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A Year for Global Activism

In response to the past year’s political and cultural flashpoints, more and more Americans, of many different stripes, have engaged in activism to stand up for their values. Disturbing news headlines hit with daily increasing frequency and one can see a world spiraling out of control. Yet we see an increase in individuals working to promote positive societal change both here and abroad. Some of these efforts make the news, most do not, but around the world individual citizens are organizing themselves to have a greater say over their lives and future.

For Lasting Peace, Involve Women In Decision-Making

After more than 50 years of armed conflict that resulted in over 218,000 casualties, nearly 7 million people displaced from their homes, and around 25,000 forced disappearances, the 2016 signing of a peace agreement in Colombia marked a promising new chapter in the nation’s histor

Tech Habits of Nonprofits Around the World

Brian Cute is the CEO of Public Interest Registry and  an InterAction Board Member

Public Interest Registry with our partner Nonprofit Tech for Good recently released the results of the third annual Global NGO Technology Report, a research project that analyzes how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide use web, email and mobile technology, online fundraising tools, and social media.

#TimeIsNow: International Women’s Day 2018

Sorting olives, picking peaches and cultivating fields across a vast agro-industrial complex outside Meknes, Morocco, Hayat Khomssi says women workers like her once did not have access to higher-skilled jobs and leadership positions.

Female Surgeons Leading the Way

This article is authored by Jeff Whisenant, President and CEO of ReSurge International, an international NGO based in northern California that to train the next generation of reconstructive surgeons in Africa, Latin America and Asia. 

The challenges facing women interested in a surgical career are daunting anywhere. For women in developing countries, those challenges are far greater. Yet, it is these countries that are in most need of additional surgical expertise.

Indigenous People: Human Trafficking’s Overlooked Casualties

Victims of human trafficking by definition are vulnerable and marginalized. Arguably, no one belongs to this exploited group in more disproportionate numbers than the world’s indigenous populations.

An estimated 370 million people –– 5 percent of the global population –– are indigenous. They’re members of distinct cultures and social and political systems who lived on their lands long before the first colonizers and settlers arrived.

How Can We Turn Youth Away from a Violent Future?

What would cause a young person to voluntarily join a violent extremist group, such as Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, or Abu Sayyaf?

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