#poverty

  • Article: 'Unignorable Tower' Illustrates the Massive Scale of Poverty in Toronto

    'Unignorable Tower' Illustrates the Massive Scale of Poverty in Toronto

    By Jackie Marchildon|Nov. 7, 2019

    The building would need to house more than 116,000 people. Read more

  • Article: Working-Age Adults Are the Poorest in Toronto — Canada's Biggest City

    Working-Age Adults Are the Poorest in Toronto — Canada's Biggest City

    By Jackie Marchildon|Oct. 15, 2019

    A new report highlights disparities across the city. Read more

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 8, 2019

    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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 7, 2019

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