Anna Boffeta is an associate at Balderton Capital, a Venture Capital (VC) firm. Prior to joining Balderton she worked with a business angel, investing and advising early-stage UK startups. She has also worked as a data product analyst at YipitData in New

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY LAKSHMI PURI, UN ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL AND UN WOMEN DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. IT IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE. As one of my idols, Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist,

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  One of the main obstacles I’ve faced

(Part One) This article is in two parts. Part One deals with the concept of indigenous peoples, the rights they enjoy, and the history behind the international documents that outline those rights. Part Two will discuss how colonization has affected indigenous

In, but Out: In this series, we will discuss the idea of being part of a particular community (African Americans, Female, Disability, Latinos, Christians, LGBT, and any other self-identifying group), but still feel like an outsider. There is an assumption

Discussions about extreme poverty rarely begin with good news, so let’s start with the fact that history provides a reason to believe that achieving the first Sustainable Development Goal – end poverty in all of its forms everywhere – is

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  I used to struggle to work in

We  recently got together with Richard Gaston,  a 26-year-old, self-taught photographer from Glasgow, Scotland. He mainly shoots landscapes, and combines his passion for mountaineering with photography. He has also been involved in travel writing, and is the author of a

Cultural appropriation.  Defined as “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect the culture.” Over the years, this conversation has been dominated by the narrative

Book Reviews: Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power, by Noam Chomsky, published by Seven Stories Press (March 2017); The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy by Peter Temin,

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  The men at the factory would stare

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