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The Heart of the Solution

Women and local communities will be first to face climate change and other emerging risks. Let’s engage and support them as the central actors they are.

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Two Senegalese women dancing in celebration

Two Senegalese women dancing in celebration. Photo: Tostan.

As April comes to a close, many people are discussing Earth Day with a renewed sense of urgency given the bleak news on climate change and realization that rapid action is needed.

This offers an important moment to consider the challenges women, girls, and communities will face as climate change accelerates. These challenges join many others already confronting them. Yet this need not be only a negative story: Imagine the potential if women and girls could contribute their very best to develop and elevate solutions for positive change—in climate change and the other issues they face. Read More

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Girl Rising Leverages Girls’ Education to Fight Global Poverty

By Tyler LePard

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Lively classroom in Cambodia. Photo: Girl Rising.

Girls’ Education is the Key

How do you end global poverty? If you ask 10 people this question you’ll probably get 10 completely different answers. There are many approaches and various solutions that contribute to that goal. Yet Girl Rising believes that one answer is the key that unlocks multiple benefits. Read More


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Robby Kangwa, Education Coordinator, Alliance for Children Everywhere

By Joanne Lu

Robby KangwaRobby Kangwa remembers the exact moment he decided to become a teacher. But what unfolded was not just a career of teaching, but a life dedicated to creating more opportunities for children in his community to gain quality education. He did it as a teacher, then in civil service, and eventually as the Education Coordinator for Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE).

Born in a small town outside of Kitwe, Zambia in 1952, Kangwa was one of the lucky ones. His family managed to scrape together just enough resources to send him and his brothers to school. But it wasn’t easy, he says. He and his brothers at times were split up and sent to live with different family members, just to make it work. Read More


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PRESS RELEASE: Pat Garcia-Gonzalez Receives Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Award by UICC

The Max Foundation CEO recognized for unwavering dedication to global, widespread health equity

The Max Foundation, a global non-profit organization that aims to make lifesaving cancer treatment universal, is thrilled to announce its CEO and co-founder Pat Garcia-Gonzalez won the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control Award in the Civil Society category. Given to leaders who drive innovation to advance cancer control in an equitable manner, this award celebrates a significant achievement in Pat’s relentless effort to expand access to cancer treatment for thousands of people worldwide. Read More

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