Lyndi

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Join the fight against extreme poverty

<b>Yesterday a new store opened in Cape Town, South Africa – and everything is free.</b><p><i>Street Store</i> has captured the imagination of people instantly. …

If You Put Down Your Smartphones for 10 Minutes, a Child Will Get a Day’s Worth of Clean Drinking Water

If you literally put your phone down on a flat surface for 10 minutes, corporate sponsors like Giorgio Armani Fragrances will donate money to the …

Apple Drops Chinese Supplier For Using Underage Labor

Apple has stopped doing business with a Chinese manufacturer after a report said it had employed 74 underage workers. According to Apple's Supplier …

Codes of Conduct

Lewis Hine’s Photography and The End of Child Labor in the United States

It’s hard to imagine it, but in the early 1900s, child labor was still extremely common in the United States. All across the nation children would …

One in ten kids globally are child laborers—and that’s considered good news

Wondering how 168 million child laborers could be a positive thing? Well, the number represents about a third fewer workers aged 5 to 17 than there were in 2000. The fastest decrease in child laborers has come in last four years, even though child advocates had feared an increase because of the …

Child Labor

U.N.: Child Labor Is Down, But 168 Million Children Still Work

The trend is good:<p>"The global number of child laborers has declined by one third since 2000."<p>But:<p>That still means there are an estimated 168 million child laborers around the world, and more than half "are involved in hazardous work" involving such things as dangerous machinery and harmful …

Chocolate and Child Slavery: Say No to Human Trafficking this Holiday Season

The prevalence of human trafficking, child slavery, and abusive labor practices in the cacao industry is surprisingly under-reported. With the average U.S. citizen eating over 11 pounds of chocolate (that's about 120 chocolate bars), per year, it is incredible to consider how few of us are aware of …

Fair Trade

For the homeless, taking shelter -- in a book

When I appear at the fence of the Glendale homeless shelter with my rolling suitcase, I hear cries of "It's the book lady" or, if I'm with my daughter, "It's the book ladies; let them in!"<p>At that point, we are allowed to cut to the front of the line and pass through the gate without being wanded or …

Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World by Steven Mithen – review

An informative and important study of the lessons to be learned from past civilisations<p>Today the world faces a water crisis. One billion people (a seventh of the population) don't have access to clean drinking water and 2 billion live without adequate sanitation. In the future, as the population …

6 Water-purifying Devices for Clean Drinking Water in the Developing World

With 3.575 million people dying each year from water-related disease, our current water crisis is one of epic proportions. At any given time, half of …

What if Americans Only Had as Much Water as Families in Africa?

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>The average family in Africa gets by on only five gallons of water a day, according to this thought-provoking PSA video from bewaterwise.com, a project of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.<p>The average American family (directly) uses 552 gallons of water a …

A Former Child Soldier Imagines 'Tomorrow' In Sierra Leone

Ishmael Beah was just barely a teenager when his town became engulfed in Sierra Leone's civil war in the mid-1990s. In his 2007 memoir, <i>A Long Way Gone</i>, Beah describes how, after he lost his parents and brothers to the conflict, he wandered the countryside with a band of boys and was recruited as a …

The Malala Yousafzai Problem: Attacks Against Child Education Rising Globally

As the Pakistani teen schooling advocate prepares to address the UN today, a new report reveals that more and more children are prevented from learning.<p>Reuters<p>One day last fall, a Taliban gunman boarded a school bus carrying Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teen who had spent years advocating for …

Children's rights not a top CSR priority, Unicef research reveals

Unicef finds over one-third of UK companies don't think children's rights are relevant to their business<p>In March 2012, Unicef launched the children's rights and business principles - a set of 10 action points to help companies assess their impact on children. One year later, and to coincide with …

Children's Rights

Child labour will end only if businesses respect children's rights

How can business help move children from the supply chain into the classroom? Georg Kell calls for companies to improve their support of the UN's Children's Rights and Business Principles<p>A year and a half remains before the deadline for the millennium development goals (MDGs) expires. Some goals …

Child Labor

UN Report: Hunger Affects 1 In 8 People Around The World

By Agnieszka Flak<p>MILAN, Oct 1 (Reuters) - One in eight people around the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, warning world leaders that some regions would fail in halving the number of hungry by 2015.<p>In their latest report on food insecurity, the …

Using Crops to Feed People Instead of Cows and Cars Could Substantially Reduce World Hunger

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>Currently 36 percent of the food produced worldwide is used to feed animals, according to new research published in</i> …

LGBT People: Our Longing for Home, Our Right to Housing

There are mornings when the hour-long commute to work feels Odyssean. Today is one of those mornings. February has unfurled a litany of winter storms that have left New York City awash in slush and my Facebook feed soaked in bemoaning. As I trudge through Brooklyn and board the D train to …

LGBTQI