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Yam Kumari Kandel

28 August 2018

Nepal

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The “Save the Daughter” campaign is helping families in Nepal with the economic struggle they face when mother’s give birth to females. That’s because, families with girls have to pay the wedding dowry, a cumbersome e...

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Marco Werman

28 August 2018

Scotland

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The #FreePeriodScotland campaign is giving more women access to menstrual supplies and starting a conversation about women’s health and biology. Now Scotland is fighting what’s known as “period poverty”—when women don...

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Rebecca Collard

22 August 2018

Bekka Valley, Lebanon

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The Lebanese parliament has started considering whether to legalize cannabis for medical use. The move would raise much-needed funds and create state-sanctioned jobs, according to McKinsey consulting firm. The governm...

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Arthur Nazaryan

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17 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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AnnieCannons, is a nonprofit that teaches sex traffic survivors computer software skills so they can be employed as developers. It also emphasizes networking and tries to secure job placement. “I’ve never been happier...

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Deepa Fernandes

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17 August 2018

Agua Verde, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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In Mexico, many communities rely on fishing to sustain their livelihood. However, in Baja California Sur, this became a problem when the fish disappeared due to overfishing. Although a controversial decision, the comm...

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Fahrinisa Campana

14 August 2018

Athens, Greece

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Holistic care can help torture survivors begin healing from the physical and psychological consequences of their experiences. Médecins Sans Frontières has provided services to 600 refugees and migrants in need at a si...

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Valerie Hamilton

14 August 2018

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Munich's beer gardens have been longtime participants in reusable mugs, but the landfills were still filling up with discarded coffee cups. Taking a page from the beer garden philosophy, startup Recup is testing out a...

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Shaina Shealy

13 August 2018

Myanmar

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Across Myanmar, women are addressing the high prevalence of rape and sexual violence against women. Some, are advocating for the death penalty for those convicted of rape, some are trying to attack root causes, while ...

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Sara Schonhardt

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6 August 2018

Athens, Ohio, United States

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Jane Cavarozzi, an entrepreneur and activist, started Dirty Girl coffee to “support economic development and women’s advancement in the small, depressed villages around Appalachian Ohio.” She lives in the town of Glou...

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Julie Masis

1 August 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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In Montreal, a publicly subsidized day care meant specifically for the children of single mothers is helping build community and provide essential services to single moms. La Petite Maison de la Miséricorde ("The Litt...

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Jaime Kaiser

28 July 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston Medical Center is growing food on the roof. Their rooftop garden produces fresh fruits and vegetables for the hospital. The cafeteria serves patients fresh, healthy meals and teaches employees how to manage far...

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Jason Margolis

12 July 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Plastic straws are a big problem for the environment. They end up in the streets, in the oceans and often impacting wildlife in a negative way. Companies like Starbucks have recently announced they will be phasing out...

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Ciara Long

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12 July 2018

Brazil

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Out of the 7 million domestic employees worldwide, 1 in every 7 are employed in Brazil.” A mobile app, Laudeline, is making it easier for them to be informed of their rights. Through the app domestic workers in Brazil...

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Lucy Sheriff

10 July 2018

Colombia

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Thirteen years ago the Wayuu tribe, located in Colombia, removed it’s male chiefdom and instead asked women to be their leaders. According to the Wayuu tribe they are the only indigenous tribe in Colombia that exclusi...

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Anna Lekas Miller

6 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

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In Germany, where the political ramifications of more liberal refugee policies are becoming known, the city of Berlin has become home to an "Arabic-language literary and cultural center," housed in a public library. T...

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Tiziana Rinaldi

4 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Walking with immigrants to their court hearings and ICE check-ins can help them feel supported and protect their safety and rights. The New Sanctuary Coalition has run an accompaniment program since 2007. Volunteers d...

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Rina Diane Caballar

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27 June 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

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Pomegranate Kitchen in Wellington, New Zealand employees refugee women from around the world. The kitchen, which operates collaboratively rather than in a hierarchy, encourages these chefs to grow their cooking and ma...

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Priti Salian

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19 June 2018

Mumbai, India

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Grassroots efforts can create dialogue and foster acceptance for the trans community. In Mumbai, the Dancing Queens, led by trans women, not only perform for audiences, they also work to facilitate discussions and pro...

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Carolyn Beeler

18 June 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Despite being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the UK passed the Climate Change Act in 2008, a move that reduced coal-fired electricity generation by 33 percent in only five years. The UK's carbon tax help...

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Venetia Rainey

15 June 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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My Red Light is a brothel in Amsterdam run by sex workers. While sex work is legal in the country, exploitation and human trafficking is still pervasive. However, My Red Light tries to counter this by only hiring “peo...

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Sarita Santoshini

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15 June 2018

Uganda

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Sylvia Acan, co-founded Golden Women vision, an organization that teaches Ugandan women to bake cakes with the aim of helping them improve their social economic status. Many of the women, like Acan, became victims o...

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Thomas Maresca

12 June 2018

Pyongyang, North Korea

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More than 2,000 North Koreans have accessed entrepreneurship training through a Singaporean nonprofit called Choson Exchange, gaining exposure to market concepts such as pricing and branding -- often for the first tim...

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Karis Hustad

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11 June 2018

Sweden

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Sweden's version of the #MeToo movements, #Teknisktfel, is focused on women that have experienced sexual harassment in the tech industry, and it's gaining attention from activist organizations. Nearly 2,000 people hav...

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Adriana Alcázar González

8 June 2018

Tuxtla Guitierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

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Safe Drivers, or Choferas Seguras, is a collective of women drivers that offer secure rides to “family members and friends who need to get to school, work, doctor’s appointments and other places.” The collective helps...

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Irina Zhorov

7 June 2018

Puerto Rico

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In Puerto Rico, a group of older women came together to cook meals inside a community kitchen. So far, it’s fed hundreds of people in Puerto Rico, and has brought the women together. ““This is like a therapy for us.”

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