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SSIR Articles: Human Rights

Published: 2018-02-13T17:15:00+00:00


Innovative Infrastructure


Many cities are adapting in the face of climate change.

Empowering India’s Girls


Sometimes collaboration is the most direct route to impact.

Climate Science as Culture War


The public debate around climate change is no longer about science—it’s about values, culture, and ideology.

Diversity Opportunities


New research finds that some companies are increasingly pro-diversity and others lag well behind.

Open Source for Humanitarian Action


Ushahidi develops free software that allows volunteers to map humanitarian crises from their mobile phones.

Stone Soup and an Impoverished Mexican Village (Blog)


In a session at the Opportunity Collaboration, stories were shared on the power and importance of community decision-making.

Yearning to Breathe Free: No Immigration Reform Hurts Opportunity for All (Blog)


The anti-immigrant trend line is deeply damaging to social innovation, social justice, and civil society.

The Emotions of Aid


“One death is a tragedy; 1 million is a statistic,” Joseph Stalin is supposed to have said. The more people we see suffering, the less we care.

The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee


Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.

More than Beans


Sustainable Harvest grows a new supply chain.

If the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, They Have a Head Start in Cambodia (Blog)


A Cambodian restaurant trains former street youth for jobs in the hospitality industry.

The Power of Many


The Tahirih Justice Center multiplies its impact by creatively using pro bono attorneys.

Stopping Child Porn


Computer imaging technology gets put to work to fight child porn fast—five-millisecond-fast.

Can’t Buy Me Laughter


While more money may translate to a higher valuation of oneself, but when it comes to happiness, money is no indicator.

One Villager, One Vote


Direct participation by Indonesian villagers proves that process matters, even when outcomes don't change.

Drowning Out Hate


The website Not In Our Town is combating prejudice by broadcasting anti-hate stories and campaigns.

Exploring Failure (Blog)


Failure and its upside—a report from the 2010 PopTech conference.

Long Suffering Falls Short


Guilt might move people not to relieve suffering, but to exacerbate it by rationalizing that the victims somehow deserve their plight.

In Their Own Words


A social media campaign aims to increase awareness of areas that reduce health risks for domestic workers and employers alike.

The Agency of African Girls and Women (Blog)


Women are contributing to Africa’s growth surge. We cannot afford to overlook their potential and agency.

New Florida Legislation: A Slap in the Face to Nonprofit Diversity Advocates (Blog)


The philanthropic community has no public opposition to a new, ill-advised piece of legislation.

Youth Voices in the Global Economy (Blog)


Engaged youth on the global stage—a report from the G-20 Summit and MY SUMMIT.

The New Digital Divide (Blog)


New levels of data-filtering, along with the growth of social networks that aggregate like-minded souls, are threatening civic engagement—and other assertions made at the Personal Democracy Forum.

Lessons from an Organizer


CREATIVE COMMUNITY ORGANIZING: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice by Si Kahn

Airborne Peace


In Rwanda, Radio La Benevolencija uses soap operas to heal ethnic tensions. Listeners who tune into a weekly show about feuding ethnic groups are more likely than non-listeners to stand up to authority and to voice their own opinions.

Settling Up


Upwardly Global places skilled immigrants in jobs worthy of their talents.

How the Danes Do It


How much inequality there is in a society depends on how inheritable the wealth is, which in turn depends on the kind of wealth that it is.

Lessons in Courage


Against all odds, the Afghan Institute of Learning educates women and girls in a war-torn society.

Women Hold Both Sky and Solutions


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

Research: Strong Women, Strong Sector


The more empowered a country's women, the more vibrant its nonprofit sector.

The New Women’s Movement (Blog)


Why They Stayed


New research reveals the economic hardships that Katrina's "stayers" were battling and the abundance of negative opinions about them.

Microfinance for the Most Marginalized


Small loans are tipping the social scales for Roma people.

The Entrepreneurial Union


Freelance workers, whose numbers are growing, are left without health insurance, a retirement plan, or a work community. The Freelancers Union meets these needs.

Now Media (Blog)


Technology’s Positive Impact on Human Rights (Blog)


The author details a Web that tells stories and exposes human injustice and trauma rather than gossip

The Best Thing We Can Do for Nonprofits–and Ourselves (Blog)


We must actively withhold support when we see the government acting in a way counter to our ideals and its own.

Not Racing to Help


Racism may have played a role in the government's delayed response to Katrina.

Creating the Safe Space to Talk About Race in the Nonprofit Sector (Blog)


Just because we now have a president of color does not mean we should take the topic of diversity off our agenda.

Why I Wish Nonprofits Would Stop Using the Word “Minorities” (Blog)


"We’ve got to stop using the word 'minorities' to describe the communities we serve. It doesn’t have any value. It never has."