Did you know that “about 2/5 of girls are never born due to a preference for sons”?
That’s one of the statements given by the recently published Word Development Report 2012. You can think of the World Bank whatever you like, but at least they are going with the times and looking at how important women are for the development of our planet. Here are some of the findings: Continue reading →
If you are a woman – or ever plan on living with one – read carefully. This might influence your future.
We all know that there is no real equality between men and women in today’s world. What is also sure, is that there are countries which are a little closer to achieving equality than others. Continue reading →
Today I would like to introduce you to Raj Patel, who calls himself writer, activist and academic (in that order). Others even call him the Antichrist, which sounds even more appealing, doesn’t it?
So who is Ray Patel? He says about himself that he “has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world.” Which to me already makes him an interesting figure. He has studied in England and the United States and has written several books. His books talk about the poor and the world food system which starves people on one hand and makes them obese somewhere else. Continue reading →