Posted by: passedportsnyc | January 4, 2010

Woman for Sale!

Since arriving in India nearly a month ago, both my observations of the lives of women here and my own treatment as a woman traveling here, have had my thoroughly preoccupied with gender issues.  Last night, the local CNN network ran an episode of Amanpour with two highly disturbing segments about the sale of women here in India and around the world.  I believe it aired in the US a few months ago, but for me the segments were quite timely.

You can watch them here and here.

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  1. Unfortunately, things like these happen everywhere. There’s a really good book I highly recommend that discusses human trafficking & gender based violence against women as well as showing how we can help. The book is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Kristof & WuDunn. Their website is at http://www.halftheskymovement.org.


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