Aid and Development

Anurag Mairal works at PATH, where a suit has been made to control bleeding after childbirth. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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Innovators from Washington state blend high-tech research and pragmatic application to create cool, surprising and even downright weird global-health inventions. “It looks like a wet...

Women and children receive typhoon relief aid last month. (Photo courtesy Balsa Mindanao)

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On International Migrants' Day, we should be talking about the root causes of trafficking and labor exploitation: global inequality. This International Migrants’ Day, I’m still...

An elder Salvadoran man who survived the armed conflict is preparing a poster memorializing slain family members for the annual “Encuentro de Victimas” (Meeting of Victims) in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Alex Montalvo)

by Alex Montalvo and Dacia Saenz
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In the Eighties, Seattle was a hub for resistance to U.S. funded human rights abuses in Central America. With new hope for justice in...

UW United Students Against Sweatshops demonstrates outside a local GAP store with a Bangladeshi survivor of the Tazreen factory fire. (Photo courtesy Emily Garverick)

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How three UW organizations are harnessing the power of college student idealism to help the world's poor. The University of Washington is gigantic. It enrolls...

(Photo by Kelly Ranck)

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In most countries having domestic servants is a fact of middle class life. So why do we Seattleites have such a taboo against it? Upon...