Category Archives: Inequality

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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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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Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes

When photographer James Mollison was asked to do a project on children’s rights, he found himself thinking back to his childhood bedroom and the deep importance it played in his upbringing. Taking that idea with him around the world, he photographed a … Continue reading

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Pakistan row over flood diversion

Pakistan is struggling to recover from the devastating floods that ravaged the country. The authorities have come under intense criticism from people in affected areas. Some local politicians accuse the government of deliberately constructing barriers to divert the water into … Continue reading

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Pakistan flood victims need dignity as much as aid

The man stood so close to  me that I could feel the heat of his face. Each word he spit out rapid fire, his thoughts disjointed by rage. Every word follows the first so quickly I have trouble understanding him. That he … Continue reading

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Equal pay for women not likely till 2067, says research

Working women who thought they might live to see Britain’s pay gap finally close will have to hold out another 57 years, according to research published today. Forty years after the Equal Pay Act was passed, the study shows that … Continue reading

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Hans Rosling on global population growth

The world’s population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years — and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes … Continue reading

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In The Know: Report: Growing Ranks Of Nouveau Poor Facing Discrimination From Old Poor

As Americans rush to join the Nouveau Poor, panelists debate the claim that the newly poor are incapable of integrating with long established poor…

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Bangladeshi labourers demand more pay

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers demanding higher salaries were met with rubber bullets and tear gas during a recent protest ooutside Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Garment workers are currently paid a minimum of just $24 a month … Continue reading

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