human needs

More than half of women in Mumbai, India don’t have indoor toilets. On average, women hold their bladders for 13 hours each day.

Women in India agitate for their right to pee

About 600 million Indians live without toilets, and women and girls bear the brunt of that shortage. While men can and do relieve themselves almost anywhere, many women must choose between scarce, dangerous public facilities or expensive pay toilets when they need to pee.

Women in India agitate for their right to pee
Representatives from various African nations gather at the opening session at the AGOA Forum during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington August 4, 2014.

A summit of African leaders in Washington tries to move beyond 'speed dating'

A summit of African leaders in Washington tries to move beyond 'speed dating'
Days before the sudden influx, monitors reported that people were arriving by bus and setting up makeshift camps on the Syrian side of the Peshkhabour border crossing. UNHCR / G.Gubaeva.

Harvard forum asks how the world can help Syrians caught in the war

Harvard forum asks how the world can help Syrians caught in the war