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RIGHTS: Women More Educated, Not More Equal

Posted on 01 March 2010 by editor

Students in school in Quibdó, capital of Chocó province, Colombia. Credit:Jesús Abad Colorado/IPS

By Mario Osava *

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 1, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – When it comes to female education rates, progress has been made around the world, and in many countries girls and young women have outnumbered and outperformed boys and men at all levels of schooling for decades. Nevertheless, these advances have yet to translate into greater equity in employment, politics and social relations.
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RECESSION AND RECOVERY: Diamonds Are for the Poor

Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin

Bunder diamond camp in India. Credit: Sameergoswami

By IPS Correspondents*

NEW DELHI, Jan 26, 2010 (IPS) – Diamonds haven’t been among the first concerns at the World Social Forum these last 10 years. But through the recession and the still tottering recovery, a new sparkle in that business is pointing the way to a brighter world that is also better in a WSF sort of way.
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