Category: Equity

Defying the Standard Narrative About Africa

As Melton Fellows are preparing for the Global Citizenship Conference, Millicent Adjei of Ashesi University talked about the deficit ideology and how we can defy the standard narrative about Africa.

The first pre-GCC activity of this season included an online session led by Millicent Adjei. The Melton Share started with gaining clarity about how the experiences of an individual or a particular community can easily become the narrative for a whole continent, which has 54 beautiful and culturally rich and diverse countries. Millicent pointed out […]

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Narratives: Stories from India and Pakistan, Part 2

Unable to obtain visas to Pakistan, Melton Fellows set in motion a plan to gather interviews of Pakistanis to compliment interviews of Indians, as the Narratives team explores stories of Partition. Here is Project Team member Julian Klauke in his own words:

(Read Part 1 here) “We concluded that, if we, personally, can’t reach the Pakistanis in their country, we will either have to personally meet Pakistanis outside their country or have to find someone who could meet Pakistanis in their own country. “Thankfully, the Citizens Archive of Pakistan immediately agreed to the idea of conducting interviews […]

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Mussels and Equality: A Chilean village’s specialties

How four sisters empowered women and changed their community.

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The Big Hashtag

In 2007 , a single mother and her son left the most dangerous country in the world to move to a safer place. And this is where the story begins ....

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A slice of adolescence: Sex (mis)education in India

It took my body another half a decade to embark on the tumultuous journey called puberty. By then, I was helplessly trapped ....

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We are all humans – so we have the same rights!

Welcoming people who have already lost their safety and freedom is the only right thing to do, says Melton Fellow Leo Schwarz.

“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” Can you guess where this quote comes from? It’s in  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 3), which was adopted by the United Nations in 1948. The declaration also states that no one can be excluded from that rule – no matter their […]

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“We’re normal, just not common”: Swinging both ways in India

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if someone walked up to you and said you weren’t ‘allowed’ to have four limbs? That you would have to either hide or fight something you were born with?

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Featured Act: Empowering girls with tech & science in Ghana

This post is the first Featured Act from our 100 Acts of Global Citizenship program. To discover more acts, visit our campaign page! Vladimir Fomene, a Melton Fellow from Cameroon, studies Computer Science at Ashesi University. When he started thinking about his Act of Global Citizenship, Vladimir wanted to address a social cause in his own field of study. That’s […]

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Pasand: A journey towards gender equality

In October, Melton Fellow Neli Blum joined a small team of young and passionate ladies that are dedicated to work towards a gender equal society in India. 

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