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My Hope for 2030: A World Without Child Marriage

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Impatient Optimists

The harmful effects of child marriage are not limited to the girls themselves. When a girl is married, she is deprived of the opportunities -- educational, social and economic -- that would allow her to help lift her family and her community out of poverty.

Time For Regime Change in Zimbabwe

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

In Zimbabwe, the lack of medicine, equipment, services, and staff in public hospitals is resulting in preventable deaths. There is no access to care for those who cannot afford private clinics.

Zimbabwe Health Crisis a Regional Problem

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

A complete collapse of Zimbabwe's health system and sanitation infrastructure has given way to a major cholera epidemic spreading throughout the country. Raw sewage is running in the streets, and medicine is unavailable.

Zimbabwe Health Crisis "A Disaster of Unimaginable Proportions"

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jirair Ratevosian

This weekend, a group including... Kofi Annan and former U.S. President Carter had to cancel a humanitarian assessment visit to Zimbabwe when the Mugabe government refused them visas.

Zimbabwe Refuses Entry To Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan

AP | CELEAN JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Zimbabwe has refused to let Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter and a South African human rights advocate visit the impoverish...