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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University

The Many Global Currents Undermining Gender Equality

How much does the economic environment of a country generate inequalities for women? A new report on wage gaps says that disparities are only partly explained by differences in experience, education and/or occupation, proving there is much more work to be done before the world offers both genders equal pay for equal work. The report, …

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US Names First Special Envoy for LGBT Rights

The Obama administration has made a further commitment to advancing universal human rights by appointing Randy Berry the first United States special envoy to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide. The appointment comes as “the lives of LGBT people and those who support them are under increasing strain and often …

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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University

Fortified Flour Revolutionizes Health for Tribal Women in Rajasthan

A quiet health revolution is underway in villages where debilitating malnutrition had afflicted tribal people in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan, an Indian state better known for the graceful palaces, colorful festivals and deserts crisscrossed by camels luring tourists from around the world. Nutritional deficiencies are rampant in Rajasthan. A national health survey found high …

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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University

Ameerah Haq: ‘I’ve Had a Great Run — 40 Years’

Ameerah Haq, who will serve as vice chair of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s newly appointed high-level panel reviewing United Nations peace operations, has strong views on putting torn countries back together. Haq, a UN official about to retire after nearly four decades in the organization, began her career in the farming fields and villages of Asia …

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