Original photo: Sankara Subramanian As a woman who grew up in North America in the ‘70s and ‘80s, I was incredibly privileged to benefit from first-wave feminism. I was told I could be anything I wanted as a girl, and in this era of prosperity and optimism, it seemed...
Original photo: Tobias Van Der Elst Why not go the extra mile in Greece (quite literally!) and go on a trip that mixes travel with volunteering? With its mix of ancient sun-bleached ruins and lively culture, it’s unsurprising that Athens is considered a ‘must-see’ on...
From learning about menstrual health, to how to build a business, women’s education is something that benefits everybody, regardless of gender. Roughly 50% of the world’s population are women, yet a shocking number of women across the planet are left uneducated from a...
Original photo: Ashwin Kumar Rising 350ft from the sand and flanked by 99 bastions, the Jaisalmer Fort is a formidable presence in the Thar Desert of India. The fort, built in 1156, was an established trade stop of the Silk Road. Yet the past forty years of increased...
Original photo: benketaro Interested in the cuisine of Ghana? Here is GVI’s guide to Ghanaian food. Delectable spices and filling staples make the food of Ghana something not to be missed. But Ghanaian food is about more than mere sustenance: it is a way to express...
Original photo: David Dennis Women’s empowerment is an issue that affects everybody, regardless of gender, nationality or age. It is for this reason that women’s empowerment is one of the most important issues of our time. Any doubts I had about this were disavowed...
Original photo: Chris Hoare I waited four long years to see my first shark. I was diving in Komodo National Park in Indonesia at Castle Rock, a pinnacle where the coral reef clung to the rock against swirling currents. Without warning, a blacktip reef shark surged...
If you aren't lucky enough to be taking a gap year this year, the summer months can be a great time to volunteer to make a difference in the world. Not only do you have about two months off school, but the weather is great, which means you can use the time to do good...
2019 is only a few days away, and with the holiday season imminent, everyone is getting their new year resolutions in order. It's the perfect time of year to reevaluate the last 12 months and make a plan on what you'd like to achieve and how to make a difference. The...
Original photo: Colin J. McMechan Over two years ago, the sloping hills of rural south Tanzania became my home for one summer. This was my first time in East Africa. It was also my first time in a developing nation. I experienced life within a homestay, with a family...
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