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Facebook unveils dedicated fundraisers for charities

Social media giant Facebook has continued its push to become the go to place for raising money and tackling social issues, launching dedicated pages, where Not for Profits can raise money for specific campaigns.

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Equal pay for women 118 years away

The gender pay gap is closing so slowly that women will not receive pay parity with men for another 118 years, according to the World Economic Forum.

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Can institutions care? An analysis of Pope Francis' call to care

Can institutions care? Well, not really says academic and philosopher Maurice Hamington. Only people can care. However institutions can provide the social structure to support caring if they do not allow ideological limitations to get in the way.

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Who supports Australian aid?

ANU researcher Terence Wood says there are good reasons for knowing who supports aid such as parts of the population may be more easily mobilised by campaigns that can have an influence. 

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Why Abdelhamid Abaaoud wanted to die

The battle against the Islamic State will not be won in Raqqa. It’s about giving young men with a death wish a reason to live.

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Does our corruption look big in this? SDG 16 and the problem of measurement

Negotiation over how to measure the SDGs has been intense. Grant Walton believes this is exemplified by the discussion about the best set of indicators for achieving SDG 16 – which is to: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

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Indigenous people ignored in climate plans, seek voice at UN talks

To make their voices count in the two-week talks in Paris, hundreds of indigenous leaders living on the frontlines of climate change - from sinking Pacific islands to the melting Arctic and Indonesia's burning forests - will attend the summit.

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Norway vows to strengthen laws to fight modern slavery by signing U.N. treaty

Norway recently vowed to ramp up its fight against modern slavery, becoming the second country after Niger to approve a United Nations treaty designed to give countries the legal muscle to combat forced labour and trafficking.

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How the refugee crisis is hurting foreign aid

Faced with the arrival of record numbers of asylum seekers and shrinking levels of public sympathy, more and more European countries are using their foreign aid budgets to foot the bill of feeding and housing the newcomers.

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Ian McInnes: Cash greatest help in a disaster

Donations to reputable agencies best way to aid our Pacific neighbours as they weather cyclone season.

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