Now, at the risk of stating the obvious, NGO is a universal term -- and one more frequently used in other countries than "nonprofit" or just "organization." So when our team at PIR sat down to evaluate the infinite number of domain name options that could be useful, .NGO resonated.
When asked to name the one thing they needed to make their lives better, many of the children in developing nations in our hemisphere confided that what they most wanted was the capacity to walk without exposing their bare feet to the elements. Pick anything, and they chose shoes.
Mario Joseph is Haiti's most influential and respected human rights attorney. Since 1996, he has led the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port-au-Prince, which uses prominent human rights cases and a victim-centered approach in the interest of the poor majority.
It is precisely when a child's independence asserts itself most strongly that he or she needs the most loving and careful guidance but what happens when your commitment is to 50 kids, and one insists on an alternative path?
This past December, I returned to Kolkata for the first time since 2004, this time with my husband, Kiran. Here is our story -- Kiran's photographs, my words -- of poverty, inspirational people, and, ultimately, hope.
When I visited the village of Kalemunyang a few weeks ago, I was astonished by what I saw. Emerging from the barren terrain that dominates the landscape beyond the village was an expanse of green, an oasis of vegetation glistening in the mid-day sun.
If Cambodia passes a law to regulate NGO activity, what influence will it have on the work of land rights activists? The Cambodian government is on its way to passing a law that critics say threatens the country's lively civil society groups and NGOs.
The NGO model has proved relatively sturdy but has also inhibited experimenting with other approaches to promote social change. As we move into new regions and issues, we must develop fresh ways of engaging with local actors.
Ronald E. Neumann, former ambassador to Afghanistan, delivered a refreshing allocution on Wednesday denouncing the progressive militarization of U.S. foreign policy and underlining the perils it has wrought.