When Environmental Activism Turns Deadly

Listening to deaths-of-eco-activists made me realize that the past couple of years have seen a surge in the killings of environmental activist and journalist all over the world. Why is that? What harm could an environmental activist cause anyone? Apparently, they’re a big threat.Take a recent case in Thailand for example. Prajob Nao-opas, 43, fought against illegal toxic […]

Let Girls Choose

As evidenced by the video about The Girl Effect seen above, childhood marriage has been a hot topic in the media lately – and rightly so, I might add. Yet, underage marriage has been a painful reality throughout all of human history. Childhood marriage has been a part of a history that sees people as economic […]

Volunteer Experience: Playa Las Tortugas

As we continue our path toward globalization, delineations, boundaries and demarcations of nations, gender roles, cultures and societies get increasingly blurred. Such occurrence has, in some cases, been the cause of confusion; but at other times, it can manifest itself in a more positive light. It can offer the world’s population a chance to unite and create shared values: values that can be the foundation of a healthier global civilization. It may not be an easy task but it’s a task worth taking. This might seem impossible at the global level but after seeing it take place in an isolated location this summer it made it possible for me to believe in such a change.