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First Step to Prevent Sexual Abuse: Redefine "Safety" to Include Women and Girls

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

During a recent meeting of a women's savings group in Manyatta, the largest slum in Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu, after the week's business had been conducted, the conversation turned to the women's daughters, all of whom, they said, were at risk of being or had been sexually assaulted on their way to or from school.

Peace is the Language of my War

Esrat Karim Eve | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Esrat Karim Eve

I always tell people that a woman in a developing country is like a circus elephant. What we see in the circus is how the mighty enormous elephant is leashed in a weak chain without knowing about his power of crumbling the chain effortlessly.

Thousands Of Indian Schools Implement Gender Classes To Fight Inequality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

Some boys in India are questioning why their girl classmates have much more housework than they do. And according to some, those questions could le...

Learning From Lagos: Contemporary Architects Harvest the Slums for Design Inspiration

ARTINFO | Posted 08.11.2012 | Arts

A few days ago, architecture and design magazine eVolo published a conceptual proposal called "Favela Cloud," a formal scheme to redevelop the Brazili...

Slum Tourism: Learning or Leering

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that the impetus for my visit was the film Slumdog Millionaire.

In African Slum, Dreaming About Things So Close, Yet So Far

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Being poor and young in Africa does not mean that you cannot dream.

Walking the Slum Side of Bangalore (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

BANGALORE -- Brinda Adige, a self-starting social activist, in yellow sari, is our guide to the slum side of Bangalore and the virtual canyon betw...

Finding Parallels Between New York City and Mokattam, a Garbage Village in Cairo

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diana Mao

My experience has shown to me that even in a developed region like New York City, you will find traces of extreme economic inequality, just like in Cairo.

Education Innovation in the Slums

Huffington Post | Lance Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

"You have to engage people before you start to teach them," says British author Charles Leadbeater. The video below is a 20-minute speech discus...

In an African Slum, Clean Drinking Water Gets Low Priority

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

In Kibera, Kenya, the government clinic gets a shipment of water purification tablets every three or four months. In a week or two the tablets are gone.

Brazil: Intense Blaze Burns Sao Paulo Slum

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAO PAULO — An intense fire broke out Sunday in a slum in South America's largest city, sending residents running across rooftops to escape the ...

Moving Day in Mathare Valley

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacqueline Novogratz

I came to Mathare Valley to see if I could better understand the trajectory of people moving from this desperate slum to Jamii Bora's development of $4,000 houses in Kaputei.

India, Katrina, and the Bailout: How Poor People Everywhere Are Being Neglected

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Before, during, and after a serious terrorist attack, poor people endure retched conditions. US prisoners and Indian slum residents both share 59 square feet of living space.