Hannah Turner

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Can business succeed in eliminating poverty where NGOs have failed?

Business and poverty used to be kept apart like naughty children – spending time together would only make the other worse.<p>Poverty reduction until the late 1990s was the exclusive realm of Aid agencies and NGOs. Business input was allowed via monetary donations only and examples such as the Nestlé …

The Female Face of Poverty

Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.<p>Let me state the obvious: I have never lived on the brink. I’ve never been in foreclosure, never applied for food stamps, never had to choose between feeding my children or paying the rent, and never feared …

How Business Can Lift People Out Of Poverty: 4 Insights From The World's Best Social Entrepreneurs

How do you profitably sell to a customer who earns less than $2 per day?<p>It is probably the most daunting business question in the world—as well as the most important, because that’s the earning power of nearly one third of humanity, the two billion people at the so-called “base of the pyramid.”<p>The …

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.<p>In August, <i>Science</i> published a landmark study concluding that poverty, itself, hurts our ability to make decisions about school, finances, and life, imposing a mental burden similar to losing 13 IQ points.<p>It was widely seen as a …

What Comes After the Greatest Anti-Poverty Campaign in History?

The world's next development agenda must include rich countries—not just poor ones.<p>It was easy to miss the miracle that occurred in New York in the fall of 2000. The miracle was one of the reasons why, over the ensuing decade, humanity experienced the fastest decline in poverty in history.<p>On …

The War On Poverty Was Designed To Fail

As explained here, the War on Poverty, which turned 50 this year, wasn’t merely a failure. It was a fiscal, social, and moral catastrophe.<p>The War on Poverty failed because it was <i>designed</i> to fail. The progressive welfare state that grew out of the War on Poverty cannot be reformed. It must be ripped …

What New York City Can Teach America about Fighting Poverty

It may seem odd, given the generally liberal politics of the workers there (not to mention the city itself), but for the past 20 years, the employees …

China mother, fined $54,200 for flouting one-child policy, sues for basic rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese warehouse worker Liu Fei was fined 330,000 yuan ($54,200), or 14 times her yearly wage, for having a second child and her failure to pay means the boy has no access to basic rights like schooling and healthcare.<p>Nurses show a pair of fraternal twins to their mother …

Sri Lanka Struggles to Contain a Growing Epidemic of Child Abuse

War-scarred Sri Lanka is experiencing an alarming scourge of child abuse, and the apparatus for dealing with the problem, UNICEF says, is “grossly …

I know nothing ... so how I can make sure my daughter is raised right?

At the moment of our daughter's conception, we threw caution to the wind, but soon found ourselves scrambling to get it back.<p>It's not that we didn't want a baby, but we had debts to pay, grad programs to start and a pathological fear of minivans that hung heavily over bi-monthly talks titled …

Yemen Child Marriage Law: Human Rights Minister Wants To Set Minimum Age At 18

Following reports that an 8-year-old girl in Yemen was killed after having intercourse with her 40-year-old husband, the nation's human rights minister is looking to pass a law banning child marriage.<p>Hooria Mashhoor asked Yemen's parliament to pass a law outlawing the practice, BBC reported. She …

Could You Lose The Right To Make Medical Decisions For Your Child?

To most parents, the question of whether the government should intervene to dictate how a child should be raised is an easy one. Parents, not the court system, should decide what is best for their children — in the absence, of course, of abuse or neglect. But does that change when a child’s life is …

The rights of the unvaccinated child: The legal view

In light of what's starting to look like a surge of measles cases spread by unvaccinated carriers, Hastings Law professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss offers some welcome insights into the legal rights of unvaccinated children.<p>The first two installments of Reiss' five-part series are up at the website …

Typhoon Haiyan: we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action

It was barely 11 months ago in Doha when my delegation appealed to the world to open our eyes to the stark reality that we face, as we confronted a catastrophic storm that resulted in the costliest disaster in Philippine history. Less than a year after, we could not imagine that a disaster much …

Thanks to the Deepwater Horizon Spill, the World is No Longer Black Fishermen’s Oyster

Film Review: Vanishing Pearls<p>The hard-hitting new documentary Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe á la Hache, which premiered at the Slamdance …

Oil & Gas Industry

Indonesia volcano Sinabung in deadly eruption

<b>A volcano has erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, engulfing villages in ash and killing at least 14 people.</b><p>Mount Sinabung spewed hot gas, ash and rocks 2km (1.5 miles) into the air in a series of eruptions during the morning.<p>Emergency official Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said three schoolchildren …

Geology

The oldest injustice in human history is the way we treat women.

Couple years ago, I read and saw this video and it tore me up. While perhaps this case and this girl’s situation may be extreme, the mistreatment and …

Spanish government faces abortion law dissent

Spain's ruling People's Party has sought to quell dissent within its ranks over a proposed law which would make it harder to get an abortion, and defies a regional trend of easing restrictions.<p>The party said on Wednesday it would seek consensus over the planned legislation that was presented by the …

On the Red Couch with Model and Advocate Christy Turlington Burns

Shortly after the birth of her first child, Christy Turlington got a big scare. She experienced inexplicable complications that made her aware of the …

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What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned

For Radha dinner is served at 7. She crouches down behind a shed, a good distance from her house, then waits. She knows what the menu will be: boiled …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

40 years for Justice: Did the FBI Cover for the Birmingham Bombers?

Why did it take 40 years to bring the perpetrators of the Birmingham church bombing to justice? Did the FBI stand in the way?<p>On Wednesday, September …

Colorado Residents Fighting to Save Their Flooded Homes

Deadly, record-breaking Colorado floods have damaged 18,000 homes. Abby Haglage talks to the survivors.<p>Raw sewage was seeping around Elizabeth …

Israeli High Court Judges Let the Oppressed Go Free at Yom Kippur

Joshua Bloom on the Israeli High Court of Justice's decision to overturn a draconian law that allowed the government to detain African asylum seekers.<p>…