When one thinks of businesses operating in countries that are still struggling to protect and provide for human rights, a narrative can easily spring to mind involving unscrupulous businesses…

Carolyn Blacklock, Sadaf Lakhani |

"Disability is no barrier. Landmine victims play volleyball." Photo: AusAID I am often asked how “we” – development professionals and practitioners at large - can make a difference to…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

Thanks to 74 percent of Swiss voters and to all of the 26 cantons who voted against the referendum to introduce strict immigration quotas, I am now relieved.  If the referendum on November 30 by…

Hanspeter Wyss |

你叫萨拉,你居住在纽约或内罗毕,你把时间主要花在照料家人和做小买卖上。你的日子过得比你母亲舒适,你孩子的前途比你原本期望的更光明。然而,当你丈夫对你不断做大买卖的压抑已经的不满变得具有暴力性并痛打你之时,这种光景就不复存在了。 不久后,他便开始监控你的通话记录和去处,轻视你并毒打你。他有时会向你道歉,而你也希望情况有所好转。但当他知道你打算以自己名字开个银行账户时,他便放火烧掉你的商店,…

Caren Grown |

Su nombre es Sarah. Usted vive en Nueva York, o tal vez en Nairobi, donde divide su tiempo entre cuidar a su familia y crear una pequeña empresa. Su vida es más cómoda que la de su madre, y las…

Caren Grown |

Vous vous appelez Sarah. Vous vivez à New York, ou peut-être à Nairobi, où vous partagez votre temps entre vos jeunes enfants et un petit commerce. Votre vie est plus confortable que celle de…

Caren Grown |

اسمك سارة. تعيشين في نيويورك، أو ربما في نيروبي حيث تقسمين وقتك بين رعاية أسرتك الصغيرة وإقامة مشروع صغير. حياتك أكثر راحة من حياة أمك، ومستقبل أولادك أكثر إشراقا مما كنت تأملين. إلى أن يأتي يوم…

Caren Grown |

Your name is Sarah. You live in New York, or perhaps Nairobi, where you divide your time between caring for your young family and building a small business. Your life is more comfortable than your…

Caren Grown |

​​Junaid Ahmad,  World Bank Group Senior Director for Water, and Caren Grown, World Bank Group Senior Director for Gender,  wrote a blog for Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of World Toilet Day. …

Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Caren Grown |

For the first time in history, all South Asian leaders were invited to the newly elected Indian Prime Minister’s oath-taking ceremony,  May 2014. President Mahinda Rajapaksa/Flickr.   I’m on my…

Sanjay Kathuria, Delilah Liu |