About Colleen Curry

Colleen Curry is a senior editor at Global Citizen. She has covered domestic and international news for outlets including ABC News, VICE News, and The New York Times, with a particular focus on women's issues, criminal justice, and LGBT rights. She is also pursuing her Master's in Creative Writing, and has had nonfiction published by Sports Illustrated and Marie Claire.

Colleen's latest stories
  1. Article: Terrifying Time-Lapse Video Shows Smog Engulfing Beijing in 20 Minutes

    Global Issues

    Terrifying Time-Lapse Video Shows Smog Engulfing Beijing in 20 Minutes

    By Colleen Curry| Jan. 6, 2017

    China issued red alerts for 25 cities Sunday. Read more

  2. Article: China Will End Ivory Trade This Year in a Big Win for Elephants

    Global Issues

    China Will End Ivory Trade This Year in a Big Win for Elephants

    By Colleen Curry| Jan. 5, 2017

    The population of African elephants has dwindled to a few hundred thousand. Read more

  3. Article: How 2 Teen Girls Are Shedding Light on Breast Ironing, Rape in Cameroon

    Gender Equality

    How 2 Teen Girls Are Shedding Light on Breast Ironing, Rape in Cameroon

    By Colleen Curry|CHIME FOR CHANGE| Jan. 4, 2017

    Galle and Schneider are using the medium of film to try and effect change. Read more

  4. Article: Parents Can Safely Abandon Babies With Cradle Program in Rajasthan

    Gender Equality

    Parents Can Safely Abandon Babies With Cradle Program in Rajasthan

    By Colleen Curry|CHIME FOR CHANGE| Jan. 2, 2017

    We tell society if you don't want a girl, don't kill her. We will take care of her. Read more

  5. Article: This Program Has an Ingenious Way to Keep Girls in School: Let Them Play

    Quality Education

    This Program Has an Ingenious Way to Keep Girls in School: Let Them Play

    By Colleen Curry|Magic Bus| Dec. 30, 2016

    It all started with a ragtag rugby team hanging out with kids in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum. Read more

  6. Article: Nepali Teen Dies in Menstruation Hut After Starting Fire to Stay Warm

    Gender Equality

    Nepali Teen Dies in Menstruation Hut After Starting Fire to Stay Warm

    By Colleen Curry| Dec. 27, 2016

    The practice of “menstrual huts” remains dangerously prolific. Read more

  7. Article: FGM Banned in 300 West African Villages in Powerful Win for Women & Girls

    Gender Equality

    FGM Banned in 300 West African Villages in Powerful Win for Women & Girls

    By Colleen Curry| Dec. 26, 2016

    The practice is deeply tied to cultural beliefs. Read more

  8. Article: Throwback Thursday: Coldplay & A.R. Rahman Perform Stunning Cover of 'Vande Mataram' at GCFI

    Global Issues

    Throwback Thursday: Coldplay & A.R. Rahman Perform Stunning Cover of 'Vande Mataram' at GCFI

    By Colleen Curry| Dec. 22, 2016

    The cover of a traditional Indian poem capped off an incredible night of music and collaboration. Read more

  9. Article: Raheem, 16, Refused to Get Married. Now She’s Helping Other Girls Say No, Too.

    Gender Equality

    Raheem, 16, Refused to Get Married. Now She’s Helping Other Girls Say No, Too.

    By Colleen Curry|CHIME FOR CHANGE| Dec. 21, 2016

    Child brides are at greater risk for illness and injury during pregnancy and birth. Read more

  10. Article: Amid the Dark, Narrow Alleys of India's Largest Slum, a Micro-Economy Bustles

    Global Issues

    Amid the Dark, Narrow Alleys of India's Largest Slum, a Micro-Economy Bustles

    By Colleen Curry| Dec. 20, 2016

    It's famous from "Slumdog Millionaire" but Dharavi has more to it than mere poverty. Read more

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