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International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

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March 8th is International Women’s Day.  This day was intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.   But progress in gender parity has been slowed in many places across the world, especially in developing countries.

To mark the date, the One Campaign has shared a research report called “Poverty is Sexist,” that documents how extreme poverty hurts girls and women harder and in different ways than it does boys and men, and to demand targeted action to support girls and women.  … Read More

How the Head of UNDP Uses Twitter To Engage Around Development Policy Goals

As global attention turns to the World Economic Forum in Davos later this January, the +SocialGood community invited experts, leaders, innovators, UN and government representatives, and civil society and people like me– to participate in a one-day global conversation on social media channels yesterday,  January 14, 2014.    … Read More

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day which has been observed since the early 1900s (here’s a good history).  On March 8th every year, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire and celebrate women.   The UN highlights a different theme for International Women’s Day.  … Read More

Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

I’ve just returned from keynoting  the first Social Good Brazil conference that took place in Florianapolis,  sometimes referred to the “Silicon Valley” of Brasil and where the nonprofit, social good, innovation, and technology community is leading the social change movement.   Magic happens when social entrepreneurs, nonprofits leaders, technologists,  and young people are brought together for a high energy, creative, and interactive event that exposes everyone to new ideas and stories.… Read More

Raise Your Hand for Girls on October 11, 2012

October 11 has been declared the “International Day of the Girl” and the launch of an international campaign called “Because I am A Girl” by the Plan, one of  oldest and largest children’s development organizations in the world that works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.… Read More