Ideas have the power to transform entire cities. A change in culture, a set of characteristics that create strong emotions, is necessary for social impact. Emotional connection is what drives attitude change. With this in mind, it is crucial to

There’s a vicious war underway. The battlefields are our overloaded screens, media outlets, platforms, devices, and minds. Many—on both sides of the aisle—criticise the way things have become polarised, protesting that they never wanted it all to be so black

Mobilising artisan employment through new fashion businesses has been a recurring theme for Impakter, with multiple companies providing inspirational stories about the creation of businesses allied with fair and equal opportunity for those who need it most. Bibi Hanum is a

In buying these compelling portraits, punters are directly empowering those in the photographs. Amongst the subdued tones of a drought-stricken field in Ethiopia emerges a family of three, each dressed in exquisitely patterned red and black textiles. There is a striking

20.9 million. That’s the estimated number of victims of human trafficking worldwide according to the International Labour Organization. Of those, over 55% are believed to be women and girls, and 4.5 million are believed to have been forced into sexual

Nana Guar, in her September 2015 article featured on the Corporate Citizenship blog, pointed out that: “It can even be argued that SDG 16  (Sustainable Development Goal n.16: Peace, justice and strong institutions)  is the most important goal, without which

(Part Two) Part One of this article provided an explanation of who indigenous peoples are, why they are considered a special legal category, and what rights they have as outlined in international law. In this piece, I explore how colonization has affected

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 have a niece who has had

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

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 that

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