In this section, the declarations, agreements, and resolutions concerning the international community are analyzed in depth.
Human Trafficking: Not a New, But a Crucial Issue
Sitting on our comfortable couches, laying down on our beds thinking we are safe and sound, but are we really? In a world where annually circa 1,000,000 people, 27% being children, are being kidnapped, pressured, tortured, and trafficked from one continent to another, how can we be 100% sure that we will not be the next? This vast humanitarian crisis is in urgent need of more attention, and thus, we are here to shed light on this topic and voice the unheard.
Minimum Wage Arguments: Is Surviving Affordable?
The world has been going through a pandemic and an economic crisis simultaneously for the past year. As we all experienced and observed which jobs are essential for the survival of society, we also realized that most of the essential workers are paid minimum wage. Minimum wage is defined as "the minimum amount of remuneration that an employer is required to pay wage earners for the work performed during a given period, which cannot be reduced by collective agreement or an individual contract" (1); however, it is most likely to be the expected wage in an entry-level job or jobs that do not require "high-skills". Unexpectedly, many countries are adjusting their minimum wages since 2020.
The Greatest Strike Ever: Indian Workers’ Strike
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The working class emerged from the industrial revolution in the late 18th century. As the industrial revolution brought new definitions, new global rules have also emerged. By the 20th century, human rights issues became one of the most important goals of the industrialized civilization. And perhaps the most fundamental right for a worker is the strike action right. Today, we will examine the greatest strike ever, the Indian Workers’ Strike.
Inequality Series Part 3: Income Inequality and Gender Wage Gap
Different jobs pay different wages, hence, there is income inequality in the world. Of course, it is not that simple and there are many factors that create this inequality. We discussed the history and the current status of capitalism and neoliberalism many times on PRESENT, in this article, we will look at the unjust part of this system in two parts: Income inequality on a global and national level, Gender wage gap on a global level.
Human Development Index: What is it? What does it do? and Is it Enough?
You probably heard the term Human Development Index or its abbreviation HDI before but what does it really mean? HDI is an annually conducted index released by the United Nations Development Programme or UNDP for short. The original creator of the index however is Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq and he says that he created it "to shift the focus of development economics from national income accounting to people-centered policies''.
Inequality Series 2: Racial Inequality
For the second article of our inequality series, we will be covering racial inequality and we will try to handle topics such as its history, how it got legitimized through time, and what it is and what it is not.
Inequality Series Part 1: Gender Inequality
Political equality refers to the state of each member or group in a society holding equal standing in terms of social, legal, and economic rights. While the concept itself is easy to understand, it is certainly proving to be difficult to uphold even in the countries with the most developed sense of human rights.
Understanding The Purpose and Inner Workings of the World Bank