Author: Stephanie Singh

Stephanie writes for The Borgen Project from Toronto, Canada and Bronx, NY. Her academic interests include cell and molecular biology.

SEATTLE — According to the World Health Organization, approximately one in three women have been victims of a violent crime such as sexual assault. Seventy-one percent of all victims accounted for in relation to human trafficking have been identified as female. The World Bank reports that deaths related to violence against women and girls were caused by someone the victim knew about 38 percent of the time. It has also been reported that 200 million women have experienced female genital mutilation. High Rates of Violence Against Women in India Lead Engineers to Take Action Violent crime against women is a…

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SEATTLE — Clean water is a basic necessity that 2.1 billion people on the planet do not have access to. The lack of clean water leads to poor health, which prevents people from being able to work or become educated, thereby continuing the cycle of poverty. Lack of clean water can be caused by pollution, climate change, disease, water stress and shortages because of growing demand. In many cases, humans play the biggest role in creating these issues and are also the ones that can ultimately solve the problem. The Impact of Ocean Pollution Approximately 1.4 billion poundsĀ of trash ends…

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SEATTLE — According to the U.N., the world’s population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion in 2050 and further increase to 11.2 billion by 2100. For a lot of developing countries, this rapid population growth makes it more difficult to eradicate poverty and ensure food security. As a result of these concerns, more research is being dedicated to achieving global food security through a common practice known as biotechnology. By definition, biotechnology is any technological approach that makes use of biological systems, organisms or the like to make new products or modify current ones for a singular purpose. Biotechnology…

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SEATTLE — For many celebrities, fame is not just a means of filling bank accounts but a tool that can be used to bring awareness to various causes. Eighteen-year-old actress Bailee Madison is one of these philanthropic celebrities who strives to make a difference and uses her platform to inspire and encourage others to get involved. From as early as nine years old, Bailee Madison has made it a point to mention how passionate she is about giving back to communities and addressing the most important global issues. As a result, she is an active supporter of causes such as…

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