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Lucy Sheriff

8 December 2017

Argentina

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In Argentina, a trio of friends wanted to curb tire pollution, while simultaneously create financial opportunities for single mothers. That’s exactly what they did. Xinca, is a shoe company that uses rubber from old ...

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Andrea Crossan

5 December 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In 1995 El Monte, a US sweatshop in California that housed workers without paying them, was raided. “The El Monte raid changed the garment industry.” After the raid, former president Bill Clinton created a sweatshop t...

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Karis Hustad

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4 December 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

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“Out with the racists, in with the feminists!” is the slogan of a new political party in Denmark. The Feministik Initiativ is “a new intersectional feminist party in Denmark.” It won 3,258 votes in the regional electi...

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Arthur Nazaryan

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1 December 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Changing the culture around kickboxing in Thailand creates more opportunities for female fighters. Although cultural traditions still bar female fighters from events at official stadiums, the culture of kickboxing is ...

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Joanne Silberner

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30 November 2017

Kathmandu, Nepal

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After studying where and how severe burns were happening to people in developing countries like Bangladesh and Nepal, it became clear what was needed for effective prevention. Inexpensive day care got children out of ...

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Marco Werman

10 November 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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While great strides have been made, ignorance and misinformation around how HIV is contracted remains to this day. In order to dispell some ignorant ideas, a Toronto hospital that focuses on HIV care created a pop-up ...

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Andrea Crossan

12 October 2017

Puerto Rico

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One group of women roams shelters searching for Puerto Rican vets after Hurricane Maria, where there are “around 75,000 US Army veterans living.” “This is Americans helping Americans. These veterans were stationed in ...

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Elizabeth Ross

12 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For a fraction of what it costs to house a prison inmate, College Bound Dorchester pays former gang members a weekly stipend to attend college. This program has a huge impact on not only the lives of the participants ...

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Monica Campbell

2 October 2017

San Jose, California, United States

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Volunteers, hotlines, community supporting families, these are the basic principles of rapid response networks. A rapid response network is a community led, volunteer response to immigration crackdowns that is being r...

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Marco Werman

Joyce Hackel

27 September 2017

United States

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The average median-income family in the United States spends 13 hours per year preparing and filing their taxes, plus $370 paying someone to help. “In other countries, it’s a matter of minutes and costs nothing,” says...

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Deepa Fernandes

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23 August 2017

Galápagos, Ecuador

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Scalesia, is a species of tree native to the Galapagos Islands that is quickly disappearing thanks to human activity. With much of the island's wildlife dependent on this tree, the ecosystem is threatened with the tre...

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David Leveille

8 June 2017

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Under an administration that frequently spouts racist rhetoric and enforced divisive legislation such as the Muslim ban and the border wall, minority communities - particularly Islamic and Latino communities - are hav...

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Jasmine Garsd

3 November 2016

Colombia

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Around 2 million Columbians are enrolled in a government funded program aimed at helping people forgive one another. Former guerilla fighters, militants, and victims of violence get together to talk to each other. “I ...

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Jia H. Jung

28 September 2016

Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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In Springdale, students who speak Marshallese have a hard time performing at school due to their lack of English language comprehension. “Community liaisons” between the children, their parents, and the school became ...

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Chris Bentley

22 June 2016

Nijmegen, Netherlands

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The Dutch have spent centuries trying to hold back both the sea and the big rivers that flow into it. But rising water due to climate change is forcing a new approach for their low-lying country.

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Priyanka Boghani

13 June 2016

United States

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Mass shootings in the United States spur calls for gun control regulation, but do gun control regulations work? In Australia, Scotland, and Finland, they have reduced gun-related crimes through buyback programs, banni...

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Jared Goyette

24 May 2016

Missoula, Montana, United States

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A grassroots organization called Soft Landing Missoula (SLM) is a community effort to bring refugees to Montana. It was started by two women who met on opposite sides of a protest, but, through consistent and respectf...

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Sonia Narang

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25 April 2016

Nepal

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For one village in Nepal, there's a silver lining to the earthquake: A year later, a new and better health clinic is rising from the rubble of the old. And it includes a birthing center.

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Adeline Sire

8 April 2016

Paris, France

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Researchers figure that roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste by salvaging discarded food from a local market, cooking it u...

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Monica Campbell

21 March 2016

San Diego, California, United States

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Muslim high schoolers rallied with other students for a halal chicken lunch dish — and won. Now, the drumstick is a hit catching on elsewhere.

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Rhitu Chatterjee

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10 February 2016

Promissão, Brazil

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Brazil's small farmers can now directly supply the country's school meals programs. It's been a big boost for local farmers, and it's helping the schools too.

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Kirk Carapezza

11 January 2016

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

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Through a new program called Transitioning Together, volunteer-mentors help underserved students in Newton, MA navigate college essays, meet deadlines and fill out financial aid forms. The program has demonstrated suc...

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Deepa Bharath

6 January 2016

London, United Kingdom

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"The Abdullah-X Show" on YouTube is the creation of a former Islamic extremist who says he was attracted precisely to the kind of ideology terrorists espouse these days. He has used the medium to warn potential extrem...

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Sonia Narang

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29 December 2015

Sorkhi, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Across India, only 43 percent of women have bank accounts, and most women do not save money at formal financial institutions, according to a recent World Bank study. But that’s slowly starting to change as banks thems...

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Marco Werman

14 December 2015

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

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Girls from the Nairobi slum of Kibera had a problem: They could not attend school because they could not afford sanitary pads. Absent government help, they decided to form a savings group, depositing and investing money.

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