U.S. Support of Formula Over Breastfeeding is a Race Issue

The formula industry has responded to the decline in sales to white women at home by ramping up its marketing to Black and brown women overseas. (Shutterstock) Andrea Freeman, University of Hawaii When the United States threatened Ecuador with trade and aid restrictions if it did not withdraw a World Health Assembly breastfeeding promotion resolution…

Sexual Violence is Off the Charts in South Sudan – But a New Female Head Chief Could Help Bring Change

PHOTO: Navi Pillay (third from right), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, poses for a group photo with South Sudanese women from Jonglei State who shared stories about their experiences with human rights violations, including violence, child abduction, and forced marriage. UN Photo/Elizabeth Murekio By Rachel Ibreck, Goldsmiths, University of London A woman was recently elected…

The 3 stages of Giving: Deference, Arrogance and Inquiry

Great minds don’t always think alike. Lightspring/Shutterstock.com Jennifer A. Jones, University of Florida If you had US$1 million to give to charities aiming to eradicate poverty, how would you do it? Would you support a soup kitchen? A financial literacy program? Educational scholarships? Organizations pressing for policy changes? I worked for nonprofits for many years…

12 Tips for Safe Global Travel

Now that summer is in full swing, many are heading abroad for annual vacations. While planning the perfect global getaway can be daunting, it is equally as important to stay safe while traveling internationally as it is to score a great deal on a hotel stay. The American Red Cross has put together twelve important…