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Perspectives

On the Ground

  • Sitting in the dirt on the outskirts of the capital city of Bissau—with someone’s screaming pet baboon tied to a branch above my head, two teenage girls plaiting a third friend’s hair behind me, a mother nursing her youngest of four beside me, and a boisterous football (soccer) game in front of me—I’m in the […]

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Solutions in History

Media Review

  • Wouldn’t it be more effective if communities around the world could learn about HIV/AIDS or empowering women from entertaining radio and television shows, instead of pamphlets? Well, Equal Access International, a nonprofit based in San Francisco, has just the solution for that. The organization produces high quality educational programming for …

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Noteworthy

  • The “last ocean” will be saved after all. A much awaited agreement to save the Southern Ocean’s Ross Sea was finally achieved in October 2016. After five years of fierce negotiations, 24 countries and the European Union agreed to create the world’s largest marine park, protecting 1.5 million square km of the Ross Sea …

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  • Investing in girls’ education is the obvious solution to improving women’s equality around the world. Now, a new study demonstrates that it could also be the solution to reducing poverty in developing countries. United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) recent State of World Population 2016 report revealed shocking statistics: …

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  • Year after year, Finland has consistently ranked amongst the top countries in the world in education quality. Case in point: in September, the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness Report ranked Finland first in primary education rankings, with a score of 6.8 out of 7—outscoring even the education heavyweights of East …

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