October 31, 2014

Voices From Our Network …

The High Cost of Global Gender-Based Violence

By Jillian Tsacoyeanes. One in three women worldwide will experience gender-based violence (GBV) in her lifetime*. This statistic is so shocking that I must first grapple with it on personal terms. I think of my sister, my mother, and myself: one in three. On a global scale, this amounts to … [Read More...]

Diversity in Development

By Jillian Tsacoyeanes. Those who work in the field of international development recognize it as a diverse field. Developing countries, or countries in the Global South, span a multitude of ethnicities, religions, languages, and cultures. Individuals living in extreme poverty in Bolivia, … [Read More...]

The Fall of Gulnara Karimova and Her Empire

By Ani Hakobyan. Many ex-Soviet countries are known for their familial successions to head of state. Azerbaijan’s current president is none other than former Communist leader and first president Heydar Aliyev’s son Ilham, while Belorussian president Alexander Lukashenko, often referred to as … [Read More...]

A Water Crisis?

By Wanjiku Gatheru. Water – the essential ingredient to life on earth – has become increasingly scarce. Across the globe, clean and accessible drinking water is out of reach for over 1 billion people. As the world population rapidly increases, access to clean water is becoming a leading concern … [Read More...]

The Girl Effect

By Jo Grode. As I read about the oppression of women all over the world, more often than not the places with the worst gender-based violence, gender inequality, or gender discrimination happen to be communities and even countries that are anchored in poverty. In other words, there seems to be a … [Read More...]

IS implements extreme measures in education systems

By Julia Al-Akkad. Natural History. Literature. Art. Music. This is a list of only a mere few of the subjects banned in schools under IS control. The Islamic State is terrorizing the Middle East through the physical brutality and cruelty towards all people who disagree with their extremist … [Read More...]

Four Steps to Recruiting Great Volunteers

By Sakiera M. Volunteers are crucial actors of change for any non-profit. They provide significant support, spread an organizations mission, and are often willing to wear many hats if they know it will help and advance an organizations’ mission. Below are 4 Steps that I believe will help any … [Read More...]