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The World Is More Dangerous Now for Young People Than Ever. But They Are Fighting Back.

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Gordon Brown

Young people these days are fired up, with good reason. They are passionate, and they can and will bring change in a world that, we can only hope, they may understand even better than we do.

Nelson Mandela's Widow Offers Simply Perfect View On Gender Rights

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact

Graça Machel, Nelson Mandela's widow, took to the stage at Clinton Global Initiative to speak out on behalf of women and girls worldwide. Machel,...

Mandela's Widow: Leaders Failing On Climate Change

The Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green

The widow of Nelson Mandela punctured the self-congratulatory mood of the UN summit on Tuesday, saying world leaders had failed to rise to the challen...

Mandela Day: 67 Minutes That Could Change Your Life Forever

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Jamie Joseph

For 67 years the late Mr. Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity -- as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa, my homeland.

Graça Machel: The Heroine to Mandela's Hero

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Gordon Brown

We all now know of Mandela's strength of will and belief: his defiance facing possible execution, his resilience even faced with a 27-year prison sentence often in solitary detention. But I wanted also to tell the story of Graça, the heroine who guided Mandela through his last years.

Nelson Mandela's Wife Says He Was 'Just Her Husband'

Posted 12.06.2013 | Weddings

To the rest of the world, civil rights activist Nelson Mandela -- who died on Thursday at age 95 -- was an icon. But to wife Graca Machel, he was just...

10 Most Fearless Women I've Met

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Fearlessness is a quality of spirit that enables you to walk an uncharted path and push forward, no matter what obstacles you face. I'm quite grateful to have met extraordinary women from a range of fields who have worked fearlessly for freedom and equality.

Listening as an Act of 'Positive Disruption': What I Learned From 2013 TEDxChange

Lisa Russell | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

I don't know what it is about Melinda Gates, but I have always been intrigued by her. Truthfully, I have not really ever known why.  Maybe it's the ...

MLK, Jr And Why Child Vaccination Is a Moral Issue

Katherine Marshall | Posted 03.23.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Two million children each year die from diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The very idea of a single child's death is agonizing; multiply that by two million.

University For a Night: Where the Elite Meet to Eat and Foster Change

Danny Schechter | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

The 1 percent could learn a thing or two from the 99 percent but, vice-versa, Occupy could learn from projects that work and best practices in other countries.

Graca Machel: Within Ten Years Women Will Have Changed Africa

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 12.10.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia's President, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her peaceful leadership of the war-torn country. Johnson is Africa's first elected female head of state -- and she and other female leaders on the continent have Graca Machel to thank.

World Economic Forum, Tanzania

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

The many strands of conversation intertwine, politics, corruption, the need for education, empowerment of women and children. Discussing female genital mutilation in this environment has its hazards.

Stories To Live By, Thanks To "The Elders"

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

People around the world tell stories at this time of year - around the table, by reading aloud to one another, and through song. These tales are a way...