Syrian refugee carries on family soap-making legacy to combat COVID-19 spread in Lebanon

By Sarah Alaoui on October 15, 2020

With training from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and support from the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Syrian refugee Midia Said …

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Whatever you say will be used against you: Global civic space is under threat, we need to protect it

By Thure Krarup on October 14, 2020

“We are giving our bodies to this cause, we are giving our voice to this cause, we are giving our …

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It’s Not All Bad: Bright Spots in the Global Fight Against COVID-19

By Megan Rabbitt on October 13, 2020

Since news of the novel coronavirus broke 10 months ago, headlines have grown more distressing by the day. But amid …

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Building Climate-Positive and Resilient Global Food Systems

By Ryan Hobert and Evelin Toth on October 9, 2020

This year has demonstrated in stark terms both our deep vulnerabilities and our interconnectedness, and that includes the perverse impact …

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Climate change and biodiversity take center stage at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly

By Pete Ogden on October 6, 2020

“Humanity is waging a war on nature,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned world leaders at the 75th session of …

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6 Momentous Voices from UNGA

By Rajesh Mirchandani and Donna Borak on October 6, 2020

Solidarity, unity, urgency. That was the resounding call by world leaders at the recent 75th session of the United Nations …

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25 Years After Beijing, Gender Equality Demands a Renewed Push for Gender Data

By Emily Courey Pryor and Sarah Boyd on October 1, 2020

This was supposed to be a pivotal year in the fight for gender equality. Twenty-five years after world leaders gathered …

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Q&A: Behind the Scenes of Vaccine Development with CEPI’s Dr. Melanie Saville

By Sarah Alaoui on September 25, 2020

Dr. Melanie Saville, the Director of Vaccine Development at the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), discusses what a successful …

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Protecting Sexual Health in a Time of Crisis

By FP2020 and Unite for Health on September 22, 2020

Young people still need access to contraception – even during a pandemic. In Cameroon, Dr. Ngong Jacqueline Shaka works to …

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Let’s Talk About Sex: Breaking the Silence on Family Planning in Rwanda

By Universal Access Project and Unite for Health on September 21, 2020

Many of her classmates dropped out of school when they got pregnant. But Irene chose a different path. From workshops …

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