Category Archives: Human Rights

On Social Media: Technological Revolutions in the Making

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Tweets.

That’s what fuelled Arab Spring. The revolution triggered by Mohamed Bouazizi, a young Tunisian street vendor, who set himself on fire on Dec 17th 2010, was set ablaze by social media. Continue reading On Social Media: Technological Revolutions in the Making

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Thriving in a jobless economy

ieKMrJFF01vIThe statistics are startling: according to the International Labour Organization 6% of 15 to 24-year-olds in developed countries, or 75m, are unemployed. A number higher than ever before, 26m, are among the NEETS (Not in Employment Education or Training). According to the Economist, 290m, or a quarter of world’s youth, are neither working, nor studying. Tough times call for a change in career strategy.

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Poverty. The Danger of a Single Definition

The post is not meant to answer questions. It’s meant to question what we think we already know. It’s not condescending, except when it comes to my vision – of what I used to think that I see, hear or understand.

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Cliffs made of Glass – the new battlefield in the fight for gender equality

Meg Whitman was appointed  as Hewlett-Packard’s  CEO in September, 2011 – during one of the most critical moments the company faced. Virginia Rometty took the reins of traditionally male-dominated, century-old IBM in January, 2012. 37-year-old Marissa Mayer became the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Yahoo, in the summer of 2012. They were all poised on glaff cliffs and the latter was one of the steepest ever seen.