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Poverty Worsens The Plastics Crisis In The Philippines

Poverty Worsens The Plastics Crisis In The Philippines

Plastic sachets of goods give some of the poorest people in Asia access to everyday essentials in affordable small portions – but its fuelling a pollution crisis Armed with gloves, rubber boots and a rake, “Mangrove Warrior” Willer Gualva, 68, comes to Freedom Island in the Philippines almost every day to stop it being engulfed […]

Two-Thirds of World’s Hungriest People Live In Nigeria, Seven Other Countries – UN

Two-Thirds of World’s Hungriest People Live In Nigeria, Seven Other Countries – UN

No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, the Global Report on Food Crisis 2019 has found. The report, which was released on Wednesday in Brussels, warned that these food crises were primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters. One of the […]

Conflict, Poverty And Hunger Driving Child Marriage In South Sudan

Conflict, Poverty And Hunger Driving Child Marriage In South Sudan

Another generation of girls in South Sudan will miss out on an education, face huge health risks in childbirth and are more likely to face sexual and domestic violence, if efforts to end child marriage are not stepped up, warned international agency Oxfam in a new report published today. In Nyal, in the north of […]

South Sudan Is Out Of Cash

South Sudan Is Out Of Cash

Several times a week, the 45-year-old accountant lines up at one of the few ATMs in Khartoum still dispensing banknotes, waiting hours to withdraw the daily maximum of 2,000 Sudanese pounds ($42). That sum’s being spread increasingly thinly to feed his family, as inflation in the North African nation hits its highest in two decades, […]

The Pain Of Seeing Your Mother Beg To Feed

The Pain Of Seeing Your Mother Beg To Feed

“I don’t like to talk about it but I got into an accident when I was three years old… I remember we were still living on the streets…. My mother was drinking with her friends, and she didn’t watch out for me. I was running and playing and then I got hit by a car…. […]

International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

The observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to 17 October 1987. On that day, over a hundred thousand people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris , where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. […]

Unpaid Care Work Is A Thorny Issue In Women Empowerment

Unpaid Care Work Is A Thorny Issue In Women Empowerment

Joseline is a single mother employed in a restaurant in Kimironko. The mother of two wakes up at 4am to prepare her children for school. This includes preparing breakfast, bathing and dressing them up. By 6.30am she leaves home with the children and walks them to the bus stop before she proceeds to her workplace […]

Zimbabwe: AGG Launches Women’s Desk In Mash West

Zimbabwe: AGG Launches Women’s Desk In Mash West

Bureau THE Affirmative Action Group’s Women Desk has been launched in Mashonaland West province as a deliberate move to advance the involvement of women in the mainstream economy. Officially launching the desk, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira said sustainable development could not be achieved if it left out the marginalised in […]

Women, Youths In Slums To Get Funding Priority

Women, Youths In Slums To Get Funding Priority

 Women and the youth in informal settlements will be given the first priority in subsequent Youth Enterprise Development Fund disbursements. “If in this intervention we could put up industries in informal settlements to produce their own products but for this to be a possibility first we have to empower these people,” said Osumba. He said […]

Malawi: High Poverty Levels Worsening Women Status – Kalilani

Malawi: High Poverty Levels Worsening Women Status – Kalilani

 Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr. Jean Kalilani said on Wednesday that high poverty rate among women is worsening the country’s economic status. Kalilani was speaking during a launch of Women Empowerment Project implemented by the Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom in the area of Traditional Authority Mazengera in Lilongwe. She […]

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