Social Science in Politics

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Though some academics may call for neutrality or objectivity in their work, they cannot deny the fact that the world will still respond subjectively to their work. Such is the case for social sciences, which has been a key discipline in politics and policy making.

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IPCC Report Climate Change 2014: Impact, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Climate change has been a heated issue for many years, and it has recently been refueled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, released on March 31, 2014. Many already know that climate change has meant worrying trends like warming temperatures, rising sea levels, and more. However, the recent IPCC report highlights these concerns in greater depth and shows how this issue involves everyone—spanning all oceans and continents, on human and natural systems. [Read more...]

Typhoon Disaster Recovery in the Philippines

It’s a long road to recovery in the Philippines after the typhoon disaster, with sanitation, health, and infrastructure badly damaged. Give2Asia is working with our partners at LiveLeaf, Jordan International Aid (JIA), and Lions of Life to regain healthy lives in local communities by sending medical aid and medical teams. See our partners’ work in action through our Youtube video.

Although we are different organizations, we all share similar goals. At LiveLeaf, they are committed to building a more sustainable health future for everyone by pairing technology and medicine. JIA’s mission is to respond to natural disasters with development aid for sustained recovery. Lions of Life is supported by the Lions Clubs International organization dedicated to community service. Combined, we are committed to supporting healthy lives and recovery from natural disasters.

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The Importance of Women’s Empowerment-Happy International Women’s Day from Give2Asia

 

intl women's dayOn the eve of International Women’s Day, Give2Asia would like to reiterate the importance of women’s equality and empowerment. In a quote from current UN-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, we’re reminded; “Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination, and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all”.  [Read more...]

China Foundation Center and The Hudson Institute Redefining Global Aid

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In early December of 2013,  The Hudson Institute released its Global Philanthropy and Remittances report. This report detailed aid and philanthropic trends with a special report which included data from the last eight years on the recently emerging economies of Brazil, India, China, and South Africa. [Read more...]