Ihar Tsikhanyuk is a gay man who works as a drag artist in Belarus' capital, Minsk... Ihar said that when he tried to set up a gay rights organisation called Lambda last year, the police beat him up. When he complained, they threatened to kill him.
1. Write a list. Words you put on the page or screen have the power to turn your ideas into actions.
Deadly natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan are terrifying ordeals for everyone involved, but for children in particular, they can disrupt their lives in so many ways. Our focus is to make sure that children's distinctive needs are met.
Despite limited resources and delayed government assistance, some homeowners have already begun to rebuild, hoping to create a stronger and more resilient community than the Breezy they knew before.
Great future leaders will be those who empower others. We have to teach our children to be the kind of leaders whom people follow voluntarily even without a title or official leadership position.
My friend commented, "I'm so sick of people bragging about how charitable they are." So what if they brag? Good for them -- as long as it translates to dollars spent on worthy causes. We brag about everything else we do, so why not add charitable giving to that list?
I know you are probably feeling totally tapped out right now, winding down work and getting ready for family festivities, but I promise you that actively participating in a cause that you truly care about will be more fulfilling than just writing a check once a year.
What the report itself did not do was to compare these 77 countries posing "severe" or even "grave" problems, with the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Let's do that now!
The problem with the "chips all in" mentality is that you actually might kill your startup before it even has a chance to grow.
No matter your religious or spiritual beliefs, the cycles of nature have always played a significant role in cultures around the world. It is no mistake that this holiday season is falling on the winter solstice.
No matter how old you are, words are bullets. And learning how to protect the self from the bullets can become daunting.
Early diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C is critical to ending the epidemic. With sofosbuvir and simeprevir, combined with evidenced-based behavioral health interventions such as needle exchange and peer support we can -- and will -- save lives.
Compared to clean water, health care, and emergency relief, the need for libraries may seem less urgent. Books, after all, inform us, excite us, and delight us, but are they as essential as water?
"They have to realize that what they're doing is hurting families. We're going to have a need for more food for people to survive a month."
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region suffers from severe youth unemployment that is further compounded by a talent mismatch between the demands of job creators and the supply of human capital that is too often trained with irrelevant content and outdated methods at stagnant centers of higher education.
"Have real conversations about the world you both want," I repeated. "Effective conversations aren't about blaming and posturing. What kind of world does Mr. Politician really want? You'll only know by asking and truly listening, by having those real conversations."