Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

Wonder Woman's U.N. Job Comes To An End

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The news broke this week: Her controversial tenure as honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls will conclude on Friday.


Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

Friday, December 09, 2016

We look at the remarkable findings from a new study of Kenya's M-PESA system, out in 'Science.'


Born In Sudan, Based In Brooklyn. A Singer Remixes Her Identities

Friday, December 09, 2016

Please, says the singer-songwriter, don't pigeonhole her as some sort of "refugee artist." She calls her music "East-African Retro-Pop."


Will Trump Reinstate Reagan's Abortion Rule For International Charities?

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The "Mexico City policy" blocked federal funds for international family-planning charities if they were to "promote" abortion.


Choosing A Charity: Should You Go With Your Heart Or Your Head?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Some argue that looking at data about a charity's effectiveness is the best way to make your pick. But there are drawbacks.


Trump Takes Office At A Pivotal Moment For Foreign Aid

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The U.S. has helped mount a historic effort to eliminate poverty and roll back diseases. Will Trump keep it going?


You Asked, We Answer: Can Microloans Lift Women Out Of Poverty?

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The vision: Microloans will let women start their own businesses. What do the studies show?


Traveling Exhibit Shows What It's Like To Be A Refugee

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Doctors Without Borders exhibit leads visitors through a simulation during which they're crowded onto a tiny boat and led through stifling hot tents and makeshift latrines.


Debate Check: Could U.S. Economy Grow As Fast As India's Or China's?

Friday, October 21, 2016

At this week's presidential debate, Donald Trump compared growth rates in the three countries. Here's what the experts have to say.


Is Wonder Woman Suited To Be A U.N. Ambassador?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This Friday the U.N. holds a star-studded ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman its honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Many women's rights advocates are in an uproar.


What If 'Days Of Our Lives' Had A Female Genital Mutilation Subplot?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A new study tests an intriguing strategy. Can a melodramatic movie change minds about a dangerous but longstanding ritual?


Uganda Crowns Mr. And Miss HIV Positive

Thursday, September 29, 2016

There's a talent competition. A tiara for the winner. And a chance for people with HIV to speak out despite the stigma they face.


There's A 'Glaring' Gap In The War Against Poverty And Disease

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The U.N. has set the goal of eliminating extreme poverty and reducing the toll of disease by 2030. But there's a surprising obstacle.


Can Colombia Finally Fix Its Split Personality?

Saturday, September 17, 2016

It's a country of booming urban centers and poor and lawless rural regions. A pending peace deal between the government and the guerrillas promises to end this divide.


One Moment On A Vacation Changed Her Life — And The Lives Of Child Brides

Friday, September 09, 2016

How Jacqueline de Chollet of Switzerland came to team up with a college student in India to save girls from a life of servitude.


A Father Vows To Save His Daughter From A Marriage He Forced Her Into

Monday, August 15, 2016

He married her off at age 15 to a man in his 40s with a reputation as a heavy drinker. In his quest to undo the deed, he has started a revolution in his Northern India village.


The Mis-Education — And Remarkable Triumph — Of Georgina Mamba

Saturday, August 06, 2016

She was paralyzed by polio. So why did her school put her in a class for the intellectually disabled? Then one for the blind. Then one for the deaf.


Which Countries Are Best At Converting National Wealth Into Well-Being

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

How much bang for their buck do citizens actually get out of their nation's total wealth?


A Blustery El Niño Departs The Stage, Making Way For La Niña

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The El Niño weather phenomenon brought weather disasters to people across the globe — hitting those in southern Africa particularly hard — before it waned this spring. Now, that region is bracing for the possible start of El Niño's counterpart: La Niña.


The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa

Friday, July 22, 2016

El Nino ruined this spring's harvest. Can food aid — and maize seeds — be delivered in time?