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“CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY?”

Global Envision   
August 21st, 2013

“CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY?”

Donating that five dollars at the end of your shopping may not be as effective as you think. Global POV, through an artistic video mini-lecture series, explains what poverty truly is and how we can make a lasting difference rather than making that small five dollar donation.

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Two Portraits Of Post-Revolutionary Life In Iran

Your Middle East   
May 21st, 2013

Two Portraits Of Post-Revolutionary Life In Iran

Maryam Ansari offers insight on emerging literary depictions of life in post-revolutionary Iran, and how well they align with reality.

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‘Women On Walls’ Campaign Empowers Women Via Street Art

EGYPT INDEPENDENT   
April 30th, 2013

‘Women On Walls’ Campaign Empowers Women Via Street Art

A street art campaign in Egypt is aiming to increase women’s visibility and mobilize empowerment around gender issues in various communities through graffiti, workshops, and discussion.

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Using Public Art To Transform Cities

Co.EXIST   
April 19th, 2013

Using Public Art To Transform Cities

Artist Lesley Perkes is working on transforming Johannesburg through art that both inspires and also actually improves the urban landscape.

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Of Monarchs And Migrants- The Arts Of The Immigration Movement

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
April 14th, 2013

Of Monarchs And Migrants- The Arts Of The Immigration Movement

Immigration activists in the US have been using artistic depictions and symbols of their experience to illustrate the struggles of the migrant community and to motivate others to take action in the fight for immigrant rights.

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Resource Optimism

Baobab Africa   
May 23rd, 2013

Resource Optimism

The blogger Baobab gives insight as to why many African countries struggle economically despite having a wealth of natural resources to use to their advantage.

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Saudi Arabia Launches First Campaign To Stop Violence Against Women

Thomas Reuters Foundation   
May 2nd, 2013

Saudi Arabia Launches First Campaign To Stop Violence Against Women

Saudi Arabia has launched its first campaign against the abuse of women, which is designed to encourage females to speak about their experiences and have a global impact in women’s rights.

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Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

GOOD   
April 26th, 2013

Creative Despite War: A Film On Afghanistan’s Most Resilient Artists

Despite thirty years of conflict, Afghanistan is still home to multiple artists who are part of a blossoming movement that affirms the resilience and strength of humanity and hope.

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The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

50.50   
April 15th, 2013

The Art Of Survival In Post-Saddam Iraq

A decade after the Iraq war, the legacy of violence still remains. However, artists are using film, painting, and poetry to express the conflicts and experiences of the country in a new way.

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Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

CSMonitor   
April 12th, 2013

Claudio Miranda’s Music Is Taming A Once-Savage Brazilian Neighborhood

Claudio Miranda grew up in one of the most violent communities in Brazil, but through music and art, he has given his neighbors a chance to express themselves and contribute positively to the community.

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