BLOG:  Advocacy group Parents At Work says Australia's approach to paid parental leave "requires an urgent rethink from both government policymakers and employers". The organisation's founder Emma Walsh told ABC Radio National's...

As Egypt’s poor fall between the anvil of low income and the hammer of price hikes, social protection programs become increasingly deemed as a vehicle for ensuring social and political stability. To this end, the Egyptian...

The government will deploy new social welfare attachés (SWAs) abroad to extend assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) based on a new law...

Un estudio advierte que los apoyos sociales en América Latina no siempre ayudan a superar la pobreza y, ante la falta de un método para medir su alcance y resultados, podrían terminar alentando la economía informal. ...

Opinion: The world has made impressive strides in reducing extreme poverty, but that progress has slowe dconsiderably in recent years. The good news is that inequality between all people worldwide has declined since 1990, mirroring...

OPINION: It’s time for dads to shoulder the nappy bag. In some ways, gender equality has come a long way in the last 50 years or so. It might seem...

Raising wage floors is one way to reduce inequality and stimulate recovery in Europe. A big uplift in the Spanish minimum wage this year provides a test bed. The Socialist-led Spanish government which emerged last summer approved by...

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that old age pension scheme had come into force last month itself and nearly one lakh people had already started getting pension under the scheme in the state...

Skint pensioners are finding it hard to make ends meet with their available funds with half a million taking out cash from their pots in the past year. A quarter of retired people have been forced back to work because they are...

A new social welfare law that would see beneficiaries of cash subsidy programmes merged under one umbrella is to be submitted this week to parliament for discussion before it goes to summer recess. The new law includes the criteria...

The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan has made a change to the "Order of placing persons (families) living in difficult living conditions in state institutions of social services," Trend reports. According to these rules, today,...

The "Cash for Work" project launched by UNDP in northeastern Nigeria is still a success. In addition to the salaries received for cleaning up their city, vulnerable populations in Maiduguri will benefit...