Human Rights Defender – The Women’s Microfinance Initiative

According to the United Nations, women earn an average of 60-75% what their male counterparts earn, and the resource disparity is widening each year around the world. This phenomenon is referred to as the feminization of poverty. Several types of charities and organizations have been set up to combat this growing problem, but arguably the…

LIVE: Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice

On Friday, October 14, economist Radhika Balakrishnan took part in two conversations regarding economic policy and its critical importance to the advancement of human rights. We streamed each talk via Facebook Live, which you can view below. At Emory University At The Carter Center The dominant approach to economic policy has so far failed to adequately…

World Peace: Facts & Figures

“Peace” – what does it mean? Merriam-Webster provides the following definition: What would it mean to have world peace? The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, released in January 2016, lists the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or “Global Goals,” which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that…