The Changing Face of Caribbean Migration

The Changing Face of Caribbean Migration

Jewel Fraser – IPS – Thursday, 25 September 2014 PORT OF SPAIN, Sep 25 2014 (IPS) – Ruth Osman is attractive and well-groomed in tailored slacks and a patterned blouse, topped by a soft jacket worn open. Her demeanor and polished accent belie the stereotypical view that most Caribbean nationals have of Guyanese migrants. As […]

[Sri Lanka] Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone

[Sri Lanka] Single Mothers Battle on in Former War Zone

Amantha Perera – IPS– Tuesday, 08 July 2014 (originally published 07 Jul) VALIPUNAM, Sri Lanka, Jul 7 2014 (IPS) – The village of Valipunam, 322 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, occupies one of the remotest corners of the country’s former war zone. The dirt roads are impossible to navigate, there are no street lights, […]

Homeless Woman in NYC Strains to Pay Her Own Way

Homeless Woman in NYC Strains to Pay Her Own Way

Angeli Rasbury – Women’s eNews – Tuesday, 11 September 2012 (originally published 10 Sept) NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)–Ayanna, who does not want her full name used, has really good news. She just found a market-rate studio apartment in Brooklyn’s Flatbush area for $950 a month. After living in a city shelter since April 2010, she and […]

The feminine face of poverty

The feminine face of poverty

Helena Dalli – Times of Malta – Wednesday, 4 April 2012 (originally published 2 April) Dom Hélder Câmara, who tirelessly worked with the poorest in Brazil and for this was known as the bishop of the slums, is often quoted for when he said: “When I give to the poor, they call me a saint. […]

Madagascar woman gives honest account of life hardships

Madagascar woman gives honest account of life hardships

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) MADAGASCAR: A 38-year-old woman named Say Louise from Ilafitsignana, Madacascar has happy memories of childhood, when her father’s job with the port management authority in Fort Dauphin (and later his farming and fishing) provided for all the family’s needs. Harvests and fish were plentiful. Her difficulties came as an adult when […]

(KOREA:) A day redefined to honor single moms

(KOREA:) A day redefined to honor single moms

Lee Sun-min – Korea JoongAng Daily in association with the International Herald Tribune – Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 (originally published 20 May) ‘We challenge the government to support children in the families in which they were born.’ – Jane Jeong Trenka The stories of adoptees are often recounted in the media, especially around this time […]