Countries that have invested in girls' education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits. But for countries to leave poverty behind, both men and women need to get to equal and push the frontiers of equal opportunities even further. To get there, we need to tackle three issues.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner ...
Love is a popular concept in urban Bangladesh. Influenced by Hollywood chic flicks and sleazy Bollywood dance numbers, our young couples are eager to go out. As a culture however, public displays of affection are strict no-goes.
The thugs who cut down a dozen Charlie Hebdo are the international descendants of those who murder alleged blasphemers and apostates in Muslim nations.
Climate change is an immense and multifaceted global challenge likely to change the planet. In some of the most industrialized settings in the world as well as in the most vulnerable areas, people may find they can no longer live in places they have called home for generations.
By: Iqbal Wahhab OBE FRSA Growing up in south London in the sixties as a young child, I would often hear my parents use the term "first class fir...
What makes a country small? Bangladesh is a small country in terms of area, but very large in terms of population. Having roughly the same area as Greece, it has a bigger population than Russia (yes, you might be tempted to read this sentence again, but it is true!).
The stark inability of the Bangladeshi government to handle the current crisis bodes terribly for the even-higher stakes catastrophes that could result from the construction of the Rampal Power Plant.
One doesn't expect the world's leading -- and liberal -- paper to take a stance that goes effectively against a court in a Third World country that's struggling against great historic odds to bring genocidal killers to justice.
Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments.
When did I become a feminist? There are lots of moments in every woman's life that make her stand up for herself and her sisters, and there were many in mine. But the first one that comes to mind is the day I was told I couldn't take a seat on the bus, simply because I was a woman.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...
The disaster has hardly been highlighted by government agencies or the media, possibly because no one died.
An onslaught of vehicles on a snake-like road, a horde of pedestrians on either side and drivers playing a guessing game with the wheel - such is life on the road in many low and middle-income countries.
December 16 arouses radically different sentiments in two different and yet related countries of the world. In one, it is cherished and celebrated and in the other it is just and of course deliberately.
Imagine for a minute that New York City is Dhaka, Bangladesh, and that in the entire city only 11% of all households are connected to a sewer, and of all that waste only 2% is treated.