Poverty

Houston helps 25,000 people exit homelessness

Over the past 10 years, homelessness in Houston has dropped by 63%. Double the decrease seen anywhere else in the U.S. The city helped 25,000 people out of homelessness. So what does Houston do better than other major cities? The…

Ending Poverty by Rethinking Thinking

First Premise: “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.” –Martin Luther King Jr. Second…

Dr Congo: Still I Rise opens Pamoja, a school for children working in the mines

After months of intense work, Still I Rise has opened Pamoja, an emergency and rehabilitation school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The students are child laborers who have been digging and cleaning minerals from local mine sites. They will…

Poverty: ignominy of humanity

In order to overcome poverty, it is necessary for all humanists in the world to unite. Since the origin of the humanist parties inspired by the current of thought of New Humanism or Universalist Humanism, also known as the Humanist…

The Rif Republic: a self-proclaimed and internationally unrecognized state

The Rif Republic (Tagduda n Arrif) in Berber, is a state bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Algeria to the east, the plains separating it from Morocco to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Composed…

International Women’s Day, 2021 #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”

Today, despite centuries of activism and mobilisations, women and non-binary people continue to remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from “public life” to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence. In light of COVID-19, some struggles have been considered in…

In a Pandemic Year, Some Good News for Children

By Jo Becker This year has been devastating for children. The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the education of 1.5 billion students, pushed an estimated 150 million additional children into poverty, left many without caregivers, and increased child labor, child marriage, and…

U.N. Secretary-General Warns Impact of Pandemic May Last for Decades

At the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres warned Thursday the world could be suffering negative effects from the pandemic for decades to come. Secretary-General António Guterres: “Let’s not fool ourselves. A vaccine cannot undo damage that will stretch across years,…

There Is Enough Food, yet 2 Billion Have Difficulty Accessing It

By Santo D. Banerjee “Hunger is an outrage in a world of plenty,” the UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the governing body of the Organization’s food agency, highlighting the important role of food security in cementing peace. “An empty stomach is…

Glasgow City Council Requests Funding for Universal Basic Income Trial

At the end of October, the Glasgow city council voted in favor of a proposal to request from the governments of the United Kingdom and of Scotland to fund a pilot scheme for a Universal Basic Income (UBI). The proposal…

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