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Maternal Health: More Than Just Survival!

Girls' Globe | September 22, 2014 | Impact
For me, that morning when I saw a positive sign on the pregnancy test, I was filled with excitement, expectations and a sense of craziness. The thought of survival never crossed my mind. I didn't have to worry about affording care or being able to access a midwife, and I knew that this privilege was due to where I lived.
Michael Shank


Fossil Fuel Divestment Makes UN Climate Summit a Success

Michael Shank | September 22, 2014 | Green
With 2013 breaking historical records regarding greenhouse gas emissions, we have little time to act. Investors get it. It's risky business to continue to invest in fossil fuels. Now it's time for policymakers, prime ministers and presidents to get it as well.
Elisabeth Dale


Why I Hate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Elisabeth Dale | September 22, 2014 | Impact
I don't look forward to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That may seem like a strange statement coming from a woman whose own mother was diagnosed with the disease. Given my sex and age, I have a personal stake in seeing progress made.
Ronda Lee

Dream Chasers: Winter's Coming

Ronda Lee | September 22, 2014 | Impact
Do not let leaves and snow cover your dream. Have a game plan for this season of transition.
Carly Ledbetter


Climate Change: It's About People, Not Politics

Carly Ledbetter | September 22, 2014 | Green
As we marched together with our signs, t-shirts and battle cries, we called on politicians and regular people alike to stand up for our planet. Climate change is no longer a political issue, it is a people issue. And we're all in this together.
Beatrice Kabihogo

Tea Time With Our Gorilla Neighbors

Beatrice Kabihogo | September 22, 2014 | Impact
If you stood in the middle of one of our tea plantations at dusk, you would hear the forest come alive. Bird calls, insects buzzing and behind it all, a gentle whomp-whomp of something powerful moving through the brush. That would be our gorilla neighbors enjoying their tea time.
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff


Gillibrand: Not the First, Not the Last

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | September 22, 2014 | Politics
She is not the first female politician to confront unwanted comments or actions. My experience as assistant minority leader for the New Hampshire Legislature corroborates Gillibrand's. Colleagues were constantly putting their arm around me and calling me by my family diminutive, Ruthy.
Ervin Staub

Why People Help Strangers and Risk Their Lives for Strangers?

Ervin Staub | September 22, 2014 | Impact
Already a day or two after birth infants show a primitive form of empathy; when they hear crying by another infant they begin to cry, but not when they hear a noise of the same intensity.
Tewodros Melesse

Time Every Woman Is Allowed to Decide for Herself

Tewodros Melesse | September 22, 2014 | Impact
Beatrice Akoth had never wanted or planned to have nine children, but she had no choice. Although the idea is incomprehensible for many of us, Beatrice, like millions of other women and girls, had no access to contraception when she desperately needed it.
Chase Strangio


Why 16-Year-Old Transgender Teen Jane Doe Might Have Run

Chase Strangio | September 22, 2014 | Gay Voices
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Jane Doe escaped. She was patient. She waited for months and even years for the world to do right by her. She waited for her chance to be loved, supported and to survive. How much can a 16-year-old who has lived a life of abuse and trauma be expected to endure?
Carl Pope


To Change Everything... Sandy Ground Zero, NYC

Carl Pope | September 22, 2014 | Green
While the entire story didn't make it onto the front page, it was laid out intentionally and clearly for the 300,000 participants -- making this rally far more of an educational and explanatory exercise than any protest march I've previously witnessed.
Kristin Heist

The Unexpected Sustainability of Gen Y

Kristin Heist | September 22, 2014 | Impact
From an innovation perspective, one of the great things about Gen Y is that they have lowered the barrier for new ideas, products and services. And if they had a good experience, they touted in their own social groups - both online and off.
Susan Danish


The Envelope Please: A Great Idea That Should Be Passed On

Susan Danish | September 22, 2014 | Impact
One of the hidden strengths of the nonprofit world is our ability to come up with a great idea that, because of its compelling emotional logic, allows people to change the way they view a situation --- and, in doing so, make a big collective impact.
Dr. Jane Aronson


A Space Filled with Love and Hope in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | September 22, 2014 | Impact
I have observed the Toy Library on many occasions during my trips to Haiti as CEO of Worldwide Orphans. The children walk in holding hands with the volunteers in Kenscoff. They are from the local community, including a tent village where no one has a job and families are very...
Sharanya Haridas

Bollywood, Respectability and Flat Female Leads

Sharanya Haridas | September 22, 2014 | Media
Beyond the realm of body parts, clothing choices, and sexuality, it is questionable as to whether Bollywood actresses, including Deepika Padukone, have done much to empower women with their body of on-screen work.
Manuela Omari Ima Omene

Chocolate Is Saving My Jungle

Manuela Omari Ima Omene | September 22, 2014 | Impact
My people were once solitary hunters and gatherers who lived from day to day. Our chocolate production has changed this. It has brought our women together to plant, maintain, harvest, process and sell the cacao.
Maura O'Neill


She Just Wants A Job

Maura O'Neill | September 22, 2014 | Impact
Being an early adopter isn't easy and old patterns are tough to understand and break. Unspoken fears can hinder or even slow efforts. It starts with leaders within companies who take action.
Val Jon Farris

The Power of "Trimtabs": What Bucky Fuller Taught Me About Human Greatness

Val Jon Farris | September 22, 2014 | Impact
Bucky's revolutionary invention not only solved this crucial military problem it created a new paradigm for human greatness.
Peter Diamandis


Announcing My Boldest Mission Yet

Peter Diamandis | September 22, 2014 | Good News
There are nearly one billion illiterate people on Earth. Two-thirds of them are women; 250 million of them are children.
Stephen Henry Fox

Sowing the 'Ceeds' of Peace

Stephen Henry Fox | September 22, 2014 | Hawaii
Both educators, both actively teaching peace, the two realized they had a common passion, but also complementary skills. They began to dream and plan.
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