History of insurance in India

In India, insurance has a deep-rooted history. It finds mention in the writings of Manu ( Manusmrithi ), Yagnavalkya ( Dharmasastra ) and Kautilya ( Arthasastra ). The writings talk in terms of pooling of resources that could be re-distributed in times of calamities such as fire, floods, epidemics and famine. This was probably a pre-cursor to modern day insurance. Ancient Indian […]

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Racism – America’s long history of injustice and inequality

Resources to understand America’s long history of injustice and inequality Illustration by The Washington Post; Photos by Library of Congress, AP, Washington PostBy Washington Post StaffJUNE 26, 2020    The video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis triggered protests around the world. It brought renewed attention to the high-profile deaths of black Americans during […]

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Racism Real Life Stories – Creuza Oliveira, a domestic worker in Brazil

Creuza Oliveira, a domestic worker in Brazil Creuza Maria de Oliveria was employed as a domestic worker at the age of 10. She speaks out on the rights of domestic workers. Photo credit: OHCHR The voice of Creuza Oliveira tells the story of more than nine million Brazilian domestic workers, mostly women, mostly black, for […]

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Racism Real Life Stories – Khalid Hussain, an Urdu-speaking Bihari in Bangladesh

Khalid Hussain, an Urdu-speaking Bihari in Bangladesh Khalid Hussain from Bangladesh highlights his plight as an ethnic minority. Photo credit: UN Photo Khalid Hussain is a Bihari from Bangladesh.  He describes the Urdu speaking Biharis as the most disadvantaged group in Bangladesh because they are not recognized as citizens in the country they regard as […]

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Racism Real Life Stories – Honourable Al Shaymaa J. Kwegyir, an albino in Tanzania

Honourable Al Shaymaa J. Kwegyir, an albino in Tanzania Voices Event: Everyone affected by racism has a story that should be heard. © UN Photo/ Patrick Bertschmann Al Shaymaa J. Kwegyir, a Tanzanian member of parliament describes albinism as a “disability just like any other form of disability” but in Tanzania it’s a condition where […]

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Racism Real Life Stories – Elena Gorolová, a Roma in the Czech Republic

Elena Gorolová, a Roma in the Czech Republic Elena Gorolova highlights the plight of Roma women, during a UN Human Rights side event of the Durban Review Conference titled: Voices. © UN Photo/ Patrick Bertschmann Elena Gorolová and her husband had always dreamed of having a little girl. Blessed with the birth of two sons, […]

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