Child and Maternal Health

Publicado 24 de febrero de 2011 Avatar Tinven

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Today the world leaders are discussing Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health respectively. Here at the 92Y for the UN Digital Media Forum we have just heard from Dr. Bremer from the United States State Department on these issues. She spoke of President Obama’s commitment to the MDGs and that these are now also the United States’ development goals. Dr. Bremer stressed the need to learn from past mistakes in the global development struggle...


Supporting Wisconsin in Egypt

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While differences between the two situations abound, many Egyptian protesters have been active in their support of striking workers in Wisconsin. Egyptians (along with supporters from nearly 50 other countries!) sent pizzas to protesters in Wisconsin's capital, even as Kamal Abbas, the General Coordinator of the Centre for Trade Unions and Workers Services in Egypt, crafted a video message of solidarity to the unions and workers in Wisconsin. Even Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy, has chimed in...


World Poverty Eradication Day

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World Poverty Eradication Day is celebrated on 17th October to attract world attention to the severe issue of poverty throughout the world. Poverty has taken a serious form in every hook and corner of the world. Approximately 40 percent of 170 developing countries are extremely affected by poverty and Pakistan is ranked 43rd of the effected countries. A World Bank report states South Asia has 400 million poor people out of a total population of 1.42 billion. Moreover, on the basis of the 2$ a da...


Where do we go from here?

Publicado 22 de febrero de 2011 no picture Shiba

It becomes very easy and tempting to idealise the village life and I have many times wistfully wished that I could live like them, climbing trees, playing in the mud, chasing monkeys, eating mangoes and peaches directly off the trees and challenging the tumultuous monsoon rains that fiercely beat down upon the villages but the utopia comes merely out of our romanticisation of the countryside.A closer look at the village life dismantles such notions. True, that the village systems in place work...


Nigerian Educational Reform

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The Nigerian Educational system has descended from its towering heights of excellence in the early days of independence to academic relics with no touch of global competitiveness. Education has gradually lost its glory and the attention of a government more interested more in public service and sharing of the common loot. The 25% funding prescribed by UNESCO seems to be utopian for our leaders and the neglect has led to half baked graduates who are tested with crude methods of education. Educati...


The Right to be Heard

Publicado 22 de febrero de 2011 no picture Sharifa Nasser Al-Harrasi

Children are innocent, trusting and full of love. Their childhood should be happy and they should grow up in a healthy environment. But for many children, the reality is very different. Many children around the world live in very bad circumstances. Through history, children are abused and exploited. They become victims of bullying and violence and they are misused as cheap laborers. They are killed in wars and fights. Many of them don’t have the opportunity to go to schools and they live in ve...


“We are the world. We are the Children”

Publicado 18 de febrero de 2011 no picture Ashreya Duvuru

When I was five years old I met a girl called Saranya. She was the coolest, most fun girl I had ever met. She loved to play at the red tire swing and was an expert runner—she put all the boys to shame. We both loved our sweets and used our pleading eyes to persuade our mothers to let us eat just one more toffee. She was a comrade, an amigo every step of the way. Saranya had a passion for life. You could tell by the way her eyes lit up, even when the nurse said those strange words “Saranya, i...


It Gets Better

Publicado 18 de febrero de 2011 no picture Jonathan Gee

Being a young person can be a challenging journey. Though we live in an ever-changing world, prejudice and intolerance still plagues us and discriminates against us for being who we want to be. Such discrimination can make life feel like a fight. It makes it feel like a fight to be who we want to be. As young people we are especially vulnerable. Discrimination hits us hard as we take our first steps into an unpredictable world. It’s hard enough trying to find out who we are as individuals wit...


A Floating School in Mongu District: Is It Feasible?

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The Millennium Development Goals refer specifically to the reduction of poverty. This goal cannot be achieved unless education for all is achieved. The people of Malabo, in the flood plains of Mongu, my home, should also be allowed to participate in every child’s right to an education. The Zambezi plains in Western Province get flooded annually, and a large extent this controls the pattern of life for large numbers of Barotse, or Lozi people, and their livestock. A number of schools are loca...


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