Tag: NGO’s

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 power of ordinary people who go the extra mile, provide a human touch, and

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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 first Netroots Nation, then called the YearlyKos. My progressive partner in crime was my

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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 children, a majority between the ages of 14 and 17, are trafficked each year

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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 looming in the background. Others are adorned with colourful tulips of the Keukenhof gardens,

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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 to investigate prevalent social issues affecting children and youth in the region. Such issues

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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 village in Kimana, Oloitoktok District her name speaks volumes. She has demystified the female

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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 Europe and other parts of the world, they now combine cheap travel to the

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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. It was a man adamant to be let in. He was probably drunk. This

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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 new era in which they were once again able to work, send their daughters

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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 many forms, and like issues of hunger and poverty, it is global in scope.

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