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What were you doing when you were 30 years old?

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A brief overview of the evolution of IDEX.

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IDEX’s not-so-secret weapon for communicating about grassroots social change

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(Or, introducing myself as the newest member of IDEX’s team!)

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“The Farmers Have Come”- ZIMSOFF Song

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A blog series on Zimbabwe by Yeshica Weerasekera, Regional Director for Africa Across the globe there is a strong and expanding movement of farmers working to promote agro-ecological practices and food sovereignty. Going beyond the narrow definition of “food security,” this movement believes that all people have the right to decide what they eat, how they produce […]

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South Africa Rocked by Xenophobic Violence

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IDEX is concerned about the current situation of xenophobic attacks on refugees and migrants in South Africa. We urge an end to the violence perpetrated against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Our South Africa program supports a range of partner groups working on environmental justice, food sovereignty, alternative economic solutions and the rights of women […]

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Three Circles of Knowledge: A Model of Resilience

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A blog series on Zimbabwe by Yeshica Weerasekera, Regional Director for Africa   In Zimbabwe 80% of people depend on agriculture for a living. Most farms are small. Like many places in Africa, the majority of farmers are women and they play a central role in growing food crops. Zimbabwe also has a long tradition of using indigenous […]

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My Body, My Zimbabwe, My Miniskirt!

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A blog series on Zimbabwe by Yeshica Weerasekera, Regional Director for Africa In Zimbabwe, I observed firsthand the importance of supporting young women and girls with their reproductive rights and sexual health. Many young people cannot access information and resources easily, and there is a critical need for educational work to tackle the high incidence […]

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Spotlight on Zimbabwe: Young Women Rising

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A blog series by Yeshica Weerasekera, Regional Director for Africa In Zimbabwe, I learned of an emerging young women’s movement that is both robust and inspiring. These young women are energetically building on the work of the previous generation of women’s rights leaders who had organized since independence in 1980. I found these young women’s […]

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IDEX Academy 2015: Gearing Up!

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By Rajiv Khanna, Learning & Evaluation Manager We are gearing up for our second IDEX Academy next month, March 25th to 30th  in Santa Barbara, CA. Last year’s inaugural Academy was a resounding success. This year, due to the buzz you helped us create, we received double the number of applications and increased our class […]

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Spotlight on Zimbabwe: What’s Going On?

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A blog series by Yeshica Weerasekera, Regional Director for Africa The Best Way Out is Always Through As I enthusiastically prepared to travel to Zimbabwe a few months ago, I thought about its turbulent history. This incredible country faced many challenges in its post-Independence years that followed a brutal war of national liberation, many difficult […]

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Steadily and Surely: How Indigenous Women in Peru Are Being the Change They Want To See

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By Katherine Zavala, IDEX’s Regional Director for Latin America One of the most promising movements on the horizon in Peru’s landscape is the indigenous women’s movement. Nearly 20 years ago, the Permanent Workshop of Indigenous Andean and Amazonian Organizations of Peru (TPMIAAP) was born in Chirapaq. TPMIAAP was formed to build and strengthen indigenous women’s […]

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