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Umberto Macchi

22 May 2018

England

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A vacuum in government leadership means that entrepreneurs, restauranteurs, and social leaders have stepped up to find creative solutions for food waste in Britain. Some of those solutions include restaurants that are...

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Christa Case Bryant

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21 May 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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In Huntington, West Virginia, an team modeled off the highly successful Quick Response Team outside of Cincinnati is showing similar results in cutting down deaths caused by addiction. The Quick Response Team ensures ...

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Isaac Hale

11 May 2018

Utah, United States

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Through the Title VII federal grant program, schools in Utah incorporate American Indian cultural curriculum such as history and dance into the school day and offer additional academic supports specifically for Americ...

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Stacey Teicher Khadaroo

9 May 2018

Yemen

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A group of college students has developed a text-message based entrepreneurship course designed for students in locations where "phones are common, but internet access is not," including in Yemen. The founders hope t...

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Whitney Eulich

7 May 2018

Las Carolinas, Puerto Rico

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Prior to Hurricane Maria, it was not uncommon for Puerto Ricans to consider leaving the area to pursue careers elsewhere. Months after, however, as the wreckage from the disaster is far from remedied, the community me...

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Sara Schonhardt

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1 May 2018

Guatemala

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In various parts of the world, women's voices often aren't heard when it comes to ways to mitigate against climate change, despite their intimate experiences with it. Women in Guatemala are fighting agains this roadbl...

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Ryan Lenora Brown

30 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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In early 2018, Cape Town was on its way to becoming the first developed city to run out of water for its residents. The city has since cut its consumption in half, led by residents who have decreased their water use d...

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Asia London Palomba

25 April 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Employment and long-term housing help homeless individuals get back on their feet. Albuquerque's "There's A Better Way" offers jobs, food, counseling, and housing to those in need, one of more than 20 programs across ...

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Eva Fedderly

25 April 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Opened in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' NET charter schools acknowledges that "many young people continue to struggle with issues that are greater than traditional models can support." Serving mainly stu...

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Mary Esch

18 April 2018

Schenectady, New York, United States

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As more low-income students and single parents enter two and four year colleges, over 570 campuses across the United States have responded by opening food pantries to fill the gap between food stamps and dining halls....

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Howard LaFranchi

15 April 2018

Thennamadevi, India

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The teenage girls of Thennamadevi are leaders in their community. They’re actively fighting against gender discrimination by organizing. They successfully lobbied politicians and brought streetlights, and sanitary nap...

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Whitney Eulich

9 April 2018

Naguabo, Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico communities, land and the local coasts. With many relying on fishing as a significant source of income, fishermen have been suffering since with polluted waters and a diminished ...

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Sara Manisera

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23 March 2018

Baghdad, Iraq

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The Shahrazad Center in Baghdad offers workshops and free legal services to women experiencing domestic abuse, violence, threats and gender-based discrimination. Lawyer Rajaa Abd Ali says, “Here we teach women their r...

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Ann Doss Helms

19 March 2018

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Amidst the movement to integrate Career Technical Education (CTE) into college courses, one teacher decided to develop an all-female introductory auto shop class, empowering high school girls to learn skills that are ...

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Husna Haq

19 March 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A Los Angeles program provides the homeless with housing and a case manager. By providing a path to accessing care, people Do not need to use the emergency department as the place they receive care while housing provi...

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Whitney Eulich

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7 March 2018

SOSHANGUVE, South Africa

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Group sessions, workplace videos, badges, these are just some of the ways various people around the world are addressing sexual, and physical assault. In light of the #MeToo movement in the U.S., the Christian Science...

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Sophie Davies

5 March 2018

Milan, Italy

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A new investment project, worth almost 11.4 million euro, is creating public green spaces in concrete jungles across Europe. The projects include green roofs, parks, street trees, and more, all worked on in collaborat...

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Harry Bruinius

2 March 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Two women travel on a journey seeking to heal pain through forgiveness with the help of a program in Baltimore that brings together mothers who have lost sons to violence. One woman's son was murdered and the other wo...

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Sara Miller Llana

28 February 2018

Reykjavik, Iceland

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How do we combat gender violence? Gender inequality? Transphobia? Well, in school. “You want to start this conversation in kindergarten.” Across the world, a slew of schools, programs, and teachers are bringing gender...

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Amanda Paulson

16 February 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Those living in low-income neighborhoods and classified as economically disadvantaged are less likely to have the opportunity to spend time in the outdoors. A series of initiatives throughout the state of Colorado aim...

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Harry Bruinius

15 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Criticism and protests led by community activists in NY led to wide scale changes in NYPD’s policing, it resulted in a large decrease at the unequal way the NYPD racially profiled black and latino men. Many of this ac...

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Howard LaFranchi

14 February 2018

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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All-female police units in Jaipur are patrolling hotspots for sexual harassment and gender-based violence, such as bus stops and parks. Among the first in India, these units, as well as all-women police stations, are ...

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Ryan Lenora Brown

7 February 2018

Sweden

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Sweden is the first country to put gender equality at the center of its foreign policy, calling the protection of women and girls’ human rights one of the greatest challenges of the century. Announced in 2014, the sta...

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Whitney Eulich

17 January 2018

Costa Rica

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Starting in the mid 1980s and 1990s, African and Latin American countries began to implement “gender quotas” to integrate more women in politics. Now, “12 of the top 20 countries in the world for women’s legislative r...

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Sara Miller Llana

10 January 2018

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Although Iceland has ranked the most gender equal nation in the world by The Word Economic Forum, there is still a gender pay gap. A new law might change that. Iceland has become the first, and only country to punish ...

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