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Melinda Gates: What she's learned - CSMonitor Sep 2019
In her work overseeing one of the world’s most influential philanthropic organizations, Melinda Gates has discovered what she considers a fundamental truth about development work: empowering women is the key to uplifting humanity.
philanthropy  feminism  poverty  women  CSMonitor  people  profile 
24 days ago by pierredv
The Jobs With The Biggest (And Smallest) Pay Gaps Between Men And Women : Planet Money : NPR
"Women are paid significantly less, on average, than men — even when they're doing the same jobs. But the gap varies dramatically for workers in different jobs."
employment  npr  pay  gender  women 
february 2013 by pierredv
Elderly Abandoned at World's Largest Religious Festival
"People come to Allahabad to wash away their sins in the sacred River Ganges. For many it's the realization of their life's goal, and they emerge feeling joyful and rejuvenated. But there is also a darker side to the world's largest religious gathering, as some take advantage of the swirling crowds to abandon elderly relatives." " In one case, a doctor brought an old woman to Durga Kund claiming she had been abandoned. After he had gone, the woman revealed that the doctor was her son. "In modern life," said Singh, "people don't have time for their elderly.""
stories  via:gmsv  x:nationalgeographic  women  India 
february 2013 by pierredv

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