#Global Citizen Year

  • Article: Families Brace Themselves as Climate Change Threatens Catastrophe in Ecuador

    Families Brace Themselves as Climate Change Threatens Catastrophe in Ecuador

    Feb. 17, 2017|Global Citizen Year

    Dramatic changes in climate are a real concern for Ecuadorian families. Read more

  • Article: This Indigenous Community in Ecuador Is Overcoming Centuries of Oppression

    This Indigenous Community in Ecuador Is Overcoming Centuries of Oppression

    Nov. 3, 2016|Global Citizen Year

    After centuries of oppression, this community finally won full citizenship Read more

  • Article: Economic development starts with empowering girls

    Economic development starts with empowering girls

    May 23, 2016|Global Citizen Year

    Meet Ana, a young girl in Brazil with big dreams Read more

  • Article: Mining threatens the health of the Gambie River and of the communities that depends on it

    Mining threatens the health of the Gambie River and of the communities that depends on it

    May 20, 2016|Global Citizen Year

    Gold mining could compromise the river at the center of this Senegalese village Read more

  • Article: Malia’s decision to take a gap year isn’t just good for her — it’s good for the country, entrepreneur says

    Malia’s decision to take a gap year isn’t just good for her — it’s good for the country, entrepreneur says

    May 4, 2016|Global Citizen Year

    The founder of Global Citizen Year speaks about the value of gap years after Malia Obama’s decision. Read more

  • Article: Abuelita's hands and other reflections on colonialism

    Abuelita's hands and other reflections on colonialism

    April 4, 2016|Global Citizen Year

    The indigenous Kichwa people still face exploitation and discrimination. Read more

  • Article: Mothers and daughters take a stand against the skin-lightening industry in Senegal

    Mothers and daughters take a stand against the skin-lightening industry in Senegal

    By Maria Morava|March 26, 2016|Global Citizen Year

    Mothers are joining hands to protect their daughters from the skin-lightening industry Read more

  • Article: How one man is transforming education in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    How one man is transforming education in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    By Joan Hanawi|March 14, 2016|Global Citizen Year

    In Ecuador, indigenous people are often looked down upon as poor, uneducated simpletons. Read more