The best workplaces are those where every staff member is encouraged and recognized for coming forward with constructive ideas and suggestions. Whether you think of that as a 'flat' organization or as one without walls, the benefits are obvious.
In a little more than 2 years, the world will hit an important target: the date by which the Millennium Development Goals are meant to be achieved.
Ben so brilliantly reminded us all that life is a dead end when you hold grudges, and although it is difficult, in order to succeed you cannot be stubborn.
The war tore their hearts open, their bodies open, their families open. But they learned to create a wheel with their human presence for each other: what they lose through those gaps, they transform into performance, and enacting it with one another gives nourishment back.
Every Valentine's Day, I end up reflecting on the previous year and the state of women in the world. It has now become my V-day ritual -- sorting through articles, and considering the presence of gender-based violence in the media over the previous 12 months.
I have found myself thinking recently about violence against women in two different times and places, and wondering what these stories might tell us about why such brutality has been such a searing, tragic part of human experience for so long.
So what do you think, jewelry companies? Will you make my next Valentine's Day conflict-free?
This V-DAY, February 14th, ONE BILLION OF US will rise up in towns and cities around the world. People like you and me, coming together to show their support for a different kind of world.
There is no special context or situation for rape. And yet, we spend so much of our time trying to address the contexts and situations of rape by focusing on protecting our girls and not on changing the attitudes and behaviors of perpetrators and enablers of violence.
With Rwanda receiving a seat on the UN Security Council last year as well, I wanted to talk to Rwanda's most famous son, Paul Rusesabagina, about Rwanda's role in supporting the M23 militia.
If we consider what has happened in countries such as Mali and Sudan, and what is now happening in the CAR, it appears that radical political change in the failed or failing states of SSA is the new normal.
If there is to be any hope for the future of the Congo, the world must wake up and listen to these women who have broken through suffocating radio silence to have discovered not only their voices, but the means of transmission.
As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?
There are lots of reasons why China invests in authoritarian regimes. And if any of the world's toughest dictators passes away in 2013, we may be able to see how much China's financial investments pay off in political influence.
Congo is behaving like a child who cannot be comforted. No matter how you hold the baby, the baby cries. No matter how much international help Congo receives, Congo cries for more.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" I asked. It's a common enough question -- one I answered hundreds of times when I was a kid. It is a question intended to inspire. To ask that question is to invite a child to imagine his or her future possibility, to encourage them to dream big and to go for it.