Less than half of the world's population can get online. And women are connecting more slowly than men, with an estimated 200 million fewer women than men online in 2014. This digital gender divide isn't just unfair; it's fundamentally detrimental for women.
There are a few things America could learn from Rwanda, such as the government's impressive empowerment of their female citizens.
The first time I met Thysson George Williams was at the United Nations at the Nexus Youth Summit earlier this year. I was impressed by his sharp style, his attention to the details of what he was talking about and the amount of success he had achieved early on in his life.
Rwanda. Wow. As I sit here tapping away on my MacBook Pro, aimlessly listening to my playlist entitled 'Rwanda' that entails a whole slew of songs that I downloaded for the flight over, my mind spins with images of lush green trees upon a background of a thousand rolling hills.
Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but it punches above its weight in terms of things to do and see. And while it did have a troubled past, the country has long since turned around and is now one of the safest places to visit on the continent.
The United States' stance against Rwanda ending term limits in time for President Paul Kagame to seek a third election and perpetuate his repressive regime in Kigali is a welcome step in the right direction, but it mustn't end there.
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master, If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster An...
Violence can never engender peace. Still, I will always pray for the person who holds the weapon, pray that this person finds compassion and recognizes the humanity he or she shares with the person who may be at the other end of that weapon's sights.
Hate, like many other vices, is a learned behavior -- it is a choice, a bad choice, but a choice nonetheless. And yet, I believe -- I know -- that forgiveness works the same way.
Forgiveness is one of the most important foundations for peace. When those who have been wronged forgive, and when those who have done wrong ask for forgiveness, the possibility for peace is born.
Gelb charms the reader with her optimism and spontaneity. She is unafraid to try new ideas or perform untried tasks. We hear very little about her privations, such as her constant stomach distress and the rarity of a bath during her stay in Mukoma.
Perhaps what feeds this genius, this champion of communication and understanding among us, is that he comprehends the power of one. It is a power we often forget -- I know I do -- the ability to change the world, one small, tiny, at times seemingly insignificant action at a time.
We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?
Today is graduation day, a day of fanfare, unfettered dreams and promise. But this is no ordinary graduation. It is The Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali, Rwanda, the only college for women in East Africa.
By Garima Singh, WiSci STEAM Camp participant WiSci STEAM Camp 2015 A week later and here I am sitting in my house with reliable 24/7 Wi-Fi, hot sh...
When Espy was eleven years old and living in a tent at a United Nations refugee camp in Gatumba, soldiers from the regular Congolese army set fire to tents and used machetes to massacre the refugees. Espy was shot in the back and played dead among the dead and dying to survive.