Ebola: How selfish can we be?

Publicado 24 de octubre de 2014 Avatar María Barba

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There are people behind the numbers. There is devastation as Ebola outbreak is ravaging communities across West Africa. The real problem is there, where resources and humanitarian aid are needed in the first place. (As an example, there are 10 ambulances for 500.000 people) The first cases of people that contracted Ebola outside West Africa have triggered all the alarms. And that has lead to a huge display in Europe and North America. The developed world had not planned an...


Our economic model and the planet's limits

Publicado 3 de octubre de 2014 Avatar María Barba

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We live in a planet with limited resources. And the exploitation of them is compromising the progress, or even existence, of future generations. Up to now, ignoring the problem has been the easy solution, but when the consequences come to light, it is irresponsible not to question what has brought us here. The demand for resources is still growing (food demand will go up 70% and energy requirements will double in 40 years). However, we must stop and correct if possible the pr...


"Giving is the best thing in life"

Publicado 16 de septiembre de 2014 Avatar María Barba

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Certain coincidences changed the life of Lucia Lantero. Lucia is a young Spanish woman. She met a French boy who told her he was going to Haiti to help the people after the earthquake with his knowledge of food conservation. She remembered what she had seen in the TV about the earthquake and decided to join him for 3 months. It's heartbreaking how she tells what she felt when she met Haitian children living in the street of the Dominican Republic with no families at all. Sh...


Eyes set on the future

Publicado 15 de agosto de 2014 Avatar María Barba

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"You are the future"- How many times have you heard that sentence? We have been told that we are not responsible for the world we have inherited, but for the future we will build. And in Spain at least, we carry it upon our shoulders. Youth in Spain have to lead with a very high rate of unemployment. And worse than that, with a lack of future perspective. Waiting for the economy to heal, some young people stay in Spain while many (around 300,000) have emigrated since the start...


Quotas for women in business and governmental institutions?

Publicado 1 de agosto de 2014 Avatar María Barba

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Gender inequality is a major issue that has to be addressed urgently. It is happening nowadays (as EIGE in Europe proves with the Gender Inequality Index). Diversity is positive in every business or governmental institution. Therefore, companies are realising now how important is to embrace different points of view in their boards to be competitive in the markets. When it comes to governmental institutions -which are supposed to represent the citizens- can they truly represen...


If I were a millionaire...

Publicado 17 de julio de 2014 Avatar María Barba

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Imagine you could invest your money to help people, and end the global problems explained in all the posts. Imagine then you could get that money back, and reinvest it again on a different cause. Welcome to Social Business. This term, created by Nobel Peace Prize Muhammad Yunus is said to be the key to overcome poverty. The principles set by this man are: - Business objective will be to overcome poverty, or one or more problems (such as education, health, technology acc...


Let's be brave and make a better world

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About me I would like to introduce myself as a new VOY blogger. I am twenty years old and currently studying Industrial Engineering in Madrid. Since I was little I have felt there are many things in the globe that should be changed. However, it hasn't been until lately that I have realised all these can be done now and starting in the community I live in. I am aware that such a challenging evolution requires a lot of knowledge and open minded citizens willing to dialogue....


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