Let’s imagine a world without homelessness.  That’s the goal of the Homeless World Cup Foundation: to end homelessness. The charity uses football (aka soccer) to help reach that objective. It organizes year-round activities that lead up to an annual association football tournament in which teams of homeless men and women from a multitude of countries […]

Grandmothers for climate action

It’s an extraordinary move that challenges the typical stereotype of Swiss people as being fairly reserved, rather introverted and very uncomfortable with disturbance and controversy: a group of Swiss senior citizens, all women who are 65 years of age or older, are suing the government of Switzerland over climate change. They are making a lot […]

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani human rights activist, especially for women’s and girls’ education, and the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate (the second Pakistani to receive the prize). Born in the Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan in 1997, she started writing a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC Urdu, detailing her life during […]

It’s amazing how many newscasts are all about events that concern one family or community. A husband murders his wife, a child is kidnapped. The event is reported on national television, sometimes for days on end. Albeit tragic, these events monopolize the news, drawing attention away from the globally significant, newsworthy information the public must be […]

Getting rid of chemical weapons. Ensuring a sustainable food supply worldwide. Promoting human rights and peace. Caring for survivors of sexual violence in war zones. What do these feats have in common? The people who are accomplishing them are all winners of the Right Livelihood Award. And the Right Livelihood Award is nothing less than the “Alternative […]

Here’s an important idea that aims to encourage equality, justice, and dignity globally. “Creative for Good” is an initiative that uses media campaigns to promote social causes, for instance to stop violence against women in India. That campaign, just one example, is called Ring the Bell  (“Bell Bajao”). It proposes one simple action: ringing a doorbell. What […]

Want to be part of the brighter side of mankind? Want to help those who are committed to supporting humanitarian and other selfless endeavors? You can, in one easy step. Financial news may not be of interest to everyone, but Fengarion is making a difference to those who want to support a cause financially. It […]

Denis Mukwege is quite a figure. He’s a gynecologist in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to performing surgery and repairing victims of rape used as weapons of war in Congo, Dr. Mukwege is an outspoken proponent of human rights and dignity. He is helping and empowering thousands of survivors of sexual violence, while […]

Fair labor. Worldwide. That’s what Verité proposes. Verité ensures better labor conditions for workers everywhere.  According to the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship who cites the United Nations, “more than 450 million people are low-wage agricultural workers, 165 million children work, 12 million people are slaves and 105 million people cross borders each year in search of […]

In recognition of the fundamental principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) is dedicated to protecting the basic legal rights of ordinary citizens in developing countries. Specifically, IBJ works to guarantee all citizens the right to competent legal representation, the right to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment, […]