Change in Attitudes Beliefs and Practices Regarding Gender

Increasing educational and employment opportunities for women are affecting gender relations, although this is truer of Vanuatu's towns than its rural areas. An effective

National Council of Women works for women's rights and has local representatives on the island. However, some men worry about new challenges to traditional gender inequality. For example, village leaders in one region have refused to let girls attend school, fearing that "they would learn the English language, and absorb new ideas, and perhaps become free to leave" (Gregory & Gregory, 2000, p. 198). Strategically eschewing Western feminism, many women leaders are attempting to ground women's rights and more equal opportunities in a new reading of island culture that recognizes women's traditional contributions to family, village, and society.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

If Pregnancy Is Something That Frightens You, It's Time To Convert Your Fear Into Joy. Ready To Give Birth To A Child? Is The New Status Hitting Your State Of Mind? Are You Still Scared To Undergo All The Pain That Your Best Friend Underwent Just A Few Days Back? Not Convinced With The Answers Given By The Experts?

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