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Human Rights

 

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

 

Searching for Gender Equality

To combat violence against women, mobilize feminist groups.

 
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The New Chinese Underclass

Due to the rapid growth of its cities, China's middle class is growing—but so is its urban poor.

 

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.

 
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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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Petition Power

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

 
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Activists by Another Name

Did American women actually invent social entrepreneurship?

Reviewed By Alana Conner | Spring 2012
 

Diversity Opportunities

New research finds that some companies are increasingly pro-diversity and others lag well behind.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Winter 2012
 

Open Source for Humanitarian Action

Ushahidi develops free software that allows volunteers to map humanitarian crises from their mobile phones.

By Brandon Keim | Winter 2012
 
THE FAIR SOCIETY:
The Science of Human
Nature and the Pursuit
of Social Justice
Peter Corning

Just Instincts

The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice by Peter Corning

Reviewed By Roberto De Vogli | Summer 2011