#poverty

  • Article: Dance Team From Slums of Mumbai Wins Golden Buzzer on 'America's Got Talent'
    Citizenship

    Dance Team From Slums of Mumbai Wins Golden Buzzer on 'America's Got Talent'

    By Gabrielle Deonath|July 25, 2019

    Twenty-nine dancers who reside in slums in Mumbai received a “golden buzzer” push earlier this week. Read more

  • Article: Extreme Poverty Is Forcing Afghan Children to Give Up Their Education to Work
    Education

    Extreme Poverty Is Forcing Afghan Children to Give Up Their Education to Work

    By Gabrielle Deonath|July 24, 2019

    Over 2 million Afghan children are forced to perform child labor due to rampant extreme poverty. Read more

  • Article: Almost Half of All Indigenous Children in Canada Live in Poverty
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    Almost Half of All Indigenous Children in Canada Live in Poverty

    By Jackie Marchildon|July 9, 2019

    The on-reserve child poverty rate is about three times the national rate. Read more

  • Article: Fighting Poverty and Inequality Are Crucial for Mental Health, UN Expert Says
    Health

    Fighting Poverty and Inequality Are Crucial for Mental Health, UN Expert Says

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Gabrielle Deonath|June 25, 2019

    More emphasis must be placed on alleviating social and economic pressures to improve mental health. Read more

  • Article: Doctors in Rural India Advise Unnecessary Hysterectomies, Driving Families Into Debt
    Girls & Women

    Doctors in Rural India Advise Unnecessary Hysterectomies, Driving Families Into Debt

    May 8, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Doctors scammed village women into having the costly procedure for minor ailments. Read more

  • Article: Countries Are Resisting Women's Rights Citing 'Family Values,' UN Official Says
    Girls & Women

    Countries Are Resisting Women's Rights Citing 'Family Values,' UN Official Says

    May 7, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A 1995 international agreement to promote gender equality fails to yield positive results. Read more

  • Article: Allowing Locals to Manage Forests Can Reduce Emissions and Poverty, Study Finds
    Environment

    Allowing Locals to Manage Forests Can Reduce Emissions and Poverty, Study Finds

    May 7, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Deforestation impacts local communities through climate change and socio-economic stress. Read more

  • Article: These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World
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    These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Jerica Deck|March 20, 2019

    The least happy countries have higher rates of poverty. Read more