Any abusive, violent, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family or household on another can constitute domestic violence. Domestic violence, once considered one of the most underreported crimes, became more widely recognized during the 1980s and 1990s. Read More.
Education—the process of learning and teaching—has taken many forms over millennia, from storytelling, oral instruction, and imitation in hunter-gatherer societies to the formal, specialized, and (often) lengthy schooling afforded students in today’s industrialized world. Although the history of education is traditionally told nation by nation, rather than from a global perspective, passing our collective knowledge to future generations is central to the human experience. Read More.
The term "environment" means the surroundings of a living creature. It can also refer to all the factors of the external world that affect biological and social activities. There are abiotic (nonliving) environmental factors such as sunlight, air, and water. There are also biotic (living or recently living) environmental factors such as plants, animal predators, and food. Read More.
Homelessness is the condition of having no fixed, adequate, or secure place to live. In many, although not all cases, homelessness may be a result of mental illness, abuse, or addiction. Even when no associated mental health problem exists, those who are homeless may suffer emotionally because of the lack of the most basic of human needs: safe shelter. Read More.
Human trafficking is the illegal recruitment, transportation, and trading of humans for sexual exploitation, forced labor, or the removal of organs. Human trafficking is also commonly known as modern-day slavery. Read More.
Despite its social stigmas and social associations, poverty is a fluid idea with different meanings in different places. Poverty generally represents earning or living off of less money than adequate, as deemed by a particular country or region. Read More.
Public health is the science and clinical practice of population and community-based efforts to prevent disease and disability, and promote physical and mental health. It considers the health of groups, communities, or populations as opposed to the health of individuals. Read More.
Sustainability is a popular, but vaguely defined ideal. At its broadest level, environmental or global sustainability refers to Earth's ability to continue functioning in a manner that supports humans and other ecosystems. When it comes to climate change, many different issues relate to sustainability. Read More.
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