Farmer spends 16 years studying law so he could sue a powerful chemical firm

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Wang Enlin a farmer in China studied law on his own and won the first round of a court case against a chemical company that he says was polluting his farm. Inspiring story!   http://buff.ly/2kD8DzG A Chinese farmer has spent 16 years studying law by himself so he could sue a chemical company for allegedly polluting his land. Wang Enlin, who had just three years of education, has won the … [Read more...]

How Living as a Tribal Forged a Social Entrepreneur

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Born and raised in the Eastern Indian state of Odisha, Vikash Das grew up to earn his Master's in Software Engineering and land a lucrative job at IBM. But he never forgot his upbringing in Odisha, particularly his memories of the Adivasi, an indigenous tribe he grew up alongside of. “My extended family used to warn me not to befriend local tribal children and not to touch and play with them, … [Read more...]

The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams In A Can

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This week, we shot an amazing "World Changers" TV interview with Dr. Tererai Trent. Oprah Winfrey has singled her out as her favorite guest of all time, and as inspiring as Dr. Trent is, it's not hard to understand why. Her beautiful picture book "The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can" is a true story teaching children and adults to persevere, and believe in our dreams. The book traces Trent's … [Read more...]

Huge Legal Victory For Women In Afghanistan

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Twenty-two Afghani men, ten of them police officers, have been convicted for the killing of Farkhunda Malikzada, a 27-year old woman lynched by a mob in Kabul after being falsely accused of burning a copy of the Koran. An observant Muslim who wore a veil, at the time of the attack Farkhunda had just finished her degree in religious studies, and was preparing for a teaching post. Her death led to … [Read more...]

More Ways To Help in Nepal

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Sadly, another earthquake struck Nepal this week, just as the survivors were starting to dig themselves out of the wreckage and get relief. We really can't say enough about the needs of this region right now. In her new Huffington Post, our founder Anita Casalina shows us a few well-vetted organizations that are making a difference in Nepal, and tells us how we can get involved. We've … [Read more...]

Relief Efforts, Ways to Help in Nepal

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As the tragedy unfolds in earthquake-ravaged Nepal, we thought it it would be a good time to reflect on some of the positive work that is being done to help the Nepalese. We'll also give you a quick look at a few ways you can get involved, fully vetted by our partner organization Universal Giving. One such group is The Global Fund for Women. They are on the ground right now in Nepal, helping to … [Read more...]

Sex Trafficking – Stopping The World’s Oldest Oppression

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In her brand-new Huffington Post article, our founder Anita Casalina revisits the troubling problem of sex trafficking. Research shows that the vast majority (89-95%) of women involved in the sex trade would leave the practice behind if given other viable options. Thankfully, people all over the world are working to give them those options, and to finally end this entrenched industry. One … [Read more...]

Working To End Sex Trafficking

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Human trafficking has become a multibillion dollar international business, second only to drug trafficking in terms of illegal earnings. In her brand-new Huffington Post blog post, our founder Anita Casalina explores the work being done around the world to bring an end to this nefarious industry. Among the groups she highlights is the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW). Staunch … [Read more...]

Girl Determined: Encouraging Leadership Skills, Self-Confidence Among Teenage Girls In Burma

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An organization called Girl Determined is making strides in Burma by encouraging leadership skills and self-confidence among teenage girls - one of the country's most underserved groups. In traditional Burmese culture, women are still widely believed to be inferior to men; leadership roles among women in Burma are very low compared to other Asian nations, and teenage girls are encouraged to be … [Read more...]

When It Comes From Your Life – Our Huff Post Blog

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Our deepest understanding of how to help others often comes from our own life experiences. Here are three inspirational stories:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anita-casalina/when-it-comes-from-your-l_b_5794606.html   … [Read more...]