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Resources linked to the NSW Syllabus Geography K-10 and Australian Curriculum Geography
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Which country has the highest level of well-being?

Which country has the highest level of well-being? | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Which countries are thriving, striving and struggling?
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Chart: The Decline of Extreme Poverty in Perspective

Chart: The Decline of Extreme Poverty in Perspective | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
We look at the latest data from the World Bank, which reveals a drop in extreme poverty of 1 billion people globally since the year 1990.
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Unequal Scenes - Thanks to DW Global Society

Unequal Scenes - Thanks to DW Global Society | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Thanks to DW Global Society for putting together a photo gallery of my recent images!

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• Chart: Nearly A Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors | Statista

• Chart: Nearly A Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors | Statista | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Shre of the population practicing open defecation in 2015.
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Modern slavery is a global issue. Here's whyy

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New research shows the global prevalence of slavery, and the countries worst affected by it.
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Income and Wealth Inequality

“Inequality is a big, big subject. There's racial inequality, gender inequality, and lots and lots of other kinds of inequality. This is Econ, so we're going to talk about wealth inequality and income inequality. There's no question that economic inequality is real. But there is disagreement as to whether income inequality is a problem, and what can or should be done about it. ”
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Matt Manish's curator insight, March 15, 6:33 PM
It is interesting to see how unequal some income is for people around the world. Especially in countries like China and India that have some of the world's largest populations. These same countries also have some of the lowest incomes in the world for the majority of their citizens. Adding to that, it is intriguing to see how only a small percentage of people hold most of the wealth in the world, while the vast majority of the world population aren't even close to that level of wealth. While the income inequality gap has increased significantly since the time of the industrial revolution and continues to grow bigger.
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dustin colprit's curator insight, September 29, 10:57 PM
Inequality of income and wealth has resulted in numerous issues through out history. While many people are unhappy about inequality in wealth, I don't believe it is a problem that will be worked out easily. It is unfair but in many situations, those with money influence or hold positions of power. This prevents action being taken. In other situations in equality may be a result of another issue. Hopefully the gaps in inequality and wealth will be shortened and provide aid those in poverty.
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Voters fear for the character of their suburbs as Sydney grows

Voters fear for the character of their suburbs as Sydney grows | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Schools and hospitals will be key election issues, but voters also fear for their suburbs as the city grows.
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ABC News - In one year, Australia added 400,000 people —...

ABC News - In one year, Australia added 400,000 people —... | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
In one year, Australia added 400,000 people — that’s like adding a city the size of Canberra.

But are we ready to cope with the swellin
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37 cents an hour: What Anju is paid to make your shirt

37 cents an hour: What Anju is paid to make your shirt | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Oxfam is urging retailers to ensure factory workers are being paid not just a minimum wage, but a living wage.
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How Big Water Projects Helped Trigger Africa's Migrant Crisis

How Big Water Projects Helped Trigger Africa's Migrant Crisis | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Major dam and irrigation projects are drying up the wetlands that sustain life in the arid Sahel region of Africa. The result has been a wave of environmental refugees, as thousands of people flee, many on boats to Europe.
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These cities have the world's best quality of life

These cities have the world's best quality of life | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Mercer's Quality of Living Index has looked at which cities provide the best quality of life.
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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for first time

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for first time | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Saudi King Salman issues a decree saying women will be allowed to drive by June next year, ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom's repression of women.
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These heartbreaking photos show the living hell faced by Rohingya women and child refugees

These heartbreaking photos show the living hell faced by Rohingya women and child refugees | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
A family with a tiny baby living in a concrete pipe, and another family burying a 70-year-old woman who died just days after they'd carried her all the way from Myanmar.
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More than just a phone: mobile’s impact on sustainable development

More than just a phone: mobile’s impact on sustainable development | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Phones are driving vital progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, by giving people access to basic rights like health, education and the ability to vote.
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Tracking global poverty on a daily basis | D+C - Development + Cooperation

Tracking global poverty on a daily basis | D+C - Development + Cooperation | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
The World Poverty Clock is a digital tool that shows the number of people living in extreme poverty worldwide. Its website illustrates how many people escape or fall into poverty every second. According to its data, 637 million people – eight percent of the world population – were living in extreme poverty at the end of August. The World Poverty Clock was created and is maintained by the World Data Lab in Vienna, Austria, with funding from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Homi Kharas, a Brookings Institution expert on global development advises the World Data Lab.
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• Chart: India's Toilet-Building Revolution | Statista

• Chart: India's Toilet-Building Revolution | Statista | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
This chart shows the share of India's population with access to a household toilet.
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Australia’s one per cent gets richer as wealth inequality grows

Australia’s one per cent gets richer as wealth inequality grows | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
The gap between the wealth of Australia's richest and least wealthy households has grown, a report into inequality says.
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Why Is It So Hard for Clothing Manufacturers to Pay a Living Wage?

