INTERVIEW:  Voters in canton Aargau have decided to deny Swiss passports to people who have received welfare assistance in the last ten years. Creating this additional hurdle portrays social assistance in a poor light, says one...

BLOG: While it’s hard to be precise, the world is currently on track to heat between 3-5 degrees. Already, after 1 degree of warming from pre-industrialised levels the climate crisis is changing the world for children in...

The UN economic and social chief on Monday called on the international community to redouble efforts to rid "the world of this inhumane scourge that is homelessness." At the Commission for Social Development second plenary meeting,...

President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election-year budget plan on Monday that recycles previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and Medicaid to promise a balanced budget in 15 years — all while...

OPINION: The 2018 poverty statistics are out. There were dramatic strides never seen before in decades: national poverty incidence fell to 16.6 percent in 2018 from 23.3 percent in 2015. In effect, the number of poor people went...

The cash payout to vulnerable groups could be adjusted for annual inflation if the State implemented the recommendation of a new study. The study, funded by World Food Programme (WFP) and Unicef, notes that the impact of Kenya...

A U.N. human rights expert on Friday lambasted Spain for its treatment of its poor, saying the country's post-crisis economic policies have benefited businesses and the wealthy, but have left many ordinary people way behind. U.N....

BLOG: The United States is the only industrialized nation with a maternal mortality rate that is on the rise, increasing 26 percent between 2000 and 2014. Also concerning are the stark racial disparities in maternal mortality: Black...

Finland is switching up its parental leave laws, and this time, the government says they're putting children at the center. Finland's new family leave policy would give 164 "daily allowance days" to each parent, or about seven...

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is set to collaborate with USAID and the World Bank to finance a large-scale programme for disability and women empowerment in the country. The...

OPINION: The benefits of paternity leave are well-documented. When fathers equally share the duties of rearing newborns with mothers, family bonds are strengthened and all involved are healthier and happier. That, in turn, flows...

OPINION: More than 100 years ago, the International Labor Organization adopted the Maternity Protection Convention 1919 (No 3) suggesting 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, free healthcare during and after pregnancy, protection from...