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  1. Breaking vows: early and forced marriage and girls' education

    One in every three girls in the developing world is married by the age of 18. One in seven marries before they reach the age of 15. In countries like Niger, Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Guinea and the Central African Republic (CAR), the rate of early and forced marriage is 60 per cent and over. It is particularly high in South Asia (46 per cent) and in sub-Saharan Africa (38 per cent). …

  2. Cost of homophobia: literature review of the economic impact of homophobia on Canada

    Research was reviewed related to the negative results of homophobia on gays, lesbians and bisexuals (GLB), and the economic impact of such negative effects. Homophobia was defined as the irrational fear of, or aversion to, homosexuals and homosexuality, while the related construct of heterosexism was defined as a belief system that values heterosexuality as superior to and/or more natural than homosexuality, and/or the assumption that all people are heterosexual. …

  3. Gender violence: transgender experiences with violence and discrimination

    There is a pervasive pattern of discrimination and prejudice against transgendered people within society. Both economic discrimination and experiencing violence could be the result of a larger social climate that severely sanctions people for not conforming to society's norms concerning gender; as such, both would be strongly associated with each other. Questionnaires were distributed to people either through events or through volunteers, and made available upon the World Wide Web. A sample of 402 cases was collected over the span of 12 months (April 1996 - April 1997). …

  4. El derecho humano a la no discriminación: Una aproximación a la situación de los afrodescendientes

    Esta publicación brinda datos estadísticos aportados por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística, estudios enfocados hacia la realidad de las personas afrodescendientes de Uruguay y la legislación aplicable ante casos de discriminación, a nivel nacional como de convenios internacionales suscritos por este país. Describe la situación desventajosa de este grupo respecto a educación y empleo, además de la pobreza, marginación, desigualdades económicas y la exclusión social a las que está expuesto.

  5. Visibilidad y participación social de las homosexualidades en Chile: la emergencia de una esfera pública subalterna

    Visibilidad y participación social de las homosexualidades en Chile: la emergencia de una esfera pública subalterna

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