The lottery of birth
The lottery of birth

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The lottery of birth

3.4 Summary of Week 3

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Over the course of the learning this week you have considered some of the challenges set by the Millennium Development Goals and the progress made in achieving them.

You’ve also heard about some of the challenges that women and girls face all over the world simply because they were born female.

That there has been huge, mostly positive, change to the lives of girls and women all around the world is pretty clear. But the campaign against female genital mutilation demonstrates how deeply rooted some cultural and social practices which do extensive harm to young women can be.

In Week 4, you will look at how issues of income inequality, gender inequality and population reduction are addressed by countries. You’ll be invited to select a socio-cultural, political, economic or scientific change or breakthrough which addresses the lottery of birth and write a short piece describing it, explaining its importance to the lottery of birth and the impact it might have on the country it’s focused on.


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