International

January 23, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its 2015 Gates Annual Letter this week. The letter, titled “Our Big Bet for the Future,” makes a bold prediction: “The lives of people in poor...
Keywords: Article , Health, Human Rights, Media, Poverty Research, International
January 19, 2015
Oxfam International has just released a report which forecasts that the richest 1% of the global population will own more than half the world’s wealth by next year. Oxfam’s executive director is...
Keywords: Article , Media, Poverty Research, International
January 13, 2015
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has just released a report that investigates Canada’s response to missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. The IACHR report...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
July 7, 2014
An international comparison of responses to public space issues involving people experiencing homelessness shows that law enforcement responses are not the answer. The Churchill Report, "In the...
Keywords: Online Resource , enforcement, Homelessness, homelessness, public space, Reports and documents, International
May 9, 2014
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has just announced that Canada Without Poverty’s (CWP) Executive Director, Leilani Farha, has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing....
Keywords: Article , Housing, Human Rights, All of Canada, International
March 31, 2014
Although a notorious recipient of "corporate welfare," Walmart has now admitted that their massive profits also depend on the funding of food stamps and other public assistance programs. In their...
Keywords: Article , Workers' Rights, International
March 7, 2014
There are several important articles and websites PovNet would like to share with you on International Women's Day. The first is the "He to She" campaign, a UN Women Campaign that asks men to raise...
Keywords: Article , Women, All of Canada, International
February 26, 2014
Art from the Streets is a documentary which tells the story of a program for homeless people who are given the opportunity to produce art. The volunteer program established in Austin, Texas in 1991...
Keywords: Online Resource , Art and Culture, Homelessness, Multimedia, All of Canada, International, United States
February 17, 2014
The United Nations’ top advocate for Aboriginal rights, who is to issue a report later this year critical of Canada’s record on First Nations issues, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. If...
Keywords: Article , Indigenous, All of Canada, International
August 19, 2013
"Our enemy is not radical Islam. It is global capitalism. It is a world where the wretched of the earth are forced to bow before the dictates of the marketplace, where children go hungry as global...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Human Rights, Unemployment, Violence, International
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