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Entries by Craig and Marc Kielburger from 08/2012

Mixing Corporate Business with Humanitarian Aid

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Impact

In these days of financial crisis and shrinking government budgets for international development, international charities are teaming up with new and sometimes unexpected bedfellows in the business world. Looking to the corporate world is increasingly an option. That said, it's healthy to be cynical about corporate motives when they get involved in humanitarian work.

Olympic Gold Tarnished by Labour Camps, Sweatshops and Child Athletes

| Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngDisappointment, with just a hint of betrayal, is what we're feeling about the Olympics right now. Like you, we read all the typical Olympic stories -- the triumphs, the heartbreaks and the heroes. Behind them, though, are darker stories of labour camps, child athletes and sweat shops. There's no excuse in this day and age for organizers of major events like the Olympics not to be aware of these issues.

From the Slums of Kenya to Buckingham Palace

| Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Impact

The 13 members of the Slum Drummers -- nine men and four women -- pulled themselves from lives on the streets of Kenya's most desperate slums to perform with instruments made from trash on stages around the world -- including for the Queen. Now they're using their music as an instrument of hope, reaching out to street kids in the communities they came from.

Why Some Developing Countries Need a Men's Movement

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada

While women's empowerment has taken the development world by storm, the men of Emori Joi, a city in Kenya, are a stark example of a question that is arising in communities -- developed and developing alike -- around the world: in an age of growing women's empowerment, what about the men?