Read the selected insights, thoughts and experiences of our staff and partners.

Ending Violence in Children's Lives: A Resolution We Cannot Afford to Break

Published January 8, 2013

Following the mass shooting in Newtown, expressions of public outrage and sadness have been rampant. The demand for action appears unprecedented. But as we start 2013, we need to ask… Read more

The Citizen

Published January 8, 2013

Last year, I was asked to speak at an event about why making long-term investments in human capability is important despite all the immediate threats to an Open Society. My… Read more

Rally the voices of the community

Published December 20, 2012

Sir, Jacob Weisberg is right to call for a public health approach to gun violence, but he doesn’t do justice to the importance of culture change – an important component… Read more

Safe Diwali for a Safe Bachpan (Childhood).

Published December 13, 2012

What can we as a generation give our children ...nothing better than a smile? On the occasion of Diwali accorded as 'festival of lights', in India the Campaign team of… Read more

Poverty: what is it?

Published November 29, 2012

What is poverty? What is it like to be poor? How does it shape your life? The stories in these films look at what poverty is and why it's a… Read more

Improving the lives of young children - visiting urban slums and remote rural pockets in India.

Published October 18, 2012

I was thrilled when I heard that I would be going to Odisha, India. This would be my first exposure to the field and a great opportunity to visit Dharitri,… Read more

An interview with Ramon Schreuder about his multitouch installation "Social Soundmachine"

Published October 13, 2012

I had a chance to talk with Ramon about his Social Soundmachine which was featured at the Cinekid and at the BvLF new media music event this year. I was… Read more

Designing for Impact Take II

Published October 5, 2012

I sometimes feel you can learn the most about the world by talking to cab drivers. At least they seem to be the ones on my travels that cut to… Read more

Advice to the winning parties of the Dutch election: focus on children

Published September 18, 2012

In the Netherlands, we have just seen elections in which the centre-right Liberal party of Prime Minister Rutte narrowly beat the centre-left Labour party. This has come as somewhat of… Read more

Daycare and Dutch elections

Published September 10, 2012

It's election time in the Netherlands. On September 12th the Dutch will cast their votes with the euro crisis at the top of their minds. However daycare has also surfaced… Read more