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Agastya Science Center: Education and Hope from a Fountain of Knowledge

by Urmila Chanam –India– An outstanding organization neither stands on concrete pillars nor on the vision of its founder alone. Most often it stands on the […]

Feature Articles, India, NGO's, Science & Technology, Teaching & Learning, Women's Empowerment

Netroots Nation: Organized People Defeating Organized Money

by Katharine Daniels Executive Editor, The WIP I just returned from San Jose, California after covering the eighth annual Netroots Nation. In 2006 I attended the […]

Activism, Feature Articles, Media, NGO's, Social Change, The WIP Editorial

Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Global South Need IT Skills Training Rather than Sewing Lessons

by Katie Palmer –Canada– Child sex trafficking is rampant throughout the Philippines. Both anti-trafficking non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and government agencies estimate that 60,000 to 100,000 Filipino […]

Feature Articles, NGO's, Philippines, Sex Trafficking, Teaching & Learning, Technology, Women's Empowerment

The Pitfalls of Legalizing Prostitution in Amsterdam

by Caroline Achieng Otieno –Netherlands– The Netherlands is a beautiful country. A typical Dutch postcard displays Friesian cows grazing in lush green fields with huge windmills […]

Europe, Feature Articles, Laws & Legislation, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking, The Netherlands, Women's Rights

Advocacy Tours Transform Local Development Issues into Tourist Spectacles

by Katie Palmer –Canada– Recently I partnered with a colleague from OneChild, a children’s rights organization, to travel throughout Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand for several weeks […]

Business & Economy, Economic Inequality, Feature Articles, NGO's, Poverty, Southeast Asia, Travel

Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro, Anti-FGM Crusader, Liberates Maasai Women and Girls

by Joyce J. Wangui -Kenya- Though the name Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro may not mean much to those in Nairobi where she is based, in a small […]

Feature Articles, FGM, Human Rights, Kenya, Nairobi, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Women in Leadership, Women's Empowerment

Generation ‘Y’ Leads the Way in the Rise of Active Global Citizenship

by Katie Palmer –Canada– In recent years, there has been a slight yet noticeable shift among many Western young adult travelers. Once adventurously backpacking across Northern […]

Feature Articles, Human Rights, NGO's, Poverty, Social Change, The World, Travel

Life-Skills Training to Break the Cycle of Violence in Mongolia

by Michelle Tolson –Mongolia– One night while relaxing at home after a long day of horseback riding, I heard a loud banging on a door downstairs. […]

Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Laws & Legislation, Mongolia, NGO's, Teaching & Learning, The World, Violence Against Women

Green Scarves for Solidarity with Afghan Women

by Kate Hughes –UK– Ten years ago, Afghan women were promised a bright future. After decades of civil war, and repressive Taliban rule, they entered a […]

Activism, Afghanistan, Feature Articles, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Teaching & Learning, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Rights

Innovative Internet-based Projects Give Indian Women Platform to Fight Violence

by Paromita Pain –India– Gropes, stealthy fingers that pinch and leave bruises, catcalls, severe beatings, systematic starvation, emotional torture and worse – harassment against women takes […]

Activism, Feature Articles, India, NGO's, Sexual Harassment, Social Change, Technology, Violence Against Women

‘No Toilet, No Bride’: Sanitation Solutions in India

by Lesley D. Biswas –India– A version of the following article was originally published on October 1, 2010. Despite staggering rates of illness and disease from […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, India, NGO's, The World, Waste

Passing the International Violence Against Women Act: A Live Chat with CARE

One of the greatest challenges to empowering women as agents of change is the gender-based violence women face worldwide. In some countries, gender-based violence impacts as […]

Feature Articles, Laws & Legislation, NGO's, The World, Violence Against Women, Women's Empowerment, Women's Rights