Author: Sabine Poux

Sabine writes for The Borgen Project from Middlebury, VT. She is fascinated by political science, public health and gender studies! Sabine loves finding ways to connect her various academic passions, which span a wide range of topics and fields.

SEATTLE — When clean water is scarce in a community, everybody suffers. But around the world, water insecurity disproportionately affects women and girls. They are involved in every step in the process of water use, from collecting and transporting it from the source to allocating and using it in the home. Yet, women are often left out of the discussion when it comes to making policies to increase water security. The daily walk to fetch water can be perilous, and the women and girls who make the trek may encounter sexual or physical assault along the way or face conflict…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of Congress possess express powers delineated by the Constitution, among them the powers to make laws, regulate commerce and declare war. Due to the significance of such responsibilities, politicians must satisfy certain qualifications for Congress if they wish to run for office. Representatives in the House of Representatives must be at least 25 years old to run. They also must have been a U.S. citizen for seven years prior to running and must be a resident of the state they are elected to represent, though they do not necessarily need to live in the same district.…

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MIAMI — In a display of multinational unity, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, members of the Mexican government and officials from neighboring Central American countries met for the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America. The much-anticipated event took place in Miami Florida on June 15 and 16. The conference, sponsored by the U.S. and Mexican governments, discussed strategies to increase development in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The three countries make up Central America’s “Northern Triangle.” El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras face corruption and instability at staggering rates. In 2015, El Salvador…

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SEATTLE — One in three victims of human trafficking is a defenseless child. Child trafficking preys upon the powerlessness of children, forcing them to face unspeakable risks such as death threats or other forms of coercion. The many causes of child trafficking primarily focus on exploiting children for labor, sex or some other profit motive. One of the main causes of child trafficking is the vulnerability of children. Children can be manipulated at the will of the trafficker in ways that more aware, self-protective adults cannot. Additionally, if a child’s parents are out of the picture, the child possesses even…

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