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Nicholas Kristof

Crimes and Punishment

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

What we don't need time to learn is that enforcement of laws in the hands of the wrong people produce results as bad as the results authorities hope to prevent.

Media Myopia and the Image of Africa

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media
Paul Stoller

Can we send journalists -- even one as good as Nicholas Kristof -- to faraway places where people speak unfamiliar languages like Songhay, Hausa, Tamasheq, and Wolof and expect them to quickly and fully understand what they are witnessing?

Here & Now

K. Sujata | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

No matter where you focus your attention, the issues affecting women and girls are vital to the well-being of our world. There are bold, resilient and powerful women right here in Chicago who are confronting these issues head on with innovative or proven solutions.

Half the Sky Movement Diary

Robert Hanna | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Robert Hanna

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe story began with an image. Somaly Mam had snuck into the brothel and took a snapshot of a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl.

This Mother's Day, Help Mothers Around the Globe

Eva Hausman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Eva Hausman

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgOn Mothers' Day 2011, we mothers gave birth to the Mothers' Day Movement. By moving the apostrophe, we have pledged to make Mother's Day more meaningful by asking family, friends, and donors to rethink their giving priorities.

7 Easy Ways to Make an Impact on International Women's Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

If we all adopted Malala's attitudes, we'd be much closer to protecting and empowering women and girls around the globe. Yet, here's the great news: we don't have to endure personal tragedy in order to take a stand for equality. Even simple actions can create change.

Jessica Prois

New Facebook Game Highlights Trafficking, Maternal Mortality | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.07.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: March 5, 2013 12:16 p.m. In the charity world, the telethon appears ancient and the PSA feels trite. So what's next for advocacy and aware...

Outfoxing Hedgehogs

Michael Jinkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Michael Jinkins

We don't have to treat matters of faith dully in order to preserve the complexities, let alone the mysteries, of faith and life. And we certainly don't have to dumb-down our presentation of the Gospel and of the Gospel's intersections with life in order to stimulate the interest of our audiences.

Sheryl Sandberg's Lessons to Succeed and Savor Work and Life

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Kare Anderson

Taking stands for what you believe in is core to Sandberg's credo in her new book, Lean In. She urges women to "lean in" to their career and not hold back, as she feels that women have been conditioned to do.

Games for Good:, Giving and Social Good Through Gaming

Amy Neumann | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

"Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond." -- Bryan Matteo The be...

From Awareness to Action: Providing Housing & Support for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Becca Stevens | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Becca Stevens

While public awareness in the US about the connection between child sexual abuse, human trafficking and prostitution has increased 100-fold in the past ten years, there are far, far less than 100 programs providing free housing and support for survivors.

'The Book That Inspired Me To Change The World'

Paniz Khosroshahy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Teen
Paniz Khosroshahy

I wanted to find myself through art, but Kristof told me that self-improvement comes mainly from helping others. I wanted to be happy, far from the maddening world, but Kristof taught me that happiness comes from connection to something larger.

What Hillary Clinton Did for Women (and Men) Everywhere

Karin Kamp | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Karin Kamp

As Hillary Clinton packs up her office and contemplates her next move, one thing is clear: as secretary of state she changed the narrative on women by championing their social, political and economic rights over the world.

From Delhi to D.C.: How Women Can Fight Back

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Will having more women in high-level positions eliminate all gender violence? No. But there's a link between seeing women in power -- and empowered -- and seeing them as equals.

Nicholas Kristof Says, 'I'm No Expert on Domestic Poverty' -- You Can Say That Again

Peter Edelman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Peter Edelman

We're used to seeing the truth mangled in the public discourse about poverty, but when it's done by a journalist as respected as Nicholas Kristof, it's surprising bordering on shocking.

Secretary Madeleine Albright: "Americans Are the Most Generous People In the World With The Shortest Attention Span"

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
92nd Street Y

Responsibility to Protect: Can It Make A Difference? took place on December 13, 2012. In this clip, the panel featuring former Secretary of State Made...

The New Nonprofit Is Transparent, Open, And Engaged

Rachael Chong | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Beth Kanter, whose blog is a clearinghouse for information on how organizations can use new technology for good, is rethinking how a nonprofit acts in the digital world.

How Nicholas Kristof Uses His Pulpit to Engage People With Empathy

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

The Times reporter helps direct our attention to some of the most dire situations in the world, and hopefully makes us all more willing to do something ourselves to help change it.

The 10 Most Generous Social Media Mavens

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Why are some people seemingly hard-wired for compassion, while others hardly notice suffering? Is generosity the by-product of a virtuous upbringing, a quality we learn primarily through early observation?

Why I Will Vote Tuesday and You Should Too

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 01.05.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

There is only one thing that makes me crazy: When a woman says she may not vote.

Not-So-Happy-Halloween: 5 News Stories That Have Women Really Spooked

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It's not just 'Frankenstorm' that's been brewing during the last few days. Five explosive stories have been reported in the news that are converging on the collective consciousness of women across the country, causing anger, angst, sadness and outrage.

Insurance Mixes Theology and Politics

Sally Steenland | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Sally Steenland

Sadly, many readers of Kristof's column responded in similar ways to the audience at the Republican primary debate. One wrote, "Not sure why I'm to feel guilty about your friend's problem. I take care of myself and mine, and I am not responsible for anyone else." Oh, really?

WATCH: Liberal Columnist Gives Obama A Failing Grade

the gavin show | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.19.2012 | San Francisco

When New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof issued Barack Obama a report card last month, the president's job performance GPA was somewhere in the ...

Are Female Leaders Better for the World's Women?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Solving the problems for women and girls around the world isn't just about more women coming into power. It's about more women (and men) coming into power who value the feminine

Bursting the Bubble: When 'Half the Sky' Abuses Itself

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Let's shift the discourse away from 'women vs. women', which sounds like a tawdry Las Vegas boxing match, and move it towards a much deeper conversation about what we need to do to get more women in leadership positions in both the public and private sector and eradicate poverty.