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Typical Construction Features that Reduce Damage and Loss

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http://visual.ly/deadliest-natural-disasters

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Typical Construction Features that Reduce Damage and Loss

This image shows, what a house owner can do to prevent and mitigate a disaster. It shows several measurements which can be taken to make property more secure. ... Read more about Typical Construction Features that Reduce Damage and Loss

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Future Generations: An Organization Working to Alleviate Poverty

Organizations Working to Prevent or Treat Global Infectious Diseases

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International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Doctors Without Borders

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Organizations Working to Prevent or Treat Global Infectious Diseases

This picture gives the reader some basic information about two organizations working to prevent and treat global infectious diseases in the developing world. ... Read more about Organizations Working to Prevent or Treat Global Infectious Diseases

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Relationship Between GDP Per Capita and the Global Gender Gap Index of 2009

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World Economic Forum

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Relationship Between GDP Per Capita and the Global Gender Gap Index of 2009

This graph shows the relationship between per capita GDP of individual countries (or the average amount earned per person per year) and the Global Gender Gap Index Score (or the amount of money a woman makes for every dollar earned by a man with the same job). There is a clear, positive correlation between per capita GDP and the Gender Gap Index Score. ... Read more about Relationship Between GDP Per Capita and the Global Gender Gap Index of 2009

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World Literacy Rates (1985-2005)

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http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=838865&show=html

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World Literacy Rates (1985-2005)

This chart shows both global and regional literacy rates over a period of twenty years (1985-2005). While overall global levels have risen dramatically, education for women and in the least developed countries continues to lag. ... Read more about World Literacy Rates (1985-2005)

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Major Causes of Death of Children and Infants (2000-2003)

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http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/83/4/interview0405/en/index1.html

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Major Causes of Death of Children and Infants (2000-2003)

This chart shows the major causes of death of children (5 years and under) and infants using data from 2000 to 2003. These diseases are mostly preventable or treatable, demonstrating the importance of prenatal care, access to healthcare, and female health education. ... Read more about Major Causes of Death of Children and Infants (2000-2003)

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Women should be focus of energy expansion plans, says UN

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Fiona Harvey
Women should be focus of energy expansion plans, says UN
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Women should be the focus of efforts to bring access to modern energyto those who lack it, a new United Nations report has found, as bringing energy to women and girls helps lift communities out of poverty and improves health. ... Read more about Women should be focus of energy expansion plans, says UN

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Report says women’s lagging political, economic status in Asia a liability for future growth

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Elaine Kurtenbach
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SHANGHAI — The 2 billion women in Asia are still paid less than men for similar work and are extremely underrepresented in top leadership positions, according to a report that estimates limits on female employment cost the region $89 billion a year in lost productivity.

The Asia Society survey on women’s status in health, education, economic activity and political leadership urges improvements to ensure the region benefits fully from its underused pool of human talent.

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Starving in India: The Forgotten Problem

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Ashwin Parulkar
Starving in India: The Forgotten Problem
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These days, Indian policymakers are debating how to create a vast new food entitlement program. There is talk of poor households struggling to cope with high food prices and malnourishment among their children.

What you don’t hear much about, however, is the most tragic and outrageous consequence of India’s failure to feed its people adequately: starvation deaths. ... Read more about Starving in India: The Forgotten Problem

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