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Breastfeeding: Fit for a King... and Millions of Others

Anne Goddard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

When breastfeeding is in decline and before a resurgence it sends a message at odds with what new mothers within the developing world should be hearing, and that is this: beyond any other preventive measures, breastfeeding infants under 2-years-old has the greatest impact on a child's health and survival.

Grassroots Peace In Palestine and Israel

www.thedailybeast.com | Evie M. Salomon | Posted 08.23.2013 | Religion

Empathy is not a common trait between Israelis and Palestinians. They have a stake in the same piece of land, and two completely different justificati...

Philippines as the New ASEAN Growth Pole: Not Even Corruption Can Stop it

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

Halfway into his six-year term, President Benigno Aquino III is facing a spate of major corruption scandals, which could potentially undermine his "good governance" initiative -- the policy that largely explains renewed global confidence in the Philippine economy in recent years.

Self-Reliance is the Key to Eliminating Poverty

Anita Casalina | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Anita Casalina

I was inspired and began to wonder why more organizations didn't seem to realize that building independence and showing people how to create lives, if not wealth for themselves, is so much more effective long term than giving aid.

Drivel from Dictators

Freedom House | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Daniel Calingaert Executive Vice President Dictators come up with some pretty lame excuses for abusing the rights of their citizens. And these ex...

KITE: Making Humans Invisible to Mosquitos

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Perhaps the best part about KITE, from a consumer perspective, is that it's super easy to use. You simply place a colorful sticker on your clothes, and the device blinds mosquitos to your very existence for the next 48 hours.

Training the Next Generation

John Feffer | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
John Feffer

There is a great unease among young people in Europe today. The impact on politics has been considerable. Fewer young people are voting in European parliament elections. At the same time, support has surged among young people for extremist politics on the Right.

Data and Statistics: The Only Way to Measure Impact?

Devanik Saha | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Devanik Saha

Over the past year, education in India has witnessed a boom in the number of NGOs, foundations and enterprises aspiring to transform the education system by giving meaningful instruction to children from low-income families.

Why the G8 'Commitments' Lacked Measurable Actions

John Ruthrauff | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

Civil society organizations should exert pressure on the G8 -- as well as the other G20 countries -- to take more concrete steps to address financial corruption, which is robbing both developing and developed countries of essential tax income.

Child Marriage Keeps Girls from Reaching their Full Potential

Anne Goddard | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

UNICEF estimates that some 400 million women between the ages of 20 and 49 were married before their 18th birthday. An estimated one in three girls in developing countries is married before adulthood, and one in nine before they are 15.

Rabble Rousing Optimists: Sinclair and Schrode

Erin Schrode | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Erin Schrode

What happens when a classically trained British architect develops an interest in social, cultural, and humanitarian design? Architecture for Humanity is born.

Supreme Court Stands With NGOs In Landmark Free Speech Ruling

Lindsay Coates | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Today, NGOs scored a major legal victory when the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that a USAID policy requirement infringed upon Americans' right to free speech.

G8 Summit: A Civil Society-Driven Agenda -- Russia Please Take Note

Elena Panfilova | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Elena Panfilova

MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- Last week in preparation for the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited a group of civil society or...

Economic and Ecological Transformation for Jamaica and Haiti

Pascal Robert | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Pascal Robert

During the weekend of June 7-9, 2013, I had the honor to participate on a panel at the Left Forurm 2013: The largest annual intellectual conference of...

Rebuilding Education From Turmoil: The Spitler School in Cambodia

Laura Cococcia | Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact
Laura Cococcia

"Parallels can always be found between children everywhere in the world. Children are open vessels waiting to be filled. "

Training Journalists Got Me Five Years in Egyptian Prison -- But Please Don't Call Me 'Activist'

Natasha Tynes | Posted 08.05.2013 | World
Natasha Tynes

Right after I read the news (on Twitter of all places) that I had been sentenced to five years in prison in Egypt, I rushed to give my 19-month-old daughter a fever reducer as she had been battling a nasty virus. My crime? In a nutshell: Teaching Egyptian journalists how to tweet.

Self Help Africa: Why Only Profits Can Cure Poverty

Bill Frezza | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Bill Frezza

Africa has long been a place where charity goes to die. Tragically, most of this aid has been wasted, either stolen by corrupt local politicians or handed out in a way that traps people in a state of dependency that only generates more need for aid.

Social Impact in Haiti: The Value of Experience

Peter Walters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

It's difficult, if not impossible, to fully understand something without experiencing it firsthand. This is true in business, life and love. Last week, I had a humbling experience on a trip to Haiti that reminded me of the importance of experience.

The Life Out Loud: Listen With Your Heart (and Your Ears)

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

"Someone told me way back when, 'Show me your friends, and I'll show you your future.' So first, surround yourself with people who are doing what they love, pursuing their passions."

NGegO and the Waste We Cause by Fueling Aid "Hero-preneurs"

Daniela Papi | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Daniela Papi

We can't just read a book and then adamantly defend the author's words as truth without having ever even stepped foot in the place they are speaking about or having much understanding of the context for their work.

Hippocratic Philanthropy? Lessons From International Health Funding

Steve Heilig | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Steve Heilig

Philanthropy can cause harm in myriad ways. We need to get it right. For those considering support for or work with international development and health projects, here are a few ideas on how to assure that money and effort leads to real impact in a way that "does no harm"

Resilience in the Face of Disaster

Kazuhiko Takemoto | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Kazuhiko Takemoto

The October eruption was the start of a series of increasingly violent eruptions that took place over the following three weeks. In the end, more than 350 people were killed and hundreds more injured

A Recipe for Community

Linda Buzzell | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

The bottom line? Any community gathering, organization or event that engages body, mind, soul and spirit has a far greater chance of surviving and thriving.

My Miserable Week in North Korea as a VIP Guest

Richard Walden | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Richard Walden

After more than 30 years of humanitarian aid operations in some of the world's most dangerous and/or autocratically-run places, I felt that it was at least worth a try to see what access an international NGO could have to people in need.

Exporting Repression

Freedom House | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Daniel Calingaert Executive Vice President Authoritarian regimes around the world are exporting their worst practices and working together to rep...