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The Female Face of Poverty

The Female Face of Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Seah Wanling | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.

Via Greg Russak
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After reading this article, I learnt a lot of new things about poverty. I never knew that more than 100 million Americans lived near the brink of poverty. And the fact that 70% of them are woman and children is even worse as not only does the adults have to face poverty, even the small children have to start suffering at such a young age. This really makes me treasure what I have now as not everyone is lucky enough to not be in poverty. After reading this article, I wonder why so many people are facing poverty.

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Sean Lim Lin Yuan's comment, January 27, 8:29 PM
good morning I have commented
Joan Tan's comment, January 27, 8:33 PM
I agree with you, Sabeen, but other than telling what happened, you can also include some solutions in which can help them.
Boyd See Jun Pung's comment, January 28, 7:47 PM
I agree with sabeen.The feminism of poverty can be described as a movement in political, economic and social equality for women, and is closely related to Liberalism. Feminism sees discrimination as a distinction of unequal treatment from all social, political and economic access for women. Feminism of poverty reaches all women, Black, White, Asian or English. It has been around since the beginning of time. Women have taken the role of mother, maid, cook and lover. Inferred from text. Those most likely to live in poverty in the U.S. are women and children. This is referred to as the feminization of poverty; increasingly the poor included unwed mothers, separated and divorced mothers, serving as the head of households
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Govt sets aside $250 million for matching grants to national fund-raising movement

Govt sets aside $250 million for matching grants to national fund-raising movement | Poverty Assignment by_Seah Wanling | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE - The funds will go to the Care and Share movement, a national drive launched last October to encourage donations and volunteerism in the run-up to the Republic's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015.Get a copy of The Straits Times or go...

Via Alwin Ng
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I always knew that singapore’s government have always been trying to help the needy people. I really respect the government after reading this as they are really trying very hard to reach out for the needy people and is doing their best to help them. This article taught me that we should always help the needy as much as we can and realize that there are people in poverty living among us.I am really happy that the government would be raising funds to help them. I wonder if the amount of people in poverty are decreasing.

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Alwin Ng's curator insight, January 20, 5:43 AM
I know that government in singapore works to help the people and improve their everyday lives.They will use the money wisely and help the people that is living in poverty. The big idea of this particular article is that, the government is helping the people by giving them a huge increase of cashflow.i now have a new respect for the government in helping the people.i would wonder how will the money be spread out among the whole of singapore
Mirzan Hyder's curator insight, January 26, 5:33 AM

Its good that the government has planned to people who are suffering in poverty. Good news is that government is giving increase of salary and cash to the needy families. I hope that his plan will be carried out successfully. I am satisfied to know that our government are taking initiative to help the need families and i respect them. But is the money they have put in enough for sure?

Zemus Koh's curator insight, January 27, 7:27 AM

I scooped this article as it shows how much effort the Singapore government are putting in to get their fellow Singaporeans out of the poverty line. The fact that the government has set aside a whooping sum of $250 million just to help the needy shows that they are very keen on helping the less fortunate. Also, the Prime Minister of Singapore also mentioned that they are caring and supporting not because the law or government says so, but beacuse it reflects the values of our society, and our mutual care and empathy for our fellow Singaporeans. This really heartens me and makes me proud to be a SIngaporean! :)

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The Female Face of Poverty

The Female Face of Poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Seah Wanling | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.

Via Greg Russak
seah wan ling's insight:

After reading this article, I learnt a lot of new things about poverty. I never knew that more than 100 million Americans lived near the brink of poverty. And the fact that 70% of them are woman and children is even worse as not only does the adults have to face poverty, even the small children have to start suffering at such a young age. This really makes me treasure what I have now as not everyone is lucky enough to not be in poverty. After reading this article, I wonder why so many people are facing poverty.

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Sean Lim Lin Yuan's comment, January 27, 8:29 PM
good morning I have commented
Joan Tan's comment, January 27, 8:33 PM
I agree with you, Sabeen, but other than telling what happened, you can also include some solutions in which can help them.
Boyd See Jun Pung's comment, January 28, 7:47 PM
I agree with sabeen.The feminism of poverty can be described as a movement in political, economic and social equality for women, and is closely related to Liberalism. Feminism sees discrimination as a distinction of unequal treatment from all social, political and economic access for women. Feminism of poverty reaches all women, Black, White, Asian or English. It has been around since the beginning of time. Women have taken the role of mother, maid, cook and lover. Inferred from text. Those most likely to live in poverty in the U.S. are women and children. This is referred to as the feminization of poverty; increasingly the poor included unwed mothers, separated and divorced mothers, serving as the head of households
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Ending Extreme Poverty in the Congo: Education

A discussion and pictorial view of poverty in the Congo. It's about the hunger, illiteracy, and suffering endured by poor Congolese. Congo is the poorest countries in central Africa.

Via Kirill Klyuyev
seah wan ling's insight:

I always knew that poverty had connections with not having an education and I find it very sad that children in congo stops going to school once they reach puberty because of the poor sanitation. Education is very important, and everyone should have a chance to get an education.  This article changes my attitude towards education, that anyone who has a chance to be able to get an education should take it and treasure it. After reading this article, I wonder if anyone has tried to do something about their poor sanitation.

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Muhammad Ishbir Azhad's curator insight, January 30, 2013 4:57 PM

The people living in poverty carry alot of diseases and thus the diseases is a setback for their education. Some of these people are too sick to go school. Some even die from these diseases. Girls drop out of school when they reach puberty because of inadequate sanitation facilities at school.They get these diseases due to unsafe drinking water, no proper meals and others. They are lots of ways to stop this so that they can have proper education. We could raise funds to buy safe water for them so that they could concentrate on their education and not the diseases. We could also help them by donating books so that they could refer to it.

Fabregas Vengaadesh Cena's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:51 AM

From this article I can understand that due to poor sanitization many people cannot attend school. I guess this is because they are too ill to attend school and if they do the disease would spread and it would slowly become an epidemic. The poor also do not have enough money to buy medicines of get medical help. It is mainly the girls who are affected because there is not many medical benifits there.Hence we as students should try our best to provide some help for the poor like books and writing materials. 

Ho jun rong's curator insight, January 26, 4:35 AM

This is my insight using C-E-C thinking routines. Firstly, i knew that lack of hygenic food would cause problems for students. I also knew that females are mistreated in some countries. What i did not expect was when the article reported that diarrhoea is the biggest child killer in Africa. Before i read the article, i had never thought that lack of food hygiene can be the deadliest killer. This led me to wonder whether the government knew of this problem and how they are going to solve them.