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  • The Best and Worst Countries for Paid Maternity Leave

    The Best and Worst Countries for Paid Maternity Leave

      Paid maternity leave is a privilege that is granted to would-be-mothers or new mothers. Paid maternity leave entitles a mother to take leave from office for a stipulated time immediately before or after child birth and still get her monthly salary. Maternity leave is basically provided to enable a mother to fully recover from
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  • Exploring the Extent to Which Nations Have Controlled Corruption

    Exploring the Extent to Which Nations Have Controlled Corruption

      Corruption is when a person, who is in a position of authority, indulges in unethical or dishonest conduct for his or her own personal benefit. Corruption involves many unethical practices such as embezzlement or bribery. Corruption can have a damaging effect on the economy of a nation. Corruption may lead to undermining investments in
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  • The Best and Worst Countries for Workers

    The Best and Worst Countries for Workers

      Workers are a significant part of the economy and play a vital role in the development of a nation. Despite their importance in the progress of a nation, worker’s rights continue to be curtailed in many nations around the world. The International Trade Union Confederation is regularly releasing the Global Rights Index, which measures
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  • Child Marriages: A Human Rights Violation

    Child Marriages: A Human Rights Violation

      Child marriage, which is the union of two people before the age of 18, is being practiced since ancient times. Though in the modern world the incidence of child marriage has decreased, still its practice continues to be widespread. Child marriage is in fact a violation of the human rights. Though, child marriages can
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  • India Has Witnessed the Most Environmental Protests

    India Has Witnessed the Most Environmental Protests

      Protests are a platform for people to voice their grievances against their respective governments, or organizations. Many a time, protests have been organized by people against projects that are harmful for the well-being of the environment. These protests may range from being relatively peaceful to the ones that have seen governments suppressing them, due
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  • Modern Slavery: A Scourge of the World

    Modern Slavery: A Scourge of the World

      Slavery was one of the most abhorrent and disgusting man-made tragedy. It not only wrecked the lives of the people who had the misfortune to fall in its trap, but also that of the affected person’s family members. Slavery was once widely practiced; however, in the modern age all of the recognized countries have
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  • Global Hunger Index: Africa the Worst Affected by Hunger

    Global Hunger Index: Africa the Worst Affected by Hunger

      It has been estimated that right now there are approximately 800 million people in the world who are suffering from chronic undernourishment. Despite progress being made on this front, it would still be a tough battle to eradicate hunger entirely from the world. However, there is a disparity among nations regarding the Global Hunger
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  • Gender Gap: It Is Good To Be A Woman In Iceland

    Gender Gap: It Is Good To Be A Woman In Iceland

      The world has largely shaken off its patriarchal mindset. Many governments around the world have realized that the economic and social progress of their respective nations is linked to providing their womenfolk equal opportunities in the service sector, pay, educational attainment, political participation and many other aspects. Today, more women can be seen in
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  • Females Around the World Face Hurdles to Economic Empowerment

    Females Around the World Face Hurdles to Economic Empowerment

      Governments around the world are working towards empowering women to participate fully in all spheres of life. Positive steps have been taken in this regard by reserving seats in the parliament as well as providing them better educational and health facilities; but, is it enough? In promoting women’s empowerment it is critical that their
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  • The World’s Most Generous Nations

    The World’s Most Generous Nations

    Disclaimer: This Article and the map image is based on the findings of Charities Aid Foundation. Copyright to the findings/data belong to Charities Aid Foundation exclusively. The findings are used in this article in good faith, for information purpose only without any intention to claim any rights on the findings. The world is becoming a
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