Category: <span>Social Justice</span>

Ethics Over Price: 5 Fairtrade Products You Should Consider Buying Regardless of Cost

Ethics Over Price: 5 Fairtrade Products You Should Consider Buying Regardless of Cost

It’s no secret that we’re living in an age of conscious – and confused – consuming. We want to know everything and anything about what we’re wearing, eating and drinking. But we’re not necessarily willing to act on that information and change our purchasing behaviour. The recent findings from Choosi’s Modern Conveniences and Ethical Purchasing...

The Problem with Microcredit

The Problem with Microcredit

It can be hard to do good, writes Jennifer a week ago. I must add, it gets harder when the platforms through which well-meaning people try to do good become co-opted by the powerful to protect their own interests. Microcredit is a perfect example. What is microcredit? At its core, microcredit is a mechanism that...

On Giving Money To The Poor

On Giving Money To The Poor

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I vaguely remember seeing a version of this quote two decades ago, printed on a poster that’s attached to the wall of my Grade 2 classroom. Like most children in the...

#LoveWins

#LoveWins

When I received this piece from Filipino writer Rav De Castro and had learned that it had not been published, I knew that I would publish it. I was born in the Philippines and when I was two years old, my parents moved the family to Australia. Growing up in a pretty secular society afforded me the...