In his new book The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, MIT economist Peter Temin argues that economic inequality results in two distinct classes. And only one of them has any power.
Read this to learn about a major food security threat to Africa you aren’t hearing about (yet).
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced $533 million in new aid to fight famine in East Africa and the Lake Chad region, in a move aimed at underscoring the U.S. commitment as he embarks on a five-nation trip to the continent.
Latest data show after 4 years of war, nearly 2/3 of South Sudan’s population, over 7 million people will need food aid to stave off starvation in the May-July “lean season”–the time between the depletion of food stocks and the next harvest.
World Hunger Education Service Board Director was in the news! She spoke at Marymount University about about national and world hunger.
Investing in women and girls will play a huge role in ending global hunger. Get to know why they’re at the forefront of the development agenda and how everything from goats to the promise of a school meal are being used to maximize their potential to change the world.
Rural women make up more than a quarter of the world’s population and 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force, according to UN Women.
More than 120 million women in developing countries are underweight. Given that women are typically in charge of their household’s food production, experts say this female-hunger is due to gender inequality. #IWD
“When money flows into the hands of women who have the authority to use it, everything changes.”
“After Harvey, one study found that 30 percent of residents in flooded areas had fallen behind on their rent or mortgage. One in four respondents said they were having problems paying for food…Climate change is going to mean gentrification. And it’s going to mean inequity.”