Tag archive for ‘poverty’
By Justin Frewen On Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
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Is there a Role for Human Rights in a Free Trade World?

Up to 50,000 people a day die from poverty related causes with 22,000 of these fatalities being children under the age of five. The plight of the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable people have been further More...

By Justin Frewen On Monday, December 20th, 2010
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Tackling Financial Exclusion in Europe

The term financial exclusion was first coined in 1993 by geographers studying the impact bank closures had on those left unable to access basic banking services. During the 1990s there was a significant increase More...

By Steve Morning On Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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100 Million Driven into Poverty By Healthcare

According to the latest annual report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) this Monday healthcare costs force 100 million people into poverty every year. The report further highlights how around 1,000 More...

By Justin Frewen On Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
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Trade Not Aid?

Despite pledges on the part of donor countries in 1970 to spend 0.7% of GNP on official development assistance (ODA), this target is still proving elusive 40 years later. However, many would argue that ODA is not More...

By Danielle Nierenberg On Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
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In Rwanda: A helping hand (and an exit strategy)

By Jim Devries, Executive Vice-President of Programs for Heifer International based in Little Rock, Arkansas and Danielle Nierenberg, senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute. Recovery is a word you hear More...

By Justin Frewen On Sunday, April 11th, 2010
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Time to Revisit the Millennium Development Goals?

In the midst of the economic and financial ‘bonfire of the vanities’, which continues to smoulder around us, it becomes even more difficult to consider the plight of the poor and the destitute who reside in More...

By Justin Frewen On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
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Poverty in the Southern Hemisphere

Despite the wondrous technological developments and global wealth generated since the start of the 19th century, billions of people continue to live in the direst conditions of poverty. One of the most prevalent More...

By Justin Frewen On Friday, March 19th, 2010
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The ongoing persecution of Haiti

Today Haiti is most commonly known for being the poorest country in the ‘western’ hemisphere and a land wracked by destitution and despair. This picture has only been reinforced by the horrific consequences More...

By Justin Frewen On Thursday, March 18th, 2010
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Global Inequality

To a large extent, the reality of global inequality is ignored or at best downplayed. However, this has not always been the case. Indeed, in the early 1950s, the first UN resolutions on development focused on inequality More...

By Ana Nivtova On Saturday, March 6th, 2010
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World War III is imminent, who can solve the problem?

Can religion solve the huge global problems of humanity and the earth? Throughout the ages, society has challenged conventional belief systems to spur personal thought as well as public dialogue and debate. With More...