequities acutely limit opportunities for girls and women. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are among the most effective ways to combat poverty, hunger, and disease and to stimulate development that is truly sustainable.
IDA, the World Bank's Fund for the Poorest, has been working to expand girls' access to education and to create other opportunities for empowerment. As the largest source of concessional finance for low-income countries, IDA plays a critical role in investing in women's health and education and ensuring their equal access to economic opportunities. IDA is having a tangible impact on the ground in developing countries. Published on Oct 31, 2012
Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth. For more info please visit the OECD site on gender here.
Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation.
Published on May 22, 2012
The equality effect is an innovative non-profit organization that brings together leading human rights experts in Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, and Canada to conduct ground-breaking legal work on women's and girls' human rights issues.
Uploaded on Nov 8, 2011
A small loan, business and empowerment training and a safe and supportive environment positively impacted Luisa Daniel Perez's life. Watch her tell her story and how she is now catalyzing change in her community.
Pro Mujer is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Pro Mujer has spent two decades empowering women to create better lives for themselves and their children through microfinance, business training and healthcare services.
Latin Jazz Samba by Kevin Macleod.
The attempt through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to grant equal rights to women. The Equality4women website, the EqualRightsAmendment website are two resources of many to reference in learning about the ERA.
The ERA: A Brief Introduction
Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
Uploaded on Oct 27, 2011
MC Human Rights Hall of Fame honored Dr. Bernice Sandler and in this interview she talks about her work through the years on behalf of women. She played a major role in the development and passage of Title IX and other laws prohibiting sex discrimination in education, and has been associated with Title IX longer than any other person. The New York Times has referred to her as the “godmother of Title IX.”
Chilly climate, not addressed by Title IX are the subtle ways women and minorities are often treated, not just women - less contact, less praise, less....
Published on Oct 2, 2013
Tennis legend, Billie Jean King, congratulates Dr. Bernice Sandler, "godmother of Title IX," for receiving the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, presented by Drexel University President John A. Fry during the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership 20th Anniversary celebration (home of Vision 2020).
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 states:
"No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid."
David Helvarg of the Blue Frontier Campaign discusses 50 Ways to Save the Ocean program designed to equip individuals with the tools to make a difference for our oceans. We are looking to use this tool to inspire the next wave of ocean activists by bringing it into classrooms using our teaching guides. We have recently completed a guide compiling already-existing lesson plans aimed at grades 9-12 that relate to the 50 Ways. This document is featured on National Geographic's Ocean Education's website.
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We are now working on original lesson plans for grades K-2. Funding for this program would enable us to complete the K-2 lesson plans, conduct outreach to educators and create opportunities for illustrator Jim Toomey (creator of theSherman's Lagoon cartoon strip) and author David Helvarg to present 50 Ways in educational settings.
Blue Frontier Campaign is a proven leader in building the solution-based constituency needed to protect our ocean, our coasts and the communities that depend upon them. We work to highlight the economic, environmental, recreational and spiritual benefits of healthy and abundant seas, understanding that the environment doesn't end at the shoreline and that if we school together, we can make a difference.
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