Posts tagged gender discrimination
Beyond the boundaries of tradition: Josefa Ojano

Josefa Ojano is a role-model of intelligence and dedication, having fought for her place in a male-dominated organisation. The only woman in her family to have made it out of the Philippines (through tenacious employment rather than marriage), Josefa now sends local girls to school via scholarships, invests heavily in community skills development, and empowers entrepreneurs in her family and village.

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Tibetan women, from Mosuo empowerment to exile

Imagine a society where women not only have equal rights but are regarded as the primary decision-maker. Travel to the Yunnan valley in the eastern foothills of the Himalayas and you will find an ancient tribal community of Tibetan Buddhists called Mosuo who live in an extremely modern way. Mosuo women are treated as equal to men, both have as many sexual partners as they like and extended families bring up children and care for the elderly, without the exclusivity of nuclear family structures.

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