The Wikiprogress Team reports on the latest activity from our network!
Key contributions this month
- Wikigender hosted an online discussion on Empowering Rural Women. Read highlights from the discussion, including GPRNet member Leigh Gatt on the issue of measurement. Full transcript of the discussion is available in PDF format.
- GPRNet member Beat Huser added two new indicator projects: MARCO indicators: a progress initiative that uses 75 indicators grouped into 5 key topics to measure the quality of life for the people in Waikato. Waikato Regional Council - regional indicators that show key changes to ecosystems in the region.
- New article on the Occupy movement started; calling for contributions on inequality, unemployment and civic participation
- Call for papers from the Expert Meeting on Social Capital Workshop organized by Maastricht University
- In the lead up to Rio+20, issues of sustainable development are once again in the spotlight. See updated initiatives in the UK, Canada and Ecuador.
- Report released by Save the Children has found that nearly half a billion children are at risk of devastating and irreversible damage from malnutrition. A Life Free From Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition has found that every hour 300 children die because of malnutrition.
- In the first ever online discussion, Wikigender asked how can social networks foster gender equality? See the results of the online discussion here on the Wikiprogress Prog Blog.
From the Community Portal
- This month the UNDP released the 2012 Caribbean Human Development Report finding crime is one the main challenges threatening economies and livelihoods.The region is home to 8.5 percent of the world’s population, yet it concentrates some 27 percent of the world’s homicides.
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Stories from the Month
Home to 8.5
percent of the world’s population, Latin America and the Caribbean concentrates some 27
percent of the world’s homicides. Violence and crime are therefore perceived by a majority of citizens as the greatest challenge faced by the region. (UNDP HDR Report
A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is I wish I hadn't worked so hard
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