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    Breaking Down the Barriers to Education for Women

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    In spite of their demographic diversity, followers of Islam are often lumped into a single category that denigrates the religion and stereotypes mo

    Ashoka Fellow Ashif Shaikh - India

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    By turning victims from the bottom of India’s caste structure into paralegals and advocates (on a large scale, so far over five big states), Ashif is uprooting both the psychology and the impunity that have long made change largely illusory.

    Ashoka Staff Answers: Why Diversity?

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    Many already believe that diversity within an organization can help retain staff, increase productivity and improve client relationships. But diversity can have even broader implications. Some Ashoka staff share in their own words why they think diverse workplaces are an important ingredient in changing the world.

    Ashoka Visits Atlanta

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    Recently, the Kauffman Foundation ranked Atlanta as a top 10 US city for entrepreneurial activity and Forbes named it one of the best cities for female founders (1/3 of businesses are owned by women). We believe it is a hotbed for changemaking activity, and so we decided to visit and find out for ourselves.

    US Social Innovation: Let's Redraw the Map

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    The next chapter of social entrepreneurship in this country should focus on helping social entrepreneurship thrive everywhere. That means building vibrant local support networks so that an early-stage entrepreneur in Detroit is just as likely as one in San Francisco to get the critical boost she needs. That means redrawing the social innovation map in the US...

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    Jennifer Bailey: Faith Matters Network

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    Mary Buren Elementary School

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    Get to know our Fellows in Switzerland!

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    In Switzerland, Ashoka nominates one or two social entrepreneurs every year to be part of our fellowship programme. Ashoka fellows are visionaries who develop innovative solutions that fundamentally change how society operates.

    All America: We See Changemakers Everywhere!

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    Imagine a country where social problems don’t outrun solutions and where all Americans participate in social change, no matter who they are or where they’re from. This is what we’re working toward.