Tag: Economy

Dowry Tradition Prevails in Sri Lanka, Preys on Women

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by Nicola Yeeles – UK- Priyanka* is a soft-spoken, gently rounded 46-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil woman with a friendly manner. She is training to be a church minister, but her life was not planned this way. In the 90s Priyanka

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21st Century Piracy: The Demise of the Music Industry

by Victoria Aitken -UK- If you think of pirates as boat raiders off the coast of Somalia, or Johnny Depp starring in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” think again. A different kind of pirate is killing British jobs, closing shops on

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Zambia Braces to Impress for UNWTO General Assembly

by Glory Mushinge -Zambia- As senior tourism officials and high-level representatives of the private sector from all over the world look to Africa for the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly, Zambian artists in the country are

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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 marriage, her mother, and her siblings. To keep a thatched roof over everyone’s heads,

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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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Ima Keithel: A Symbol of Women’s Empowerment in Manipur

by Urmila Chanam -India- While the rest of India is fighting for respect and dignity of women, ‘Ima Keithel’ the all women market in Manipur symbolizes women’s empowerment. In this northeastern extreme of India, women enjoy a unique status in

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Nomi Prins’ Black Tuesday: Timely and Inspirational for Occupy Wall Street Movement

by Jane Dabel -USA- Black Tuesday is a historical novel set in New York City on the eve of the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. It traces the story of Leila Kahn, a smart and hardworking Russian immigrant who

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Resurgence of Kidney Tourism in Pakistan

by Zubeida Mustafa -Pakistan- A version of the following article was originally published August 12, 2009. In light of recent reports of illegal kidney transplants in Pakistan, the author has updated the article. – Ed. Several years ago Pakistan’s newspapers

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Why Christine Lagarde Is the Right Person to Lead the IMF

by Moyara deMoraes Ruehsen -USA- UPDATE: Yesterday, the IMF’s board blocked Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer from the race for the top IMF job. -Ed. With her distinctive silver coiffure and impressive couture wardrobe, it is hard not to

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New Integrated Resorts Source of Social and Environmental Problems in Singapore

by Katie Palmer -Canada- At first glance, it seems as if the Government of Singapore has developed a brilliant plan to create jobs for local Singaporeans, to boost tourism, and to generate large amounts of revenue. By opening two world-class

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