SOCIETY AT LARGE

Society at large

This category offers some sort of flexibility and probably brings some sort of relief to those who can’t easily get into ‘standards” boxes. Here contributors can write in general about society, always from the social perspective. I do not want to write anything more, it is up to you, your creativity to find a way to fill this space

Doing Things for Ourselves

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It's not about building walls and barriers, it's about removing them. A visit to Nogales, Mexico to see how they build all terrain wheelchairs

Social Intrapreneurs: a missing component that can make the difference

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There has been a lot of talks about social entrepreneurs but a new concept is emerging: social intrapreneurs, those insiders who can change the system from within.

Dreams do come True

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The Wichita Bash was a wonderful college wheelchair basketball event organized by the American Collegiate Society for Adapted Sports. The Director is 21 year old Rob Egan who had a dream when he was 14 to do more with athletics for people with a disability who are attending college

The Uncertainty of Tomorrow: Life of a Person with Disability without Parents

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As a disability inclusive development worker my thoughts are that there needs to be an incorporation of a welfare system that ensures children with disability can continue to enjoy the highest affordable standards of life even after the loss of their parents or guardians.

Better international co-ordination could lead to more worldwide benefits from migration (FROM OECD)

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Perspectives on Global Development 2017 presents an overview of the shifting of economic activity to developing countries and examines whether this shift has led to an increase in international migration towards developing countries. The report focuses on the latest data on migration between 1995 and 2015, and uses a new three-way categorisation of countries.

Timothy Garton Ash wins the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen for 2017

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The famous British historian wins the prestigious award for "is contributions to the debate surrounding European values and populism"

Speech of Vice President Jo Biden at World Economic Forum, Davos

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A great speech from a great man, Vice President Biden, speaking about the challenges liberal democracies and the entire world are facing.He talks about globalization, social inclusion and social stability. He talks about "common sense" steps to increase access to education and other empowerment opportunities.

The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017 ( ECONOMIC WORLD FORUM/DAVOS)

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Slow growth and rising inequality have reached a tipping point in many of the world’s advanced economies. The World Economic Forum's Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017 lays out strategies for cutting the current vicious cycle of stagnation and polarisation of income and opportunities.

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The shared society: British Prime Minister's speech at the Charity Commission annual meeting

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Theresa May set out her vision for the shared society, the government's role within it and how to transform mental health support.

Arizona Welcomes Refugees

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One group that is doing its best to welcome refugees into the US.