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Examining Poverty in Moldova

Moldova gained its independence in 1991. Since then, it has struggled to stand independently. Moldova has a difficult history of being stuck between Russia and Western Europe. Today, Moldova continues to be pulled between the two powerhouses for its loyalty and produce from its fertile soil. This rivalry has split the country in half with […]

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Modern-day Maya Artisanal Weaving

What do the 365-day calendar, the mathematical concept of “zero,” chocolate and rubber all have in common? All of these innovations are credited to the Maya, a civilization that survived for over 2,000 years in Mesoamerica. This article will feature another innovation: Maya artisanal weaving.  At the turn of the 11th century, war disrupted the […]

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Homelessness in the Bahamas and a Storm-Resilient Future

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on Sept. 3, 2019. It loitered for three days over Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands, the northernmost parts of the archipelago. A Category 5 hurricane, it was the worst storm ever to befall the small island nation. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates Hurricane Dorian’s damages to […]

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Transforming Education in South Sudan

Around 1.8 million children in South Sudan are not in school; the majority of children are utilized for manual work to provide for their families. This prevents millions of children, especially young girls, from receiving an adequate education. As the world’s youngest country, South Sudan struggles with many pressing issues, such as an unstable political […]

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Oxfam: Fighting Global Poverty with Books

Oxfam, an organization based out of Kenya, is fighting global poverty with books. How does that work, exactly? All over the world, second-hand Oxfam bookstores have popped up, sparking interest in the cause. Oxfam: Alleviating Global Poverty Oxfam provides support to people worldwide who suffer from disasters and poverty and works to build lasting solutions […]

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An Introduction to Women’s Rights in Somalia

Somalia is a country located on the horn of Africa, with a population of almost 14 million people. Although women and girls in Somalia consist of 50% of the country’s population, women and men are far from equal. Globally, Somalia places fourth highest on the gender inequality index. In Somalia, gender inequality is exacerbated by […]