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African youth fight poverty through education

By: Jared Knoll “I believe that this young, brave and educated generation can make change in society and make the world a better..

January 30, 2014 with 1 Comment

Making ends meet: How Ottawa’s anti-poverty resources help those in need

By: Ellen Cottee JHR Carleton In the lounge of The Ottawa Mission, a shelter and resource centre for the homeless in downtown Ottawa, four..

December 18, 2013 with 0 Comments

Digging up the future

In Hollywood “romcom” movies, you’ll sometimes see the male lead whisk away his lady in a blindfold for a surprise holiday. When..

May 9, 2013 with 0 Comments

When Household Chores become Human Rights Abuses

At eleven years old, Thema, a native of Kumasi, hopes to be a nurse when she grows up. Currently, however, she is employed wandering..

July 13, 2012 with 0 Comments

Children in Malawi run away due to lack of food

Co-written with Sibongele Zgambo from Zodiak Broadcasting Station  Its 10 p.m. in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, and the nighttime vultures..

May 15, 2012 with 0 Comments

Rationing Out Equality

Dakurah Rubby is from Sankana, a small rural community in the Upper West region, where many families(including her own) depend highly on..

August 23, 2010 with 1 Comment
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Speak is an online magazine that publishes and discusses rights media pieces. Rights Media is the process of writing, collecting, editing, producing and distributing media that creates societal dialogue on human rights issues. Speak magazine mainstreams human rights issues through, progressive, balanced and objective reporting into everyday news stories.

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