Violence against women

Ending violence against women, one man at a time

2014.07.23 The most widespread epidemic in the developing world isn’t HIV or malaria, it’s violence against women. In India, there are 230 million young men under 18 years old, and of these men, an estimated 116 million of them will grow up to be abusive to women, a number that is almost three times the…

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Values and morals, past and present

2014.07.21 America’s growing obsession with the media has led to a decline in morals and values over the past fifty years. As the popularity of television grew in the 1950s, so did America’s obsession with celebrities and the latest technological advances. Nowadays, society is completely consumed by technology every minute of the day. Americans are…

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Registration opens for the Singapore International Energy Week 2014

2014.07.17 Ana Shell Media Press is pleased to be a media partner of Energy Market Authority and support the 7th Singapore International Energy Week. Registration for the 7th  Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2014 opens today. Organised by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) since 2008, SIEW has developed over the years into a leading forum for discussing…

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Living together before marriage harms women

2014.07.17 [Nowadays] young American women face a new and unexpected form of oppression by men. It’s not in the arenas we’re accustomed to: the workplace — where young women in major American cities now routinely make more money than young men do — or education, where women earn close to a whopping 60 percent of…

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A green new deal for the economy

2014.07.17 A new report released by the World Bank has said something that many of us have been arguing for a long time – that dealing seriously with climate change will not damage the economy, as many sceptics claim, but will instead actually boost it. The Bank found that climate change mitigation and adaptation measures…

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Gender issues and sustainable development: we need to pay more attention

2014.07.16 The term ‘sustainable development’ was first used by the Brundtland Commission in its 1987 report Our Common Future. It defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Two factors critical to sustainable development are access, at reasonable coats,…

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From baby boom to bust

2014.07.15 Over the past half-century the most profound influence upon the great majority of humankind has been the vast and gentle decline in the size of families. In 2014 (or thereabouts—such things are approximate) this huge change will reach a milestone. In the world’s most populous continent, Asia, the total fertility rate will fall to…

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Europe is stronger united than divided

2014.07.15 Once again, the UK is being extremely silly when it comes to the important topic of Europe – a shame for all those of us who think a strong UK presence in the EU is important. This time around, the British Prime Minister David Cameron has been opposing the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as…

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