Category: Me Rescuing Me

Initiatives developed by local individuals to address issues they are personally impacted by or that exist in their own community.

The Women’s Revolution

A week before the Egyptian revolution began last month, Asmaa Mahfouz, an Egyptian activist, released a vlog that quickly went viral and is widely credited with sparking the protests that eventually ended the thirty-year reign of dictator Hosni Mubarak. In the vlog, Mahfouz challenged any men who did not think women should be protesting to …

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Successes and Failures of Community Health Programs

In 2006, the World Health Organization estimated a shortage of 4.2 million health workers, making the lack of health care professionals a global problem.  In 57 countries, there are less than 23 doctors, nurses and midwives for every 10,000 people. In addition, these workers are often concentrated in cities and areas inaccessible to the rural …

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Farm Subsidies in Africa and USA

Following my previous blog discussing how rich-country agricultural subsidies hurt developing countries in Africa, this video provides a picture of the ways some African farmers are struggling to sustain themselves. While Subsidizing Poverty (Part One) discusses how rich-country subsides contribute to poverty through price depreciation, this video explains how subsidies implemented by poor countries actually …

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