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5 Ways Humanitarian Bots Can Save the World

Mariya Yao | TOPBOTS | November 6, 2016

Fifteen year old Sarafina, a female student in the capital city of Liberia, had a distressing problem at school: Her math teacher refused to give her a report card unless she had sex with him. Every day at school, he would request sexual favors and touch her inappropriately. Embarrassed, Sarafina kept the issue hidden from everyone, even her parents, until her father overheard a sexually harassing phone call the teacher made to their home. Sarafina’s father successfully confronted the man and got the report card, but his daughter was reprimanded for reporting her teacher’s sexual advances and forced to move to another school...

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Homelessness, Hunger, The Immiseration Of The Unemployed, Decimated Head Start Programs And Public Schools: All Brought To You, Courtesy Of The Sequester

Kathleen Geier | Washington Monthly | July 14, 2013

The federal budget sequester — that Rosemary’s baby that resulted from the unholy alliance between political elites’ bipartisan fetish on the one hand, and their austerity mania on the other — continues to wreak havoc in the lives of millions of Americans. Like a particularly nasty and tenacious social disease, it is the gift that keeps on giving. Read More »

House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee On Economic Opportunity Hearing

Press Release | Middle East North Africa Financial Network (MENAFN) | June 27, 2013

H.R.331, direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit the centralized reporting of veteran enrollment by certain groups, districts, and consortiums of educational institutions; H.R.821, to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide surviving spouses with certain protections [...]. Read More »

Lost Among Us: New Veterans Programs Aim To Reach Homeless And Mentally Ill

Jennifer Berry Hawes | The Post and Courier | November 2, 2013

It is a mighty goal — to end veteran homelessness by 2016. Sounds a bit lofty even. But the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been putting its money where its PR is. Read More »

Qbase Wins Department Of Veterans Affairs “Project REACH" Challenge

Press Release | Qbase | April 24, 2013

Qbase LLC, a leading provider of information technology services, business intelligence solutions, and geographic search technologies, is pleased to announce that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected the Qbase Homeless REACH mobile application as the winner of their Project REACH [...] initiative. Read More »

State Grappling With Costs Of Veterans Homes

Michael Gardner | UTSanDiego.com | May 6, 2013

Pressure is mounting on California officials to contain the ballooning costs of retirement homes for veterans so more money can be freed to provide other essential services for the next generation just returning home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »

VA Harnesses Big Data For Broader Impact

Judi Hasson | AOL Government | August 23, 2012

Dr. Stephan Fihn is sitting on the edge of a revolution at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where big data is becoming easily accessible for clinicians and analysts throughout its 160 hospitals. Read More »

VA Head Envisions Big Improvements In Backlog

Rick Maze | Military Times | November 11, 2012

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki vows that major improvements are just over the horizon for veterans seeking benefits and health care. Read More »

Veterans Affairs Tackles Homelessness Among Vets In Pacific Islands

Clarissa V. David | Saipan Tribune | August 24, 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made “great” progress the last few years in addressing homelessness among veterans-one of the areas that the federal agency is focused on as part of its efforts to bring about a “more effective” system in taking care of those who have served in the nation's armed forces. Read More »