Poverty & Social Justice

10/1/13

The Happiest Woman in the World

Two dollars’ worth of potato seed and fertilizer, an unused corner of her husband’s field, a successful harvest. These are a few of the factors behind Marie Goretti Nyabenda’s claim: “I am the happiest woman in the world.”

10/1/13

A Struggle to Overcome Discrimination in Nepal

My name is Dhan Bahadur Pariyar. I was born 35 years ago into an untouchable-caste family. I live with my 65-year-old father Mate, my 70-year-old mother Mangali, wife Suk Maya and Subash, who is 7.

10/1/13

Celebrating the World’s Children

While there is not a universal day set aside to promote the welfare of children, nations have been doing so for close to 100 years.

9/30/13

Childcare for Working Mothers in Rwanda

In Kamonyi district in southern Rwanda, farmer Sylvie Nyiransabimana stands tall and wields a long wooden-handled hoe to dig small holes to plant vegetables – a chore she once had to do with a baby on her back.

6/1/13

The Long Road to School in Cambodia

Bouvanna Nhem crosses a river during her 8-mile hike to school. Arriving late and out of breath, it's hard to concentrate in class. Making the long trek each day wears her out.

5/17/13

“My daughter returns from far away, a true miracle.”

"My daughter returns from far away, a true miracle," repeats Adama Issaka without ceasing. She caresses and holds her daughter Firdaoussou tightly. They look each other in the eyes for a long time then both break out in laughter.

9/16/12

Rajiya's Story: "I am fallen, but learned to rise"

My name is Rajiya and I am one among the millions of woman who are deprived of basic human rights and still struggling to find a space for ourselves in society. 

11/1/06

Facts About Children and Poverty

The Risks of Child Poverty

Poverty puts many children in jeopardy the second their lives begin. Every year, 7.6 million children die before they even reach age 5, many from causes that can be prevented with proper immunizations, proper nutrition and adequate water and sanitation. 

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