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  • Akili Dada – I REFUSE TO GIVE UP

    Rittah Akoth is an emerging leader from the Parklands Law Campus, Nairobi University. After attending an Akili Dada workshop for young women leaders she decided to run for student leadership in her school. Though she lost the election, she emerged a victor with key lessons in leadership. My name is...

  • African People & Wildlife Fund – New Community-based Initiative Launches

    Wildlife conservation in Africa is complex. To get it right, conservationists must work with a diverse range of partners supporting a vast number of initiatives – livestock keeping, farming, economic development, land use, health, and education to name just a few. More than a decade ago, the African People & Wildlife...

  • In the Trump Era, Nonprofits Need a New Social Contract With Foundations

    By Vu Le The nonprofit world woke up last week to a surreal and terrifying new reality, one that must force us all to operate differently. To see our nation choosing walls, divisiveness, xenophobia, and demagoguery over love, hope, diversity, and community is devastating. The people nonprofits serve felt the...

  • Puget Sound Sage: Visionary of Justice Awards

    Puget Sound Sage is excited to announce this year’s Visionary for Justice awardees, Yemane Gebremicael and the I-124 Coalition. Yemane Gebremicael A longtime member of Sage’s coalition SouthCORE, Yemane is a development economist with decades of experience in strategic planning, designing and managing social service and development programs. He is a...

  • Leadership at Work

    Green 2.0 is pleased to highlight the wealth of leaders of color, spanning different generations and sectors, in the environmental arena. This is intended as an illustrative, not exhaustive, list. The list will be updated with different list of accomplished leaders every couple of weeks. To see the full list...

  • FIMI, IFIP and AWID launches a joint report “A Call to Action: Insights Into the Status of Funding for Indigenous Women’s Groups”

    The International Indigenous Women Forum -FIMI-, is pleased to share the the report “A Call to Action: Insights Into the Status of Funding for Indigenous Women’s Groups”, a joint report promoted by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development -AWID- , the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples -IFIP- in collaboration with FIMI. The report...

  • Women in the DRC at the bottom of supply chains: the invisible reason for a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises

    New report documents gender discrimination, slavery-like conditions, deterioration of reproductive health, violence, forced displacement, and sexual exploitation experienced by women in (and because of) artisanal mines in the DRC. The timely report is released few days before the second session of the intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument...

  • Shell Drops New Oil by Rail Project

    Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Anacortes Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail In another sign that crude-by-rail is a losing proposition, Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes today announced that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude-by-rail facility. Originally proposed in 2014, community opposition and legal challenges forced...

  • JASS, Global Fund for Women, and MADRE launch online campaign

    JASS (Just Associates), together with Global Fund for Women and MADRE, have launched Women Human Rights DefendHer: Standing Together for Justice. This online campaign features the stories of 14 incredible women human rights defenders and groups around the world who, despite threats and retaliation, are working to end violence against...

  • JUDGE DENIES PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, BUT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HALTS CONSTRUCTION AT MISSOURI RIVER CROSSING

    Today, U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg denied the preliminary injunction request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to cease construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Soon after, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior issued a joint statement that halts construction...

  • Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld has been selected as a 2016 Lowell Thomas Awardee

    The Lowell Thomas Award is presented each year by The Explorers Club to groups of outstanding explorers. It is one of the organization’s highest honors. Previous recipients include E.O. Wilson, Sylvia Earle, Alan Rabinowitz, Laurie Marker, and other leading conservationists. The 2016 Award recognizes explorers who have dedicated themselves to...

  • Children Making the Case for the Climate

    Rabab Ali (left) and her brother Ali Monis An ELAW partner from Pakistan is bringing a pioneering case seeking climate justice for children and future generations. Last month, the Pakistan Supreme Court heard arguments from ELAW partner Qazi Ali Athar and ruled in favor of seven-year-old youth petitioner Rabab Ali...