As of right now, the World Bank does not have a mandatory gender safeguard policy. As they note, women and girls make up well over half of the world's population, but they have no safeguard to insure their fair share of Bank projects.
Taking a stand is urgent. Using our voice is imperative. We cannot afford to neglect service to others for the sake of humankind.
I first heard Dr. King speak in person at a Spelman College chapel service during my senior year in college. Dr. King was just 31 but he had already gained a national reputation during the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott five years earlier.
Sometimes the cruelty is subtle. It is the plight of poor children in poor neighborhoods here in the United States who start their lives at a disadvantage and because of factors such as inadequate school funding and family support services have that disadvantage increase over time.
Fifty years separate the events in the film and the headlines of 2014 and it feels as though little has changed.
It's been a particularly dark Advent. And so I give particular thanks today for the gift of "Malala's Magnificat" and the light she is kindling in the world.
Alfred Nobel had the money. Bertha von Suttner had the vision. Their union resulted in the Nobel Peace Prize, who continues to make a powerful impact on the world.
If we are to reverse the trend of violence and environmental destruction on our planet, we need many, many more such people. It's time for a Manhattan Project focused on our most wasted resource: our capacity for good.
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Gwendolyn Brooks read and wrote as a child. Her first poem was published when she was 14 years old. She attended college but could not find suitable work during the Depression
It's now been 20 years since I've had a panic attack. Although the depression continues, I work through it daily on my yoga mat -- most days that works. My mother takes her daily dose of anti-depressant pills, and for the last 10 years I can't remember seeing her so content.
Malala not only is sharing a cause she would die for ... she is spearheading a movement that has already came close to claiming her life, but keeps moving full speed ahead. May we all find a cause so dear to us, that we continue self-assured, despite all obstacles.
From something very bad, Malala is making something amazingly good. The recognition has helped expand the reach of her message. Malala's resilience inspires us all to support the struggle against brutality and ignorance. She represents hope for millions of people.
The Forbes "Under 30 Summit" in Philidelphia ended Wednesday, having brought together the now and present future. Malala Yousafzai, now 17, who re...
The two activists were born nearly a half century apart with different religions and to different countries, yet their work goes hand in hand since child laborers need to have someone also championing their right to equitable, quality education.
Malala Yousafzai is a girl with a voice in a world where women remain voiceless. However, her decision to speak up against the injustices done to her and other young women was not without consequence.
Waiting for my coffee to brew at dawn on October 10 I got an instant jolt scanning news on my phone when I saw the headline Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize.