Posts Tagged ‘ human rights ’

Need vs. Greed

Nov 11th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Being in India – a country of 1.3 billion people – sort of puts the whole notion of sustainability on its head.  The poverty, pollution, chaos and shear numbers makes everything a challenge, to put it simply.  Here on the sub-continent, and globally, can a healthy, “resilient” environment be created in
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Babies, Poverty and Women’s Rights

Oct 7th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Poverty drives people to do some drastic things, and bearing a child for money is one of them. Commercial surrogacy is defined as when a woman is financially compensated beyond expenses associated with the pregnancy for carrying the child of another couple. India is home to a large number of surrogate mothers,
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The Links between Trade and Population: A Look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Aug 14th, 2013 | By
TPP protestors in Japan [photo credit: www.coha.org]

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org The relationship between trade and population is based on one main thing, and that is growth.  Growth of people, growth of goods and services, and growth of markets and capital. The latest population projection from the United Nations is for a world population of 8.1 billion people by 2025, and 9.6
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Consumption, Endangered Species and Human Rights

Mar 5th, 2013 | By
illegalivory

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org An international conference on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) kicked off this week in Thailand. At the two week-long conference, delegates will address how to protect endangered plants and animals around the world by implementing a ban on the illegal trade of impacted
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