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


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

Diversity Brings the Dollars

More diverse workplaces have higher revenues, more customers, larger market shares, and greater relative profits.

By Alana Conner | Fall 2009

Receiving Aid, Receiving Respect

How people experience government programs directly affects their levels of civic engagement.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Fall 2010

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

Beyond the Poverty Line

A new approach to measuring poverty is needed, one that accounts for multiple factors such as housing, and regional economic differences.

By Rourke L. O'Brien & David S. Pedulla | 3 | Fall 2010
Emotions and ACT
UP’s Fight Against AIDS
Deborah B. Gould

Doing Good by Being Bad

MOVING POLITICS: Emotions and ACT UP’s Fight Against AIDS by Deborah B. Gould

Reviewed By James M. Jasper | Summer 2010
Guide for Rabble-
Rousers, Activists,
and Quiet Lovers
of Justice
Si Kahn

Lessons from an Organizer

CREATIVE COMMUNITY ORGANIZING: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice by Si Kahn

Reviewed By Hahrie Han | Summer 2010

Airborne Peace

In Rwanda, Radio La Benevolencija uses soap operas to heal ethnic tensions. Listeners who tune into a weekly show about feuding ethnic groups are more likely than non-listeners to stand up to authority and to voice their own opinions.

By Meredith May | Spring 2010

Lessons in Courage

Against all odds, the Afghan Institute of Learning educates women and girls in a war-torn society.

By Suzie Boss | Spring 2010

Second Chances and a Third Bottom Line

Recycla Chile, Latin America’s first e-waste recycling company, reclaims value from discarded electronics and marginalized people.

By Tyche Hendricks | Winter 2010