Tag Archives: Equality

Poverty Alleviation

Poverty Alleviation

We cordially invite you to join our Kiva Lending Team to fund micro-loans that help struggling Third-World entrepreneurs have a better chance for success. This is a small gesture that can make a grand difference in others’ lives. Inspired by the Bottom of the Pyramid theories of C.K. Prahalad, we want to be an example for others and create a legacy of compassion and contribution.

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12 important questions about women and girls

12 important questions about women and girls

These questions address society’s view of women and girls.

They are a compilation of 12 social justice issues from around the globe.
They affect each and every one of us. Especially women and girls: OUR mothers; daughters; sisters; cousins; girlfriends; fiancees; wives; aunts; school mates; colleagues; acquaintances and friends.

1. Why are child abusers tormented in jail but rapists are not?

2. Why was there a law against raping married women on the books in several states in America but the same law didn’t protect unmarried women?

3. Why are women and children still being kidnapped (or sold by their own families) and placed into the sex trade and sex trafficking?

4. Why is it the fault of the woman being raped for wearing something provocative (or merely attractive) and the perpetrators are not blamed?

iStock_000015937463Medium5. Why doesn’t no mean NO?

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Can low-income families afford to eat healthy?

Can low-income families afford to eat healthy?

When discussing social and environmental justice issues, I hear many comments and questions. One keeps repeating itself:

“How can lower income families afford to eat healthy?”

I understand the argument and have participated in this dialogue. Inner city residents don’t have the same access to grocery stores their suburban counterparts have. Their option is primarily a corner store that doesn’t offer fresh fruit and vegetables. The least expensive things to buy include Cheetos and other non-nutritional food items…or, there’s always a McDonalds nearby.

I’m not going to debate the need for more healthy choices in every neighborhood and among all socio-economic populations. What I am going to do is change the focus of the conversation. Why is the question directed at what “others” can or cannot do?  I believe the question should be:

“What can I do?”

 

"If you think the price of organic is expensive, have you seen the price of cancer lately?"

— Joel Salatin, Founder of Polyface Farms

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GREENshop

GREENshop

Responsible production and consumption will lead to a healthy, safe and environmentally sound future. Buy fair trade and organic products.

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Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Triumph of Humanity
Social Justice
Environmental Justice
Equity. Equality. Fairness
Awareness & Action

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