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Nas Daily - The Sad "Black Baby Test". (32) Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen. ENA11: War and peace. AJ+ - Journal.

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Työelämä, CV, työnhaku. Poverty. Politics, UK, USA. Malala, tytöt, tasa-arvo. Results from the Ignorance Survey in the US. I am South African - Journal. Gapminder World. What we do. Avaaz - The World in Action. - The world's platform for change.

Take Action. The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity (US) Highlights from Ignorance survey in the UK. Highlights from the first UK survey re ignorance of global trends.

Highlights from Ignorance survey in the UK

A preliminary summary by Hans Rosling, Gapminder Foundation, 3 Nov, 2013 Gapminder’s mission is to fight devastating ignorance about the world with a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. We started the Ignorance Project to measure what people know and don´t know about major global trends. Read more about the project here: For the web-based Ignorance surveys we develop questions with clear cut response alternatives together with Novus International AB The aim of these surveys is to understand how deep and how widespread the public ignorance of major global development trends is in different countries. 1. Source: 2. Source: 3. Source: 4. Source: 5. Source: 6. Source: 7. Question 1: The answers reveal very deep ignorance about population growth.

Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts. Image copyright Getty Images.

Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts

The Secret of Nigerian Book Sales. At almost every Nigerian literary event I have attended, the topic of the country’s lack of reading culture has come up.

The Secret of Nigerian Book Sales

The falling standard of education, increasing culture of materialism, poverty, and online distractions are given as reasons for this alleged loss of interest. Abysmal sales at bookshops across the country are presented as evidence. For the past eleven years, Jemiyo Ariyo has worked as a salesperson at The Booksellers Limited, in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. “Nigerians don’t take reading seriously,” she said, adding that she has observed a dramatic decrease in the sale of fiction. “It takes anything from three to five years to sell off a print run of about two thousand to three thousand books,” Bankole Olayebi, the C.E.O. of the publisher Bookcraft, which counts the Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka among its authors, told me.

A number of public and private programs have been founded to address this growing concern. Emma Watson UN speech. Why are Iranian husbands standing up for their wives? Image copyright My Stealthy Freedom Husbands in Iran are taking pictures of themselves declaring their commitment to female equality - and thousands are sharing their messages on Facebook.

Why are Iranian husbands standing up for their wives?

Niloufar Ardalan captains Iran's indoor women's football team - her nickname is "Lady Goal". Earlier this month she was due to represent her country at a match in Malaysia, but was unable to attend - because, according to an interview she gave to Iranian media, her husband said she wasn't allowed. The standard marriage contract signed by all newlyweds in Iran allows the husband to decide whether his wife can travel abroad, where the family will live, whether she can go to work, and whether she can ask for a divorce. Child mortality falls by 50% since 1990 - report. Child mortality has fallen by more than 50% since 1990, a report by the World Health Organization and UN children's agency Unicef says.

Child mortality falls by 50% since 1990 - report

It says that 25 years ago 12.7 million children under five died, but this year the figure is projected to drop below six million for the first time. But aid agencies warn that huge challenges remain. Why some Tanzanian women are marrying women. SAIH - Studentenes og Akademikernes Internasjonale Hjelpefond. Happy Kids Africa - Pharrell. Journalism worth paying for. Solidaarisuus. Who we are The International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) is an expe­rienced Finnish development cooperation organization which implements development cooperation projects in Nicaragua, Uganda, Somaliland and Kenya.


We have three main goals: to promote gender equality, to create sustainable and decent work and livelihood and to strengthen civil societies. The values that guide our work are solidarity, equality, equity and participation. Through long-term projects, we aim at improving the living conditions of the poorest people.

In all projects, ISF encourages women to participate in the development of their communities. ISF is a partner of the Finnish Partnership Agreement Scheme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Contact us » Barbie challenges the 'white saviour complex' Image copyright Barbie Savior Barbie has ditched her riding gear, her ball gown and her ballerina costume and travelled to Africa to help the people there, while still managing to stay fashionable.

Barbie challenges the 'white saviour complex'

That is at least according to a much talked about Instagram account, Barbie Savior, which is charting her imaginary volunteer journey. It starts with her saying farewell to her home in the US and wondering if the "sweet sweet orphans in the country of Africa" are going to love her the way she already loves them. The satirical account encapsulates what some see as the white saviour complex, a modern version of Rudyard Kipling's White Man's Burden. The 19th Century Kipling poem instructed colonialists to "Fill full the mouth of Famine And bid the sickness cease". GOOD - If The World Were 100 People.