Hanoi-based photographer Maika candidly portrays homosexual love in an effort to encourage tolerance in Vietnam. The photo series has even been an opportunity for some gay couples to come out to their families.
Many of the women and children in Afghanistan lack the education to get good jobs and put enough food on the table. One German-Afghan student's plan to help is also making Germany's fashion more colorful.
Berlin resident Ciska Jansen created a brand-new cooking class that aims to connect young adults from Israel, Palestine and Germany by focusing on similarities - like food - rather than political difference.
Dan had to do something when he learned about the fate of children in Syria. So he co-founded the Berlin-based initiative "It's Bigger Than" which raises funds for victims of global crises by putting on techno parties.