Ruth Allen Ruth Allen, Director of Community Mobilization, Governance and Partnerships Ruth Allen’s stories Libya: Beyond Gaddafi: Libya's governance context More than 6.4 million Libyans are living out a historic transition: emerging from 42 years of harsh authoritarianism towards a democratic state wherein the people are the source of authority. SOS! Global civil society gathers to “Seek Out Solutions” to the world’s toughest problems What could a politician from Mozambique, a community leader from Nepal,a journalist from the United Kingdom and me possibly have in common? A whole lot it turns out! Mongolia: “Don’t give us aid, give us a chance!” Congratulations to the Mercy Corps Mongolia team for winning the 2010 Disability inclusion Award given by InterAction! Liberia: Women take the lead As long as I can remember, there’s been a world map hanging in my grandmother’s kitchen. It's time for the U.S. to ratify core UN conventions In May, amidst headlines of new military activity in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, two other stories signaled an opening for a different kind of U.S. engagement in the world that has great significance for groups like Mercy Corps.