In Burkina Faso, 75% of girls and women have undergone FGM. But today, only 9% of people there are in favour of the practice. What's caused this dramatic shift in opinion? This photo story from DFID reveals the people and communities leading the way in making extraordinary progress to end it.
Films are great. They can capture your imagination and educate you about issues you might not know much about. But the best thing about films is that they tell you a story. So next time you’re going to settle down to a film with friends or family, why not watch one of these incredible films about social change.
Throughout history, individual acts of defiance have proved to be incredibly powerful. It takes courage to stand alone, but brave individuals often galvanise movements of people who come together and change the world. Here are some of those moments to inspire you, and remind you that one person, one voice or one action can have a big impact.
This year, Colombian farmer Albeiro Alfonso 'Foncho' Cantillo is the champion of Fairtrade Fortnight, and is travelling around the UK to highlight the pressure on banana farmers from aggressive price wars, driven by supermarkets, which drive banana prices down.