Positive People

In June, Mohammed registered her own NGO to help young people and women whose family members have been taken, whether abducted, recruited, or killed (c) Caelainn Hogan Al Jazeera]

/ Peace, Positive People

23 Nov 2015


Hafsat Mohammed went into schools and markets, organised a conference and set up her own NGO in her mission to tackle extremist narratives


/ Community, Education, Positive People

28 Sep 2015


How can countries help refugees integrate? The question looms large in Europe, which is experiencing a refugee crisis many are calling the biggest since World War II. In Ireland one organisation believes communication could be the answer

Picture provided by NUS

/ Agriculture, Education, Food, Positive People, Youth

21 Sep 2015


Thanks to a growing awareness of sustainability issues, students around the country are swapping evenings on cheap beer for afternoons spent growing their own fruit and veg. Natalie Leal looks at the rise of edible campus initiatives

(c) Flickr member meganehara (2)

/ Community, Innovation, Positive People, Positive Perspective

17 Sep 2015


Between the established circles of ‘old power’ and the thriving yet young dynamism of ‘new power’, it may seem society is caught in stalemate in enacting real change. But as Noa Gafni shows, the two are finding new ways of working together


/ Community, Positive People

27 Aug 2015


As the humanitarian crisis in Calais grows, the media is increasingly dominated with tales of savagery and menace in the refugee camps. But the reality couldn’t be further from the truth, say the many ordinary UK citizens who are taking positive action


/ Positive People, Sport

19 Jun 2015


An all women's football team in Sudan are aiming to kick gender bias out of the sport


/ #OwnTheMedia, Peace, Positive People

17 Apr 2015


Peace activist Arun Gandhi reflects on the enduring wisdom of his grandfather, the Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi


/ Arts, Peace, Positive People

30 Mar 2015


Stone Flowers – a musical group comprised of war and torture survivors – is releasing its new album Ngunda, proving that something beautiful can come out of unimaginable violence

(c)  Mike McCune

/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People

25 Mar 2015


The 40-hour work week is an ingrained part of our culture, but it does very little to enrich our lives. Lucy Purdy explores alternative working models that do away with the idea of the nine-to-five

Portrait of Pr. D. C. Robinson, 2015 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science laureate. Advertising photo.

/ Positive People, Science

19 Mar 2015


Professor Dame Carol Robinson, the first female professor of chemistry at Oxford University, talks to Robin Yapp about the important role of women in academia, and issues of gender equality in the field of science


/ Peace, Positive People

05 Mar 2015


International peacemaker and founder of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg passed away last month. Daren De Witt recounts his remarkable life and how he helped spread Nonviolent Communication throughout the world

CoolTanarts workshop

/ Body & Mind, Positive People, Wellbeing

30 Jan 2015


Can poems help in the struggle against depression? Rachel Kelly, who uses her own experience to help prison inmates, says that words really can heal


/ Community, Justice, Positive People

05 Dec 2014


Technology, and the role of people who have lived through slavery, are offering hope in the fight against human trafficking. We speak to some of those on the frontline


/ Democracy, Peace, Positive People

17 Nov 2014


As Syria struggles under the weight of ongoing conflict, teams of ordinary citizens are staying to help people where others have fled – and saving lives in the process

children in the village of Patag

/ Positive People

07 Nov 2014


One year ago, one of the largest typhoons ever recorded struck the Philippines. Niamh Coleman – then a newly qualified aid worker – was among the hundreds that scrambled to help relief efforts

1 (c) Alt-Gen

/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People, Youth

30 Oct 2014


With young people trapped between unemployment and underemployment, the political response is too paternalistic, says new organisation AltGen. Launching an award for new co-operative enterprises, it is encouraging 18-29-year-olds to shape their own futures

2 (c) Peoples' Social Forum

/ Environment, Positive People

24 Oct 2014


Our economy is shooting itself in the foot, author and activist Naomi Klein warned an audience in Westminster this month, and a radical change in the way we approach the climate conversation is the only way to turn things around

F (c) Thomson Reuters Foundation and Reuters

/ Media, Positive People

15 Oct 2014


Journalists have a responsibility to reflect the world more accurately, believes Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. But as she tells Lucy Purdy, there is now a resurgence in human-centred stories and media that triggers positive change

Arianna Huffington Office Portrait

/ Media, Positive People, Wellbeing

16 Sep 2014


As we count the costs of our increasingly hectic lives, a convergence of groundbreaking science and spiritual understanding is creating an opportune moment for a cultural shift in how we live, says the editor-in-chief of Huffington Post


/ Community, Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People

12 Sep 2014


Free Money Day next week prompts people to think about concepts of value and sharing by handing out their own money to strangers. How would society be transformed if our relationship with money was more conscious and heartfelt?