Troubled East Timor has endured a rocky road to independence. The group Belun ('friend') is trying to forge common ground and ease tensions among factions.
Malawi is raising the legal age for girls to marry from 15 to 18, improving their lives.
As a young social worker she was planning only to take a survey. But when she saw what was happening she knew she had to stay and help.
A pioneering toilet uses microbes that feed on urine and produce enough electricity to light up the facility or charge mobile phones.
A new comic book features a young village woman who, with the help of a goddess, spreads awareness about sexual violence.
Around the world, cities threatened by increasingly severe floods and droughts are looking for ways to cope – and finding innovative solutions.
On a farm in Virginia, rescued horses teach young people to take the reins of their own lives.
Two Kentucky teenagers launched Mission Make A Difference, an effort that's resulted in projects from helping a town in Uganda to gathering food, clothing, and hygiene products for those in need nearby.
To Germans uneasy about their obligation to welcome foreign asylum seekers, Richter offers meaningful dialogue.
International Women's Day March 8 is a time to put a spotlight on ending violence and harmful practices against youths, especially adolescent girls, says actress and activist Bonnie Wright.
Two young women have started Cycle for Science, a plan to bicycle across the US and drop into schools to teach kids quick lessons in physics, solar power, and renewable energy.
In order to support his family, Steve Simoff walks 35 miles from his home in Davis City, Mo. to his job at Lakeside Casino in Osceola, Iowa.
Celebrity involvement can help catapult a charitable cause to global awareness and draw in millions of dollars in fundraising. But is there a line between charity and self-promotion?
In Iganga, Uganda, the community group Musana has changed its model from dependency on outsiders to local initiative.
Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of its water. A new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success.
The Miracle Foundation dramatically improves standards in a growing network of orphanages.
Members of Women Caring for the Land plant cover crops, install buffer strips, restore wetlands, and plant native wildflowers for pollinator habitat.
Amelia Pape launched My Street Grocery, a mobile grocery truck, to bring better food to communities that lack their own supermarkets.
A group of coffee companies has formed the Coalition for Coffee Communities to help eliminate hunger in coffee-growing communities around the world.
Rebels, paramilitaries, and criminal gangs have forcibly recruited thousands of children and teens. Now a reconciliation effort is laying the groundwork for peace through face-to-face apologies to the youths.