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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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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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Global food crisis: Palm rush proves costly for Guatemala’s small farmers

The pursuit of palm oil profits by agribusinesses in Guatemala is fuelling a food crisis for the poor The area of Guatemala given over to palm plantations to produce agrofuel increased by 146% between 2005 and 2010, according to estimates by the … Continue reading

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Jeffery Sachs on Sustainability, Development and the Global Food Crisis

Video from UN General Assembly on environmental sustainability and roadmap to @UN_Rioplus20

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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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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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Trafigura fined €1m for exporting toxic waste to Africa

Dutch court convicts oil trader of illegally exporting waste to Ivory Coast and concealing its hazardous nature in Amsterdam he controversial oil trader Trafigura was today fined €1m (£840,000) for illegally exporting tonnes of hazardous waste to west Africa. A court in the Netherlands … Continue reading

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Haitians cry: Show me the money

On any given day in Port au Prince you’ll see lots of international aid workers whizzing around the city in big SUVs. In the evenings, groups of foreign workers often gather in the city’s bars and restaurants to relax after work. Haitians … Continue reading

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Poor in UK dying 10 years earlier than rich, despite years of government action

The life expectancy gap between rich and poor people in England is widening, despite years of government and NHS action, a hard-hitting National Audit Office report reveals today. Extensive efforts have failed to reduce the wide differential, which can still be … Continue reading

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Strike in China Highlights Gap in Workers’ Pay

An interesting article from the NY Times. I am a bit cynical on it though, I am sure the strike would be handled differently if Honda was a Chinese company and not a foreign one. A strike at an enormous … Continue reading

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