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Literacy in the World

Literacy is a human right, a tool for personal empowerment and a means for social and human development.  Traditionally, it has been understood as the ability to read and write. Over time, however, the term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to...

Ending Global Extreme Poverty

It’s 2015 and we are starting to see powerful people, organizations and countries come together to try and end extreme poverty on this planet. The rapid growth of technology coupled with the increased visibility of extreme poverty has pushed many to take action....

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

At the end of 1948, shortly after World War II had ended, the United Nations convened in Paris to declare that every person across the world is entitled to certain inalienable rights. One of the Allies’ main goals during the war was to implement a number of...

Eritrea and the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

On the eastern end of the the African continent in the Horn of Africa lies the State of Eritrea. The population consists of a variety of different ethnicities and most inhabitants are either Christian or Muslim. The country is no stranger to violence, having been at...

Human Rights in North Korea

When Kim Jong Un came into power after his father’s death in 2011, very little was known about the young man. The unknown led to speculation that maybe he would be a reformer, after all he as a basketball fan and was educated in Switzerland. Unfortunately, the...

The Water Situation In California

The water situation in California will be difficult to solve. There are a lot of things to take into account. The Golden State is in a severe drought and many say the current proposals to solve the problem are insufficient and don’t attempt to solve the root...