GENDER INEQUALITY      

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Native American women in the United States who live on federal Native American reservations are disproportionately more likely to be victims of sexual violence than other groups living in the United States.

Chrystal Begay, Tinesha Zandamela
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In India millions of women's lives are negatively impacted by sexual violence. Gender and caste discrimination combine to make marginalized women most likely to be affected by sexual violence. The criminal justice system struggles to both try and convict perpetrators. Practices that are most effective at changing attitudes towards gender norms (thus decreasing sexual violence) target both genders, with a particular focus on males. Effective victim support provides ways for victims to reassume valuable, contributing roles in their community.

Chloe Haderlie
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The UN has officially stated that female genital cutting violates basic human rights. However, many communities continue to practice female genital cutting for social and cultural reasons.

Evie Friedbaum, Chloe Jensen
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Menstrual hygiene management is the processes and resources surrounding menstruation, including the knowledge, products, and social norms associated with it. For many adolescent girls in Kenya, MHM is a serious and impactful issue.

Kelsey Sampson
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Female students experience a lack of gender equality in Ghana’s educational system despite the important reform already made. As a result of practices confounded by social norms, which tend to see female education as less valuable, girls' lack of access to education leads to greater negative economic and health consequences.

Shelby Hunt , Andrew Wirkus
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The average female literacy rate throughout the world is 79.9%, while for men it is 89.2%. India lingers behind at 62.3% for women as compared to 80% for men.

Jenna Cook
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Approximately 22% of US women have experienced intimate partner violence during their lifetime, but less than 40% of women actively seek help in domestic violence situations.

Kaitlyn Short
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The female homicide rate in South Africa is roughly 24.6 per 100,000 population—nearly six times the global average.

Lacey George
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