All Blog Posts Tagged 'Poverty' (16)

Growing Strength to Grow Food: Haitian Farmers Win Annual U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Prize

By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. As a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, the USFSA upholds the right to food as a basic human right and works to connect US struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.

Next week, the USFSA is awarding…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on October 15, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Voices from the New Afghanistan: My Country Today and Tomorrow

 

"The future voices of Afghanistan"

With passion and vision…

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Added by Pax Populi on October 18, 2012 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Poverty here, poverty there

150 million people in the United States are perennially poor, newly poor, or near poor. That’s right, the latest Census figures show that half of America is officially poor. In this so-called economic powerhouse of a…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 16, 2012 at 1:14pm — 3 Comments

Seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - RWANDA: Defying History

http://worldpulse.com/magazine/articles/rwanda-defying-history?page=0,0

RWANDA: Defying History

Rwanda’s Women Remake a Nation

It’s been 17 years since more than 500,000 Rwandans were killed in the horrific genocide of 1994. Today, this tiny East African nation has become a…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on January 2, 2012 at 5:17am — No Comments

Global Education Conference Webinar: Techniques on How to Handle Poverty, Trauma, Adult Learning and the Web or " You can help the pushouts."

Techniques on How to Handle Poverty, Trauma, Adult Learning and the Web or.. " You can help the push outs."

Starts: November 17, 2011 3:00 PM (America/New_York)…

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Added by Richard Close on November 11, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Analyzing Capitalism: The left's Crisis - By Prof. Leo Panitch

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26029

 

This article is a revised version of a presentation at the Delhi University symposium on “Globalization, Justice and Democracy,” November 11, 2010.



A common response of the left to the financial crisis that broke out in…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on September 13, 2011 at 11:37pm — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push Genetically Engineered Crops on Africa

Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push Genetically Engineered Crops on Africa

 

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on August 21, 2011 at 1:03am — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Real Story about the Famine in the Horn of Africa: The Humanitarian Aid Business - Rasna Warah

The Real Story about the Famine in the Horn of Africa: The Humanitarian Aid Business

 

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on August 21, 2011 at 12:40am — No Comments

This week in conflict...

This week in conflict...

World

  • The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has recently launched its Multidimensional

    Poverty Index (MPI),
    a new way to measure poverty in the world. The MPI expands on the previous Human Development Index (HDI) and includes 10 indicators of health (child mortality and nutrition), education (years of schooling and child enrollment) and standard of…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 6, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

Find ways to eradicate poverty

The world community must find ways and resources through creating employment and income generating opportunities for the poor segment of society to eradicate poverty.

Poverty,…

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Added by Syed Mohammad Hassan on August 5, 2010 at 8:44am — No Comments

The Time for Making Poverty History is Now

In rich countries a handful of dollars does not go very far, indeed most people in the UK wouldn’t think twice about spending this on a cup of coffee. But one in five people in the world today has no choice but to survive on less than US$2 a day, and 1.5 billion people struggle to live on less than US$1. The vast majority of those affected are children, each an individual story of unfulfilled hope and potential.

Few would dispute that ‘a world free from poverty’ is the…

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Added by Kumarian Press on May 12, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

When the Culture of Disbursement Meets the Culture of Corruption

William Savedoff's recent review of The World Bank and the Gods of Lending has sparked an interesting discussion about how the World Bank might prevent funds from being wasted and stolen.

In his review, Savedoff says:



I found the book to be disturbing in large part because Berkman holds up a troubling mirror to the community of specialists… Continue

Added by Kumarian Press on November 11, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Book Released Today on BRAC

Fazle Hasan Abed returned to Bangladesh in 1972 following a devastating cyclone and liberation war to launch a small disaster relief effort. His organization, BRAC, still headquartered in Bangladesh, now touches the lives of over 100 million poor people. Today it is showing women, girls and their communities, from Afghanistan to Uganda, a path to hope and prosperity.



Freedom from Want tells the story of how… Continue

Added by Kumarian Press on April 15, 2009 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Feminization of Poverty. WomenThrive Worldwide Campaign: A Dollar a Day

In honor of International Women's Day (March 8) and Women's History Month (March), Ritu Sharma Fox, Women Thrive's President and Co-founder, left her home in Annapolis and traveled to Nicaragua where approximately 831,000 people live on less 20 Cordovas a day, the equivalent of one U.S. dollar. Her goal? To try to experience, if only a little, what is like for those 831,000.



To watch videos, read Ritu's diary, and learn about the inspiring women in Ritu's photo…
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Added by Craig Zelizer on March 9, 2008 at 8:04pm — No Comments

No Poverty Reduction without Human Rights, Democratic Governance, Peace and Security

By. Dr. Yav Katshung Joseph





Introduction



In light of the enormous challenge facing the global community to eradicate poverty the international development community in 2000 adopted specific targets for poverty reduction, now known as the MDGs. The eight MDGs seek to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to promote gender equality, to reduce child mortality, to improve maternal health, to fight HIV/Aids, malaria and other… Continue

Added by Dr. Joseph Yav on March 8, 2008 at 3:22am — No Comments

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