March 8, 2010
People around the world honor International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, an event that has been celebrated around the world for almost a century.

While many societal barriers against women have been broken, we were struck by the results of a global survey by Reuters/Ipsos. It found that one in four people around the world still believes that a woman’s place is in the home.

In India, Turkey and Japan, almost half said women should stay at home, with little difference in attitude between men and women.

For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Anne Marie Goetz, chief adviser for governance, peace and security at the U.N. Development Fund for Women.

And Jason Overdorf reports for our partner GlobalPost on how class differences influence attitudes about gender in Delhi.

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#2

There are 50 million women missing from India over the past several decades due to honor killing, feticide, baba killing. Our NGO is 50millionmissing.in lets stop this great genocide.

#1

The world must wake up and stop the practice of “Honor Killings.” Women deserve no less.

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