Molly Melching founded the nonprofit Tostan, which operates in a number of African countries. It’s known globally for alleviating poverty, as well as for helping to reduce child marriage and female genital cutting in Senegal.
Letters to the editor for the July 10, 2017 weekly magazine.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has seen her country overcome deep skepticism to become unified and integrated into Europe. The next step, as she sees it, is for Germany to become a more unifying force globally.
Chad, Congo, and the Central African Republic are among the 'neglected' countries where there is little to no malaria research or funding despite high death rates related to the disease, according to a study released by University of Southampton in England.
Americans shouldn’t be distracted from addressing one of the world’s great crises: starvation affecting millions.
A roundup of global commentary for the July 3, 2017, weekly magazine.
Following a humbling election, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May promised to be a better listener to Brexit-related business concerns, as revealed in a Queen’s Speech dominated by policies aimed at leaving the EU.
At their annual convention, Southern Baptists voted to formally denounce the 'alt-right' political movement. The resolution comes after a day-long disagreement over the wording of the statement, but resulted in a standing ovation from the convention’s 5,000 members.
ISIS's ambition for an Islamic caliphate has suffered significant setbacks in Iraq and Syria, but analysts warn that a spate of attacks, from Britain to Iran to the Philippines, shows the jihadist group is hardly defeated.
Indiana enjoys humming auto plants. The city of Kokomo, however, shows how economic success can hinge not just on factories but on a ‘people first’ model of growth.
Countries and world bodies such as the UN have helped expand access to schooling. Now they must enhance the quality of education.
Martina Droste’s theater project in Frankfurt features both local youths and young refugees. The wide-ranging themes they present have encouraged tens of thousands of theatergoers to think about the issues in new ways.
Access to clean water is a growing global issue. The UN considers preventive diplomacy to ensure clean water doesn't become a source for global conflict, too.
Bipartisan support of anti-corruption efforts, reflected in a June 7 ceremony on Capitol Hill, helps promote democracy and prevent violence.
President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the US from the Paris climate pact in the name of putting Americans first. The decision will likely result in increased domestic emissions and possible alienation of the US by international allies who support the pact.
The Bank of England hopes to make their reports more understandable by imitating the famed children's book author's concise, simple writing style.