Human Rights Defender – The Women’s Microfinance Initiative

According to the United Nations, women earn an average of 60-75% what their male counterparts earn, and the resource disparity is widening each year around the world. This phenomenon is referred to as the feminization of poverty. Several types of charities and organizations have been set up to combat this growing problem, but arguably the…

Understanding The Feminization Of Poverty

World poverty is an increasingly important issue getting the attention of individuals and organizations globally. Poverty coincides with many factors including geographic location, race, and education. None of these factors predict poverty as consistently as gender. The overwhelming impact of poverty on the world’s female population is generally referred to as “the feminization of poverty.” This phenomenon…

World Peace: Facts & Figures

“Peace” – what does it mean? Merriam-Webster provides the following definition: What would it mean to have world peace? The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, released in January 2016, lists the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or “Global Goals,” which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that…