Does Democracy Automatically Lead to Gender Equality?

January 24, 2017

Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide. According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report published in October 2016 by the World Economic Forum, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide—64% of seats in the Rwandan parliament are occupied...

The Myth of Renewable Energy

December 12, 2016

The way we think about saving our planet is entirely wrong. This culture will not act to stop or significantly slow global warming. This culture will sacrifice—read kill—the planet rather than question the socioeconomic system that is killing our only home. How do we know that? Well, here...

Investing in the Fight Against Climate Change

November 08, 2016

Can sustainable finance be an answer to climate change? While attending the Financial Inquiry India report launch in May, Nick Robins, co-director of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) financial inquiry team, brought up the need to address the issue of climate change in...

How One Couple Brought Health Care to Haiti

October 14, 2016

Amidst a doctors’ strike and a hurricane in Haiti, a story of one couple’s determination to bring health care to the island. In May 2016, when I heard the news of the doctors’ strike taking place in Haiti, my heart sank. Doctors, nurses and medical residents had been on strike since March...

Climate Change: Yep, Still Happening

September 21, 2016

How did climate change become a partisan issue in America? Do you remember Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth? Was it the first time you were shocked into realizing that our planet is undergoing major climatic changes you might be responsible for? Were you frightened back then? The truly scary...

El Nino Exacerbates Africa’s AIDS Epidemic

September 15, 2016

Faced with a choice between using their sparse income to access anti-retroviral therapy or nourishment, many affected by AIDS in Africa opt for the latter. In July, UNICEF issued a stark warning that the El Nino climate cycle had created a humanitarian disaster in the developing nations most...