How One Young Cameroonian Founded an Organization to Combat Climate Change and Preserve the Environment in Their Country

Happy New Year to all and thanks for your patience while I took a break from sharing these amazing stories during #ShoutOutSundays. I am back with another inspirational individual from Cameroon who took plastic waste and turned it into something that their community could use; read on to find out more.… Read More How One Young Cameroonian Founded an Organization to Combat Climate Change and Preserve the Environment in Their Country

How One Young Man’s Childhood Experiences Spurred the Movement to Build Homes Out of Plastic Bottles in Uganda

Plastic pollution is something we see every day in our backyards (literally), on the streets, or in our bodies of water. This young man from Uganda recognized that plastic could be used for good and provide housing for the poor – I was privileged to hear him speak at #OYW2018 and wanted to share his story with you, too. #BeatPlasticPollution #UnplasticThePlanet… Read More How One Young Man’s Childhood Experiences Spurred the Movement to Build Homes Out of Plastic Bottles in Uganda

How to Talk Climate Change in the Face of Adversity

The #HumanImpactsInstitute hosted an event to discuss how people from different sectors are taking #climateaction and dealing with conservative forces in the government and media. I have captured some of my main takeaways on how to tackle #climatechange in the face of adversity in three ways.… Read More How to Talk Climate Change in the Face of Adversity

MANAVA: Transforming Female Artisans’ Lives in Cambodia

If you’re looking for a unique holiday gift for your friends and family, take a look at #MANAVA, a social enterprise that empowers female #artisans in #Cambodia. These women craft exquisite works of art you can wear or display in your home – check out their campaign https://igg.me/at/manava… Read More MANAVA: Transforming Female Artisans’ Lives in Cambodia

One Woman’s Efforts to Advance Gender Equality in Sudan

Across the globe girls and women still encounter challenges due to gender roles that were set from generations past. The evidence is there: achieving gender equality is┬ábeneficial for the economy, can decrease poverty and gender-based violence, and more. Mai Khidir participated in the Milead Fellowship run by the Moremi Initiative, and was tasked with implementing… Read More One Woman’s Efforts to Advance Gender Equality in Sudan

How One Woman is Making the Case for Inclusion in Employment for Women with Special Needs

Of the 624,000 people living with disabilities in Azerbaijan, according to Chairman of the State Social Protection Fund Salim Muslumov, over 290,000 are women, and a majority of them are unemployed. Sara Rajabli recognized this issue and sought to address this lack of inclusion in employment for this population. She founded BUTA Art & Sweets… Read More How One Woman is Making the Case for Inclusion in Employment for Women with Special Needs