The Poverties Project

Research. For everyone.

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Understanding economic and social issues
- from global poverty to women's rights -
The Poverties project is dedicated to making social & economic research accessible to everyone.

Everything from economic development, corruption, the environment, human rights and discrimination.

The aim is to provide humanist, nonpartisan information that looks for facts and analysis. This is to counterbalance many views about poverty (and the ways to tackle it) which are grounded in beliefs and bias.

Unfortunately, the tone can be a touch tongue-in-cheek, if not sarcastic, so you will have to bear with it at times. Hopefully, humour can help make the horror of certain situations easier to digest.
May 6, 2013

Poverty in South Africa: Resisting Globalization & Inequalities

Since the advent of democracy in 1994, the government has been dealing with wild globalization, inequalities and the effects of poverty in South Africa

May 3, 2013

Urban Poverty in India, Slamming the Slums

Causes of urban poverty in India lie in a weak state & public services that allow slums to thrive all over the country and in deep-seated discriminations

Apr 11, 2013

Poverty in Pakistan: Challenges of a Fast-Growing Population

Poverty in Pakistan has been greatly reduced in recent years, but fast-growing population raises new concerns: child labor, inequalities and unemployment

Apr 7, 2013

Top Online Documentaries & Films on Poverty

This is a collection of some of the best online documentaries about a broad range of topics, from politics to refugees, disasters, global warming, poverty and other social challenges

Mar 22, 2013

Poverty and Famine in Somalia: The Root Causes

The causes of poverty and famine in Somalia are rooted in the country's history of (civil) wars and instability. But also because Somalia is marginalized

Feb 20, 2013

Corruption in India: a cause of instability & inequalities

Corruption in India has a terrible impact on the economy and causes huge social instability & riots. It exacerbates poverty, discrimination and inflation

Feb 5, 2013

Famine in Africa: The Failure of the World System

Famine in Africa is the cause of failed foreign aid & development programs to modernize agriculture. HIV/AIDS and climate change are now making things worse

Jan 24, 2013

Child Labor in India: a Poverty of Schools?

The causes & effects of child labor in India are intimately tied with extreme poverty and the failure to achieve universal education and develop schools

Jan 24, 2013

Famine in Ethiopia: Of Wars, Droughts and Flawed Aid

Find out how famine in Ethiopia is caused by countless crises such as a damaged environment, war & civil wars, poor agriculture, droughts and so on

Jan 5, 2013

Women in Poverty: The Key to Breaking the Cycle?

The feminization of poverty – i.e. the growing number of women in poverty – is a huge issue that includes millions of missing women & violence against them

Dec 21, 2012

Child Labour in South Africa & Sex Trafficking

Child labor in South Africa is fueled by unemployment & discrimination that affects the black population. Extreme poverty causes extreme ways to survive

Dec 21, 2012

Rural Poverty in Cambodia: Life after the Khmer Rouge

Following the end of the communist Khmer Rouge regime and its massacres, the country is now slowly recovering and fighting extreme poverty in Cambodia

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