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Economic Empowerment

What It Takes to Launch a Program in a Post-War Region

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Andy Bryant

During my time in Gulu, I experienced the warmth of the Acholi people, through tasting local foods and boda rides and conversation. I look forward to returning in 2016, when Educate! will implement our programs and help empower youth with skills to combat unemployment.

Ballot Initiatives Offers Voters a Real Chance to Reduce Income Inequality

Ryan Johnson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Ryan Johnson

For too long, we've read the headlines: income inequality has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression, wages have stagnated for all but the very top and equal access to opportunity, the pillar of American greatness, is disappearing before our eyes.

Cash-for-Work Program Empowers Syrian Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Nearly 80,000 of the Syrians who have escaped the deadly war raging in their country have sought shelter at Jordan's largest refugee camp, Za'atari, where UN Women provides economic empowerment and protection programming for women and girls.

Renée Joslyn of CGI on the International Day of the Girl

Greg Woodburn | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

One of the greatest blessings of my new role with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has been getting to know, working with, and learning from Renée Joslyn, the Director of Girls and Women Integration at CGI.

In Moroccan Oases Women Watch Plants and Incomes Grow

UN Women | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Amid the expanses of sand and rock, the arid desert landscape is interrupted by a vibrant patch of greenery. Oases are natural sanctuaries around which communities are built, providing scarce water, food and refuge from the harsh surroundings.

Building Resilience Against Climate Change: Women in Bangladesh Lead the Way

UN Women | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

In May 2009, she lost all her fish when cyclone Aila hit the country. At the time 179 people died and more than 2.6 million were affected. In the south-west coastal belt, Aila left an estimated 500,000 people homeless, including Ms. Boiragi, who took shelter in a primary school.

The Power of the Purse: Investing in the Next Generation

To The Market | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Since its launch in 2013, Catrinka has provided over 55,000 days of education for girls in developing countries, giving them the knowledge and skills they need to have a better future.

Leveraging the Power of Women in the Economy

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

More and more businesses who author sustainability plans to survive in the new marketplace are also creating blueprints that activate and drive positive social change.

5 Times Technology Made The World A Better Place

Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology

It seems like every day we wake up to a story in the news about a cutting-edge and often frivolous technological innovation -- such as this recent bre...

Design for Her Daughter: One Mother's Journey

To The Market | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
To The Market

On a 2012 medical mission trip to Belize City, Belize, Alden Ramsey of the eponymous Alden Skirts looked at the over 100 families crowding the city...

Ugandan Refugees Reach for the Stars

To The Market | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Stella marveled at the jewelry these survivors made out of recycled paper, and she was struck by their artistry and ingenuity. She returned home to the Netherlands to finish her studies, but the memory of the women stayed with her.

Black Friday Destroys Village Livelihoods in Vanuatu

UN Women | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
UN Women

On Efate, many of the market structures themselves have been badly damaged or destroyed, and the villages have lost almost all of their crops.

Economic Empowerment: Investing in Opportunity

Flynn Coleman | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Flynn Coleman

From conversations I have had with people all around the world, what I have come to realize is that we all want the same things: something to believe in, health, prosperity, to belong, and opportunity.

Walk the Line: The Shoes That Fight Poverty

To The Market | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
To The Market

What if a pair of shoes could help prevent gang violence? Or, more specifically, give someone the opportunity to take an alternative path?

Douglass and Lincoln Knew Everybody Should Bank

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 07.07.2015 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

It's always important to look back at history and learn from it. Operation Hope and the Afro-American Historical Society of the National Archives did just that last week as they celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Freedman's Bank, linking a banking legacy to the future.

Alive for Her Family: A Survivor's Story

To The Market | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Nepal is a country not only brimming with color and life but also with opportunity. It is in the small town of Pokhara where the Women's Skill Development Organization (WSDO) thrives.

Local Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, 50 individuals and families have joined us, each giving $1 or more a day to support grantees in 55 countries. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

"Achieving The American Dream Is Hard": How One Nonprofit Is Helping Underserved Women "Move Up"

Ravishly | Posted 04.12.2015 | San Francisco

As most millennials can attest, the job market is rough. Attempting to navigate it is, at best, an enervating challenge. And that's for Americans who speak the language and understand the job searching tools at their disposal.

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

The Idea Revolution: How Youth of Color Will Build Our Future

Brandon Hill | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Brandon Hill

What if I told you that the cure for cancer will come from the mind of a Hispanic girl in South Central Los Angeles? Or that the invention that will replace the Internet will come from the imagination of a Black boy from Harlem?

Sewing The Fabric Of New Lives, One Stitch At A Time

To The Market | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
To The Market

ver 60,000 women work in more than 22 Red Light Districts in Kolkata, India, alone. Sarah and Kristin wanted to create an alternative for Pinkie, and for all of the women wanting to leave or were vulnerable to the sex industry.

Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 01.29.2015 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

What has happened in Ferguson can either move us forward or push us back. Most of its residents are reasonable, peaceful people who want change. But right now, the fact is whatever happens in Ferguson affects black people everywhere as it relates to this singular issue of deadly police force.

Three Nassau County, NY Legislators Kick-Off Initiative to Empower Local Small Businesses

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

At the forefront of this initiative is second term Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages and his Democratic Minority Caucus colleagues, Legislators Kevan Abrahams and Siela Bynoe.

Pathways to Power for Girls Worldwide

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Buffett

We've seen what is most difficult to measure and most fundamental to change: the power a girl holds within herself. That power burns bright in amazingly brave girls as they challenge convention and open whole new horizons of change.

Shining Hope for Communities: Furthering Economic Opportunity for Women

Megan Foo | Posted 12.06.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite "a better future for all" is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.