Carolyn Laub is creating a safer middle- and high-school environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth by helping students find Gay-Straight Alliances and linking them in a youth-led network.Read more
From Subsistence Farming to Fair Trade - Empowering Women in Burkina Faso: Ashoka Fellow Marceline Ouedraogo
By improving the quality of Shea Butter production in Burkina Faso, Ashoka Fellow Marcelline Ouedraogo has enabled a significant increase in income to more than 3,000 women across the country. As a result, these women are now able to serve as more empowered and engaged members of their communities...
Habitar la ciudad de otra manera
La idea de que las personas puedan unirse para formar una comunidad y así mejorar el lugar en el que viven, es una temática que ha sido ampliamente estudiada. Un ejemplo de ello es Jonathan Fox (1996), quien observó en sus estudios el desarrollo de las comunidades rurales de México para exponer la...
Top LGBT Supporters That Inspire Us
A Prison Sits Empty, A Nonprofit Moves In
As a social worker accustomed to prodding the minds of adjudicated youth in the juvenile justice system, Ashoka Fellow Noran Sanford has long been an inquisitive kind of guy. So when he discovered that six prisons had closed within a 50-mile radius of his home in rural Laurinburg, N.C., including...
Building a Movement for Dalit Rights: A Conversation with Christina Dhanaraj
Tracking stories of community-driven change.
Empathy as Key to Reporting on Gender and Sexuality
All we need is for newsrooms to wake up to this fact