Women’s NGOs play crucial roles in development projects in numerous developing countries. A study conducted by Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, at Western University, and Dr. Kate Grantham, Research Associate, International Development, at McGill University, found that women NGOs in India and Tanzania “were easily marginalized and trivialized” once the projects they would have initiated got off the ground.
Some critics argue that the neo-liberal policies advanced by powerful non-governmental organizations, NGOs, limit states’ influence and sovereignty while benefiting NGOs. In Africa, NGOs also place Africans at the mercy of donors.
Since there is already an “enormous number of charities in the world,” most of which compete with other charities for our hard-earned donations, does it make any sense for celebrities to create their own charities?
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other tech billionaires are creating a quintessential philanthropy for the 21st century. For example, they aren’t interested in old-school philanthropic galas and endowing their alma mater.
UN peacekeepers were directly responsible for the 2010 cholera outbreak in in Haiti. Last week Sec-General Ban Ki-moon finally admitted “moral” responsibility, but offered only a “half apology” to Haitians.
If you want to help Haiti recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, don’t donate to the American Red Cross. That’s the message from some Haitians.
In a recent open letter, 17 chief executives of some of the UK’s most well known charities confirmed their support of proposed tough rules against aggressive fundraising techniques exploiting vulnerable members of the giving public.
According to The Guardian (UK), aid from western countries mask the $60 billion looting of Africa by foreign multinational companies.