Category Archives: Disparities

Bob Marley & The Wailers ‘High Tide Or Low Tide’ (Save The Children’s East Africa Appeal)

DONATE LINK: http://bit.ly/nVt23n DOWNLOAD TRACK: http://bit.ly/o96urw Millions of children are facing starvation right now — this doesn’t have to happen. Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa. Please watch this video, share with friends and download Bob Marley’s single … Continue reading

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Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now

Josette Sheeran, the head of the UN’s World Food Program, talks about why, in a world with enough food for everyone, people still go hungry, still die of starvation, still use food as a weapon of war. Her vision: “Food … Continue reading

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World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women

Targeted violence against females, dismal healthcare and desperate poverty make Afghanistan the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, with Congo a close second due to horrific levels of rape. Pakistan, India and Somalia ranked third, … Continue reading

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Food crises: five priorities for the G20

Hunger is not a natural disaster – it’s a political problem. And G20 leaders can and must act to end this scandal In the fight to address global food crises, will the French presidency at theG20 summit succeed where others have failed? On … Continue reading

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Worst places in the world for women

A global survey names Afghanistan as the world’s most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India and Somalia. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/jun/15/gender-afghanistan

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Immigration: The Big Picture Gallery

Their homelands are torn by war, economic distress, political strife, or environmental collapse. They choose to leave, or have no choice. They’re called migrants, refugees, or internally displaced people. The labels are inadequate as often circumstances could allow all three … Continue reading

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Mobile health offers hope to patients in Africa

Experts gathered for Africa‘s first mobile health summit on Tuesday hailed the use of phone technology as a new frontier in improving patient care in poor countries. But a government minister in South Africa, which is hosting the summit, called for caution over … Continue reading

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Cures are wonderful, but prevention would be even better

Doune Porter from PATH reports from Sierra Leone, where diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, often combined with malnutrition, take the heaviest toll on young children. In this piece, she shares the story of single mom Aisha and her baby, … Continue reading

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Infographic: The Opportunity Gap

The opportunity gap disproportionately impacts students of color who come from low-income backgrounds. The demographic inequalities black and Hispanic students in the United States face in comparison to their white peers put them at a disadvantage before they even enter … Continue reading

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US universities in Africa ‘land grab’

Harvard and other major American universities are working through Britishhedge funds and European financial speculators to buy or lease vast areas of African farmland in deals, some of which may force many thousands of people off their land, according to a … Continue reading

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