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6 June 2018
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...
16 April 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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 ...
6 April 2018
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....
2 April 2018
Marysville, Ohio, United States
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 ...
29 March 2018
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...
27 March 2018
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 ...
21 March 2018
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 ...
14 March 2018
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...
2 March 2018
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...
26 February 2018
Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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 ...
22 February 2018
Shishmaref, Alaska, United States
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...
14 February 2018
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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 ...
7 February 2018
Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala
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...
29 January 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States
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...
26 January 2018
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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...
23 January 2018
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...
23 January 2018
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...
11 January 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Monitoring usage incentivizes water-intensive companies to develop water-saving techniques. Boston-based nonprofit, CERES, helps companies like Pepsi and Levi’s develop more sustainable practices. For example, Pepsi r...
10 January 2018
After studying in the U.S. and observing the prevalent amount of information about STD’s on university campuses, two Iranian women decided they wanted to focus on sexual health in Iran, where sex is a taboo subject. T...
8 January 2018
Iceland is hoping to become the first country to eliminate the pay gap between men and women after it imposed a law that mandates companies get an equal pay certification or face a fine.”This law is thought to be the ...
4 January 2018
Solar power is a great advancement for renewable energy, but traditionally relies on connecting to a grid in order to function correctly. So when hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, even those with solar panels lost access to...
25 December 2017
A new project uses cellphones to provide users with information about mosquitos carrying deadly viruses as well as the ability to report sightings of virus carrying mosquitos. Through this reporting system, entomologi...
22 December 2017
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Income inequality and limited access to healthcare contribute to high rates of infant mortality in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago. The University of Illinois has partnered with the Cuban Ministry of Public Heal...
17 December 2017
Florida, United States
In Florida, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers found a way to end sexual harassment on the tomato fields. Through organizing, they convinced big companies like McDonald’s and Walmart to only buy tomatoes from “fields...
11 December 2017
After a typhoon hit Dumaguete City in the Philippines’ Central Visayas region, Whitney Fleming began to work with local women “ to create jewelry from materials found in the local dump site.” Eventually their collabor...
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