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The New Debate About Poverty

This week, the United States marked 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty. Many politicians and media are asking whether past efforts to reduce poverty have been successful. Even more importantly, some leaders in both parties are proposing fresh strategies to tackle …

Middle-class

To Tackle Poverty, Trust the Power of Community

Whaticia Wilson is one of those people who brings folks together. In her work as a property manager, in her neighborhood -- Bayview-Hunters Point in San Francisco -- and in her church, people go to Whaticia when they need advice, support and information. And she takes her role seriously: not as a …

Income Inequality
Human Rights

Project to map out food hygiene in slums crucial

<b>By SAMANTHA SPOONER, @samooner</b><p>Growing up in Nairobi, I never thought that street food was lacking. I loved the deep fried snacks, smokies and hearty …

Heart of the slums

The Barkers work for a Christian charity called Urban Neighbours of Hope, which they started in Melbourne in 1993. The idea is that they embed …

Project Aims To Put Rio's Slums On The Map

Project Aims To Put Rio’s Slums On The Map<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, retail …

Can Slums Be Used as Laboratories for Urban Improvement?

Slums in the Global South are often used as "laboratories of urbanism," where initiatives are experimentally "tried out." The following examples from Cairo, Johannesburg, Mumbai and Cali have reported success with these "laboratory" initiatives, which indicates that this approach can work in …

Urban Design

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

12 Striking Pictures From The Tallest Slum In The World

CARACAS (Reuters) — It boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues.<p>Yet this 45-story skyscraper in the center of Venezuela's capital Caracas is no five-star hotel or swanky apartment block: It is a slum, probably the tallest …

Venezuela

Girls, Human Trafficking, And Modern Slavery In America

<i>Our guest blogger is Malika Saada Saar, the executive director of</i> <i>Rights4Girls</i><i>, a U.S. based human rights organization for young women and girls.</i><p>On …

Interesting to watch, guy tries to cheat on Who Wants To Be A Millionare

Common Indian Guy on Twitter: "person: is your life similar to Slumdog Millionaire? me: http://t.co/MrGyYskeZk"

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Corruption in Afghanistan Could Kill U.S. Progress

Jordain Carney<p>March 20, 2014, 10:27 a.m.<p>A total of $935 mil­lion was stolen from the Ka­bul Bank, Afgh­anistan’s largest private bank, be­fore it …

Poverty vs. Democracy in America

50 years after Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, tens of millions of second-class Americans are still legally or effectively disenfranchised.<p>Richard says he is done being a criminal—but the law isn't done with him. Ever since he completed his four-year prison sentence for armed robbery, …

International Commercial Surrogacy in India: Exploitation, Poverty, Alternatives and Survival

The thriving Indian international surrogacy business is much in debate at the moment. Couples from all over the world, usually from developed nations …

Surrogacy

Is India still a developing country?

As elections begin in the world's largest democracy, experts specialising in areas from the economy and women's rights to youth, disability and urban development offer their thoughts<p>As the world's largest democracy prepares to go to the polls, we've invited five people from India, the US and the UK …

Redefining poverty: what does it mean to be poor in India?

Have poverty levels fallen or has the rise in billionaires skewed the figures? The answer is being hotly debated and will determine India's development policy in years to come<p>A pledge to eliminate poverty has figured prominently in the election campaigns of all of India's political parties since …

Yuvraj innings applies Dementor kiss to India

India v Sri Lanka, World T20, final<p>The driving force behind two of India's world titles had a nightmarish outing, struggling to provide the big hits …

Associated Press News

The Hard Life: Photos Offer a Glimpse Inside Sierra Leone’s Largest Slum

London-based photographer Kim Thue’s <i>Dead Traffic</i> is a beautiful yet grim series on Big Wharf, the largest slum in Freetown, the capital of Sierra …