I feel so fortunate and blessed to live in America, and to have the freedoms that we have here. I have the freedom to go to school and to get an education. I can live without fear; without having to look over my shoulder.
Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.
To what extent should Cambodia's past inform plans for travel in the present, which is to say: How ought one to balance the sanguinary with the sanguine? How does one witness, fairly, a horrific genocide in which an estimated 1.7 million people died?
We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.
Reading about the plight of refugees, it's easy for the suffering millions to meld together into a faceless mass. That's why I want to place one human face on the 60 million refugees. I want to share the story of my mother.
Hunger engulfs almost a billion of the globe's citizens but inadequate nutrition is an even broader epidemic that consumes millions of healthy lives, from the richest nations to the poorest subsistence farmers.
I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in the arts to get involved in the HIV/AIDS crisis, or, just ten years ago, taking the helm of one of the oldest NGOs in the U.S.
When it comes to wages, while not as horrific as the circumstances described above, American women still lag far behind men in their pay for doing the same jobs.
It was 1978, in Talien, Cambodia, when the Khmer Rouge soldier came for my mother. An acquaintance had betrayed her, informing the Khmer Rouge leadership about her past as a teacher.
On any logical level, I had no place making this move. My background was in social work; I had spent my professional life working in nonprofits. But I had a passion for creating change, a desire to see a very specific product on the market, and a vision of a better world for girls and women everywhere.
We'd like to share excerpts from the forthcoming book, The Heart of a Tiger, a compilation of stories about a family's survival during the Cambodian Killing Fields. I hope that you are blessed and inspired by these stories.
The Pollination Project celebrates the courage it takes to forge a new path, to try something new, to go against the grain and create a new paradigm for a community.
I discovered in Cannes the impact that a new business model of fast fashion produces; this 52-seasons a year retail frenzy that affects the poorer parts of our world in such a horrific way.
International Children's Day 2015 marks the 90th global celebration of the rights and well-being of children around the world. It is a day dedicated to not only celebrating, but also appreciating, the role children play in the future of all communities around the world.
Off the beaten tourist path, visitors can immerse themselves in new destinations without spending a fortune. Before planning your next global trek, read on to find out how these travelers saved money while vacationing around the world.
The alarm bells that are ringing among various governments and in the press with respect to China's growing global military presence are overdone.