Burkina Faso: Protect Girls from Forced Marriages

Across Burkina Faso, thousands of girls and young women, some as young as 11, are being forced into early marriage. This has to stop. Together, we can help end forced and early marriage in Burkina Faso, so more girls can go to school and young women can live their lives freely.Forced and early marriages are … More Burkina Faso: Protect Girls from Forced Marriages

Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill. And yes, it’s a big deal.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has announced some major changes coming to paper currency. After more than 100 years of printing money, this will be the first U.S. paper note to feature the portrait of a woman. Tubman, who escaped slavery and became an abolitionist, returned to the South at least 19 times to free … More Harriet Tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill. And yes, it’s a big deal.

Building a Bridge Between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and Egypt just concluded a large economic deal last week, the centrepiece of which was the transfer of a few Red Sea islands from Egyptian to Saudi control. Although officially the islands are merely being returned (after multiple decades in Egyptian custody), the Egyptian president has already come under domestic fire, including large protests, for … More Building a Bridge Between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

The Panama Papers

We all woke up on April 3 to a massive story on the front page of every major publication around the world: the Panama Papers. These are a collection of documents and information that constitute the single largest leak in history, detailing the various illegal and nefarious dealings of at least 100 world elites, mainly in … More The Panama Papers

What Do We Want the Face of Justice to Look Like?

The question is not whether death penalty should be abolished or not. The question lies in that the consented society considers sentencing death to a human being as the highest form of punishment, and for that reason capital punishment is often subject to scrutiny and elaborate inspections. Admittedly, punishments are forms of seeking justice. Even … More What Do We Want the Face of Justice to Look Like?