The practice of giving daily has changed my life. In 2012, I co-founded The Pollination Project which makes daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.
Today, on Equal Pay Day, we lift up the fight against wage discrimination, an affront to our moral sensibility. Unjustly paying some workers less than others undermines their value and their dignity as human beings and constitutes an intolerable act of discrimination.
This Tuesday, April 14, marks Equal Pay Day. The date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. That's right; women must work more than four extra months to earn the same about as her male counterpart.
In far too many places, being a school girl is dangerous business. Girls face the threat of violence on the bus ride to school, the afternoon walk home, or even during a bathroom break. The barriers that prevent girls from going to school vary. But what's clear in any community is that education can change everything for a student.
We aren't out to fix boys; we're out to build better men... by creating the conditions whereby their predisposition to be good friends, good partners and spouses, and ultimately good fathers will shine.
The road to achieving gender equality in the U.S. is quite clearly checkered with significant potholes.
Solutions are possible. Times have changed, but we haven't yet made the changes we need to ensure that women are paid more than spare change. In short, we are living in a Modern Family World with Mad Men workplace policies.
When I reflect upon my own experiences and life lessons, I think of my mother Jeannette Kagame, who has helped change the women of Africa for the better, starting with me.
When women own land, we are better off. In 2005, after conducting case studies in Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Ghana and the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the World Bank concluded that having a protected right to land can increase women's access to food, water and safety.
Three of the progressive movements that are most active right now are Black Lives Matter, the push for LGBT rights, and the push for a minimum/living wage. Each of these movements is powerful on its own. Working together, they can achieve much more. And they are coming together.
As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of human existence and a critical space for marginalized populations to make their voices heard, a woman's inability to feel safe online is an impediment to her freedom, as well as to her basic human rights.
I should not have to work twice as hard as any male or elder in my position would in order to prove my worth. I should not feel the desperate need to grapple for job stability because I happen to have a '90s birthday and breasts.
Time for change has come. All men must take a firm stand against violence and discrimination, for Kenya to reach its full promise and potential as a people and a nation.
Since 2000, Tarasiewicz has worked as the director for the Network for East-West Women in Poland. She has watched as many foundations that funded women's issues have pulled out of Poland as money from the European Union became available. But the EU funding has been a mixed blessing at best.
In the struggle for equal rights at work, much remains to be done. Advocates recognize that despite existing federal and state protections, pregnant workers in this country still face discrimination when denied reasonable accommodations that would otherwise enable them to continue working and support their families.
That's why I'm joining President Obama, Secretary Kerry and other U.S. officials in Panama this week for the Seventh Summit of the Americas. Here are some of the issues I'll be focused on during my trip.