The Feminization of Poverty "Poverty is the worst form of violence." –Mahatma Gandhi What is the "feminization" of poverty? The feminization of poverty is the phenomenon in which women experience poverty at rates that are disproportionately high in comparison to men. Of all the people in the world living in poverty, 70% are women. The actual term “feminization of poverty” was conceived in the 1970s, yet has only truly gained recognition among scholars and activists in the past two decades. In this context, poverty is not defined as simply a lack of money, but rather also the denial of access to fundamental human rights, including health, education, nutritious food, property, representation, etc. Why is it important? The prevalence of women living below the poverty level is not mere circumstance or conincidence, nor is it just a women's issue. This site explores some key explanations and implications of the feminiz ation of poverty, both in the United States and throughout the world.
Banking History Timeline - Follow the Money Elite banking families – including the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, and Morgans – have gained control of the global economy through the central banking system. They set up the Federal Reserve in the US in 1913 and have been manipulating the market to benefit themselves ever since. This timeline shows the pattern of American Presidents being assassinated after challenging central bankers and their monopoly on money, and the Federal Reserve’s artificial creation of booms and busts that causes people to lose their jobs, homes, and retirements, while the bankers further consolidate wealth and control. 1694 – Bank of England Established First Central Bank established in the UK. 1744- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Founder of the Rothschild Banking Empire, is Born in Frankfurt, Germany Mayer Amschel Rothschild extended his banking empire across Europe by carefully placing his five sons in key positions. 1757- Colonial Scrip Issued in US Debt free, fiat currency was printed in the public interest. J.P.
Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That a Core Group Of Wealthy Elites Is Pulling the Strings By Michael SnyderActivist Post Does a shadowy group of obscenely wealthy elitists control the world? Do men and women with enormous amounts of money really run the world from behind the scenes? As you will see later in this article, the ultra-wealthy have enough money sitting in offshore banks to buy all of the goods and services produced in the United States during the course of an entire year and still be able to pay off the entire U.S. national debt. Under this neo-feudalist system, all the rest of us are debt slaves, including our own governments. They fund the campaigns of most of our politicians and they exert a tremendous amount of influence over international organizations such as the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. The ultra-wealthy don’t run down and put their money in the local bank like you and I do. According to a report that was released last summer, the global elite have up to 32 TRILLION dollars stashed in offshore banks around the globe. U.S. 1. Mr.
In the Air Hurricane Katrina Maps | Roots of Health Inequity | NACCHO Each of the five units in this online course contain educational interactives that teach a key concept of social justice as it relates to public health inequity. One of the interactives is featured below. To see others, go to the menu and click on "Preview Interactives." <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="860" height="580" id="NACCHOKatrina"><param name="movie" value="/interactives/katrina/naccho-katrina.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="FlashVars" value="data=/interactives/katrina/pages.xml"/><param name="wmode" value="transparent"/><!--[if ! This interactive can be found in Unit 4: Root Causes Hurricane Katrina: The Unnatural Disaster? The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina was not an accident. Help Us Spread the Word Share this information on social justice and health inequity.
How the Government Measures Unemployment How the Government Measures Unemployment (PDF) Why does the Government collect statistics on the unemployed? When workers are unemployed, they, their families, and the country as a whole lose. Workers and their families lose wages, and the country loses the goods or services that could have been produced. In addition, the purchasing power of these workers is lost, which can lead to unemployment for yet other workers. To know about unemployment—the extent and nature of the problem—requires information. Where do the statistics come from? Early each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Some people think that to get these figures on unemployment, the Government uses the number of persons filing claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits under State or Federal Government programs. Other people think that the Government counts every unemployed person each month. There are about 60,000 households in the sample for this survey. People with jobs are employed.