News - International

May 25, 2010
Between 1886 and 1903 a British philanthropist, Charles Booth, and many volunteers, walked the streets of London to document the relative poverty and wealth of the city streets. The result was a...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Poverty Research, International
March 10, 2010
The UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, has written a report that shows the impact of “mega-events” in the realization of the right to adequate housing. She says, “I am...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, International
August 18, 2009
It is never a good time to be poor but the criminalization of poverty seems to be intensifying locally and internationally. In Vancouver this week, a homeless man died in a park in East Vancouver in...
Keywords: criminalization, Homelessness, Panhandling, British Columbia, International
July 17, 2009
An article in RaceWire looks at the myth of gay affluence and how poverty affects queer people of colour. Recent research looked at American census data and found queer couple families are...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, LGBTQ, Poverty Research, International, United States
January 9, 2009
Over the new year, a tent village was set up by a number of volunteer groups in a Tokyo park for the country’s growing number of unemployed workers. The organizers led a march to demand stable...
Keywords: Homelessness, Unemployment, International
December 10, 2008
Today on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the National Council of Welfare (an advisory body to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development) released an...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada, International
October 27, 2008
Twenty-five years ago, Canada was among the first countries to sign the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) treaty. The Canadian Feminist...
Keywords: Women, All of Canada, International
September 7, 2008
Oxfam has just released a new book called, From Poverty to Power (full text online in PDF) which gives an analysis world economic, finicial and state systems and how they can be changed and are being...
Keywords: Organizing, Poverty Research, International
August 10, 2008
According to a report, One World, Whose Dream? Housing Rights Violations and the Beijing Olympic Games (in PDF), released by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, 1.5 million people have been...
Keywords: Housing, Human Rights, International
July 3, 2008
The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, an international program hosted by UN, has released two reports, Making the Law Work for Everyone Volume I and Making the Law Work for Everyone Volume...
Keywords: Legal Research, International
January 8, 2008
New research by Jack Hicks, a social research consultant living in Iqaluit, Nunavut, tracks how suicide trends in the Arctic correlate with increased colonialism and modernization in the Arctic....
Keywords: Indigenous, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada, International
November 14, 2007
COA (Currents of Awareness) News is a non-profit online news network featuring diverse, credible independent news and current affairs. COA News can best be described as the portal to independent news...
Keywords: Media, International, United States
June 11, 2007
The Geneva based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions has released a report entitled, Fair Play for Housing Rights: Mega-Events, Olympic Games and Housing Rights (in PDF), about the displacement...
Keywords: Homelessness, British Columbia, International
May 8, 2007
Throughout the month of April, Brazil's landless and homeless movements have been uniting for land and homes. Landless workers involved with the MST (Landless Workers Movement) in rural areas have...
Keywords: Homelessness, International
April 16, 2007
As Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day, hundreds of Holocaust survivors, students, and members of youth movements protested against the state's neglect of Holocaust survivors, many who are living...
Keywords: Human Rights, International
February 18, 2007
This year's Nobel Peace Price went to the founder of the microcredit bank, Muhammad Yunus. An article in The Dominion newspaper, "Microcredit and Women's Poverty" critiques microcredit for not doing...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Women, International
December 13, 2006
The United Nations has adopted the first Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The convention strives to end discrimination based on ability and includes any type of disbility from...
Keywords: Disability, Human Rights, International
September 4, 2006
Some churches in Australian are calling on a campaign to make indigenous poverty history in Australia. Indigenous leaders in Australia have had to continually remind Australian Christians that the...
Keywords: Indigenous, International
September 4, 2006
According to an article, "GPs 'fob off poor with sedatives,' (in PDF)" (Link removed - No longer exists) people in the poorer areas of Dublin are more likely to be prescribed potentially addictive...
Keywords: Health, International
July 13, 2006
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to protect the rights of aboriginal peoples throughout the world. This includes their rights to land and resources as well as a...
Keywords: Indigenous, International