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 Oldest Profession

How a German nonprofit is repurposing sex workers’ skills.

By John Laurenson | Fall 2006

The Hidden Cost of Paradise

Indigenous people are being displaced to create wilderness areas, to the detriment of all.

By Mark Dowie | 1 | Spring 2006

The Gift of Community

A formerly homeless man tells what he most wanted for Christmas when he was on the streets.

By Wes Browning | Winter 2005

Undercutting TV’s Ageist Stereotypes

TV spoils outlook on aging, but keeping a diary may lessen the damage.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Fall 2005

Brother Spared a Dime

Homeless protests in the '80s were born not just of grievances, but also of greenbacks.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Fall 2005

Mind the Gap

Some social and educational programs inadvertently widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Summer 2005

What Women Don’t Want

How male managers’ patronizing behavior undercuts female subordinates’ performance.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Summer 2005

Subtle Bias

Why racism persists in a politically correct world.

By Andrea Orr | Spring 2005

15 Minutes with Aaron David Miller

Interview with Aaron David Miller, president of Seeds of Peace.

By SSIR editors | Spring 2005

Behind the Glitter

Tiffany and Co. moves to get African “conflict diamonds” out of its stores.

By Matthew Schuerman | Fall 2004