Tag: Employment

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 and better housing coupled with higher education lead them to leave their rural homes

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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 standing at a shocking 25.9 percent. This figure is an underestimate since it does

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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 state’s 19 public safety net hospitals. Providing healthcare services to patients regardless of their

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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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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 in countries where labor laws are ignored. Media reports of brutality toward foreign laborers

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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 newspaper repeatedly pegged migrant women as victims: victims of ungodly employers; victims of provincial

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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. In 2005 she graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a BSc Honors in

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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. She was employed by MARKOS, a private textile company that produces underwear for the

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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 are thought to give him a better title to the place. For most African

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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 federal agency specifically tasked with addressing the issues that affect working women. Its low

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