Category: Economy

Hidden Harassment: The Challenges of India’s Pink-Collar Worker

Stand up straight. Chin up. Look forward. Move fast, but with purpose. Brace yourself. These are not the words of a ballroom dance instructor, but those of Yamuna, the sole newspaper girl in Chennai, as she mutters to herself every

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Dependency and Power: Nomi Prins on All the President’s Bankers

by Kirstin Kelley, Graduate Assistant Editor Nomi Prins’ recently published book, All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power, covers 100 years of banking and political history in the United States.  Reading the book is eye opening. 

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Cuba: Capitalism for You, Socialism for Us

by Ghazal Rahmanpanah -USA- For an island located a mere 93 miles from The United States of America, Cuba is the topic of much romanticism, exaggerated by contrasting narratives of the Cuban history and legacy. For most Americans, very little

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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 other human rights,” -Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. It is dawn in rural

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Sex Workers in India Move from Stigma to Empowerment

by Urmila Chanam -India- “I believe we still have not reached the last sex worker and we will walk until we reach her.” – Ashodaya Samithi member, Mysore, India. In 2004, a handful of women visited Sonagachi in Kolkatta’s Shobha

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Marine Theme Parks Place Profits Over Animal Welfare

by Katie Palmer -Canada- Like for many Canadian children, the 1993 Warner Brothers classic Free Willy fueled my love of orca whales, colloquially known as “killer whales.” I begged my parents to give me a “whale name.” They dubbed me

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Tep Vanny: The Woman from Village Number 22

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by Michelle Tolson -Cambodia- “The way [Cambodian] women demonstrate is not physical. They use their voices. It is a collection of voices to spread awareness. For men, there is more violence. When someone commits violence against them, they feel like

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One Woman’s Quest to End Violence and Empower Youth in Chicago’s Roseland

by Diane Latiker -USA- After eight children, 13 grandchildren, and two husbands, I was blessed with a passion that fills my soul. My mom raised me to be independent, married or not. She taught me to always stand for something

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Equal Pay UK: Why Some Are Paid More Than Others

by Meghan Lewis -UK- In the same week that Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor for the National Review, said that “The pay gap is exaggerated, discrimination doesn’t drive it and it’s not clear that government can eliminate it – or should

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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 windows in fascination at the world below. Slums sprawl over rugged green hills, with

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