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Stop the Pity

Global Advocate Program Manager of Mama Hope, Katie Hale, talks about questioning the single story narrative of poverty that emphasizes differences and scarcity.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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FSU Jena conference recap: Creating a more inclusive society

Us vs. the others? Why do we actually think in such categories? Who defines who is ‘us’ or ‘the others’?

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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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