The week in global news
The Global Legacy Award goes to…?
Cue drum roll.
Right. Naturally. Of Course. We totally picked him too.
We don’t understand why people are so outraged at Save the Children’s decision to choose an accused war criminal to receive the award. He totally deserved it for his “leadership on international development.” And while this may signify that we can no longer rely on political activism from large and professional charities, we don’t believe any mistake was made, because if a mistake had been made, surely STC would have said, right?
Americans are protesting across the country due to a grand jury’s decision not to prosecute white police officer Darren Wilson for shooting dead Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson.
Police cleared large protest sites in Hong Kong on Wednesday, but protestors returned and violent clashes continue.
And 40,000 Masai people will be evicted from their homeland in Tanzania, because the Dubai royal family bought the land to hunt big game.
This week on the blog
Volunteering abroad with children: A game of double standards?
Working with children in Western countries requires qualifications and background checks. Not so in developing countries. Ruth Taylor asks what’s with the double standards?
Fair trade: All it’s cracked up to be?
Fair trade-certified companies are ethical and sustainable, and they pay their workers a living wage. Right? Liza Moiseeva investigates how fair trade really affects farmers.
This week in globaldev
Pictures: Workers in the informal economy
The death of international development
Say ‘burn rate‘ one more time
Raising the minimum wage isn’t enough
Doing development differently
Video: Why are some people poor and others are rich? (08:47)
Fundraising Director: An experienced fundraiser is wanted to raise much needed funds for a Speech Therapy program in Cambodia. | OIC: The Cambodia Project
Featured image is Tony Blair, UK’s former Prime Minister. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.