Strong trade unions have been responsible for many of the worker's rights gained across the world, including the 5 work-free weekend, the 4- hour working week, annual leave, parental leave and minimum wages.
Meaning to love together with, compassion involves allowing oneself to be moved by the suffering of other. It motivates people to go out of their way to alleviate this suffering and is at the core of social justice advocates and movements.
Meaning the love of humanity, philanthropy is now known as a term to define "private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life". It does so by using social science and humanistic tradition.
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
On 17th May 1990, the WHO removed homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses. Even if queer people can live more openly nowadays and acceptance increases, violence and hostility are still part of the everyday life of many gays and lesbians. In countries such as Iran or Saudi Arabia, there is even the death penalty for homosexuality. Better World Info stands for more tolerance and against homo-, bi-, inter- and transphobia!
Inequality in the U.S.
Economic inequality is a growing problem that prevails in every country around the world. In the US it has reached a level similar to the one seen in the Great Depression. In 1965 a CEO earned 24 times the average worker income, it went up to 185 times in recent years. Disproportional economic growth and tax evasion creates a gap that increases steadily day by day.
GOP Tax Scam
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: Gone are the personal deductions average people rely on and tax deductions are limited. This Republican tax plan now clearly reveals itself as an instrument to make the wealthy richer, and the middle class poorer. In return the super rich and corporations continue to fund GOP candidates and Trump.
Fight for $15
This is an American political movement, that started in 2012 with the goal of advocating for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $15 USD per hour which has been at $7.25 per hour since 2009.
An estimated 1 million people are homeless worldwide and 1.6 billion people have inadequate housing. Interrelated with poverty, this puts people at risk of being unable to find a steady job and income.
Are you interested in private initiatives focusing on quality of life for the public good? Find out what philanthropic donors and foundations are doing!
Everyday, social entrepreneurship is becoming more popular worldwide as a result of individual and collective aim to achieve social change through business.
A life-changing social process based on giving people tools to gain power and confidence to control their own life and defend their rights.