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Ford Foundation technology fellow and political scientist Wilneida Negron writes this Fast Company op-ed as part of their 'World Changing Ideas' series on her career trajectory as a coder and a social justice advocate. The piece shares her insights on the tech industry’s fast-moving, top-down approach and growing social divisions, and her call to action for technologists and tech giants to create a more just and fair technological world. 

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As we prepare to open our doors to our partners and the public, we are pleased to share highlights of press coverage of the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice. These views into our beautiful, renewed home underscore how we’ve made the space more accessible, sustainable, and primed to advance the foundation’s mission.

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Writing in Foreign Affairs, Darren Walker surveys the rapidly shifting global order and the role philanthropy has played in creating it—and how the sector can contribute to a more just and sustainable order.

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This week, in partnership with Princess Mabel van Oranje (chair of Girls not Brides), the Ford Foundation helped launch a creative new solution to the crisis of child marriage - VOW. Through products, experiences and wedding registries, VOW empowers couples, companies, the media and the public to become partners in creating a world without child marriage.

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While being lauded for setting an ambitious target on a land reform program, the government has also been criticized for denying thousands of claims on land that when combined, matches Jakarta in size.

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Over 1,000 world leaders and representatives of civil society organizations flocked to Bandung, Indonesia to address rampant agrarian conflicts and land grabs in many countries.

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Land issues can never be separated from Indigenous Peoples. In fact, one of Ford Foundation’s core strategies to combat inequality is dedicated to Natural Resources and Climate Change.

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Ahead of this week's Global Climate Action Summit, 18 foundation leaders have stepped up in support of forests, rights, and lands for climate. In his essay on Trust.org, Darren Walker explains why this matters.

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A new field of "public interest technology" is emerging, and it's reimagining the landscape of technology to serve the greater welfare of society.

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Every decade since 1790, the government has counted the American population, as required by the Constitution. While it took the 14th Amendment to ensure that all people were counted equally, the census has nonetheless performed an essential role in maintaining and improving our democracy.

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Darren Walker: The Declaration of Independence we celebrate on July 4 was not merely the expression of one’s right to protest—it was the exercise of that right.

In a blog post from the Grantmakers for Effective Organization’s (GEO) conference, Kathy Reich, Director of BUILD, maps out a vision for philanthropy for the next 20 years. Reich counts racial equity, collaboration with other funders, flexibility, and learning among the top practices critical to reaching philanthropic goals.