100 Under $100: Teacher’s Dream Book!

By |October 6th, 2015|human rights, solar lights|

Laskhmi Venkata, a widow who has inherited her husband’s property, can now support her sons. Photo: Deborah Esposito Thanks for this educator’s response to 100 Under $100, posted on Amazon by Maryanne Schiller! October 1, 2015 “As a veteran educator, I love this highly engaging, stunningly beautiful, totally uplifting, wonderfully accessible, highly useable book! It is an antidote to doom and gloom, an intelligent guide to mind blowing real solutions to real problems, and tribute to those worldwide who are working so hard to change the conditions of extreme poverty that can be overcome … especially if we educate and include our youth properly. […]

Featured on Book Q&As With Deborah Kalb

By |April 10th, 2015|#mywritingprocess, Dining For Women, human rights, India, land titles, low tech/high impact, photography, violence against women|

Laskhmi Venkata, a widow who has inherited her husband's property, can now support her sons. Photo: Deborah Esposito [...]

Women Voting: Ballot Box Power

By |March 5th, 2015|human rights, Libya, Political inclusion|

Voters celebrate their first election day. Photo: Gender Concerns Women have voting rights in most countries, but are [...]

Widows: It’s Time for Inheritance Rights Reform

By |March 5th, 2015|human rights, India|

Photo: UN Women /Gaganjit Singh The number of widows worldwide is rising, due to the demographics of women [...]

Combatting Sextrafficking

By |March 3rd, 2015|human rights, Nepal|

A camera at a border crossing in Nepal helps deter sextrafficking. PHoto: K.I. Nepal Sextrafficking preys on  young [...]

Working to End Violence Against Women

By |March 1st, 2015|human rights, IVAWA, policy|

Photo: Half the Sky Movement There are many legal tools to address violence against women; some already exist [...]

End Forced Girl Marriages

By |February 28th, 2015|human rights, India|

In rural Rajasthan, India, Vijaylaxmi Sharma, 24, who escaped her own child marriage ten years ago, helps save other [...]

Universal Birth Registration: Gateway to the Goodies

By |February 27th, 2015|health, human rights|

Refugees from Myanmar lining up to register their babies as Thai citizens, Photo: UNHCR/Kibae Park Without official birth [...]

Great Infographic from Landesa: Women and their families benefit from gaining title to land

By |October 27th, 2013|human rights, land titles|

Photo of the Week – Universal Birth Registration: Girls Count

By |June 7th, 2013|human rights, legal status, picture of the week, universal birth registration|

Plan Asia's CampaignBirth certificates might not seem like a big deal, but the absence of an official birth registration marginalizes [...]