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Haroon Yasin Announced As Waislitz Global Citizen Award Winner

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Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, Founder and CEO of ColdHubs, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award Winner

Farhad Wajdi, Founder and Executive Director of Ebtakar Inspiring Entrepreneurs of Afghanistan Organization, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Choice Award Winner

Muzalema Mwanza, Founder and CEO of Safe Motherhood Alliance, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award Winner

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Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, Founder and CEO of ColdHubs, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award Winner

Farhad Wajdi, Founder and Executive Director of Ebtakar Inspiring Entrepreneurs of Afghanistan Organization, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Choice Award Winner

Muzalema Mwanza, Founder and CEO of Safe Motherhood Alliance, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award Winner

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Using Tech-based Solutions to Tackle Global Poverty

Social entrepreneur Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organization, argues that digital technology can be used to create opportunities for the world’s poorest populations, but a joined-up approach from stakeholders is needed
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The challenge of ending poverty for the world’s 3.7 billion poor is larger than any one entity can solve. Crucially, this task also presents a market opportunity so large that there is more than enough work for all active stakeholders to engage in. More than ever before, digital technology is making these opportunities easier to harness.

5 Stories of Youth Unemployment Worldwide from the GroundTruth Project

Children International Youth Contribute Their Stories to The GroundTruth Project
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(originally published in The World Post)

By Eric Johnson, The GroundTruth Project

Right now one-third of young people around the globe, between the ages of 15 and 29, aren’t in school or in the workforce. What are the factors driving this unemployment crisis, and what could help address it? 

Facts About Global Poverty and Employment

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Facts About Global Poverty and Employment

“Get a job!” If only it were that easy. Stable employment is key for escaping poverty, which is why Children International works so hard to help teens find it. But significant barriers to finding jobs stand in the way. When work is available, it is often no cakewalk.

Facts About Global Poverty and Empowerment

Children International Gives Kids Access to the Basic Tools They Need to Succeed
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Facts About Global Poverty and Empowerment

Empowering kids is a big part of what Children International does. But what does it mean? Giving kids access to the basic tools they need to succeed. Instilling in them confidence that they can break free from poverty. Building them into engaged citizens of their communities. To name just a few, of course!

Did you know that worldwide, 2 billion people are without any kind of bank account?

Facts About Global Poverty and Education

Education Is One Key Area of Focus in Children International's Poverty-Fighting Approach
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Facts About Global Poverty and Education

Everyone knows that education is important, but its role in giving kids a ticket out of poverty is huge! Learn more about just how essential education is and see why it’s one of the key areas of focus in Children International's poverty-fighting approach.

Did you know that a woman’s earning potential will be up to 20% higher for every year of schooling she completes?

Facts About Global Poverty and Health

Poverty and Health Are Strongly Linked - That's Why Children International Focuses on Improving Health for Kids
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Facts About Global Poverty and Health

Poverty and health are strongly linked. Health problems can plunge people into poverty or keep them from escaping it, and those in poverty are more likely to suffer disease because of lack of treatment. It’s why Children International focuses on improving health for kids.

Did you know that each year, 2 million children die from preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia because families can't afford treatment? 

Global Poverty Facts

Children International Is Focused on Ending Poverty by Helping Children and Youth
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Global Poverty Facts

How does health impact poverty? Does a lack of education cause poverty, or does poverty create a lack of access to education? And can poor health impact education, too? Yeah, it gets complicated. Cause and effect can be difficult to pin down. In reality, all of these challenges are intertwined.

Visit children.org to check out some facts about poverty that may surprise you. 

 

Twenty Years of Women's Financial Inclusion

by Gayle Gatchalian, Senior Associate, Knowledge and Communications, Women's World Banking
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Women's World Banking is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section

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Women's World Banking is a partner of Cisco CSR. Cisco sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section

5 Ways Trade Can Deliver for the World’s Poor

It's time to take the conversation about trade and poverty to the next level.
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by Ritu Sharma | Trade and Poverty Expert

Just about every day, UPS drops something at my doorstep. As a working mom with two busy boys, my store of convenience is the world as I shop online.

As an advocate for women in living in poverty worldwide, I often wonder if the goods I’ve just received through global trade made life better for the person who made them.

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