Gasping for air and tripping over my feet while chasing Nepali men up and down a field was not exactly what I anticipated when I set out on my trip to Nepal. But it did end up teaching me a lot about entrepreneurship.
The longer it takes Qatar to address fundamental issues, the more international criticism of its labour environment will fester, and the more difficult it will be for Qatar to achieve a key goal of its hosting of the World Cup and its overall investment in sports.
Eight years later, Maggie is the legal guardian of forty-four children. Through grassroots fundraising -- and the money she earned from babysitting back home -- Maggie built the Kopila Valley Children's Home and School,
While conferences like Davos are absolutely essential to make sure decision-makers get development right in the future, it is also imperative that these meetings are informed by the mistakes of the past and ground realities of the present.
No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.
We need to teach our children that elephants don't belong in circuses and zoos. Elephant Aid International plans on building 63 corrals for 63 elephants while implementing a pilot project in Nepal for chain-free corrals.
My son told my husband recently that my husband's 'runway was getting a bit short.' (He was diplomatic enough not to comment on mine!) I've thought a lot about that statement and I don't want to get to the end of my runway regretting that I didn't do something. The thought's been cropping up on a daily basis as I watch the hospice caregivers change shifts while they care for our next door neighbor who has terminal cancer. I've wondered what's going through his mind.
For many travelers exploring the far reaches of our planet, it's tempting to focus exclusively on the sights, museums, beaches, and bars while overlooking the very thing that breathes life into these amazing places: the people.
We want to involve people from all walks of life -- not just students seeking after-school courses but housewives and retirees who are looking to learn a particular skill in a collaborative, interactive environment. So, why Edushala?
By Lena Slachmuijlder I remember the meetings well. Rape, pillage, murder, extortion... the list of heinous offenses committed by Congolese soldiers ...
Commissions cannot be established as a cosmetic measure without attention to lessons learned or human rights principles. On the contrary, they must be firmly anchored in the recognition that victims of gross human rights violations and their societies have a right to know the truth.
During the Nepal leg of my recent bicycle ride around the world, I took time out of the saddle to hike into the Annapurna Base Camp. It was an eight-day adventure that lead me high into the Himalayan Mountains to the staging area for attempts on Annapurna.
I'll never forget the story of two girls in particular, no more than 15 years old. Pushpa was a Dalit, an untouchable, and Susheela was a Brahmin, the priest and artisan caste. In their communities, this meant absolutely no mixing together. Their friendship challenged long-held traditions.
On a rainy Friday morning during the first week of this month, a young woman got on the stage of the auditorium in Queen Elizabeth Conference Center...
Nepal's 122 parties and 6,128 candidates are vying for the 240 directly elected seats in the constituent assembly elections due on November 19. A small faction of the Maoist party is hell-bent on creating chaos and disrupting the election.
Record-Breaking Fossil Fueled Smog Cripples Large Chinese City reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Soaring pollution levels, 3 times the desi...