The worst international charity video for this year features a sad young girl waiting to join the rest of her classmates by having a foreign sponsor. The winner of the dubious “Rusty Radiator Award” from the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund only gets worse.
In Argentina, policymakers are coming up with new legislation to crack down on the relentlessly high level of gender-based violence, but many experts say the real hurdle is finding effective ways to implement the laws.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s recent assessment of Nicaragua reinforces the narrative that the country has made tremendous strides in fighting poverty, but many experts stress the importance of staying vigilant against the country’s still deep inequalities and precarious economy.
The United Nations issued another record appeal, asking for $22.2 billion in humanitarian crisis response funding for 2017. The appeal is 10 percent higher than last year’s $19.7 billion appeal, which is only half funded, despite immense need.
When a drought hits in Guatemala, low-income farmers and their families can suffer devastating setbacks. A new type of microinsurance…
Prime Minister Narendra Modi abruptly thrust India into chaos last Tuesday when he banned the 500- and 1,000-rupee bills – the two largest denominations – to root out counterfeits, corruption, terrorism financing and tax evasion. But growing bank lines are becoming more dramatic, laundering inquiries are trending on Google, and the poor are wondering when they’ll benefit as Modi has promised.
For the first time since insurgent attacks on Oct. 9 resulted in an ongoing military crackdown in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, the World Food Program is allowed to deliver food to displaced people.
Mexico City’s initiative to combat sexual harassment on the city’s public transit system – handing out rape whistles to women – was met with ridicule and outrage after its initial launch in May. Half a year later, critics say the whistles haven’t stopped gender violence and are calling for more integral changes.
Efforts to close gender gaps in pay and workforce participation slowed so dramatically in the past year that men and women may not reach economic equality for another 170 years, the World Economic Forum said on Tuesday.
If Latin America is to gain more ground on the fight against poverty, children need better access to basic resources like running water and sanitation, according to newly released data from the World Bank.