The Vicious Cycle of Poverty in Madagascar


In the wake of political instability following the 2009 coup, not only have average annual incomes been battered, but women are being beaten too - as families have to make do with less, writes IRIN.

  • Madagascar:  Domestic Violence Rises As Incomes Fall

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 6 November 2012

    Incomes have slipped to their lowest level in a decade since Madagascar's 2009 coup d'etat, and, in parallel, domestic violence has sharply risen. read more »

More than three quarters of the country's 20 million people now live on less than $1 a day.

  • Madagascar:  Local Women 'Wake Up' to Their Rights

    America.gov, 3 June 2008

    Rabary is a passionate advocate for women's rights and human rights. She is the president of the nationwide non-governmental organization S.O.S. to Human Rights Victims, which was ... read more »

  • Madagascar:  A Poor Country Gets Poorer

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 18 March 2011

    Madagascar, one of the world's poorest countries, has lost about US$400 million in donor support since the 17 March 2009 coup in which Andry Rajoelina, with the support of the ... read more »

  • Madagascar:  UN Scheme Aims to Give Youth Employment a Boost

    UN News Service, 16 March 2010

    A year after political violence rocked Madagascar, the United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty is helping to generate employment for the Indian Ocean nation's ... read more »

  • Madagascar:  Calls for Equality to be Written into New Constitution

    Inter Press Service, 3 July 2010

    Madagascan female activists are asking that the right of women to participate directly in politics be included in a new draft of the country's Constitution, so that there can be 30 ... read more »

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