The rise in inequalities – whether they are based on gender, the economy or race – hinders development and social link all over the world. From the new theories in economy to the requests of a revolted people, our December 6th development press review tackles the latest news concerning inequality.
Investing in community-wildlife integration projects would be more effective to save the rhinos in South Africa than investing in protective paramilitary operations, states a recent report from Global Risk Governance Programme. The fate of humans is intimately linked to that of the rhinos.
“ One of the biggest drivers of rhino extinction is social inequality ” , Maverick Insider, 4 December 2018
As peoples take to the streets in different parts of the world to protest the rise in fuel costs, economist James Boyce explains why inequality increases environmental damage–albeit not equally.
“ How inequality increases environmental damage for everyone (but not equally) ” , The Real News, 27 November 2018
Rise in inequality and in financial insecurity, loss of trust in a global system which seems rigged to favor the richest 1%… These are consequences of a vicious spiral created in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. Economists Joseph Stiglitz and Branko Milanovic call for immediate action.
“ The world’s paying too high a price for inequality… and it needs to be addressed quickly ” , South China Morning Post, 4 November 2018
Young Haitians are protesting to ask for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, elected two years ago. Since his election, he has been suspected of corruption. This adds up with unkept campaign promises and the rise in inequality to fuel the people’s discontent.
“ Haiti hit with more violence amid third day of protests ” , VOA Africa, 20 November 2018
On 3 December, Burkinabe took to the streets of Ouagadougou to protest the rise in fuel prices. 40% of the population lives below the poverty line in the country of Honest Men, yet the government spent €4.5 million in luxury cars just six months ago.
“ Burkina Faso: Protest against fuel price increase ” , Africa News, 30 November 2018
Under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, more and more women are appointed political responsibilities. In this male-dominated society where successful women are congratulated by being called “manly”, will this be enough to trigger change?
“ The women smashing Ethiopia’s glass ceiling ” , BBC News, 18 November 2018
In the countries where economic recovery has at last been announced, researchers in the social sciences point out the emergence of a new type of poverty: it’s employed, feminine and made to feel guilty.
“ Increasingly chronic, diverse and female: poverty in times of recovery ” , Equal Times, 13 November 2018
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