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Statement 1 Of all Americans, African-American men fear violent crime the most. African-American young Statement 1 Of all Americans, African-American men fear violent crime the most. African-American young men are more than five times more likely to be murdered than young white men. http: //www. citymayors. com/society/usa-youth-jail. html

Statement 2 In Burma (Myanmar) private email accounts like yahoo, hotmail and gmail are Statement 2 In Burma (Myanmar) private email accounts like yahoo, hotmail and gmail are banned. A cell phone must be registered with the government, and sim cards cost over $2, 000. Illegal possession of a cell phone can lead to a sentence of life hard labour. Personal interview

Statement 3 In Pakistan, traditional laws deny women many of the human rights given Statement 3 In Pakistan, traditional laws deny women many of the human rights given to men. A Pakistani woman can be killed if she brings shame on her family. According to Amnesty International, hundreds of these ‘honour killings’ take place in Pakistan every year. Amnesty International Report 2008 http: //thereport. amnesty. org/eng/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan

Statement 4 Workers in Guangdong province, China earn $1 a day to break up Statement 4 Workers in Guangdong province, China earn $1 a day to break up electronic equipment known as ‘e-waste’. Much of this comes from rich countries. The work is dangerous too. Workers do not wear protective clothing, and toxic materials seep into the ground. Water from local wells is now too polluted to drink. Global Eye: Focus on China: Spring 2004 http: //www. globaleye. org. uk/secondary_spring 04/eyeon/index. html

Statement 5 There is enough food in the world to feed everybody, but about Statement 5 There is enough food in the world to feed everybody, but about 900 million people go to bed hungry every night. Many of them are children. Worldometer http: //www. worldometers. info/

Statement 6 A child dies every 15 seconds from water-related diseases. Global Express edition Statement 6 A child dies every 15 seconds from water-related diseases. Global Express edition 42 “Where to now … to make poverty history? ” October 2005 Development Education Project, Manchester, UK http: //www. dep. org. uk/ge/gepreveditionlist. php

Statement 7 100 million children in the world are too poor to go to Statement 7 100 million children in the world are too poor to go to school. Global Express edition 42 “Where to now … to make poverty history? ” October 2005 Development Education Project, Manchester, UK http: //www. dep. org. uk/ge/gepreveditionlist. php

Statement 8 Some women in Eastern Europe put themselves at great risk to make Statement 8 Some women in Eastern Europe put themselves at great risk to make a living. They are smuggled illegally (or ‘trafficked’) into Western European countries to work. According to the United Nations, ‘human traffickers’ make profits of $32 billion a year. BBC News: “Trafficking: A very modern slavery” February 2008 http: //news. bbc. co. uk/2/hi/europe/7243612. stm

Statement 9 In 2007, world food prices rose by 40%. Rising food costs affect Statement 9 In 2007, world food prices rose by 40%. Rising food costs affect everybody, but some families spend up to 80% of their incomes on food. These families are struggling to survive. BBC News: “UN warns on food price inflation” March 2008 http: //news. bbc. co. uk/2/hi/in_depth/7281686. stm

Statement 10 Each year, 17 million people die of diseases that we can cure. Statement 10 Each year, 17 million people die of diseases that we can cure. Global Express edition 42 “Where to now … to make poverty history? ” October 2005 Development Education Project, Manchester, UK http: //www. dep. org. uk/ge/gepreveditionlist. php

Relative Poverty vs. Absolute Poverty Relative Poverty vs. Absolute Poverty

Dimensions of Poverty 1) Economic – what you own, earn, buy and consume 2) Dimensions of Poverty 1) Economic – what you own, earn, buy and consume 2) Human – your health, education, nutrition 3) Socio-cultural – your status, dignity 4) Political – your rights, influence, and freedom 5) Protective – your security and level of risk

United Nations Millennium Goals United Nations Millennium Goals