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Challenging patriarchy in Kyrgyzstan

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 07:00
A post-Soviet generation of feminists is working to transform society through a mix of personal and political action

The fair trade generation

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 07:00
Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fair trade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses acting to end inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation

Possibility not disability: the freedom of adventure

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 07:00
Topher Downham is a Colorado park ranger, a skier, a downhill mountain biker and a serial adventurist. He’s also quadriplegic, but that never stopped him. He tells Aaron Millar his inspiring story

Nature writing resurges despite dictionary cull

Wed, 21/01/2015 - 07:00
As authors protest nature-related words being cut from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, a new breed of writers and publications are using language, and new perspectives, to reinvigorate our relationship with the natural world

Female taxi firm drives away violence towards women

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 09:44
A new female-only taxi company in India is helping women stay safe while providing valuable employment and training opportunities

Can family farming save the world?

Mon, 19/01/2015 - 07:00
2014 marked the UN International Year of Family Farming, which celebrated the contribution family-based agriculture brings to the global food system. Ilaria Bertini headed to Italy to attend two of the year’s most significant family farming events

Re-framing our thinking for a better world

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 07:00
Do we really make choices as consumers, or are we merely victims of pre-determined constructs? Laurence and Alison Matthews explain how shoppers can take back the power through ‘framespotting’

How computers are identifying violence hotspots

Thu, 15/01/2015 - 07:00
Computers have long been used to identify potential areas of conflict, but a new model being used in Liberia means that violence can now be predicted on a grassroots level

World first as Cornwall signs compassion charter

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 07:00
Cornwall has made a written declaration to restore compassionate action to the centre of its community

Save the hero, save the world

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 07:00
The traditional hero narrative in stories has wreaked havoc with the world’s delicate balance, says Greta Rossi. Now it’s time to reclaim the original intention of the heroic tale, for the benefit of ourselves and the planet

Teachers put behind bars to foster empathy with prison-affected kids

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 07:00
A pioneering Scottish scheme aims to help teachers better support the 27,000 pupils with a parent in prison

Good Business: Martin Myerscough, Green Your Cup

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 12:45
Two and a half billion takeaway coffee cups are used every year in the UK and virtually none are recycled. Rory Tingle talks to Martin Myerscough, inventor of the world’s first fully recyclable paper cup

Travel tips for 2015

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:00
The way we travel is constantly changing and 2015 is likely to be no exception. Here, Naomi Tolley looks at the best positive travel trips to take this year, as well as revealing the latest trends and must-do ethical destinations

Constructive journalism charges ahead

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 07:00
As Danish newspaper Information publishes a special ‘constructive’ edition, Cathrine Gyldensted considers the future of positive journalism

Crowdwish uses digital community to make dreams come true

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 07:00
Forget wishing upon a star, a new site has hopefuls wishing upon the kindness of crowds instead