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ASHOKA: Dismantling Systems of Human Trafficking – Europe

To combat human trafficking made possible by many elements of society, Ashoka Fellow Ioana Bauer is taking the whole enabling system apart. Romania is the epicenter of trafficking in Europe. Of all European countries, Romania has the highest number of identified labor and sex trafficking victims, nearly half of whom are minors. Globally, human trafficking […]

How to help the Ukrainian people with Global Impact charities

As the Ukraine crisis continues, Global Impact charities are on the ground providing critical emergency services like medical care, shelter, food, water and more. Many of our partners had a presence in Ukraine and the surrounding area prior to the invasion, positioning them to respond quickly to the devastating situation with in-country staff and local […]

ASHOKA: Creating a System of Sustainability through empowerment


Ashoka Fellow Sebastian Groh created a new energy economy by bringing affordable solar electricity to people in Bangladesh, allowing them to buy and sell energy through self-functioning “nano-grids.” By connecting solar home systems in peer-to-peer networks, people can now earn additional income by selling their surplus electricity for the first time in their lives – […]

ASHOKA: Seeing the Road Ahead: Women in the Driver’s Seat for Change

BY JENNIFER VOGT Seeing the Road Ahead: Women in the Driver’s Seat for Change Editor’s note: This post is part of the NextBillion Series “By Women, For Women: Leaders and Innovations in Gender Equity“. The Soronko Academy, founded by Ashoka Fellow Regina Honu (nee Agyare), exemplifies innovative women’s organizations that are challenging industry standards and […]