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December 6, 2022
[ad_1] In February 2022, U.N. Women reported that an estimated 388 million women and girls will experience “extreme poverty” globally in 2022 — roughly 16,000 more compared to men and boys. Women make up the majority of the world’s impoverished and also face several health risks that men are less vulnerable to. Understanding the link...
[ad_1] An Overview of Period Poverty Period poverty threatens a woman’s physical health by increasing her risk of severe infection. Without access to hygienic care, women often resort to using leaves or dirty rags, increasing their susceptibility to urinary tract infections and bacterial vaginosis. Moreover, the effects of period poverty on women’s mental health are...
[ad_1] Reflecting on the Journey The work of alleviating poverty is a long-running concerted mission that joins communities, donors, governments, churches, not-for-profit organizations and, most recently, the capitalist world of private enterprise. Although up close it resembles a Sisyphean task, the work is reaping dividends in a manner of speaking. The April 2022 update from...
[ad_1] Gamers, streamers and content creators across the world are participating in charity streams, using their time and talent to raise money for causes they are passionate about in partnership with their favorite nonprofit organizations. What Is Charity Streaming and How Does It Work? Charity streaming allows gamers and content creators to use their talents...
[ad_1] In 2021, the World Bank Findex survey found a large gap between the use of digital retail payments in high-income countries and low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This gap cannot be completely explained by differences in access to digital financial tools across countries. For example, Tanzania (like other East African economies) outpaces many high-income...
[ad_1] Editor’s note: This cross-post originally appeared on the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development Blog. Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), creating a collaboration to use high-quality research to support evidence-informed development solutions in Bangladesh. IPA is a global research and...
[ad_1] Image Credit: Arjun MJ on pexels.com Vital Energies In Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest healing systems, the word doshas refers to the vital energies that animate life. These energies consist of specific combinations of the five basic elements: space, wind, fire, water, and earth. Vata is the energy of movement, made of wind...