Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Help for the Homeless

Today, some facts and figures about homelessness in the US from PBS:

A neat LA Times article about a new technology designed to improve upon the living conditions of the homeless.. kind of.

Visit the Home of the EDAR for more info on that.

In other news, Dr. Helene Gayle offers Obama some advice: Fight Extreme Poverty!
Yet women and girls are disproportionately marginalized. Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours and produce half its food, yet earn only 10 percent of the world's income and own less than 1 percent of its property. Approximately 500,000 women die each year in childbirth—a number unchanged in more than 20 years—and almost all those deaths are due to preventable causes.

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