Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Thursday, January 07, 2016
What if your friend bragged that she'd just bought a brand of jeans because she'd checked out the company's practices and made sure they were ethical — no child labor, no polluting the environment by the manufacturer.
Maybe you'd thank her for the info, even be inspired to change your ...
Friday, January 01, 2016
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
How do you get boys to treat girls as their equals?
The question is an urgent one in India – where women face some of the world's highest rates of sexual violence and domestic abuse. Many groups are trying to combat the problem with programs to empower girls and women. ...
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
The United States spends more on international aid than any other nation — more than $32 billion a year. Yet it has come in near the bottom of a newly released ranking that scores the wealthiest nations according to how much they help the world's poorest people.
Perhaps not surprisingly, ...
Sunday, December 06, 2015
What if you could never get a good night's rest? Some low-income people around the world face that challenge. A team of researchers is investigating whether sleep deprivation keeps some in poverty. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on Dec. 2, 2015.)
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Blame it on France.
China is the most troubling example of a government using national policy to engineer the size of its population with its decades-long one-child policy.
But the idea has its roots in late 19th century France. And it was expanded on in the mid-20th century by scholars ...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Mahendra Sharma is director of an unusual charity: It's effectively a boarding school for child brides. It's called the Veerni Institute and it provides free room, board, health care and schooling to about 70 girls from villages surrounding the northern city of Jodhpur. Child marriage is a long-standing practice ...
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
If you fall seriously ill in Poland you can count on good care at a private hospital but should probably steer clear of the public ones.
In Botswana, an otherwise survivable road accident could prove deadly owing to lack of good care. But in some areas of neighboring Namibia there's ...
Saturday, August 01, 2015
It's an open secret among journalists: When reporting a major news story in an unfamiliar country, it's great to have a "fixer."
That's the catch-all term we use for our local guides to language and logistics — the people who can translate documents, interpret during interviews and generally help you ...
Monday, July 13, 2015
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Monday, July 06, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
It seems like a no-brainer: Offer kids a reward for showing up at school, and their attendance will shoot up. But a recent study of third-graders in a slum in India suggests that incentive schemes can do more harm than good.
The study, a working paper released by the ...