Launch of I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators, with Ziauddin Yousafzai

On November 13, 2014, the George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute launched I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators in Washington, DC. The event included keynote speaker Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai and a co-founder and chairperson of the Malala Fund. Malala and her father are Pakistani activists for girls’ education and human rights, and …

“A Theory of Change on Child Marriage”

“Every year, approximately 14 million girls are married before they turn 18, across countries, cultures and religions. Robbed of their childhood, denied their rights to health, education and security” (Girls Not Brides, 2014). Child marriage poses a huge problem all over the world today. How can this practice be addressed in a proper way? What can be done in order to …

Easterly: Rights of the Poor are Key

On May 7, 2014 the mighty THP-DC team attended a discussion by the NYU professor and author William Easterly and the World Bank Chief Economist for the MENA region Shanta Devarajan (former colleagues). The topic was Easterly’s new book The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor. Unlike his previous books, this book is not …

Pope Launches End Hunger Campaign

Pope Francis has launched a global campaign of Caritas – the worldwide federation of Catholic service organizations – for the end of world hunger by 2025. To launch the “One Human Family – Food For All” Campaign, the Pope has called for a “Global Wave of Prayer” for the end of hunger at noon on December 10 – Human Rights today, …

African Charter for Popular Participation in Development and Transformation

      (This historic document is posted here for easy reference).     < p style=”text-align:center;”>ARUSHA 1990 PREAMBLE The International Conference on Popular Participation in the Recovery and Development Process in Africa was held, in Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania from 12 to 16 February 1990, as a rare collaborative effort between African people’s organizations, the African governments, …