How Can Public Schools Stop Amplifying Inequality?
by Bill BigelowMar 21, 2016
- Low-income communities continue to look for the best ways to improve their schools as the income gap grows across America.
Massachusetts Clinic Treats Refugees With Mindfulness and Medicine From Home
by Heidi ShinMar 20, 2016
- After doctors realized their exam room reminded traumatized patients of torture chambers, they invited Buddhist monks and Cambodian healers to bring age-old therapies to the clinic.
Austin’s Unique Policy Shift to Create Jobs for Everyone, Not Just Techies
by Amy EvansMar 19, 2016
- How the city is promoting local economic growth that goes beyond deals for big companies.
More Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: This Time, They’re Coming for Your Democracy
by Sarah van GelderMar 18, 2016
- Twelve years ago, John Perkins published his book, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” Today, he says “things have just gotten so much worse.”
Poor Families and Blue-Collar Heroes: “The Confirmation” is Keeping Hollywood Real
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMar 18, 2016
- “Nebraska” writer Bob Nelson on his new film and how economically depressed father and son characters are pulled from his own life story.
Frances Moore Lappé: Why I’m Facing Arrest to Get Money Out of Politics
by James TrimarcoMar 17, 2016
- On April 11, thousands of marchers with Democracy Spring will arrive in the nation’s capital. It’s expected to be the largest civil disobedience action in decades.
Unsung Black Heroines Launched a Modern Domestic Workers Movement—Powered By Their Own Stories
by Premilla NadasenMar 17, 2016
- The struggle for labor rights started decades ago among private household workers, mostly African-American women, whose stories inspired a powerful nationwide movement for dignity.
You Don’t Need a Science Degree to End World Hunger
by Raj PatelMar 16, 2016
- Scientists aren’t the only ones who can solve problems like malnutrition—in fact, people who face hunger might be better at solving it.
20 Years in the Making, Great Bear Agreement Protects World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest
by Valerie SchloredtMar 16, 2016
- The landmark deal between 27 First Nations, environmentalists, forest industry, and government preserves 85 percent of old-growth in one of the world’s great forests.
Malala Fund Team's Response to "Every Girl's Right" Essay Winners
Mar 15, 2016
- The Malala Fund Team responds to the winners of the Winter 2016 "Every Girl's Right" writing competition.
"Every Girl's Right" High School Winner Hamna Khalid
by Hamna KhalidMar 15, 2016
- Hamna Khalid is a junior at Haddonfield Memorial High School in Haddonfield, NJ. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Standing With Malala: Meet the Teenagers Who Survived the Taliban and Kept Going to School," an interview with Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, the two friends of Malala who were also shot on the bus by the Taliban in 2012. Read Hamna's essay, "Education: Every Girl's Haq (Right) to Make Her Voice Heard," about amplifying the voices of those who have been less fortunate than her to receive a good education.
"Every Girl's Right" Powerful Voice Winner Edward Ramirez
by Edward RamirezMar 15, 2016
- Edward Ramirez is a freshman at KIPP Houston High School in Houston, TX. He read and responded to the online YES! Magazine article, "Standing With Malala: Meet the Teenagers Who Survived the Taliban and Kept Going to School," an interview with Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, the two friends of Malala who were also shot on the bus by the Taliban in 2012. Read Edward's essay, "Deprived of a Brain," about experiencing racism in school and his determination to continue learning despite the hurtful taunts and injustice.
"Every Girl's Right" Middle School Winner Dakota Cline
by Dakota ClineMar 15, 2016
- Dakota Cline is a middle school student at Horizons K-8 in Boulder, CO. He read and responded to the online YES! Magazine article, "Standing With Malala: Meet the Teenagers Who Survived the Taliban and Kept Going to School," an interview with Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, the two friends of Malala who were also shot on the bus by the Taliban in 2012. Read Dakota's essay, "To Say 'Nah'," about the one thing he, Malala, and Rosa Parks all share: the drive to rebel.
"Every Girl's Right" Literary Gems
Mar 15, 2016
- We received many outstanding essays for the Winter 2016 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
When Communities Decide They’ve Had Enough Violence
by Rev. John DearMar 15, 2016
- The new Nonviolent Cities project asks us to go beyond calls to end violence and instead create a pervasive culture of nonviolence.