Large corporations use around 180.12 billion U.S. dollars each year in total on advertising alone, this amount of money goes over the GDP of some countries around the world, and it keeps on increasing every year. It comes as no surprise then that, as more advertising is made, more companies need to find simple and effective ways to sell their products. A common technique used by the most powerful corporations around the world today is explained in the saying: sex sells. Nowadays with the global influence of pornography, companies have started using sexual imagery as a method to promote and... [+] Read more
When we had our session with Ulrike Haupt who works for "Menschen für Menschen" in Ethiopia we discussed among other things the issue how women can be empowered in a patriarchal society. In her opinion, one tool to give autonomy to women is the lending of micro-credits. I want to give further information on the topic of micro-finance and discuss if it is a means to empower women.
We as members of welfare states often try to find a way to change poor situations in other countries for the better. Obviously, the intervention by foreign nations is a delicate topic, especially when it comes to the... [+] Read more
Although recently, the Yemenite legislative has set a minimum age for marriage, child marriage is still practiced in Yemen. Especially in rural areas with many poor people the conditions for girls are very precarious. I want to tell you more about child marriage in Yemen and introduce further literature about this topic.
The situation in Yemen
According to Human Rights Watch, around 52% of Yemeni girls are married before the age of 18, and 14% before they turn 15. Until the law changed,... [+] Read more