Aid and Development

A guard at the Northwest Detention Center, a private facility owned and operated by the GEO Group, on contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Earlier this week detainees at the Northwest Detention Center called an official end to their 56 day hunger strike in protest of conditions at...

Members of the Camara Women's Collective at work farming rice before the flooding in February. (Photo courtesy Susan Partnow)

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, we're still reeling from the mudslide that leveled homes and took lives in Oso. But one local organization is...

Activists in New York City take part in Global Day of Rage Against an Indian Supreme Court Judgment that reinstated Section 377 and re-criminalized homosexuality. (Photo by Sarah Bennett / IGLHRC)

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“I didn’t want to hide or live in fear anymore,” says Jacque Larrainzar. “And the place I kept coming back to was Seattle.” In 1997 Larrainzar, became the...

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Young people and immigrants in Seattle are proving that philanthropy doesn't only have to flow from the rich to the poor.

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Since the Syrian Uprising began three years ago, 6.5 million Syrians have been internally displaced and another 2.5 million have registered or are waiting to register for refugee status abroad.