All stories about marginalized groups
In Rio, hot discussions about climate change and cities March 25, 2010
Wow — the heat! It might be hard to believe, but the Indonesian delegation (no stranger to hot and humid climates) has been melting this week.
Colombia: A marginalized culture moves closer to gaining its own power March 22, 2010
A micro-hydroelectric energy project is making a difference for one of Colombia's most isolated and marginalized ethnic groups.
Liberia: Redefining success: My journey to Liberia March 17, 2010
Glance down a deeply rutted Monrovia side street and you may see, at the end of the block, a glimpse of palm trees, sandy coastline and the rolling ocean. Blink, and you may briefly imagine you’re in Mexico or another beachy getaway.
Ethiopia: Protecting Ethiopia's people, animals and environment March 4, 2010
We’ve been in the car for a long time in the last couple of days. We’re in Gashamo, a small town in the desert. A couple of days ago we drove for nine hours drive on bumpy sandy tracks from the Somali Region capital of Jijiga.
West Bank and Gaza: Mercy Corps continues humanitarian assistance in Gaza February 10, 2010
Failing Gaza: No rebuilding, no recovery, no more excuses is the title of the latest report on Gaza, one year after Operation Cast Lead, the three-month military conflict between Israel and Hamas.
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities crippled without action and commitment December 5, 2009
This July, President Obama signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRDP). The news came to me during a particularly tough time in Basrah, Iraq.
Lebanon: Foundations for a strong future: Youth in Lebanon and Jordan promote cultural heritage December 2, 2009
Daily life in Lebanon and Jordan means contending with a large number of social and economic pressures and many young people — who make up the vast majority of the population — have lost sight of their cultural heritage.
West Bank and Gaza: Tunnels, walls and stones November 19, 2009
I must admit, I found it a bit disappointing that I'd passed so easily through the infamous Ben Gurion International Airport passport control. After I picked up my bag I didn't really know what to do with myself — the flight had arrived early, and I wasn't being held up for questioning.
Uganda: Finding a voice in northern Uganda September 27, 2009
Once christened as “The Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda was once seen as a success story in Africa.
Everyone is an architect September 25, 2009
I’m writing from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where summer has long gone and H1N1 flu poses a very serious threat. The purpose of my stay here is to attend the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.