The Poverty Blog

A history of poverty

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This blog is an addition to the Poverties.org website. It'll keep you updated on new content and exclusive blog posts about poverty.

Sep 22, 2014

More 4 Me

Award winning documentary and global journey looking at why we crave for more? In the face of the global financial crisis, More 4 Me follows (Writer/Director)

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Jun 23, 2014

The US National Poverty Level: Reading Between the Lines

The US national poverty level is measured by an outdated poverty line that fails to see how the American society and poverty have evolved since the 1950s

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Nov 28, 2013

Women in Poverty – The Key to Ending Poverty ?

The feminization of poverty – i.e. the growing number of women in poverty – is a huge issue that includes millions of missing women & violence against them

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Nov 28, 2013

Family Poverty - The Hidden Disaster

Understanding family poverty can give you the keys to better understand child poverty, the challenges women face every day and how governments can help

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Nov 20, 2013

Child Labor in the Bidi Industry

Bidi is a leaf-rolled cigar made of coarse tobacco prepared for smoking. Bidi industry is one of the foremost cottage industries in India. India ranks

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Aug 17, 2013

Rural Poverty in Cambodia – Life After the Khmer Rouge

Following the end of the communist Khmer Rouge regime and its massacres, the country is now slowly recovering and fighting extreme poverty in Cambodia

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Aug 16, 2013

Poverty in Bangladesh – Innovations Against Exploitation

Fighting an entire social system to tackle poverty in Bangladesh proves harder than thought. But innovations from within the country may change the game

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May 17, 2013

Poverty in China: Inequalities, Migrant Workers & Education

The government has been fighting poverty in China for decades but inequalities are on the rise alongside the issues of migrant workers & access to education

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Jan 10, 2013

Top Online Documentaries & Films about Poverty and Politics

Best online documentaries & independent documentary films about politics, refugees, poverty, disasters, global warming and the challenges our society faces

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Dec 27, 2012

Education in China - Why Poverty

This week another documentary, this time on poverty and education in China. It's entitled "China's Ant People" and examines the growing contradictions within the Chinese economy: the obsession with diplomas and yet the ever fewer jobs for graduates, the scams that result of this and how people make do with the situation.

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Dec 27, 2012

Child Labor in South Africa, Sex Trafficking & Discrimination

Child labor in South Africa is fueled by unemployment & discrimination that affects the black population. Extreme poverty causes extreme ways to survive

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Dec 17, 2012

Park Avenue - Money, Power & The American Dream

Continuing on the series of documentaries entitled "Why Poverty", here's the one on inequalities and the causes of poverty in the US : "Park Avenue - Money, Power & The American Dream".

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Here below is a link to the causes of poverty in the United States:

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Dec 17, 2012

Child Labor in India - Causes & Consequences

The causes & effects of child labor in India are intimately tied with extreme poverty and the failure to achieve universal education and develop schools

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Dec 04, 2012

An Animated History of Poverty - Why Poverty

These days, there's been a whole series of documentaries broadcasted around the world on major TV networks called "Why Poverty".

Today, let's look at the documentary named "An Animated History of Poverty", available on YouTube in 4 parts:

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Nov 25, 2012

Rich vs Poor: Promoting Mutual Understanding

I live in a big colony, and the building has 30 floors. There's a beautiful sea view from my house, 15th floor. But between my building and the highway

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