Why Is It So Hard for Clothing Manufacturers to Pay a Living Wage? | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it

"In the garment industry, stories about workers who barely eke out an existence on 'starvation wages' are legion: Factory workers in New Delhi often describe living in makeshift hovels 'barely fit for animals.' A young woman from Myanmar might wrestle with the decision to feed her children or send them to school. In Bangladesh, sewing-machine operators frequently toil for 100 hours or more a week, only to run out of money before the end of the month. Workers have demanded higher pay in all those countries, of course, sometimes precipitating violence between protesters and police. Companies in general, however, have preferred to sidestep the issue altogether. In fact, no multinational brand or retailer currently claims to pay its garment workers a wage they can subsist on."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 19, 11:41 AM

In some ways this isn't the right question to be asking.  While clothing brands don't want the bad PR from low wages, like all businesses, they are incentivized to minimize their inputs and maximize their profits.  If capitalistic logic were completely unrestrained, this situation would never change as long as their are low-skill workers.

 

Questions to Ponder: What institutions have the ability to change this situation and what are effective ways to bring about change?  Where are textile industries located in the international division of labor?  How do sweatshops impact the places where they locate in the international division of labor? 

 

Tagsdevelopment, laborglobalization, economicindustry, poverty

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Unequal Scenes - Mexico City

Unequal Scenes - Mexico City | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Unequal Scenes, an exploration of inequality from the air
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A great series of photographic comparisons for cities throughout the world

A great conversation starter.

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Australia is a far less equal place than it was in the 1980s

Australia is a far less equal place than it was in the 1980s | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Where you live matters far more than you might think.
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Slavery is a bigger problem now than when it was 'abolished' — and it's happening here

Slavery is a bigger problem now than when it was 'abolished' — and it's happening here | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
There are more slaves now than at any time in human history. It's hidden in supply chains, but there's something the Australian businesses can do about it, writes Edward Santow.
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Teaching About the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

Teaching About the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it

"Why are hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar? Who are the Rohingya and why are they being persecuted? What responsibility does the world have to end what the United Nations is calling 'ethnic cleansing' and many are labeling 'genocide'? In this lesson, students will first learn about the crisis unfolding in Myanmar using Times reporting, videos, podcasts and photography. Then, we suggest a variety of activities for going deeper, such as tackling universal questions about national identity and minority rights, considering the responsibility of the world community, and going inside the squalid refugee camps sprawling across the border in Bangladesh."


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This issue is not as firmly fixed in our minds as it should be.  So much of our media's attention is on less substantial issues, that when they compile resources for teachers on a subject like this, it deserves mentioning.  Even if you have already read your 10 free monthly articles from the NY Times, you can still watch the video embedded in the lesson. Attached is a worksheet that I will be using in my classes (feel free to adapt and use).

 

Tags: Rohingyagenocide, migration, politicalconflict, refugeesBurma, Southeast Asia.

M Sullivan's curator insight, October 25, 2017 10:33 PM
Useful for linking 'Bamboo People' with current crisis in Myanmar
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Global challenges: Population

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Goalkeepers – The Stories Behind the Data

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For years, we’ve heard people question whether investments in the fight against global poverty have an impact. Clearly, we believe they do.
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The UN has a 17-step plan to save the world

The UN has a 17-step plan to save the world | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
At a summit in 2015, the UN agreed a set of 17 sustainable development goals to transform the world for the better by 2030. Two years on, what progress has the world made?
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These goals underpin progress to improving the wellbeing of all people but particularly those in developing countries lacking access to basic human needs

 

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Why it is so hard to fix India’s sanitation?

Why it is so hard to fix India’s sanitation? | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
INDIA vies with China to be the world’s fastest-growing large economy, but its record on basic sanitation is dreadful. Around 450m people relieve themselves in playgrounds, behind trees, by roadsides, and on railway tracks and river banks. In cities 157m urban dwellers, more than the population of Russia, lack decent toilet facilities.
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Overnight exodus: Rohingya use cover of darkness to reach Bangladesh

Overnight exodus: Rohingya use cover of darkness to reach Bangladesh | Lorraine's Human Well Being | Scoop.it
Under the cover of night, fleeing Rohingya undertake the most dangerous stage of a treacherous journey -- crossing land-mined border regions between Myanmar and Bangladesh and the silted waters of the Naf River.
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