October 26, 2014

Voices From Our Network …

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...]

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Global Citizenship Blogging Challenge

What does global citizenship mean and why should we be talking about it at AIDemocracy? This summer, two of our wonderful bloggers, Sharon Mutwiwa and Marilyn Atwood, sought to engage global citizenship into the AIDemocracy discussion and challenged the AIDemocracy community to think about the … [Read More...]

What’s new in South Sudan?

By Alex Beck. Recently, in addition to the increasing threat of famine in the country, which is still set to kill 50,000 children by the year’s end, reports of renewed fighting broke out in South Sudan. However, in response to the country’s unstable ceasefire being broken yet again, the … [Read More...]

The Tragic Lives of Syrian Armenians

By Ani Hakobyan. In the age of social media, the tragic events taking place in Syria have unfolded before the world’s eyes. People know all about innocent children caught in the conflict, extremist rebels taking hold of cities, and the condemnation that Bashar al-Assad’s government has received … [Read More...]