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Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal image 1
12/18/14

Aceh 10 Years Later: Beautifully, Heartbreakingly Normal

Boarding the plane from Jakarta, I got my first indication that the Banda Aceh I was returning to wasn’t the same as the one I had left 10 years ago. “Where are you going?” the young flight Read More

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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’ image 1
11/3/14

Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’

After natural disasters the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ is a constant refrain from politicians, donors, aid agencies and the media. This short, alliterative phrase has captured the imagination Read More

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10/7/14

Give Girls the Room to Run

Celebrating girls and the way they can change the world for the International Day of the Girl.


Draw a picture of what would make your world a better place.  Go ahead, I’ll wait Read More

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10/6/14

Life in Madagascar Examined Through Art

Surrounded by fields of rice, 14-year-old Stephanie has a perspective on life that is different from many adolescents around the world. In her small town in Eastern Madagascar, families depend on Read More