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

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Human Rights

 

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

 

Safety as a Civil Right

Lawless violence in the developing world is a plague that undermines efforts to end extreme poverty.

Reviewed By Connie Rice | 1 | Spring 2014
 

Immigrating to a New Land

Every year nonprofits and government agencies partner to help resettle the more than one million new immigrants to the United States.

 

Blurred Images, Better Futures

Software from a group called Ultrasafe Ultrasound promises to make it harder to practice sex-selective abortion.

 
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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 and 2014 McArthur genius grant recipient, is building a movement to improve the lives of 2.5 million 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.