World Water Day 2018 and Cape Town’s unprecedented water crisis reminds us to get serious about water crises related to climate change, population growth, waste, and mismanagement, says David Suzuki.
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More than a thousand women condemn sexual misconduct in international aid sectorMore than a thousand women condemn sexual misconduct in international aid sector
More than 1,100 women living and working within the international aid sector in 81 countries have signed an open letter demanding that women be "taken seriously by men and decision makers in humanitarian and development organizations".
The Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal signals the arrival of the moment for an honest public conversation about charities' role in society, the white saviour mentality, gender relations, charity accountability, and the impact of western aid and power in developing countries.
Like political campaign contributions, today's self-interested foreign aid often supports badly-designed development projects, imposes foreign investor-friendly policies on recipient countries, facilitates access to intended beneficiaries' resources, helps aid-giving countries to look good on the world stage, all the while making unquestioning taxpayers in aid giving countries feel good about their