• Addressing Child Labor in Bangladesh

    Child labor is defined as any work that exceeds the minimum number of hours for a child. In Bangladesh, 72.5% of child workers are classified as child laborers. Unfortunately, child labor has served as one of the only ways for poverty-ridden families to improve their quality of life. Child labor in Bangladesh remains prevalent and […]

  • Addressing Period Poverty in Niger

    Period poverty, the circumstance where menstruating females do not have access to sanitary or feminine products, is a common occurrence in many parts of the world. Although period poverty affects developed countries, including the United Kingdom and parts of the United States, it is most prevalent in underprivileged countries in South Asia and Africa, such […]

  • 5 Charities Operating in Nicaragua

    The nation of Nicaragua lies on the edge of Central America and is home to 6.8 million people. As of 2021, 12.5% of the population is classified as living below the poverty line. Given the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters, a deficit in vocational training opportunities and heavy economic reliance on temperamental agriculture, Nicaragua is […]

  • How the UNGA is Responding to Global Health Challenges

    Every September, one of the most important days on the foreign policy agenda is the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). World leaders and representatives of all United Nations member states gather to tackle pressing global issues. As we approach the midway point of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set for 2030, the 78th UNGA session […]

  • Reducing Poverty Among Nomads in Mongolia

    Mongolia, home to about 3.3 million people, is the second largest landlocked country in East Asia sharing borders with Russia and China. The small population size and the massive land area together make Mongolia the most sparsely populated country in the world. Despite having tripled its GDP per capita since 1991, Mongolia remains a lower-middle-income […]

  • Egypt's Fight Against Child Labor

    Egypt’s fight against child labor achieved moderate advancement in 2022, leading to an optimistic view of the nation’s goal to eradicate child labor. Egypt began its campaign to fight against child labor in 2018 and the country’s Minister of Manpower, Mohamed Saafan, stated that Egypt’s goal is to eliminate child labor entirely by 2025. Children […]

  • Child Marriage in Uganda

    Uganda, a landlocked country in east Africa, boasts beautiful landscapes, wildlife and the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Victoria. With its safaris and reputation for having generous and welcoming people, Uganda has earned the title “the pearl of Africa.” But behind its natural beauty, Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the […]

  • Addressing Child Poverty in Portugal

    Portugal has a total GDP of $251.95 billion, with a GDP per capita of $22,112. Therefore, it is surprising to discover that 19.1% of children in Portugal live in poverty. This article seeks to analyze the causes, effects and solutions to child poverty in Portugal. The Causes The main causes of child poverty in Portugal […]

  • Disability and Poverty in Sudan and South Sudan

    Sudan became an independent country in 1956 and South Sudan in 2011. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the 1993 Sudan census was the first to document a question about disability within the country. The disability rate at the time was 1.6%. In the 2008 census, the question about disability was more inclusive and […]

  • Solar Panels Create A Brighter Future for Health Care

    Over 800 million people live without electricity, and many more face power outages as frequently as daily or live in areas with weak electrical grids. Most would struggle with that alone: no smartphones, laptops or light bulbs. But when considering how that would impact the health care infrastructure of an area, it becomes clear how […]

  • Progress in Bolivia’s Water Access

    In the 2010 renowned film, “También la lluvia” (Even the Rain) by Icíar Bollaín, two directors travel to Bolivia to shoot a film about Christopher Columbus and the Spanish exploitation of the New World. However, as they begin filming, they find themselves within another narrative of exploitation: the Water War protests of the year 2000, […]

  • How the Sweet Potato Can Relieve Poverty in Cameroon

    While Cameroon has abundant natural resources, historically, it has depended on wheat imports to sustain its population and prevent food insecurity. However, exacerbated by COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, Cameroon is experiencing severe wheat shortages, threatening to push many households into poverty. With many local food producers now seeking alternatives to wheat, a solution […]