The 17th of October 2014, marked 21 years since the first International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty was celebrated. Notable progress has been made since then.
According to World Bank data, amongst the 115 low-income countries of the world, the proportion of people in extreme poverty (that is, with an income of US$1.25 [...]
Last month, in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, some very beautiful people got together to change how the country views HIV.
Y+ Beauty Pageant, a first for young men and women living with HIV in Uganda, took place at the elegant Golf Course Hotel. It was organized by my group, the Uganda Network of Young [...]
By Caroline Harper
This week 69-year-old Winesi March, who has been blind for two years, will undergo life-changing surgery as the world watches.
Twenty-four hours later anyone with an internet connection can rejoin Winesi and his family in rural Malawi as his bandages are removed and he sees his grandson for the first time.
By Célestine Ketcha Epse Courtés, Mayor of Bagangté Municipality, Cameroon
I think that it is crucial to take local priorities as the starting point for development co-operation.
Let me give you a very concrete example of why this is important. As mayor of Bagangté Municipality in Cameroon, I developed a project to [...]
By Janet Redman
I’m going to guess you’ve heard of the People’s Climate March by now. It’s been all over Facebook, the blogosphere, buses, and subway cars—it’s even shown up on network news, which has been something of a black hole for climate activism.
But in case you’re just getting [...]
It’s time to say it: in one area, we, HIV/AIDS activists, have caused more harm than good.
I am proud to be one of the few Ugandans to say publicly that I live positively with HIV.
But, in the flurry of speeches and interviews, of extolling antiretroviral treatment and ‘normalizing’ the disease, it worries me [...]
PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis in drier scientific language, is the taking of ARVs to prevent HIV infection. It could be one of the most wonderful scientific advances of recent times – or maybe not?
Second article in a series on minimum wages.
Note: This is an expanded, footnoted version of the article published by Inter Press Service.
In 1958, when New York State was considering raising its minimum wage 33% from $0.75 to $1.00, merchants at hearings complained that their profit margins were so small that [...]
The first time I met Sri Lakshmi, she was climbing a flight of stairs in a half-constructed building in the residential area of Vanasthalipuram, in the South Indian city of Hyderabad, carrying a stack of bricks on her head. She was a forced labourer, who received no payment for her work. That was in mid-April.
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