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Dancing Across Borders: Mayibuye's Journey to Global Impact

Lisa Jones | March 13, 2014
2013 Laureate Global Fellow Kumari Middleton recently led a YouthActionNet webinar entitled "Dancing Across Borders: Mayibuye's Journey to Global Impact." Kumari's presentation...

Celebrating Youth-led Innovation in Mexico

Lisa Jones | March 12, 2014
At a recent awards ceremony in Mexico City, ten new Fellows from YouthActionNet's Premio UVM por el Desarrollo Social (UVM Prize for Social Innovation) were honored alongside three inaugural...

Challenging Perceptions of the Role of Women in Jordan: The SheFighter Story

Lina Khalifeh | March 7, 2014
In 2010, I began thinking about training women in self-defense. As a Taekwondo 3DAN black belt expert, I was more than qualified—but I hesitated. Most women are not typically interested in the...

Paying Tribute to the African Renaissance

Jessie Elisberg | February 28, 2014
If you have been to Dakar in the past few years, no matter how little of the city you see (even if you never set foot outside of the airport), there is one sight you will not miss: the Monument to...

When Getting Away Means Getting in Touch with What's Important

Catherine Digovich | February 26, 2014
When I first arrived at the Laureate Global Fellowship retreat, I admit to questioning, with some cynicism, if a workshop was the right place for me to be in the midst of myriad work emergencies...