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Selling Trendy Things Using Poor People
Outrage and debate have erupted as Vogue International hit stands with a 16-page displaying trendy accessories worn by India's poor. Read the New York Times article about this. Is this appropriate? What do you think?
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God Is Not Obliged
In this photograph, you observe the painfully expressive gesture of a war-torn, oppressed, poverty stricken woman's hand.
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The New Slavery: Domestic Workers in Lebanon
Domestic workers, the majority of whom are women, constitute a large portion of today's migrant worker population. The International Labour Organization (ILO), estimates nearly 19 percent of Lebanon's population is domestic workers. These workers send remittances home and contribute significantly to the national incomes of many labor-exporting countries in Africa, South and Southeast Asia...
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Creating a Caring Economy
I.M.O.W. Global Council member Riane Eisler, president of the Center for Partnership Studies and author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, argues that a new definition of the economy--that better includes the contributions women make--will set us on a path to a healthier, more robust economic future...
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More Than Microfinance
In economics, people frequently use terms such as "micro" or "macro." Nowadays, "micro" is generally associated with microcredit or microfinance, two terms that have become synonymous with the popular practice of giving small loans to people--most often women--to start small businesses and make money for themselves and their families...
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Poverty, Gender Inequities and HIV/AIDS
Most HIV prevention programs focus on access to information and health care services. But for many women, especially in developing parts of the world, choices about health are limited by the other constraints available to them, in terms of gender relations, economic survival and unequal access to information and services...
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Is Microcredit the Answer for Latin America?
First published on the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Web site on September 24, 2007, the following article by Michael Glenwick questions whether microfinance is beneficial or detrimental to Latin American economies. Glenwick points out that microfinance is big business, has had measurable successes, yet is far from perfect and cannot eliminate poverty on its own...
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A Critique of Microcredit
In this article, originally published in the November/December 2006 issue of Dollars & Sense magazine, feminist economists Susan F. Feiner and Drucilla K. Barker look at how the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to microcredit guru Muhammad Yunus affirms neoliberalism. Feiner is professor of economics and women's studies at the University of Southern Maine...
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COMMUNITY VOICE:
Breaking Free
The time has come for citizens of the world to rethink economic systems that have left billions of people in poverty and undervalued the importance of informal economies in the developing world...
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MyPOP in Motion
A compelling visual story of the MyPOP campaign, which uses art as a purpose driven awareness tool to help encourage civic dialogue and action on the important contemporary issues surrounding poverty.
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