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Priti Salian

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

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

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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Susie Armitage

6 June 2018

Hamada, Japan

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Small towns in Japan like Hamada are recruiting single mothers in an effort to boost their declining population, and care of their aging one. They recruit single mothers by offering them jobs at the local nursing ho...

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Allison Herrera

16 April 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Women in Recovery, is an 18 month intensive drug treatment program. However, women also have to undergo therapy and address their trauma. Then, some of the women have found work at S and R Compression, a company that ...

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Ann Babe

6 April 2018

Zanzibar

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In Zanzibar, young women are overwhelmingly becoming entrepreneurs in order to combat the high rates of unemployment. “Women's increasing interest in self-employment is more pronounced than men’s: 20.8 compared to 12....

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Allison Herrera

2 April 2018

Marysville, Ohio, United States

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The Ohio Reformatory for Women is a prison that offers inmates a chance to enroll in Tapestry, an inpatient drug treatment program that tries to delve into the deeper causes women turn to drugs. It also believes in ...

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Rebecca Rosman

29 March 2018

Morocco

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Water was scarce in the Moroccan Ait Baamrane tribal region, which meant women and children often had to travel great distances to fetch water from wells. A new technology that harvests water from fog, however, has ch...

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Eilis O'Neill

27 March 2018

Vancouver, Canada

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In Canada, a city that was formerly known as the "salmon capital of the world,” has been nearly abandoned by both fish and people. Despite facing many ongoing trials and challenges, the Namgis First Nation is working ...

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Didem Tali

21 March 2018

Mandalay, Myanmar

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In the rural villages surrounding Mandalay in Myanmar, marionette puppet masters pull the strings to teach children about topics ranging from health and hygiene to human trafficking. In addition to offering memorable ...

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Traci Tong

14 March 2018

Saudi Arabia

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Egyptian journalist and author Mona Eltahawy created the hashtag #MosqueMeToo to share her experience about getting sexually assaulted during Hajj, a five day pilgrimage to Mecca that takes place every year. Eltahawy...

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Paola Mardo

2 March 2018

Mexico

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The project No estamos todas (“We are not all here”) was founded to call attention to rising rate of female homicide victims in Mexico as well as to commemorate victim’s lives. Artists are commissioned to make a woman...

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Jason Margolis

26 February 2018

Pueblo, Colorado, United States

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Residents in Pueblo, Colorado pay some of the highest electricity rates despite being one of the lowest-income cities in the state. In an attempt to become independent of the corporate utility company that determines ...

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Zachariah Hughes

22 February 2018

Shishmaref, Alaska, United States

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Adapting to climate change means making pragmatic choices for subsistence hunters. In Alaska, island communities in the Bering Strait are changing the way they secure food for their families. Where once hunters had la...

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Chris Bentley

14 February 2018

Grimsby, United Kingdom

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In the port of Grimsby in the United Kingdom, the community was struggling to thrive with very few jobs and not much of an industry. Offshore wind power has recently changed that future, however, by not only lowering ...

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Sara Schonhardt

7 February 2018

Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala

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In Guatemala, women are challenging traditional gender norms by playing a growing leadership role in their communities. Specifically, they are leading an initiative to paint local homes with patterns from indigenous w...

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Sasha Khokha

29 January 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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After watching a documentary film about women janitors getting assaulted during the night shift, janitors began to organize around a campaign called “Ya Basta — “Enough is Enough.” They began to protest for legislatio...

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Ada Tseng

26 January 2018

United States

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When it comes to young adult books, there's a lack of representation. Historically, few YA books grapple with issues like race and identity. Phil Yu, decided to tackle the issue by re-appropriating covers of The BabyS...

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Deepa Fernandes

23 January 2018

Comitancillo, Guatemala

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With climate change warming agriculture lands, many communities are losing ground for farming. In one Guatemalan indigenous community, this resulted in many children becoming malnourished. The community rallied togeth...

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Deepa Fernandes

23 January 2018

Galápagos, Ecuador

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Tortoises as well as other species native to Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are facing increasingly critical threats due to climate change. Thanks to a program that is embedded in the Galapagos school system, however, hi...

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