About Sophie Maes

Sophie Maes is an Editorial Intern at Global Citizen. She recently graduated from NYU Gallatin with a concentration in Urban Problem Solving, Sustainable Development, and Spanish. Sophie believes that civic engagement is essential for achieving more equitable social outcomes.

Stories

  1. Article: 7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women
    Girls & Women

    7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women

    By Sophie Maes  and  Jerica Deck|Feb. 7, 2019

    These superstars are breaking boundaries and empowering women and girls around the world. Read more

  2. Article: The Shocking Problem Nearly 20% of American Girls Experience
    PartnerGirls & Women

    The Shocking Problem Nearly 20% of American Girls Experience

    By Sophie Maes  and  Gaëlle Langué|Feb. 5, 2019|P&G

    More than 500 million girls globally don’t have access to period products. Read more

  3. Article: 4 Women Are Killed Every Day in Brazil as Femicide Persists
    Girls & Women

    4 Women Are Killed Every Day in Brazil as Femicide Persists

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Feb. 5, 2019

    Women living in poverty or belonging to marginalized groups are at highest risk of violence. Read more

  4. Article: 13 Powerful Photos From Around the World This Week
    Citizenship

    13 Powerful Photos From Around the World This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sophie Maes|Feb. 1, 2019

    See communities standing together in the face of challenges. Read more

  5. Article: How the Crisis in Venezuela Could Spread Diseases Around the World
    Health

    How the Crisis in Venezuela Could Spread Diseases Around the World

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Feb. 1, 2019

    Low vaccination rates could fuel disease outbreaks beyond the country’s borders. Read more

  6. Article: Measles Declared State of Emergency in Washington Amid Declining Vaccination Rates
    Health

    Measles Declared State of Emergency in Washington Amid Declining Vaccination Rates

    By Sophie Maes|Jan. 30, 2019

    Pregnant women, young children, and unvaccinated people are at highest risk. Read more

  7. Article: The Pope Called Femicide a 'Plague' Throughout Latin America
    Girls & Women

    The Pope Called Femicide a 'Plague' Throughout Latin America

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sophie Maes|Jan. 25, 2019

    El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide. Read more

  8. Article: This Week's Most Inspiring Photos of Advocacy and Action
    Citizenship

    This Week's Most Inspiring Photos of Advocacy and Action

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sophie Maes|Jan. 25, 2019

    See communities advocating for education, equality, and the environment. Read more

  9. Article: Rural Hospitals in the US Are Closing at an Alarming Rate
    Health

    Rural Hospitals in the US Are Closing at an Alarming Rate

    By Sophie Maes|Jan. 23, 2019

    More than 600 hospitals are at risk of closing in the near future. Read more

  10. Article: Washington, DC, Will Run on 100% Renewable Electricity by 2032 — and It Could Save Lives
    Health

    Washington, DC, Will Run on 100% Renewable Electricity by 2032 — and It Could Save Lives

    By Sophie Maes|Jan. 22, 2019

    More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air, according to the World Health Organization. Read more