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    My daughter is in Brownies. She missed the last meeting because she was sick. I got an email last night letting me know that the girls got an assignment to interview 5 women (different ages, ethnicity, cultures) to bring to their meeting on Tuesday night for the discussion. Since that isn't a lot of time I was hoping that the 'village' might be able to help us out.

    She needs to know: What are the three most important issues facing women today?

    If you can please include an age range, ethnicity, or cultural background. I would love to hear from different countries too!!

    Thanks so much!!

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    I think the 3 most important
    issues are : healthcare, education and getting paid the same as a man which women still only get 73 cents an hour to a mans $1 an hour
    I am 47 and a white woman.

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    I would have to say:

    Balancing career and family
    Healthcare
    Discrimination in the workplace

    56 white

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    What are the three most important issues facing women today?
    Id say our health- especially bone loss after u hit menopause and retirement.
    fair wages for women men making more then woman for the same job- need more union jobs and pregnant women being laid off.




    If you can please include an age range, ethnicity, or cultural background. I would love to hear from different countries too!!

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    Equal career opportunities
    Equal pay
    Raising our children responsibly to become sensible parents

    I'm 37, white, Dutch, living in Belgium.

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    1.) Healthcare
    2.) Jobs
    3.) Pay Rates

    21, Female, New Jersey

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    1. Juggling home and career even if it's having time for yourself as a SAHM
    2. health issues: your own, hubby's, kids', govt. new health plan
    3. financial issues with the changing economy here in America

    45, white, proud to be an American! Southern lady too!
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    ~What are the three most important issues facing women today?

    1. Over-sexualization of young girls and women
    2. Equal pay for equal labor
    3. Lapse in mentoring from previous generation leaves women ill equipped to cope with their lives and lead the next generation.

    age:29
    ethnicity: American
    cultural background: U.S. Country Living

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    Educational opportunities in poor countries
    Equal opportunities for promotion in the workplace
    Balancing Financial responsibilities with happiness

    I am 40, caucasian, and living in Canada

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    Equality in Healthcare... literally, most insurance covers viagra.. but not birth control??? The vast majority of heart and diabetic medications were tested on men for the studies...

    Equality in the workplace... which spouse, 90% of the time, has to take a day off if the kid is sick, or the cable guy is coming? So which gender looks "less reliable" in the workforce? They use statistics like that to justify why women make less than men on average.

    Continuing education for women. I feel that it's a lot more difficult for women to get ahead, and more importantly stay ahead in the work place because it's much more difficult for most women to take off for a week long conference, or juggle work, a family, and night school...

    Many women choose to leave the work place for at least a year in order to raise babies, and when we re-enter the workplace we're already "behind", and there's little or no opportunity for a woman with a toddler to catch up her education or career skills unless she has access to an awful lot of money and a supportive family.

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    Thank you everyone for the replies, this is perfect to help my daughter out with tonight.

    I Love the Village!!

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