In broad strokes, religion became more important for people in East-Central Europe over the last 20 years and less important for people in Western Europe. According to the European Values Survey, church attendance jumped in Poland, Romania, and Slovakia whereas it declined throughout the West. Even in places...
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The question remains, how do we encourage more men to be advocates for the women in their lives?
What Maureen did recognize, though, was that the pregnant woman on the operating table lay dying and there were few options to save her.
On this International Women's Day, it's time to rectify past inequities -- after all, women's rights are human rights -- and ensure that women and girls can live in cities with safe public spaces where they can flourish now and into the future.
More than a century has passed since the first International Women's Day, and as we look back to past accomplishments and forward to future goals, we urge readers to take action in one of the most pressing challenges facing women internationally: the present state of maternal and newborn health in developing nations.
The full and equal participation of women and girls in Liberia's development and governance is the country's gain; when women are empowered, nations are transformed. Today, on International Women's Day, the United Nations highlights the importance of equality for women and girls to bring about greater social, economic and political progress.
With Cold War-style politics gripping Eastern Europe this week, it seems fitting that one of the most iconic Soviet holidays is upon us: International Women's Day, which began as a socialist celebration of women's economic, political and social achievements. The holiday has become a modern-day marker of women's progress worldwide, such as the narrowing of the gender gap in workplaces and the fact that women outnumber men among university graduates worldwide. But it is also a reminder of the work that still lies ahead, which raises the question: how will economic, societal and technological shifts impact gender equality in two decades? In other words, imagine International Women's Day in 2035.
Development agencies in the United States and Sweden have partnered up in the fight against extreme poverty. Disbursing over $36 billion in official development assistance during 2012, they have long been two of the top donors of foreign aid.
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The question now is not whether Russia will leave the Crimea it invaded but whether it will move into eastern Ukraine on the pretext of guarding ethnic Russians.
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Not long ago, the West African nation of Sierra Leone was home to the world's biggest peacekeeping mission. Today, troops from that country are donning blue helmets and serving the UN in other hotspots around the globe.
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To celebrate International Women's Day I went to Africa with Sport Relief earlier this week to visit two projects working hard to empower young women living in the continent's biggest slum. Here are the eight things that inspired me the most during my time in Nairobi, Kenya...
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There are a huge number of activities going on around the world to improve the situation for women, and there are places where men are working with women to achieve this. There's no doubt that this movement is gaining momentum and makes nonsense of the idea that men cannot see women as equals. It's an outdated way of thinking, and increasingly governments, businesses, communities and families are all coming to recognise the positive benefits to be had when women and men are working together and treating each other as equal partners. Of the numerous ways to change women's lives for the better, I've picked out five things that you can do to help make that change today:
China is locked on a course that will transform it from surplus saving to saving absorption -- no longer inclined to lend its capital to the United States but increasingly focused on putting its savings to work in building a social safety net and funding the wherewithal of its own populace. Long the world's ultimate producer, China is now determined to emerge as consumer, too.
It's difficult for a cell to maintain its health inside a sick organism. In an inefficient society the bubble of functionality bursts.
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The 2014 Brazil World Cup made big headlines again this week after a controversial Adidas promotional campaign that the country's tourist board says suggests that Brazil is a lascivious pit of sexual debauchery. As part of the elite club of mega-sporting event host nations, the "emerging" economic powerhouse of Brazil is...
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The United Nations must become the functional center of the global sustainable development effort, one that draws on every stakeholder through the UN's unique convening power and universally recognized legitimacy.
Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea are perilously close to tearing up rules that have kept us "the peoples of the world from the scourge of war."
Changes in the structure of the economy have led to a significant shift in the natural balance between savings and investment, causing a decline in the equilibrium or normal real rate of interest that is associated with full employment. In this situation, a temporary increase in fiscal stimulus reduces, rather than increases, the long-run debt-to-GDP ratio.Anything that stimulates demand will operate in a positive direction. Austerity is counterproductive unless it generates so much confidence that it is a net increaser of demand.
President Vladimir Putin is confident that Crimea's current population -- which is 60 percent ethnic Russian -- will vote to join Russia. But as presently planned, the referendum will disenfranchise more than 1 million Tartars who have a right to participate.