The subject of this post is something that came to mind when I was travelling through Asia, by train (an experience I can recommend to everyone). It was a large trip through several countries, and aside from the beautiful sights I came across there were a few countries that had less pleasant sights of waste and garbage that was collected everywhere but in a professional waste disposal plant. At times it was so bad that the smell of rotten food penetrated the train, which is probably the moment that this subject was born.
You see, it’s one thing that governments refuse to regulate waste disposal and choose to have their garbage laying on the streets, but what really strikes me is that people apparently live in these circumstances without any trouble and nobody seems to care about the waste and stink around them. You would think that somebody would stand up and start an organizations to get rid of the garbage, but no, it’s a thing that is commonly ignored by the whole population.
It makes me proud and happy that I live in a country with regulated waste disposal, and after reading some of the best reviews we can all help and do our personal bit for a clean environment.
And as I was travelling plans came to mind to help sell and install disposals in peoples’ sinks, but then I realized this would not work. It’s just not in their culture. I have even witnessed people walking by bodies without a sign of disgust, the lack of hygiene is so deeply rooted in their society that an approach like this wouldn’t help.
In my opinion there’s just one solution, and that is the government. They should first help build awareness, and then deal with the problem as soon as possible.
The world is progressing at an unbelievable rate, yet the health issues of a third of the world’s population remain un-addressed. About 85% of the world’s population does not have access to a proper functioning toilet. Water borne diseases are spreading like wild fire. According to a report, every year more children die of diarrhoea than of AIDS.
The lack of toilets is more prominent in rural areas than urban areas, yet they affect all of them likewise. Poor sanitation is a cause that people are suffering from diseases which were unheard of decades ago. This is a crisis, faced by every country, but the governments are turning a blind eye to them despite the fact that these diseases are the major cause behind the hospitals being over crowded.
Access to proper sanitary conditions is a basic right of every human being no matter rich or poor. The third world countries are suffering the most, there is no concept of toilets in the villages whatsoever, causing poor health conditions.
Those of us who have access to a proper toilet will be disgusted by the sight of people excreting waste in open. This unattended waste does more harm than a drone attack would.
Water is one of the most precious things on earth; for without it we can’t live. While it can be abundant, not all people can have access to clean, potable drinking water especially in poor nations. Having safe water and maintaining our overall wellbeing go hand in hand. Unfortunately for many people in Africa and some Asian countries, clean water is scarce. Countries all over the world have expressed the utmost importance of having access to safe water being a top factor of our survival.
That’s why it is truly miserable if people can’t have access to clean tap water for their various household and personal uses. And more importantly, we know how easily people can get sick with fatal diseases by simply drinking unsafe or contaminated water.
Anyone from poor countries (without access to safe water) can get sick of any of these diseases: diarrhea, worm infestation, and trachoma. Who knows, there could be other water-borne health conditions that unsafe water can do and that can cause death to any infected individual.
Now the globalized world has even posed more threat to people’s access to potable fresh water. While it brought progress, industrialization unfortunately has also polluted our water resources. Unless proper garbage and waste regulation is implemented by all governments across the globe, we can only expect the worst consequences.
As mentioned in my plaint on women rights in Asia the situation seems to be on a standstill for ages. However, I recently noticed that the conditions are improving in a few countries. In most countries women already earned the right to vote (as a result of a struggle which lasted ages!). But today, we also see women in important political positions, and that’s a major step forward.
However, the struggle is far from over yet. Women may have gained some rights, but they are still deprived from many others.
The government needs to take major steps to empower women. The dowry tradition leads to forced marriages, these forced marriages result in divorces, which leaves the single, helpless mothers to take care of their children. Worse still these women are shunned by the society and their own families.
This is why governments should provide financial aid for single mothers. This aid can be provided as microloans or through NGO’s, so women can work while staying at home and start their own small businesses.
Laws should be made to eradicate evils like domestic violence, forced marriages, polygamy and many others.
And to enhance the rights of women to inherit properties and other valuables, the already present laws should be implemented und fulfilled.
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Women around the world are helping in the development of their nation. In the progressed parts of the world women now have same rights as men. They work day and night tirelessly to help make their identities strong, which in turn makes their lives and by extension their nations strong. In the developed countries many initiatives are taken to empower women to help them build their identities as individual personalities so that they can be known by their own names. And so they are not condescended by their fathers, brothers, husbands or in some cases sons.
While women of the modern world are playing their parts in leading their nations to prosperity, women in Asian still remain enslaved and powerless. Totally dependent on the men of their tribes, they are still deprived off their basic human rights. They are at home moms, slaves, and this is not where it ends, they are subjected to violence and misbehaviour, they do not have any rights whatsoever. This is a major setback for countries such as India, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Pakistan and even China. A nation which doesn’t let half of its population to contribute towards its development, what hope does it have for any progress? Asian governments should pay attention to women rights. While gender discrimination is known to be a major issue in Africa, women in Asia are completely alienated from making important decisions as well.
And it’s time we do something about it.
The world is suffering from an evil of poverty. Sure, there are progressed nations in the world but the majority of the world population remains poor. About three quarters of the world’s population lives below the rate of poverty.
Underdeveloped countries that are facing this evil are having a hard time trying to survive. South Korea is one of these regions, and even though it’s not one of the least developed countries, it has to face difficulties due to extreme climate changes.
South Korea is located around 43. north latitude and has four distinct seasons, but the winters are extreme and very long due to cold winds from Siberia and Manchuria. The severe winters cause rivers to freeze over for three to four months and snowfall to lie for long periods of time. Korean people have to fight for their survival.
Due to these severe winters the water freezes over and people have difficulty doing their daily chores. Bathing water and drinking water has to be heated over stoves, the Koreans do not have the facilities of centrally heated water like other developed countries in winters. Farmers have difficulty feeding and washing up after their cattle.
Is there something to be done about this problem? It seems so, but I’ll leave that for another post.