Poverty

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Negligence Thwarts Tree Planting Efforts in Malawi

Negligence Thwarts Tree Planting Efforts in MalawiWhile tree planting and forest conservation has been at the centre of the Forestry Department of Malawi since 1976, deforestation seem to have gained more ground within the same period. These noble efforts have been frustrated by the increased bare grounds in the country side, especially on the periphery of the growing towns and cities.…
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People Centered Forest Policy for Malawi

People Centered Forest Policy for Malawi“My forest, my life” echoes as the theme for the National Forestry Season for 2013/14 in a Malawi, a country reputed to have the highest deforestation rate and land degradation on the African continent. Illegal charcoal production, wanton cutting down of trees and encroachment in protected forests have destroyed the picture of the once lush miombo forests of the country.…
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Build Leadership for Women Leaders

Build Leadership for Women Leaders“A woman is like a tea bag, you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt.

International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 every year. I would like to write a few words on building women leaders as a mark of respect to women.…
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Mandela – Mahatma Gandhi of South Africa

Mandela – Mahatma Gandhi of South Africa“It would not be right to compare me to Gandhi. None of us could equal his dedication or his humility. He showed us it’s necessary to brave imprisonment if truth and justice were to triumph over evil.” Nelson Mandela.

With the passing of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, the world has lost one of the towering personalities of the 20th century.…
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An Honor to be a Woman in India

An Honor to be a Woman in India“The man, who was born to a woman and doesn’t respect a woman, has no right to live in this world.” – Prof. M.S.Rao.

Dear leaders,

It is an honor to share some thoughts on women who constitute approximately half of the Indian population. You are the force behind India! You are the power of India!…
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Women’s Day

Women's Day

I’m a painter who only paints the portraits of women!
I’ve a portrait of:
A woman who miles away, bare-footed under the blazing sun, walks
And fetches the drinking water from a polluted pond!
A woman pregnant who taking rest instead,
Toils with men and feed her poor family;
A woman who in the morning is raped by her master
And in the night manhandled by the drunk husband
But raises voice never, since she has been taught
The husband is the mini-god while the master, the godfather!…
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UNFCCC and Cancun Climate Change Summit

UNFCCC and Cancun Climate Change SummitHow can the UN avoid a repeat of the disastrous Copenhagen summit in Mexico?

In the wake of the unsuccessful climate change conference held in Copenhagen last year, another summit is to be held in Cancun, Mexico this December. Intent on not ‘getting it wrong’ a second time, a series of meetings are to take place in the run up to Cancun, to discuss, deliberate and streamline negotiations.…
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The UN and The Queen

The UN and The QueenWill the Queen’s visit to the UN influence the quest for world unity and peace? Or do actions speak louder than words?

Whenever you make a trip to Buckingham Palace, regardless of the day, month or year, American accents are always the most prominent intonation to be heard outside the palace, as eager tourists from the States excitedly ogle the British Monarch’s abode.…
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Poverty in Morocco

Poverty in MoroccoAs the unevenness in wealth grows in Morocco, the age of excess needs to be replaced by an age of equality.

If I was given a Dirham every time a Moroccan person picked up my two young sons and kissed them lovingly on the cheek during our recent five-day visit to Marrakesh, I would probably have made enough money to buy myself a “meat tagine” at one of the more up-market restaurants in the city.…
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