Ana Sandoval

  Can you imagine being in high school and discovering that a mining company is coming to destroy your home? That’s what happened to Ana Sandoval, a young land rights defender in Guatemala, who dared to stand up and protect her community. As a teenager, Ana...

Child Labor in Baltimore, Maryland, 1909

  Barefoot children sitting on crates or standing in the dirt. Young boys and girls together, some smiling, some not even looking at the camera. In this written description, different images might come to mind. Some people might picture a group of kids playing a...

Women’s March: Seneca Falls, New York, January 21, 2017

The day after Inauguration Day, I joined more than 6,000 women, men and children at a march in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. I went to march in Seneca Falls, New York, not far from where I grew up. It’s hard to put into words just how...

Child Brides: Not So Happily Ever After

Many little girls dream of being a beautiful bride with a fancy white dress, colorful flowers, and dancing the night away with the love of her life. These little girls might even have a pretend wedding, complete with a dandelion bouquet and mommy’s high heels...

Human Rights Day

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence started on¬†November 25th with the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends today, Human Rights Day. Over the last 16 days, the¬†UNiTE to End Violence against Women...

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