Ending gender-based violence in South Africa, one march at a time

After #TheTotalShutdown women’s march brought international attention to gender-based violence in South Africa, its organizers forged an unprecedented collaboration with the country’s president. The path forward hasn’t been easy, but the women behind the movement are determined to see progress made.

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    South Africa relies on coal for 87% of its electricity, but it’s at a critical moment after establishing a landmark Climate Commission and committing billions to clean energy. What does a transition to clean energy look like and how do we ensure those most vulnerable get a fair deal?



    What happens when a technologist joins forces with an organization like the ACLU of Massachusetts? The single largest dismissal of wrongful convictions in U.S. history. An innovative partnership between the nonprofit and public technologist Paola Villarreal enabled lawyers to build a story based on data and expose injustice.

  • In The Press

    At the United Nations General Assembly, we must reorganize our efforts around the needs of people and communities, not just nation states—so governments, civil society, and private sector entities all work in common purpose toward a global common good. For billions of people the stakes could not be higher.

How do we build back equitably from COVID-19?

Two years ago, our world changed forever. COVID-19 overwhelmed every facet of our societies. Reimagine Recovery: A Playbook for an Equitable Future offers a detailed vision of recovery, beginning in the places we work and live and extending to our largest global stages.

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These truths we hold—and share

At this moment, the nation seems more irreparably divided than ever before. Our very identity as Americans feels assaulted and violated. But America’s founders bequeathed to us something radical, something unprecedented. What we do now matters—urgently.

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