World Health: Involving the Youths

Global health has always been a concern, what with ever growing issues and threats to human existence. Viruses and diseases are constantly evolving, contributing to a global state of paranoia and panic. However, humans always find ways to counter and overcome these seemingly impossible situations, but it comes at a …

Work-Life Balance for Urban Lower-Income Class

Economic Prospects for Lower-Income Groups in Work-Life Balance At the 14th ASEAN Confederation of Women’s Organisations (ACWO) General Assembly in 2010, Mr. John Hendra, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam, reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to support ASEAN governments in their battle against poverty. In 2015, UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, stressed …

Work-Life Balance for the Youth

Youths in the ASEAN Region and Work-Life Balance Youths, people below the age of 35, make up a large percentage of the ASEAN region’s population—approximately 65%. This segment of the population represents the future leaders of the ASEAN countries and possibly, the world. Many organizations have already begun recognizing the potential …

Work-Life Balance for the Disabled

  Diversity of Needs among the Disabled and People with Health Conditions A WHO study shows that the region where 10 ASEAN members are situated, Southeast Asia, has “the second highest prevalence rate of moderate disability (16%) and the third highest prevalence rate of severe disability (12.9%).” Some of the most …

Work-Life Balance for Rural Communities

Culturally Diverse Rural Communities Dependent on Environment for Livelihood Opportunities Rural communities in ASEAN are far from being a monolithic lot; they boast an astonishingly wide array of cultural traditions that take root in some of the world’s most biologically and geographically diverse ecosystems, as reaffirmed by the ASEAN Ministers Responsible …

Urban Issues and Work-Life Balance

Performances of cities in handling Urban Issues Living in cities has been the aspiration of many. But despite the economic opportunities that open up, there is a price to pay for an urban lifestyle. Cities have become synonymous with crowded living, traffic congestion, lack of affordable housing and social disparities. In short, cities …

Green Living & Urban Work-Life Balance

Green Living as a Sustainable Lifestyle in Work-Life Balance Green Living is a complex concept. It can be considered as equivalent to sustainable lifestyle and urban sustainability as advocated by the United Nations under its Draft Outcome Document for Rio+20, particularly its “10 year Framework of  Programmes (10FYP) on SCP …

Contribution of Youth in Developing Countries to Health

Both regionally and internationally, the lack of access to health knowledge is depriving vulnerable groups such as women and children, especially in developing countries, of healthcare services. It is crucial that better healthcare services are provided for all, especially the marginalized communities, as it can mean higher productivity and a …