Bogaletch Gebre cofounded an organization that’s credited with virtually eliminating female genital mutilation in the part of southern Ethiopia where she grew up. A key reason for the organization’s success has been its focus on ‘community conversations.’
A digital platform analyzes data to make sure companies have the correct permits and aims to follow the timber from forests to sawmills and export markets.
Part of El Moro Spirits & Tavern in Durango, Colo., was damaged by a fire in October. The restaurant's management urged its workers to give back to a community that has supported the business since its opening 3-1/2 years ago.
Twitch, the platform that allows people to play video games and stream their activity, has implemented one of the most recent efforts to combat trolling. But in general, the use of such bots raises some larger questions.
LinguaLink of Generations was launched by three individuals who’ve studied at a school in Moscow. The program pairs retirees and students for language lessons using Skype.
Tiffany Anderson, who arrived in Topeka, Kan., in July to be superintendent of the public schools, is making a name for herself as one of the best at standing up for the neediest students.
As pressure and awareness builds, some say this year could be the tipping point in the global battle against human trafficking.
Among other projects in the past year, members of Code for Asheville have lent their expertise to address issues involving formerly incarcerated people and homeless individuals.
Thousands of people around the world work to defend human rights – risking their lives to expose abuses against women, children, minority groups, and others.
Rachel Brown headed to Kenya ahead of sensitive elections and an atmosphere of potential hate and violence. After a positive outcome there, she worked on a guidebook for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum called ‘Defusing Hate.’
The GrowHaus – an innovative indoor farm, marketplace, and educational center – emphasizes the importance of access to healthy food, and the potential of food to transform.
Scientists at Qatar University designed the solar-powered hard hats to improve conditions for 2022 World Cup laborers. Qatar's desert heat can approach 120 degrees F.
The Thai Community Development Center provides victims of human trafficking, as well as the city’s broader Thai immigrant community, with tools for long-term economic self-sustainability and growth.
As population continues to trickle away from rural America, neighbors are trying to save spots – groceries, restaurants, bars, and stores – where people can still get together.
Jamila Afghani, who has battled discrimination since childhood, uses Islam to empower women in Afghanistan. She is committed to continuing the work despite threats and other obstacles.
Harry Cummins III says he found his purpose in life when he opened a boxing gym to reach kids on the streets, in gangs, from broken homes. Kids like himself.
The trial program is part of the delivery company's efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, ease urban noise levels, and improve air quality. The experiment could also help get around traffic congestion.
When Shanti Raghavan’s brother started losing his sight, she began to learn about ways he could adjust. She then wanted to use that knowledge to assist others.
The Jefferson Awards Foundation, which honors volunteerism, recognized Will Lourcey this year for his work fighting hunger and poverty.
The reverberations are still being felt almost two years after April Reign created that hashtag, when Oscar nominations were announced. What will the new awards season bring?