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Women empowerment in Nepal

Women’s empowerment and gender equality in Nepal remains far from being totally achieved. In general, Nepali women get married soon, have little or no education (especially in rural areas), depend on men, etcetera (Volunteers Initiative Nepal, n.d., and Gentle, 2019). As Volunteer Initiatives Nepal states, “If a woman does not feel safe within a society […]

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Power of corporations

This past year, I’ve had the opportunity to take sustainability and impact-oriented courses at HEC Paris and realized our generation, more than ever, is able to combine both the desire to help others and society with classic corporate functions. Businesses around the world are becoming more environmentally and socially-minded in their values, operations, initiatives, communications, […]

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Hashtags won’t put an end to racism

@ChiaraFomia Once in a while, being black becomes a gruesome spectacle, meaning that what is normally an arduous private identity suddenly becomes a public one. A black man is brutally killed by a white police officer in the US, and on the spur of a moment the whole world is sympathetic to the race. All […]

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Gender and Development

@ChiaraFomia What is the first thing that comes to your mind if I say “gender”? and what do you think about if I say “gender equality”? I’m ready to bet that the majority of you will have instantaneously thought about “female and male” as a reply to the former question, and about “women” – or […]

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Is Poverty a Death Sentence?

@ChiaraFomia We live in a world where sleeping under a roof is a luxury today. I felt guilty for sleeping under a roof last night. When I was breathing in the fresh air in my airconditioned room, people in a city across the globe were running away from their villages to survive. Their air was […]

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Impact of Public Investment on Economic Growth

@ChiaraFomia In this article, I’d like to explore how economic growth and the “welfare state”[1] are affected by public investment. The effect of public investment on economic growth is very country-specific, indicating that each nation has different public investment scenarios. Public investment can be defined as investment by the state in particular assets, and it […]

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The problem of Africa’s misrepresentation in the press coverage

@ChiaraFomia If you ask someone raised by Western culture how he or she imagines Africa, there will appear words such as poverty, hunger, tribes, conflict, illiterate, starving children, diseases, misery, uncivilized, untamed, savage, wild animals. We look at Africa with the wrong glasses on, feeding stereotypes and myths. Most of them come from mass media. […]