A Little Goes a Long Way Author: Peter Krupa Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 11/03/2005 “Finish your dinner,” our mothers would say. “There are children starving in Ethiopia who would be thrilled to eat that.” The reply from many a smarmy 9-year-old was, “Then why don’t
La Carpio is a poor community in Costa Rica, nestled against a wealthy enclave of North American and European ex-patriots. Lynn Schneider takes a sobering look at the discrimination and inequalities faced by residents of La Carpio, demonstrating that cultural and structural violence are deeply ingrained, even in a country
This paper attempts to focus on the theoretical aspect of gender and climate change. In addition, the paper looks into how specific gender characteristics increase women’s vulnerability and how the effects of climate change affect women more severely than men. This paper will, finally, look into policies to face the
Poverty: Leaving it to the Petty-Bourgeoisie Author: Simon Stander Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 10/27/2006 Category: Editorial Poverty: Leaving it to the Petty-Bourgeoisie In the same year as Orhan Pamuk, also a Muslim, to be awarded the Nobel for literature, Muhammad Yunus has been awarded the Nobel Peace
Aingkaran Kugathasan details the multi-faceted impact of Sri Lanka's decades-long civil conflict on poverty, emphasizing the role of ethnic relations, migration and public policy in addressing socioeconomic challenges in the post-conflict period.
The paper is a review of literature on conflict, climate change and water security on Sub-Saharan Africa. It identifies poverty as a threat in Sub-Saharan African countries that may have effect on its water security. It analyses in Sub-Saharan Africa region, the conflict trend of water security in correlation with
Measuring Poverty Author: Benjamin Hess Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 10/21/2005 The United Nations has declared in its Millennium Development Goals that it hopes to halve extreme poverty rates between 1990 and 2015. Unfortunately, the aim itself is flawed because it measures extreme poverty in a