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Watch Ava DuVernay's 13th Free Online: An Award-Winning Documentary Revealing the Inequalities in the US Criminal Justice System. Earlier today, we highlighted some free cinematic offerings online, including the new civil rights film Just Mercy, and a slew of films in the Criterion Collection made by African American directors.

Watch Ava DuVernay's 13th Free Online: An Award-Winning Documentary Revealing the Inequalities in the US Criminal Justice System

Then we stumbled upon this. Above, you can watch Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated film 13th. Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, DuVernay's documentary focuses on the U.S. prison system and "how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. " Students Learn A Powerful Lesson About Privilege. Gil Scott-Heron Whitey on the moon.avi.

Mapping Prejudice. It's a Privilege. My tagline for this blog is "I know people who like their jobs as much as I like mine, but I don't know anyone who likes their job more.

It's a Privilege

" In short, it's a privilege to be a teacher. And, in some ways, I've earned it-- I mean, I went to school. I student taught. The World Factbook. People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily.

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Every girl and boy, everywhere, is entitled to attend school and learn. UNICEF is dedicated to making sure that all children can enjoy their right to a quality education, from early learning opportunities that lay the groundwork for success in school, all the way through secondary school. Across the world, some children are more likely to miss out on education than others. Nonprofit Supporting Girls' Education & Literacy Programs - Room to Read. Famine & World Hunger - World Vision Australia. 2017 situation update: Humanitarian assistance is urgently needed in East Africa.

Famine & World Hunger - World Vision Australia

Without immediate scale-up of international action, famine is likely to spread and put millions of lives at risk. Across Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan, a hunger crisis has put 22 million people in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance. The drivers of food insecurity in each country are different.

In Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, poor performance of rains has led to consecutive failed harvests, disease outbreaks, worsening water and pasture conditions for livestock, and animal deaths. Asia and the Pacific. International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015. 10 facts on health inequities and their causes. UNESCO UIS. The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) – a new visualization tool to measure marginalization. To coincide with the launch of the UN Secretary-General’s Education First initiative, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Team will launch a new interactive website tomorrow – the World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE).

The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) – a new visualization tool to measure marginalization

In an exclusive preview for this blog, the Report’s director Pauline Rose explains what WIDE shows and why it is important. I am delighted that the UN Secretary-General is putting Education First by launching his new initiative for education. World Inequality Database on Education. Global Issues Overview. Poverty Home. Poverty Facts and Stats.

This figure is based on purchasing power parity (PPP), which basically suggests that prices of goods in countries tend to equate under floating exchange rates and therefore people would be able to purchase the same quantity of goods in any country for a given sum of money.

Poverty Facts and Stats

That is, the notion that a dollar should buy the same amount in all countries. Hence if a poor person in a poor country living on a dollar a day moved to the U.S. with no changes to their income, they would still be living on a dollar a day. Leading UK charity fighting global poverty. Social Perspective on Development. Poverty Eradication Poverty entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods.

Social Perspective on Development

Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. Various social groups bear disproportionate burden of poverty. The World Social Summit identified poverty eradication as an ethical, social, political and economic imperative of mankind and called on governments to address the root causes of poverty, provide for basic needs for all and ensure that the poor have access to productive resources, including credit, education and training. Recognizing insufficient progress in the poverty reduction, the 24th special session of the General Assembly devoted to the review of the Copenhagen commitments, decided to set up targets to reduce the proportion of people living in extreme poverty by one half by 2015.