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My Fight to End Polio

Eradicating a disease that once paralyzed more than 400,000 children a year is within reach. Setting targets, as the Millennium Development Goals did, really can make the difference with the right approach and constant refinement. So let’s rid the world of polio by 2019 – we can do it

Why Aren’t Women’s Rights Human Rights?

Fifty years on from Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, some argue feminism has caused more problems than it has solved. But while arguments continue to rage about what the status and roles of women should be, too little real progress has been made.

The Ideas Column - William Cobbett

Within the next few decades the majority of the world’s population will be housed in cities of all sizes. The urbanization of the human species is rapidly nearing completion, with the focus now on Africa and Asia.


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