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Co-Designing in the Amazon: A travel & work journal

Diego was selected to participate at IDDS Amazon, a two-week permaculture-themed summit that brought together 40 participants from all over the world to co-create innovative solutions with local community members of fishing and farming communities along the river banks of the Amazon River in northern Brazil. This is his journal from that trip.

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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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A global citizen’s journey: Dreaming of solar energy for all

In November of 2011, I was returning from class in Calcutta, India. I remember stopping at a tiny shop and buying a few things to eat. Right below the shop, I noticed some smoke coming out and when I bent down I noticed a lady, barely crouching, cooking food over a wood fired stove and coughing profusely because of the toxic fumes that she was inhaling.

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The freedom to dream: Gender equality dialogues

I have always believed that I have a strong sense of justice, and that makes me strive to identify the various forms inequality takes around me. But I see gender inequality the most. I see it everywhere...

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Listen Up! A crash course in empathy

Understanding others can be done in two steps: First, you have to understand yourself, your privileges and your oppressions.

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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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How to be a hummingbird: A lesson on Global Citizenship

There are so many things in the world we would like to change: but where to start? Here’s how anyone can learn to make a difference ...

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On a refugee’s journey, one small incident can change everything

I’d like to share a personal encounter which I had in a refugee camp. A story that may help you understand what individuals who get caught up in this multinational chaos have to deal with during their journeys...

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The Climate Card Challenge: An Experiment

Getting people to act on what they know about climate change

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“A lesson on violence on an ordinary day” in Storytelling for Change

It’s just another Monday in a quiet Berlin suburb. A middle-aged man jumps out of his car and runs over to the sidewalk, where a 15-year-old boy is walking with some friends back home from school ...

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