How a Young Sierra Leonean Is Fighting Poverty with Bicycles
Two wheels can make all the difference, as philanthropist and bike enthusiast Abdul Karim Kamara knows.
How Homophobic Small Towns in India Celebrate Pride
In these conservative and orthodox pockets, LGBTQ communities find other ways to make their voices heard.
What Thousands of Protesters Storming a Coal Mine Looks Like
Around 60,000 people took part in a weekend of climate action, occupying the world's largest brown coal mine.
In Thailand, Activists Are Literally Fighting For Their Lives
“That’s now eight activists who have gone missing. We’re on their ‘wanted’ list too and with all the other targets eliminated, we could be next. We are like calves, waiting to be sent to the slaughterhouse.”
People Are Calling for the Disbandment of Indonesia’s Radical Islamist Group
The online petition demanding the government to refuse the Islamic Defenders Front's permit renewal is gaining traction. But is it enough?
These LGBTQ Activists Don’t Want Queer and Trans People Serving in the Military
While the trans military ban has spurred a flurry of media coverage in support of trans troops, these activists still believe the military has no respect for human rights.
Meet the Japanese Mums Running a Citizens' Lab to Track Nuclear Radiation
After the 2011 tsunami triggered a nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there were widespread fears about radiation leaking into the environment. Now a group of volunteers—who are mostly mothers—is tackling the issue head-on.
Bobbie van der List
Instagram Is a New Frontier In Women's Life Writing
You could say that the fastest growing social media network is the logical conclusion of everything from 16th-century letters to DIY zines.
Freya Marshall Payne
Pussy Riot Turn Buildings into Protest Art
We had a chat with Nadya Tolokonnikova about her series of projections aimed at world leaders.
Why Indian Women Are Fighting to Pray Inside Their Own Temples
In India, women are banned from entering Hindu temples if they are on their period. But increasing numbers are protesting to demand the right to worship, pray, and menstruate inside religious institutions.
year in review
97 Easy Ways to Be a Better Person
No matter who you are, there are always ways to be kinder to one another. Here are some ideas.
2018 Was the Year Veganism Lost Its Status as a Moral Signifier
This year, vegans split into the mainstreamers who buy their ready meals from Tesco, and the pious activists who refuse to change their methods.