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5 Ways COVID-19 is Disproportionately Impacting Women Worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic has socially, mentally and economically impacted billions of people across the world. However, COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting women worldwide, including factors such as mental health, income loss and inadequate food provisions. As the pandemic continues to affect populations, it is becoming more apparent that women are facing greater hardships and systemic inequalities. […]

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The Reality of Child Poverty in Haiti

Haiti, a small country that borders the Dominican Republic on the Hispaniola island, suffers greatly from poverty. Natural disasters, systemic inequality and diminishing economic opportunities create a dire state of extreme poverty. Specifically, child poverty in Haiti is the major poverty crisis. Over half of Haiti’s 11.2 million population live on less than $3 a […]

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How COVID-19 Will Affect This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, there are many questions on how this holiday will look socially and economically amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has shown a significant loss following a few months of growth prior to the pandemic. Due to high levels of unemployment and potential health risks […]

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Beyond the Makeup Counter: Estée Lauder’s COVID-19 Response

When Estée Lauder founded her makeup company in 1953, she sought to revolutionize the cosmetic world. From essential bath oils to perfumes, Lauder transformed her dreams into a multimillion-dollar company. Recently, this retail empire stepped beyond the makeup counter and did its part to aid global COVID-19 relief programs. Lauder grounded her company in “the […]

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Water Poverty in Nigeria Improved by A Map

Water poverty in Nigeria is still a pressing issue today. Only 30% of northern Nigeria’s population can access safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities. The subsequent use of unclean water leads to the spreading of waterborne diseases such as cholera, guinea worm and hepatitis. The lack of water has impaired the livelihoods of farmers […]

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Mali Radio Stations Fight COVID-19

As the pandemic ranges on, Mali discovered a way to connect with and inform its citizens. This landlocked African country relies on radio stations, like Mikado FM, to raise awareness around COVID-19 and implement the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines. In the capital of Bamako, popular shows, like “Midikado,” test listener’s knowledge about social distancing […]

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5 Facts About the Health of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

The war in Syria is a long-standing conflict with severe consequences. Hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions are still affected by the violence. Nearly 6.5 million people are displaced within Syria, while another 4.5 million have fled Syria since the conflict began. Turkey has received the largest number of refugees, a vast majority requiring […]

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Mind Over Matter: Mental Health in Kenya

It is estimated that 11.5 million, or one in every four Kenyans, have experienced mental illness. Common mental health issues in Kenya include disorders due to substance abuse, neurotic and personality disorders, as well as dementia. However, the country has limited resources for those struggling with mental health issues. As of 2015, there were only […]

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Pledge for Women’s Empowerment in Thailand 

In Thailand, chief executives of 110 companies have signed an important pledge that agrees to the implementation of U.N. principles regarding women’s empowerment in its economy and businesses. Some of these principles include equal pay for equal work, improved workplace conditions in terms of safety and inclusivity as well as gender equality with a heavy […]