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‘Inequality’ posts

Sustainable agriculture is Asean’s best bet against climate change

Monday, May 25th, 2015 Posted in ASEAN, Asia, Climate change adaptation, coastal management, community rights, Disaster Risk Reduction, food security, Inequality | No Comments »

Fighting Poverty in Asia

Monday, May 18th, 2015 Posted in Change, community rights, food security, Inequality | No Comments »

Poverty reduction is not new in the developmental sector. Once you start talking about it, there’s no stopping to it. For decades, world leaders have unanimously agreed that sustainable growth is not possible unless poverty is reduced. Even US President ...

Giving the tools for people to design their own future

Monday, May 18th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Change, Gender Equality, Inequality, Vietnam/Việt Nam | No Comments »

In early April, a conference on extreme poverty in Asia was organized by the USAID in collaboration with UNCDF. Fighting against poverty has become one of the missions of USAID and this clearly links to the call of the US ...

Why Asia needs aggressive fiscal policy reform to address inequality and poverty?

Monday, May 18th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Change, Inequality | 1 Comment »

Despite recent strides made against poverty in Asia lifting millions out of deprivation, still large numbers of people are facing injustice of poverty, hunger and inequality. Some Asian countries have made significant structural transformation including land reforms to evenly distribute ...

What’s Happening to 3.4 million Evicted People after World Bank’s Lendings

Friday, April 17th, 2015 Posted in community rights, food security, Inequality, Land rights | No Comments »

The Answer is Nothing. Many things have happened behind the scenes since the launch of Even It Up Campaign last year both inside and outside Oxfam. Following Oxfam's own report revealing the World Bank's private-lending arm, the IRC, with similar findings, ...

The Women Climate Fighters of Nepal

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Posted in Climate change adaptation, food security, Gender Equality, Inequality, Nepal, Women's Rights | No Comments »

Krishnaa Budha: Water that Changes the Village Residents of Tolepani village in Dailekh, Nepal, had virtually no water to drink. Women had to walk down to Lohorey river for 2 hours for a couple of pitchers of drinking water. Without water, ...

Asia at a Crossroads on Inequality

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 Posted in Change, Gender Equality, Inequality, Uncategorized | No Comments »

The big news in Asia this week has been the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. In both countries, he was welcomed by millions of people who heard him speak about truth, reconciliation, concern for the ...

Even It Up – Inequality in Asia

Monday, January 19th, 2015 Posted in Change, Gender Equality, Humanitarian, Inequality, Myanmar, Thailand, Women's Rights | No Comments »

Asia’s success in growing its economy masks the reality of growing gap between rich and poor with almost half a billion people left behind in poverty. This rising inequality is now a threat to the region’s security and growth.