Afghan women continue to face oppression, but are now being given the opportunity through a nonprofit organization to tell their own stories
Impact Journalism Day
Refugee camp resident Taleb Brahim, an engineer, developed a method to grow barley fodder for livestock on nothing but sand and water
Phrases like 'open up your chests,' 'now, cobra' and 'exhale as you transition to crescent lunge' take on a whole new meaning in Argentine jails
In the 9th grade, Reyhan Jamalova 's father asked a question; she, a friend and their physics tutors did the math and Azerbaijan provided seed money
The mission of the Unique Gift Foundation: to give ASD children the confidence to perform day-to-day tasks by themselves
To stop the island nation from continuing to add plastic to the oceans, Wilhelmina Garcia finally found something people actually want
Clothing manufacturers produce more emissions than all planes and ships combined. Tale Me of Brussels noticed the pointlessness of buying maternity clothes, for instance
Inspired by fasting and a toilet, as one is, a Brazilian invents Piipee, which taps nature and baking soda to neutralize the smell and color of urine
La Saisonnière is devoted to helping women climb out of poverty through attaining skills, including micro-gardening
What is a midwife to do if there's no doctor and a baby's in trouble? The PRISMS app was designed to mimic a pediatrician and send diagnoses and care suggestions by SMS
Donors have distributed 140,000 pairs to children in 97 countries
How a Tunisian family managed to turn a blight into briquettes and make money while about it
When the well is contaminated: The Purifaaya pot, made by Spouts of Water, is 99.9% effective and its water is potable, say Ugandan authorities
How one Russian farmer stopped relying on the government and started his own currency
Locally generated, community oriented, wind energy is gaining popularity in France - thanks to a farmer and an artist
The Italian project AMBER mobilizes people across the European Union in order to save their river systems, and their futures
The naked mollusks can be cultivated for their flammable emissions, a.k.a. biogas, and can then be humanely dispatched to produce fertilizer
Even if the TIPA film is tossed into the landfill as opposed to lovingly composted under optimal conditions, it will still vanish, unlike plastic that will stay with our children's children's children
When you make coffee, you're using only 0.2% of the bean's biomass. You can grow mushrooms on the coffee waste and produce umami-flavored protein while about it
Narayaana Peespaty is changing the way we think about the way we eat. Why have disposable cutlery when you could just eat it?
For Impact Journalism Day 2018, the UN Secretary-General examines the path towards global achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals: Identifying and sharing positive initiatives led by citizens, social entrepreneurs, governments and international organizations gives us hope, and can help us overcome challenges and reach our global objectives together
Small business means small chance of success, and staying small doesn't mean staying safe: Help needs to aim higher in order to boost whole communities
Impact Journalism Day 2016 In War-torn Iraq, a Photojournalist Teaches Children to Tell Their Own Stories
'Until now, the story is almost always told by us, by a foreigner. I would like to see the story told by those that lived the story.'
Cairo nonprofit Educate-Me believes there is far more to education than the core curriculum, which is why it asks children what they really want to learn.
A mini-library in the Azerbaijan capital encourages everyone to pick up a book, even if they never return it.
Already being used as a pain management tool, Swiss experts say hypnosis may be just what the doctor ordered.
Infant Crying Translator offers help for stressed parents who can’t interpret their infant’s wailing.
Bangladeshi women searching for answers to taboo subjects in their conservative society are getting help courtesy of a groundbreaking digital platform.
The TIZI initiative aims to get young people interested in politics and, ultimately, nurture potential leaders.
With her Geneva-based nonprofit International Bridges to Justice, Karen Tse is taking action against misjustice and torture, and providing legal representation for even the poorest of detainees.
Launched as a digital platform in 2012, Voxe.org is now working in 15 different countries to help electorates understand what different politicians are promising. Its biggest test will come this fall in the United States.
The streets remain conservative, but the information superhighway allows Saudi women to showcase their skills.
The Russian giving sector lags badly behind its Western counterpart, which is why one foundation is trying to increase the number of professionals working in the field.
Closing the Cycle takes the glass that litters Mexican streets and recycles it into jewelry and even tables, while simultaneously providing training and raising environmental awareness.
Aisa Mijeno wants to illuminate the Philippines' 7,000-plus islands with her salt-powered sustainable lighting. Pass the SALt lamp.
An enterprising organization dubbed 'Airbnb for refugees' has found homes for nearly 300 people.
The Ithaca Laundry is taking homeless people’s clothes for a spin, using a modified van containing washing machines and dryers.
The Israeli Women’s Courtyard provides free hair care to disadvantaged women of all backgrounds, along with therapy, legal assistance and vocational training.
ShareTheMeal is a German app that asks users to donate 50 cents when they sit down to eat. In less than a year, over 500,000 donors have signed up for a finger-clickin' good idea.
Impact Journalism Day 2016 How a Down-and-out Ad Man Created a New Model for Social Awareness in Buenos Aires
A visit to a hardscrabble Buenos Aires neighborhood proved an unlikely source of inspiration for a bankrupt adman. Now La Cava is at the heart of everything he does.
A near-death experience inspired Martin Wesian to devise a low-cost UV solution that makes water drinkable.
Impact Journalism Day 2016 Recycling to Peddle Something New: Turning Social Exclusion Into Sustainability in Latin America
A group of young people with learning difficulties are overcoming social exclusion by making recycled goods in the Honduran capital. It’s all thanks to the Ark of Hope nonprofit, established by dedicated parents.
Asia's first transgender health clinic opened in Bangkok late last year. Doctors have been surprised to discover that a quarter of their clients are transgender men.
U.S. teens receive and send about 30 text messages a day, which prompted nonprofit Crisis Text Line to consider a new way of offering a helping hand.
Calculateur 28 allows women to keep track of their menstrual cycles either manually or via their phone. Its creator says it can radically improve family planning in Africa.