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Far From Home: Migrant Workers: Keeping Them Safe
posted by dharisha on Wednesday October 16, @11:01AM
from the in-the-line-of-duty dept.

gender "After four years of nursing school Jasmin Ortillano, 23, was poised to attain the Filipino dream: a job not in her native Manila but rather some thousands of miles away in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There, in a place where she faced potentially life-threatening mistreatment, separation from family and no social life there was one huge draw: a $500 monthly salary -- more than twice what she could hope to earn at home even if she was lucky enough to find a job there at all. The pay would support her parents and six siblings."

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Whose War Is It, Anyway?: A Model United Nations Security Council
posted by dharisha on Sunday October 13, @04:38PM
from the the-real-thing-sucks dept.

peace Laura writes:

"I recently attended a Model United Nations Security Council meeting in London, and it opened my eyes to the world that we all live in and the quick fire resolutions drafted and accepted by member countries of the organizations set up to keep peace in the world.

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debt and employment: Maintaining Sickness
posted by dharisha on Sunday October 13, @05:05AM
from the keeping-their-hands-tied dept.

poverty Dr Motilal Sharma, has served as an international civil servant for about two decades. He has seen development activities from different sides - from the angle of the beneficiaries and the angle of the Donors. In the following stories he has attempted to distill these lessons, since he believes that like in the Bible, the best and most important messages are delivered effectively as parables.

This story is about a village in India, where the head of a poor family was very much in demand by the villagers and the community. When meetings are held with politicians, or on national occasions like Independence Day, or on religious or social occasions, the local leaders and villagers always invite him to chair the event.

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Whose War Is It, Anyway?: Mantaining peace
posted by a_reader on Saturday October 12, @12:27PM
from the good-examples dept.

peace Peloyame Modisaotsile, 16 writes:

"It was on the 11 of September 2001 when I took a dictionary to have a look at what peace really means. The reason being that on this day we heard of peace destruction and terrorism which destroyed many people's futures and hopes.

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Learning At Whose Cost?
posted by dharisha on Saturday October 12, @05:59AM
from the look-what-we-picked-up dept.

poverty Dr Motilal Sharma, has served as an international civil servant for about two decades. He has seen development activities from different sides - from the angle of the beneficiaries and the angle of the Donors. In the following stories he has attempted to distill these lessons, since he believes that like in the Bible, the best and most important messages are delivered effectively as parables.

"There was a small barbershop in Dhaka, where I used to go for my haircut during Bank Missions. Here you can find courteous service, a clean shop, cheap price, and the owner, an old man, always personally attended to me.

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