Rebecca Sargent's Blog – August 2010 Archive (5)

This week in conflict… August 21st-27th, 2010.

Find out what's going on in the world of conflict each week.
August 21-27th, 2010 post available here:
http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/08/29/this-week-in-conflict-august-21st-27th-2010/

Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 28, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… August 14th-20th, 2010

World

  • The New Economics Foundation found that the earth is using up resources faster than ever. The study monitors nature’s capital and concluded that this year the earth was using up its own natural

    resources to support itself a full month earlier than in the previous

    year.
  • August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 20, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

Peaceful hope: The story of SHONA cooperative

Hope can make all the difference in a person’s life. One small light of hope can lead people to peace, even in the massive shadow of war. SHONA, which means “sew” in Swahili, started with a simple idea; to give dignity and

hope to a handful of handicapped persons living in Goma, in the DR

Congo who are normally expected to beg for their subsistence. 85% of

these craftspeople have never attended school; not even for a…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 19, 2010 at 7:57am — No Comments

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World

Africa

  • Rwanda's election process saw…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — 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

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