Category Archives: poverty

A boon for poor girls and women

Poverty has a greater effect on women than it does on men. That’s because women’s needs are more complex and they are usually treated as second-class citizens in most poor societies. Basic things that rich and middle-class women take for … Continue reading

Posted in A. Muruganandam, adolescence, Africa, Asia, Coimbatore, developing countries, education, feminine hygiene, gender, gender issues, girls, girls' education, health, hygiene, India, innovations, life, low-cost sanitary napkins, machinery, menstruation, periods, physiology, poverty, puberty, rural schools, sanitary napkins, sanitary pads, school girls, schooling, schools, Self-Help Groups, SHGs, students, Tamil Nadu, Third World, women, women's issues, women's rights, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Slavery is not dead: DEATH to slavery!!!

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Anti-Slavery International, barbarism, child slavery, crime, criminals, ECOWAS, exploitation, Hadijatou Mani, human rights, humans, justice, law, life, Mauritania, modern day slavery, news, Niger, poverty, random, rights, Sahara, sex slave, slavery, slavery in Africa, society, SOS slaves, sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Communit, thoughts, Touareg, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, wahiya, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

A billion people are facing starvation!

If you are reading this post, I assume you would not have experienced starvation in your life. Certainly not prolonged starvation that has been forced on you by economic circumstances. But do you know how many people on this planet … Continue reading

Posted in 2008 Global Hunger Index, Africa, Bangladesh, child mortality, child nutrition, Concern Worldwide, destitution, development, development indices, Germany, GHI, human development index, hunger, hunger in India, IFPRI, inclusive growth, India, Ingeborg Schaeuble, International Food Policy Research Institute, journalism, life, mainstream media, malnutrition, media, news, poor, poverty, random, South Asia, starvation, sub-Saharan Africa, thoughts, Welthungerhilfe, world, world hunger, yellow journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Great American Home Robbery!

Okay, now that the people of the world in general and Americans in particular, have witnessed the greatest robbery in the history of the world, let us get to know something about how all this happened: And what does the … Continue reading

Posted in $700000000000, a trillion dollars, American economy, bailout, banks, car sleepers, economics, economy, financial crisis, foreclosures, home robbery, homelessness, lending, life, loans, mortgage, politics, poor, poverty, random, robbery, seven hundred billion dollars, sub-prime mortgage crisis, sub-prime mortgages, tent cities, The Great American Home Robbery, the new homeless, thoughts, U.S., video post, Wall Street, Wall Street bailout, world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The 2008 Right Livelihood Awards – Part 1

The Right Livelihood Award was established in 1980 to honour and support those “offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today”. It has become widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and there are now … Continue reading

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Africa, awake, arise and act! (Part 1)

African leaders have warned that the lingering global financial crisis coupled with the collapse of talks on a world trade agreement could hinder the United Nations’ campaign to improve life for hundreds of millions of the world’s poorest. Africa, despite … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, agriculture, aid, China, civil wars, colonisation, corruption, crime, destitution, development, dictators, disease, Earth, Earthlings, economic exploitation, economic terrorists, economics, economy, exploitation, famine, farmers, farmers' suicides, farming, hope, Horn of Africa, human rights, humanity, India, international aid, Japan, malnutrition, Millenium Development Goals (MDG), mineral wealth, minerals, multi-national corporation, news, oil, oil reserves, politics, poverty, predatory corporations, random, Sahara desert, slavery, starvation, sub-Saharan Africa, subsistence farming, the E.U., the IMF, the U.N., the World Bank, the WTO, thoughts, thugs, tuxedoed thugs, U.S., wars | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

The woman who spread love and hope . . .

September 5, 2008 marked the tenth death anniversary of Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. She is better known as Mother Teresa. Almost everyone would have heard of her and the organisation that she founded, the Missionaries of Charity. Mother Teresa . . … Continue reading

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