A group of Senators and Representatives have a message for the deficit reform commission and the White House: Keep your hands off Social Security.
New Census data released this month show a “breathtaking” rise in poverty among African-American children in the nation’s capital. Three out of 10 children in the District of Columbia were living in poverty last year, according to the Washington Post.
Akimbo, the blog of the International Women’s Health Coalition blog, features Sin Nombre, a film about MDG #1, eradicating poverty and hunger globally.
RH Reality Check is highlighting Akimbo’s first ever film festival, focused on each of the eight Millennium Development Goals as a way to increase awareness of the issues about which the goals are related.
One would think that child welfare would be a top priority in a state where politicians running for office regularly list their tradition family values among their qualifications, but that is not the case.
We believe that an adolescent girl living in poverty is the most powerful person in the world. If we reach her early enough, she can accelerate economies, arrest major global health issues and break cycles of poverty.
According to a report by Gonzalo Ortiz of InterPress News Service (IPS), Ecuador has achieved a steep decline in maternal deaths and illness through a model program “centered on the mother’s needs and not those of the doctor or midwife.”
The proportion of abortion patients who were poor increased by almost 60 percent between 2000 and 2008, according to a new report by the Guttmacher Institute.
High rates of youth poverty precede high rates of teenage childbearing. Teens residing in communities with high rates of poverty, welfare use, and single-mother households are at higher risk for early pregnancy.
Last week, Senate Democrats proposed extending unemployment insurance by 14 weeks — with an extra six weeks for states with unemployment above 8.5 percent — only to have Republicans block the measure on the chamber floor.