Friday, 21 October 2011

The week in review

Hello, glad you could join us for the Wikiprogress week in review, a handful of headlines that have caught our eyes over the last week. You can find all news articles and blog posts on the progress community in the Wikiprogress Community Portal

On Libya post Qaddafi
Messy Politics, Perky Economics (The Economist 08.10.2011)
In an article written only 12 days before the death of Muammar Qaddafi, the Economist looks at the economic growth that is slowly creeping back to Libya's cities.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on Libya, more specifically the section progress and the Arab Spring

On progress
On October 20 the CIW released a comprehensive composite index designed by an interdisciplinary team of accomplished Canadian and international experts to measure the overall wellbeing of Canada. It shows that Canadians’ quality of life hasn’t improved at anywhere near the pace of economic growth as measured by GDP. 
See more and contribute to the article on the Canadian Index of Wellbeing

On feminism
The manager of Womankind Worldwide writes for the Guardian detailing the groundbreaking gender equality initiatives coming from developing countries; one example given is the work KMG Ethiopia did to help reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation from 97% to 4%.
See a collection of initiatives from around the world in the Wikigender category Initiatives and add your initiative

On the #Occupy movement
As of last weekend, the Occupy movement has camps in 951 cities in 82 countries; this number is still growing. Guardian data journalist Simon Roger’s maps the protests and gives scope to the rapidly expanding movement.
Read more on the Occupy Wall Street movement in Angela’s Prog Blog post

That’s all from us this week- we hope you tune in the same time next week. In the meantime, if anything interesting passes your desk that you would like to see in the next Wikiprogress week in review, please tweet it to us @Wikiprogress or post it on our Facebook page.

Yours in Progress,

Philippa Lysaght 

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