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A Call to Action Book Review
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter is a non-fiction book that analyzes the mistreatment of girls and women all around the world, and calls upon us to stop these abusive behaviors.
Children of the Syrian War
The war in Syria has changed life for everyone in the country - especially the children. Read on to find out how they have been affected by the conflict and what is being done to help them.
Drawbacks and Alternatives to Voluntourism
What is “voluntourism”? Though it may have drawbacks, some good may come from it, and, better yet, there may be some good alternatives to it.
Fair Trade Gift Giving
Gift-giving can be a challenge when trying to follow fair trade standards. Consider these ideas in order to support socially-conscious gift giving.
Fair Trade Shopping
Would you buy a product if you knew it had been produced by a slave or a person working under poor conditions? Probably not. Buying fair trade is a way to support the ethical treatment of laborers in developing nations, and it sends a message that we will not tolerate exploitation of any kind.
Hobby Lobby Ruling
In June 2014, the SCOTUS ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in a case that allowed them refuse to provide birth control coverage to their employees. This move by the Supreme Court may protect the “religious rights” of Hobby Lobby employers, but it takes away from women’s rights.
How to Help the Homeless
Homelessness is a serious problem without easy solutions. You and I can’t necessarily solve the problem, but we can reach out to individuals. Here are ways that you can help homeless people in your community.
Human Rights and the Internet
The internet can be a great resource in helping activists, but it getting started can seem overwhelming. Not to worry--it’s as easy as opening your browser.
Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Human trafficking is modern slavery, and has many forms. Although it may seem like a problem that would only be found in developing nations, it's actually found everywhere - even the United States of America.
I Am Malala Book Review
Malala Yousafzai is a remarkable young woman, and her book, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, gives you the opportunity to get to know this incredibly brave and intelligent person in a brand new light.
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