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  • A girl whose parents work in a brick kiln is watched by her teacher as she reads from a blackboard in a class in an open air school at Krishnadevpur village Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Go to the villages

    Here in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India, we are transforming an entire village into the… more

  • Jayla studies on a computer at the shelter where she lives in Los Angeles Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Use technology

    Despite encouraging signs of progress, the statistics are clear: there is a gender gap and women are behind… more

  • Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary listens to an address during the Women Deliver 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Let girls lead

    There is no single solution to closing the gender gap, as the gender gap is not a single problem. It crosses… more

  • Palestinian schoolchildren attend a class at a U.N.-run school in Dir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, on the first day of the school year Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Education

    Kathmandu, Nepal’s cultural and financial capital, is by most measures the most progressive city in the… more

  • French Minister of Women’s Rights and Spokesperson of the Government Najat Vallaud-Belkacem attends a vote on the prostitution law at the National Assembly in Paris Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Get political

    “All men are born equal.” There is no doubt that this ideal should include women. However, since… more

  • India school girl Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Start at school

    Over my years of involvement with school health programmes in India, I have found that  incorporating… more

  • A bee is covered with pollen as it sits on a blade of grass at a lawn in Klosterneubur Global Shapers Event

    Why entrepreneurs should think small, not big

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • A drop of water falls from a melting piece of ice on Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate Global Shapers Article

    Fighting climate change, from Chennai to Zurich

    Young people will inherit whatever is left of the environment when today’s generation of… more

  • Children touch the hands of the humanoid robot Roboy at the exhibition Robots on Tour in Zurich Global Shapers Event

    How can we stay smarter than machines?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • A fan holds up the flag of Kazakhstan during their men’s ice hockey game against the US in Turin Global Shapers Article

    How can we redefine what it means to have a good job?

    Young people are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to the job market. They tend to look… more

  • A staff inputs data into a computer at the warehouse of Konga online shopping company in Ilupeju district in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos Global Shapers Article

    How can Nigeria crack unemployment?

    Here are some numbers: according to the Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics, young people between the… more

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    Serious about sanitation? Listen to the community

    According to a 2014 report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, 1 billion people around the… more

  • Global Shapers Article

    Can equality be taught in schools?

    Inequality and discrimination are universal concerns. We are constantly witnessing violations of individual… more

  • Global Shapers Article

    Why young people are key to tackling climate change

    “Inheritance” is a word often used when it comes to our responsibility to take care of the planet… more

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    Five ways hackers can build a better city

    What have you read about Detroit recently? Perhaps it’s that the United Nations criticized the… more

  • Global Shapers Article

    Welcome to Davos, Square People

    In 2010, the world looked on as the Arab Spring took root in Tunisia. Before long, demonstrations would… more

  • Global Shapers Event

    Stop the slavery of foreign domestic workers

    World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014

    , Metro Manila, Philippines

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    Four ways to unleash Indonesia’s people power

    World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014

    , Metro Manila, Philippines