Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change


Human Rights


Innovative policies and programs that advance the rights of people and communities


Breakthrough Leadership

The saga of Molly Melching and Tostan, her Africa-based organization, illustrates the power of community-led change.


Labor of Love

Ai-Jen Poo, cofounder and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, is leading a movement of US home care workers.


The Fight Against Human Trafficking

Health care communites can help.


The Empowerment of Arab Women

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.


Searching for Gender Equality

To combat violence against women, mobilize feminist groups.


Unequal Market Access

Markets can promote economic development, as long as they are inclusive.


New App for Conscious Consumers

Free2Work is a mobile app that allows shoppers to scan a product for information on human rights and other issues.


Sexually Transmitted Altruism

DKT International, founded by one of the largest erotica distributors in the United States, provides contraceptives to approximately 50 million people a year in the developing world.

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Activists by Another Name

Did American women actually invent social entrepreneurship?

Reviewed By Alana Conner | Spring 2012

Petition Power, a five-year-old San Francisco-based startup, has emerged as one of the leading platforms for online activism.