Women produce more than half of the world's food but face unique challenges as farmers. Five innovative programs are helping them – and strengthening the world's food system.
The nonprofit group CJA tracks down those who commit crimes in one country and flee to another – and hauls them into court.
American Tom Prichard founded Sudan Sunrise to promote religious harmony and build schools in the new nation of South Sudan.
As a new year dawns, 1 billion people worldwide face difficult challenges. But hundreds of organizations are working tirelessly to help.
Toms Shoes popularized 'one for one' giving. Warby Parker adds training low-income local entrepreneurs to start their own businesses selling glasses at affordable prices.
Americans are more apt to donate to a charity, volunteer, or help a stranger than residents of 152 other countries.
The National Institutes of Health issued new guidelines indicating that the use of chimpanzees to study diseases is rarely necessary.
Fish farming needs fewer resources than raising livestock and can be more environmentally sound than open-water fishing.
From her clinic, Elizaveta Glinka and her volunteers give food, clothing, medicine, and other help to Moscow's homeless.
Through Viva Farms, Sarita and Ethan Schaffer introduce newcomers to farming and teach sustainable techniques as an alternative to 'factory farms.'
His urban farm provides access to affordable fresh food in low-income neighborhoods.
Yoga can teach prisoners the self-control and self-discipline that they never learned as youths.
'Benchmarking' motivates owners to rehab their buildings to save energy, carbon emissions, and fuel costs.
Johanna Crawford founded Web of Benefit to help women escape domestic violence and build new lives.
She battles for those on the economy's bottom rung – nannies and housekeepers.
In India, the tiny village of Wankute agreed to manage its watershed and since then everything from crops to jobs and income have flourished.
Ending malaria could lift African nations out of poverty by spurring education, market productivity, and economic growth.
Her Barefoot Artists project helps heal war-torn, broken, and economically devastated communities through art.
A garment-maker in New Delhi couldn't resist helping a child. Now he provides for many more.