In their own words: Afghan women activists share their challenges living through conflict and their hopes for the future.

The crisis in Afghanistan threatens to erase two decades of development progress. In addition to the immediate security concerns, there is an imminent threat of total economic collapse. …

The connection between gender violence and the Sustainable Development Goals

Sometimes the first step towards change is a small one. Quite literally.

Like for the dance teacher Chado Namgyel, Founding Member of Gokab Studio and Community Center in Bhutan, who changed his teaching methods after learning that the damaging social…

In their own words: Women’s rights activists in the Middle East/North Africa region speak out on what is needed to build a safer world.

In crisis, as many as 70 percent — more than two in three women — experience some form of gender-based violence. This shocking statistic is not…

A Generation17 young leader reflects on the UN Climate Change Conference

By Máximo Mazzocco

Another COP is in the books, making it 26! On the one hand, what we expected happened: grandiose declarations, announcements and promises, insufficient progress in the negotiations, delay in the implementation of concrete plans, and a…

A new way of registering births and deaths in the West Bank

Nader Atta was gazing out his office window one day early in the pandemic. His office, on a top floor of a downtown Ramallah building, looks out onto a government building, where he frequently takes meetings with staff at the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior. …

Mendonça João, 25, has experienced the horrors of the armed conflict and the violence in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique. During attacks on her village by armed groups, her home was burned down.

“We stayed here, in this same district of Macomia since the beginning and throughout the…

By Aeden Keffelew

“There’s lots and lots of wisdom, lots of ways of owning small things but thinking very big,” says Pratim Roy. “We are taught this is your land, this is your apartment, that’s your car. For them, this entire area is theirs. How do they have that kind…

Two young entrepreneurs see the potential in tiger nuts

Prince Oppong was studying science at the University of Cape Coast when he had the idea.

“One day, after lectures, I saw a woman selling tiger nuts, so I asked myself why do we only sell the raw nuts and not…

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