As global demand for sweets increases, so does the rush for land to grow sugarcane. Companies that produce and supply sugar to Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and other food and beverage giants are kicking poor farmers off their land and violating their rights.
Last week's carnage in Nairobi underscores the importance of curtailing the flow of guns into the hands of governments like that of Syria or groups like the Somali-based Al-Shabab who use conventional arms to commit atrocities.
Upon graduating, Rachel Faller took the road less traveled. And by, 'road,' I mean that she hopped on a plane, said goodbye to the comforts of American living and launched a socially responsible fashion label in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
On the occasion of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I am revisiting my thoughts on the diversity of responses to public tragedies; whether disbelief, anger, fear or ambivalence, they are beautifully reflective of our humanity.
Child's Dream was established in as a charity organization dedicated to empowering children, youth and communities in the Mekong Sub-Region. This region is at the core of many humanitarian crises, and children are suffering the most.
As I packed my backpack with wanderlust in my eyes and adventure in my heart, I dreamed of all the places I could bring yoga on my eight-month trip across Asia.
Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything you needed for six months, or even a year, into one backpack.
We in charity envision a better, sustainable future. But lest it all crumble because of forces we can't control -- weather, war, corruption -- may beneficiaries like Chungleung find joy in today that they'll carry with them into the future.
Children are not commodities, and deserve to have their rights and privacy respected.
You walk from place to space, your shoes carrying you all the way. Protected and safe. But what if they took you somewhere else? To a prison, to a war zone, into a burning garbage dump?
Whether you're looking to discover the Tokyo of Bill Murray's Lost in Translation, or the explosive battle scene of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Asia has set the scene for some of film's most epic adventures.
I have lived the Holocaust my whole life. Early on, my consciousness was considerably wrought by my relationship with my survivor mother, her often intense and destructive interactions with her family and the different ways she and they coped with their past.
The Khmer people, they of the lovely almond skin complexions and river stone eyes, have a way of expression, perhaps like none other I have, or will e...
Empowering girls to access higher education, Lotus Outreach works to replenish educated citizenry 30 years after it was decimated during Khmer Rouge genocide and celebrates its first graduating class of college students in Cambodia, marking a turning point in Cambodia's decades-long tumultuous history.
"Parallels can always be found between children everywhere in the world. Children are open vessels waiting to be filled. "
We are not going to propose the complete and immediate elimination of these poems from Cambodian schools and homes -- that's not realistic, nor is it our right. Instead, we ask that Cambodians examine these poems critically, with a modern and analytical eye and a healthy amount of skepticism.