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


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

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

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