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Justice in Pakistan: Unmasking Perween Rahman’s Killers

by Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– The “weakness of women”, widely believed to be a natural phenomenon, is actually a myth. Women are resilient and there are many […]

Activism, Business & Economy, Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Land Rights, Pakistan, Politics & Democracy, Poverty

Kenyan Women Embrace Table Banking to Break Out of Poverty

by Moraa Obiria –Kenya– A proverb of the Kisii community in Western Kenya says Bakungu bange bana, which means ‘women are like children’. The elders in […]

Business & Economy, Development, Feature Articles, Kenya, Poverty, Women's Empowerment

The Fear of Poverty in Greece

by Foteini Svarna – Greece – On December 29, 2014 the Greek Parliament failed to elect a new president in the final parliamentary vote. Greek Prime […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Greece, Poverty

They Think We’re Coming for their American Dream: The Salvadorian Immigration Epidemic

By Ghazal Rahmanpanah –El Salvador/USA– A century ago immigration in the United States was synonymous with the image of ships arriving at Ellis Island filled with […]

Central America, Feature Articles, Immigration, Political Violence, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, The World, United States, War & Conflict

Financial Crisis and Domestic Violence – The Case of Greece

by Foteini Svarna –Greece– I am shocked to see my good friend – an interior designer – with a nasty bruise on her face. “My husband […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Greece, Human Rights, Mental Health, Poverty, Violence Against Women

Language Discrimination in Pakistan Harms Women and Indigenous Culture

By Zubeida Mustafa –Pakistan– Asifa, 12, lives in Karachi, the port city in southern Pakistan. She is a child of the lesser gods. That means that […]

Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Language, Pakistan, Poverty, Teaching & Learning, The World

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

The Plight of the Foreign Domestic Worker in Singapore

by Melissa Dalton-Bradford –Switzerland– She’s Indonesian, in her thirties, and works in Singapore to sustain her family back at home – her children from a failed […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Indonesia, Labor Issues, Poverty, Singapore, The World

You Either Work or You Die: Mob ‘Justice’ in Uganda

by Jemma Williams –Australia– It was Christmas day in Fort Portal, Uganda. A large group of people had gathered by the roadside and were all moving […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Poverty, The World, Uganda

Breaking Social Boundaries: Innovative Transport for the Poor in Colombia

by Jemma Williams –Australia– The gondola glides smoothly up into the Andean hills on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia, as I peer through its clean glass […]

Business & Economy, Colombia, Feature Articles, Latin America, Poverty, The World

Advocacy Tours Transform Local Development Issues into Tourist Spectacles

by Katie Palmer –Canada– Recently I partnered with a colleague from OneChild, a children’s rights organization, to travel throughout Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand for several weeks […]

Business & Economy, Economic Inequality, Feature Articles, NGO's, Poverty, Southeast Asia, Travel

Inflation in Kenya Drives Women to Commercial Sex Work

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- With the current inflation in Kenya, the number of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Nakuru, the capital of the most populated Rift […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Poverty, Prostitution, Sex Work, Violence Against Women