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  • people_crossing_finish_line Behind the recent advance of gay marriage rights lies a decade of careful planning and diligent collaboration. Includes magazine extras.

    By Sylvia Yee | 2
  • Variances in the experience of producer countries strongly affect how fair trade markets have evolved.

  • Women and even girls continue to be the victims of acid attacks by men in Bangladesh and other countries.

    By Eric Nee
  • How Goldman Sachs deployed a far-reaching, data-driven strategy to further the cause of women’s entrepreneurship. Includes magazine extras.

  • Law Without Lawyers Timap for Justice trains ordinary citizens to provide legal assistance in a country—Sierra Leone—where legal professionals are scarce.

  • Supplements to the article “Citizen Chronicles.”

    By SSIR Editors
  • A program in Alberta, Canada, showcases the way that people with disabilities contribute actively to their communities. Includes magazine extras.

  • There has been a renewed interest in traditional Indian spiritual practices by Native and other Americans alike.

  • Gender pay equity is higher in countries where women's involvement in advocacy and organizing efforts is more robust.

  • Lawless violence in the developing world is a plague that undermines efforts to end extreme poverty.

    Reviewed By Connie Rice | 1

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  • After experience in Iraq as a part of the Marine Corps, Jake returned to business school and took on the challenge to alleviate extreme poverty. From this effort, Nuru was launched in 2008.

    Featuring Jake Harriman
  • Liesolette Heederick tells us about Nazava Water Filters, winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Health category for its innovative solution to lack of clean water accessibility in Indonesia.

    Featuring Lieselotte Heederik
  • Kreger describes how Potential Energy, winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Economic Empowerment category, innovatively tackles social issues as a nonprofit venture.

    Featuring Michelle Kreger
  • Katrina Benjamin describes the environmental sustainability problems associated with slavery, and suggests ways that organizations can work to eliminate slavery through cooperative social responsibility.

    Featuring Katrina Benjamin
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Chairman of the House Committee on Education George Miller, address the NewSchools Summit 2010.

    Featuring Arne Duncan and George Miller