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Re-Beirut – The Impulse Generator

Felix and Hans set up their re-beirut.net online platform to feature hands-on ideas for promoting the integration of migrants.

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Coffee Instead of Coca

In Peru many farmers grow Coca to generate an income. After facing ruin when her crops were destroyed, Moly Checya has found a better alternative.

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Up-Cycling Our Food

Initiatives around the world demonstrate in innovative and creative

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Able to Love

Our cities and buildings are accessible for disabled people but their desire for love remains a taboo topic. Find out how this stigma can be changed.

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Tell me About Your Life

Where do you meet up with you friends? What do you dream of? How did you fall in love? Students from Bethlehem tell about their lives.

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Preserving Our Land

Seed banks are a vital insurance for smallholders’ livelihood. A journey to Santiago Yaitepec shows the need and benefits of local, agricultural self-aid.

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Interview: The Millenial-Generation

Examining the Millenial-Generation: When does adulthood start?

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Refugee Portraits

Sadly, refugees are often presented as an anonymous mass in the media, a burden to welfare states, a security hazard. These photos tell a different story.

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Fashion

Interview: Fair Fashion on the Catwalk

Ethical fashion conquers the world couture capital Paris: Good-bye hippe hemp sack, hello haute couture!

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Ethical Fashion

Ethical fashion is strutting its way across the catwalks of the world's style capitals.

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Are the Big Guys Always the Bad Guys

Testing textile firms: mainstream retailer H&M versus niche player hessnatur - who is more sustainable?

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Better Brands, Better Production?

Ever since the tragedy of Rana Plaza, poor working conditions have increased in visibility. But do the huge labels really keep their fair production promises?

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Interview Tudo Bom Fashion

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Social and Sexy

Why are we so afraid of "good" marketing, PR and communication in social business?

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Leaving the Niche

VAUDE is increasingly known for its sustainable production. They started in a niche but might be the trendsetters. An interview with CEO, Antje von Dewitz.

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Education

A Digital Narrative

Nana Oforiatta Ayim creates films as a form of research in action. It is her quest to uncover alternative history about and within Africa.

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Girls Not Brides

Millions of girls are being married off even before they complete school. They won't ever be able to live prosperous lives.

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Bricks Over Brains?

Founding and maintaining a university in sub-Saharan Africa can be quite a “juggling act” – but is vital for the continent.

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Kenyan Soap Opera Takes a Teaching Role in UK Classrooms

A novel way in which popular media is used in enhancing education

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From Kitchen Scrap to Healthy Food

From Kitchen Scrap to Healthy Food Farms” – the story of Maa-Bara.

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Learning on the Move. The Smartphone as Teacher

Mobile technologies are increasingly playing a decisive role in learning and education

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Interview: Language School 2.0 - Skype Lessons

What is the advantage of an online language school?

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Fight for Rio’s Streets

In Brazil Graffiti is a weapon of the poor and disinherited. Artists are reclaiming the streets, using their fame to build and educate their communities.

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Sport

Interview: “Riding Quickly Down a Ramp Is a Taste of Freedom”

Skateistan was the very first to introduce skateboarding as a sport in Afghanistan.

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No Boundaries, Only Obstacles

Children learn the art of parkour in the Gaza Strip to help them overcome the trauma caused by war and boost their self-esteem.

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Closing the Gap With Sport

Supporting youngsters through sport programmes has become a part of South Africa's policies.

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The Point of Sport

Sport for Development can be a great tool – if it is targeted.

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Sports as a Tool for Conflict Transformation and Prevention in Sri Lanka

Sports as a Tool For Conflict Transformation And Prevention In Sri Lanka

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Interview: "We Have to Channel the Football Fans' Energy"

Riots, pyrotechnics, racist slogans – football fans may often appear violent and nationalistic.

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Boards That Mean the World

What does skating have to do with art?

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Cambodia’s Mighty Girls

In Cambodia, Khmer girls are supposed to be gentle and obedient. A young woman in shorts is tackling this ideal with her prowess on the football pitch.

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Art & Design

The Dystopian Turn

Can we hope for a better world? Many American writers envision the upcoming world, but their novels are full of skepticism and fears.

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Is Anyone Listening?

Despite the massacres, silence is no longer possible in Syria.

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A Soundtrack for Latin America

The genre cumbia is not as well-known around the world as salsa or reggaeton. Yet it is considered the more authentic music.

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Juba Youth

Five shortfilms from a newborn country: South Sudan.

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Fight for Rio’s Streets

In Brazil Graffiti is a weapon of the poor and disinherited. Artists are reclaiming the streets, using their fame to build and educate their communities.

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Living the Dream

Haven't you too dreamt of becoming a rock star when you were a child? Sometimes this dream comes true...

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The Brightest Colour of Syria

Despite the cruel face of the Syrian war artist Diala Brisly refuses to give up hope. With her art she paints another story.

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My Big Indian Wedding

Centuries of history, Indian gods and transgender pilgrims: The annual Koothandavar Festival in South India is tolerant, colourful and, at times, violent.

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