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Entrepreneurship Opportunities Help Youth in Kenyan Slums Succeed

Each year in Kenya, many youth migrate to cities like Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa from rural settlements in search of “the urban dream.” Employment opportunities, electricity […]

Children's Rights, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Kenya, Teaching & Learning, The WIP Talk

Message to the Irish Government: We’re not leaving!

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- The global recession has had dire consequences for Ireland. New entrants to the workforce have suffered disproportionately, with the youth unemployment rate […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Ireland, Labor Issues, Politics & Democracy

Indigenous Interpreters Provide Missing Link for Natividad Medical Center Patients

by Kate Daniels Kurz, The WIP Director Natividad Medical Center, located in Salinas, California – the heart of California’s “Salad Bowl” – is one of the […]

Business & Economy, California, Employment, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Immigration, Indigenous Culture, Language, Mexico, Social Change, Teaching & Learning, United States

Water, Dignity and Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Kenya

by Gemma Bulos –USA– “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Kenya, Natural Resources, Poverty, Technology, The World, Water, Women's Empowerment

Pursuit of Greener Pastures in Saudi Arabia Spells Doom for Kenyan Immigrants

by Joyce J. Wangui –Kenya– As the quest for working abroad heightens for many skilled and semi-skilled Kenyans, only a handful understand the implications of working […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Kenya, Labor Issues

A Home Away From Home: Filipina Nannies Create Spaces of Belonging in Canada

by Katie Palmer –Canada– In 2009, the Toronto Star published a series of investigative reports on the widespread abuse and exploitation of Filipina live-in caregivers. The […]

Canada, Employment, Feature Articles, Immigration, Philippines, The World

Worsening Economic Crisis Forces Jobless Young Zimbabweans to Leave the Country in Droves

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – On October 23rd, I sent my young sister Farai off to the Republic of South Africa (RSA) to seek employment. […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Zimbabwe

Sweatshops Producing Big Western Brands in Macedonia Continue Unchecked Leaving Twenty Women Dead This Summer

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – Forty year old Marijana Stojcevska died over her sewing machine after 13 hours of non-stop work just two weeks ago. […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Macedonia, Worker's Rights

African Americans Draw a Line in the Sand Over Illegal Immigration

by Faye Anderson – USA – Every hour sees the black man elbowed out of employment by some newly arrived emigrant, whose hunger and whose color […]

Employment, Feature Articles, Immigration, Mexico, Politics & Democracy, United States

Continued Budget Cuts to the US Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau Means Trouble for America’s Working Women

by Juliette Terzieff – USA – While most American women may have never even heard of the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau, it is the only […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, United States, Worker's Rights

Labor Day in Zambia: “Our workers have been turned into slaves in their own country!”

by Glory Mushinge – Zambia – International Labor Day was celebrated on May 1st throughout the world again this year, but in Zambia it was simply […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Worker's Rights, Zambia

Textile Workers in Macedonia Exploited

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – “Sometimes we’re locked up in the tailor’s shop. Sometimes we’re not given free time to go to toilet…The owner, who […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Macedonia, Worker's Rights