Small Talk

Small Talk With Fr. Paul Thomas

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Fr.…

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Small Talk With Ashif Shaikh

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Ashif…

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Happy to Report

The Princess Of Charity

MEGHAN MARKLE, actress, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, World Vision ambassador, UN Women’s advocate for political participation and leadership, now has another title: princess. Meghan married Prince Harry of Wales last Saturday, a royal event that had all of the world chattering. An American, an actress, in the British royal family? But Meghan is much more than just a…

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Small Talk With Kathy Walkling

CHANGE leaders do great things, and often that is all we know about them. Here we want to get a different glimpse of the personalities that constitute the development space. Every month we get one leader to answer four questions, not necessarily about their work, but about themselves. This week we catch up with Kathy…

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Boys behind bars-addressing masculinity in India
Change Your Mind

Addressing Masculinity In India

By RENUKA MOTIHAR —- IN the early years of my career, I worked at CEDPA (now Centre for Catalyzing Change), a pioneer in working with adolescent girls in India. As we interacted and engaged with young women, there were demands from them: “You have changed my life. Now please change the thinking of my future…

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Small Wonders

Four women who changed their world

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day has been observed for over 100 years around the world. Since the last one a year ago, there have been a lot of key achievements and breakthroughs in the overall women’s movement. They include: Changes to an archaic rape law in Lebanon that no longer exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries…

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Small Wonders

5 Ads That Broke Gender Cliches In 2017

DO you recall those ads where a woman is seen either in the kitchen or doing the laundry? Of course, you do! Ad campaigns for products that have anything to do with household chores inevitably feature, er, women. Be it a dish wash soap or a fairness cream, stereotypical characters are all too familiar – the ads mirror the society we…

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