In just a few days, the main halls of the United Nations headquarters will be filled with the lovely faces and vibrant energies of young people from all over the world, who will take part in the 2016 Winter Youth Assembly
It is simply not enough to proclaim that all black lives matter when clearly not all black bodies matter in our collective conception and articulation of black liberation. Our conception and articulation of black liberation currently suffers from a profound failure to engage disability as a site of struggle, resistance and transformation.
Last Thursday, the California Department of Public Health approved the first ever needle exchange in Orange County. Orange County has long opposed needle exchanges, despite decades of evidence demonstrating that these programs save lives and prevent the spread of infectious disease.
At this stage in the American election season it is far from clear, despite early wins and losses, who the presidential nominees will be. As Julian Baggini writes, what is certain is that America, like much of Europe, is experiencing a mutiny against the status quo. The populist revolt against political and economic elites is spreading across borders everywhere except -- so far -- East Asia, where the prospects of the average person have risen instead of fallen over the past decade. (continued)
Theirs is a romance that never should have been, and Nordland dubbed them Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet because of their rival sects, Sunni and Shia, and opposing ethnicities. With its message and its life-and-death drama, this story was -- and remains -- irresistible and beautiful.
It is certainly not the case that every family in Iran disowns or abuses their gay, lesbian or transgender loved ones. I am also aware of stories of love and acceptance, but these are rather uncommon. We are trying to encourage wider acceptance and greater openness to discussion about sexual orientation and gender identity as part of basic human rights. This is why we worked together with the writer Amir Soltani and the political cartoonist Khalil Bendib to create the graphic novel "Yousef and Farhad," about two men struggling for acceptance in Iran
When we train entrepreneurs using traditional training methods, we tax their bandwidth. The activities that we have taught them and that we ask them to put in practice -- such as calculating cash flow or keeping accurate records -- also demand bandwidth.
These numbers represent a growing plague of child sexual imposition in this country. Why are we - a society that prides itself on speaking out against atrocities around the world - allowing these numbers to stand? Why are we not doing more to protect our children and their innocence?
I guess on balance it's a good thing that we're finally reassessing these types of evidence, but ideally the caution and humility we're now seeing would come a lot earlier in the process -- perhaps even before the expert takes the stand in a serious criminal case.
We see enormous opportunity in the practice of embracing ongoing engagement about transparency to drive reputation, performance and impact. But it takes courage, resolve and preparation to invite people into your process, talk about incremental progress and be candid about your failures.
When Obama meets Najib Razak at the ASEAN summit in California, it is time for a new direction in the U.S.-Malaysia relationship. Human rights should return to the fore. Obama must publicly demand the release of prisoners charged with politically motivated crimes. For him to remain silent is tantamount to giving Najib a license to act with impunity.
This is about how a passionate group of doctors, midwives and nurses are transforming themselves so they can transform the world. They are the founders of PRONTO International, a nonprofit that invented an effective, simulation-based solution for training medical staff to save the lives of mothers and babies during birth emergencies.
Although we know that a group of human beings large enough to nearly fill a Boeing 747 airplane die a sudden death every single day as a result of an overdose, it doesn't come with a fierce fiery explosion and dramatic loud bang ripe for the evening news.