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


Under One Roof

One-stop centers offer a safer future for victims of domestic violence.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Spring 2011

Positive Distraction Workforce

Habitat International has grown its bottom line using a largely disabled workforce.

By Meredith May | Spring 2011

Collective Impact

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

By John Kania & Mark Kramer | 90 | Winter 2011

The Power of Many

The Tahirih Justice Center multiplies its impact by creatively using pro bono attorneys.

By Layli Miller-Muro | Winter 2011

Stopping Child Porn

Computer imaging technology gets put to work to fight child porn fast—five-millisecond-fast.

By Suzie Boss | Winter 2011

Bring Polluters Back In

Research reveals why low-income minority neighborhoods are often the site of the worst environmental polluters.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Winter 2011

Drowning Out Hate

The website Not In Our Town is combating prejudice by broadcasting anti-hate stories and campaigns.

By Suzie Boss | 4 | Fall 2010

Long Suffering Falls Short

Guilt might move people not to relieve suffering, but to exacerbate it by rationalizing that the victims somehow deserve their plight.

By Alana Conner | Spring 2010

In Their Own Words

A social media campaign aims to increase awareness of areas that reduce health risks for domestic workers and employers alike.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2009

The Law of Networks

The Innocence Network, an international collaboration of pro bono legal and investigative organizations, grows rapidly and flexibly.

By Sam Scott & Jessie Speer | Fall 2010