SOF: Social Good Blog

Get up-to-date news and information on our social good projects and campaigns, as well as guest features from our partners and supporting organizations on the ground who are transforming the lives of those most vulnerable populations around the world.

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Girls Lead: A Champion for Girls’ Empowerment

“There is a line that exists in Cameroon,” says World Pulse impact leader Nakinti Nofuru. “On one side I stand where – because of my parent’s encouragement and support –…

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Digital Innovator Using Mobile App Technology to Combat Gender-Based Violence

“What if I told you that with the push of a button on a smartphone or tablet, you can find help for a survivor of gender-based violence anywhere in the…

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A Summer Camp Where Girls Conquer the World

Despite significant improvements to the human condition – better medicine, faster technology, and broader education – there remains a stark and persistent lag in outcomes for women and girls. In…

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Solving Youth Unemployment in Ghana One Business at a Time

Youth unemployment has become one of the most serious problems confronting Ghana. Consequently, women are being pushed to engage in illegal activity such as drug trafficking and prostitution. I founded…

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Menstruation Matters, Here’s Why

When it comes to global development, women’s empowerment is the key and a major obstacle that stands in the way of bringing all women to the forefront is the taboo…

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#USAgainstTrafficking

#USAgainstTrafficking" aims to amplify the voices of sex trafficking survivors by giving them a platform to share their narratives. Our campaign will launch with the moving testimonials of the women...
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The World Humanitarian Summit

It’s been more than 55 years since the world witnessed stark levels of human suffering caused by the destruction of World War II. Governments and people from all backgrounds made commitments…

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Prevention is Possible

From the inspiring stories of men and women speaking out on their experiences of sexual assault, to the leaders on the front lines pushing for policy change, to all the…

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A Better Future for Girls in Bangladesh

“I got married because I quit school,” 15-year-old Mariam A. told Human Rights Watch three days after her marriage to a 21-year-old man. “I studied to class five, but to…

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Remembering Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity

“Women’s history is women’s right—an essential, indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long range vision,” said former chair of Women’s History Institute Gerda Lerner after…

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Internet Technologies Are Being Used to Perpetuate Violence and Abuse

Imagine you break up with your significant other after suffering abuse in the relationship. But your ex won’t take no for an answer. The person calls you, texts you, emails…

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Kenya’s Top Celebrities join the Wezesha Dada Inua Jamii Campaign

Kenya’s leading actors, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, broadcast anchors and news reporters have joined the Wezesha Dada Inua Jamii campaign to petition the media to run 5 more minutes of positive…

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Women’s Rights are Human Rights

At the United Nations Fourth World Conference in Beijing in 1995, Hillary Clinton famously remarked that “human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” Her statement is…

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Let’s Put Sex Trafficking on the National Agenda

In 1997, Episcopal priest Becca Stevens opened the residential portion of Thistle Farms, Magdalene, a home for four women survivors of sex trafficking, addiction and prostitution. Four years later, Stevens…

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Trade the Malls for Walls

Christmas can be stressful even under the best of circumstances. When you’re a 25-year-old mother of two in a domestic violence situation, the stress can be suffocating. “Just thinking about…

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The Campaign the India Censor Board Wishes Didn’t Exist

In the shadow of increasing violence against women in our public and private lives, we asked ourselves: what role does the world’s largest film industry play in shaping our attitudes…

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Wezesha Dada Inua Jamii: Empower a Sister, Transform Lives

Maggie’s Story A Kenyan man, and father to a young girl by the name of Maggie, risked his social status in the community by making a difficult decision; his daughter…

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Building New Opportunities for Change

You know about Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and A Path Appears, but how much do you know about Show of Force, the company behind…