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Samsung Helping to Bridge Africa’s Digital Divide

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In the past two decades, there has been a lot of talk about the transformative power of technology in society, yet little attention has been paid to an emerging digital gap.

Tata Helps Boost America’s Economy With More Diversity And Tech Skills

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – America’s Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that there will be 4.4 million jobs that will need computer science and information technology skills by 2024. This demand for technology professionals is fueled by growth in mobile solutions, cloud computing, connected devices and big data.

New Cartoon Network Series Portrays Girls And Women Central To The Story

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Superhero and action movies dominate the box office and are perennial hits across the world, yet it’s disappointing to see how under-represented female leads are in this genre.

Women’s Economic Forum in Delhi Gives Women From Around The World a Platform

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – With two-thirds of the world’s illiterate population being female, and countless girl children not receiving a basic education, supporting women in developing countries is vital to helping overcome critical social issues such as poverty and unemployment. By supporting women in society and giving them access to equal opportunities such as an education, jobs and health care, everyone benefits.

Menstruation Still Holds Back Women and Girls

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last week, UK news reported that the charity Freedom4Girls had discovered school girls in West Yorkshire had no alternative but to stuff toilet paper down their pants to stop themselves from bleeding through their clothes at school. They couldn’t afford sanitary products and some were skipping school as a result.

Nestlé India Gets Behind Education For Girls Via Its Popular Brands

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – CSR is now mandated by law in India, as of the Companies Act of 2014. To comply, and in a first by a major consumer goods company, Nestlé India is giving its popular and iconic brands—Maggi, Nescafé and KitKat—new messaging as part of an initiative to support education for girls.

This Year’s International Women’s Day Call to Everyone To #PledgeforParity

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Amal Clooney Scholarship For Young Women Launches In Lebanon

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has partnered with 100 Lives, a new global initiative that supports an annual scholarship for young women from Lebanon to pursue studies at the United World College Dilijan in Armenia. This yearly Amal Clooney Scholarship, as it will be known, will fund one female student to enroll on a two-year international baccalaureate program.

A Dark Reality: 1 in 7 Girls Worldwide Becomes A Child Bride, Marrying An Older Man

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Were you aware that 27, 397 girls under the age of 18 are married every day in different parts of the world? That’s one in seven girls globally who becomes a child bride, often marrying an older man she doesn’t know. Sadly these figures are part of a harrowing reality, particularly in poor families who often view marriage as way to secure a girl’s future, especially in communities with limited economic opportunities.

Temple Prostitutes: Culture Clash In India

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The term ‘devadasis’ or ‘servants of god’ is a centuries-old Hindu tradition in India, where young girls from the ‘low Dalit caste,’ also called ‘untouchables,’ are turned into prostitutes. Originally, devadasi were celibate dancing girls used in temple ceremonies where they also entertained members of the ruling class.

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