Author name: Yash Gulabani

The Rise of Fast Food Culture

The Rise of Fast Food Culture: Impacts on Health and Society

Fast food has become a ubiquitous part of modern life, especially in urban areas where convenience and speed are highly valued. Originating in the United States, the rise of fast food culture has spread worldwide, profoundly impacting health and society.  While fast food offers convenience and affordability, its rise has significant implications for public health, […]

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Gender inequality

Gender Inequality and Poverty: Empowering Women for Economic Progress

Gender inequality is a pervasive issue that significantly contributes to global poverty. Despite progress in various parts of the world, women and girls continue to face systemic barriers that hinder their full participation in economic, social, and political life.  Empowering women is not only a matter of social justice but also a key strategy for

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Healthcare disparities

Healthcare Disparities: How Access to Medical Services Impacts Poverty

Healthcare disparities are a pressing issue that significantly influences the socio-economic fabric of societies worldwide. These disparities—differences in access to and quality of medical services—are closely linked to poverty, creating a vicious cycle where lack of proper healthcare perpetuates economic hardship and vice versa.  Understanding this interplay is crucial for developing strategies to improve health

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Hidden Face of Poverty

Food Insecurity in Developed Countries: A Hidden Face of Poverty

When we think of food insecurity, our minds often drift to developing nations grappling with severe poverty and limited resources. However, food insecurity is a significant issue even in the wealthiest countries, often hidden behind the façade of prosperity.  This hidden face of poverty affects millions, challenging the assumption that food scarcity is a problem

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Urban Poverty

Urban Poverty: Addressing Challenges in Growing Cities

Urban poverty presents complex challenges that require targeted interventions to ensure inclusive and sustainable development in rapidly growing cities. At Fikrah, where we focus on improving the lives of underprivileged communities, we recognize the urgent need to address urban poverty by understanding its unique dynamics and implementing holistic solutions. Understanding Urban Poverty Urban poverty is

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Quality Education

The Role of Education in Poverty Alleviation

Education is widely recognized as one of the most powerful tools for breaking the cycle of poverty and fostering sustainable development.  At Fikrah, where we are dedicated to improving quality education for underprivileged children, we understand the transformative impact that education can have on individuals, families, and communities striving to overcome economic hardship. Empowering Individuals

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Access to Technology

How Lack of Access to Technology Deepens Poverty?

In today’s increasingly digital world, access to technology is more than just a convenience—it’s a crucial determinant of economic opportunity and social mobility.  However, for many individuals and communities living in poverty, the digital divide represents a significant barrier to accessing essential resources and opportunities, perpetuating cycles of economic hardship and exclusion. Limited Educational Opportunities

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Economic Hardship

How Environmental Factors Worsen Economic Hardship?

Climate change is not just an environmental issue; it’s also a significant driver of economic hardship, particularly for vulnerable communities around the world. The impact of climate change exacerbates existing inequalities and poses additional challenges for individuals and families living in poverty. Increasing Frequency of Extreme Weather Events One of the most immediate and visible

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Cycle of Generational Poverty

Innovative Solutions to End Generational Poverty

Generational poverty, defined as a cycle where poverty persists through multiple generations of the same family, is a complex and persistent challenge facing societies worldwide.  At its core, this cycle is sustained by a combination of economic, social, and systemic factors that limit opportunities for upward mobility. Families trapped in generational poverty often lack access

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