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Why MLK’s Dream Took On Poverty And War Along With Racism

YES! Magazine   
August 28th, 2013

Why MLK’s Dream Took On Poverty And War Along With Racism

In remembrance of those defining words “I have a dream,” and the man who uttered them, it’s significant to know that those lessons still carry on to this day and age. With a world that struggles with poverty and injustice, there’s still a necessity to fight for that equality that a young civil rights activist dreamed about.

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“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians In The Midst of War

Yes! Magazine   
July 17th, 2013

“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians In The Midst of War

Oftentimes Iraq is described as a cold, dangerous, and hostile nation. Although there are many potential dangers present in the war-torn nation, it’s important to note that there are still many truly kind-hearted people that live there. This touching tale depicts how Iraqi citizens from the isolated city of Rutba come together to save foreign aid workers left for dead in the desert during the midst of the 2003 Iraq War.

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The Most Dangerous Myths About Women And War

Your Middle East   
May 26th, 2013

The Most Dangerous Myths About Women And War

Sustainable peace is impossible without purposefully engaging women throughout the process. The recognition of women, and their roles in a community, could be the answer to rebuilding societies torn apart by violence.

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Deploying Better Shelters, For The Next Big Weather Disaster

Co.EXIST   
May 23rd, 2013

Deploying Better Shelters, For The Next Big Weather Disaster

Disasters such as the tornado that tore apart Oklahoma City suburbs this week are devastating and leave countless people homeless. Temporary shelter is often difficult to provide, but these models are designed to be more practical, sustainable, and feasible.

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Advocates Begin To Tackle India’s Child Rape Problem

CSMonitor   
May 20th, 2013

Advocates Begin To Tackle India’s Child Rape Problem

Sexual violence is not a new problem in India, but the awareness and social movement surrounding it is a recent development. The December attack that left a young woman dead outraged the public, and political classes are now responding.

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India loves Pakistan

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 26th, 2013

India loves Pakistan

The border between India and Pakistan has been a region of growing tension. Amrit Sharma, founder of IndiaLovesPakistan.com, is trying to change the conversation from brinkmanship to love in the region. Through his site, he hopes that stronger collaboration and respect can come from both sides.

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Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

Co.EXIST   
May 28th, 2013

Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

The app mWater is taking advantage of technology and readily available water testing kits to create a “social network for water” that allows people access to data concerning the quality and location of water that they are planning on using and drinking.

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4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Co.EXIST   
May 24th, 2013

4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Despite physical and theoretical obstacles, private sector organizations are managing to find unique ways to deliver systems of healthcare to low-income people in Africa who need it most.

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China-Africa: Towards More Sustainable Health Care?

THINK AFRICA PRESS   
May 22nd, 2013

China-Africa: Towards More Sustainable Health Care?

China’s early health diplomacy in Africa is markedly distinct from Western health initiatives, and arguably more effective in terms of local African contexts.

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Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Your Middle East   
May 19th, 2013

Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Maha Laziri created Teach4Morocco, an NGO dedicated toward improving Morocco’s educational system by providing funding for the construction of well-equipped schools and the harmonization of learning activities, especially in the country’s remote regions.

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