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The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

14 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, “500 men and about 10 women juvenile lifers who have been locked away for decades” will be released due to a recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional for judges to strike autom...

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Priyanka Borpujari

7 February 2017

United States

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Oscar López Rivera was a political prisoner for 35 years, 12 of which were in solitary confinement, for his political activism wanting Puerto Rico to be independent of the USA.An international campaign successfully lo...

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Caitlin Cruz

31 January 2017

United States

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Transgender people are using crowdfunding sites to raise money to pay for gender confirmation surgeries. “"It was such a surreal feeling. I was looking at the number in my PayPal," Moog says. It didn't quite sink in...

Christian Science Monitor

Amy Yee

26 January 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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When Bogaletch Gebre was a girl she underwent a dangerous procedure, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The practice requires the removal of all, or part of the clitoris. It can lead to scarring, bleeding, and sometimes...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

24 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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“Female offenders are the largest-growing prison population.” Key to making sure women don’t return to prison are effective reentry programs like FREE, a program for female offenders. However, FREE isn’t like other pr...

The Atlantic

Emma Young

19 January 2017

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Researchers in Iceland were able to cut youth drug and alcohol consumption substantially through a new set of laws and after school programs. Now there are curfews for children and stricter drugs and alcohol age limit...

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Melissa Jeltsen

18 January 2017

California, United States

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Camp HOPE America is trying to stop violent crime by intervening early on in children's lives. Kids between the ages of 11 to 17, who are victims of domestic violence, participate in summer camp. In the end they becom...

News Deeply

Priyanka Borpujari

18 January 2017

Canton Las Limas, Chalatenango, El Salvador

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When Maria Lidia Guardado learned that a Canadian mining company was drilling on her land, she educated herself. Through her new found knowledge she learned her rights, and led her community in a nonviolent effort to ...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

17 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Tyrone Shoemake is an advocate for people who use wheelchairs for mobility—especially those who are victims of gunshot wounds, like him. When an online video of Shoemake doing pull-ups from his chair went viral, he ke...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

15 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There is a growing consensus across political beliefs that there needs to be reductions in the number of people in prison because the monetary and societal cost is too great. This article explores the numerous initiat...

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Martha Lane Fox

15 January 2017

Tunisia

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Tunisian women have more rights than any other Islamic country. Since their revolution in 1956, the country has led the Arab world in establishing rights for women. Since then, legislation is still being pushed forwar...

Yes! Magazine

Zenobia Jeffries

12 January 2017

New Orleans, United States

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In New Orleans, the organization Woman With A Vision has been advocating for and supporting woman of color who have been involved with the justice system. They have worked to decriminalize sex work and created their o...

Diplomatic Courier

Molly McCluskey

3 January 2017

Jordan

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Refugees encounter multiple complex barriers when they try to find employment in a new country. At the Zataari Refugee Camp, refugees have built the Champs Elysees marketplace exhibiting entrepreneurship and resilienc...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

31 December 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Thousands of refugees are navigating hurdles of integration in the United States. Organizations like the Minnesota Council of Churches provide comprehensive support in a number of areas - from housing to job applicati...

Christian Science Monitor

Nissa Rhee

24 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago plans to open a community court for young adult offenders that focuses on rehabilitative services and community support, giving them a chance to make reparations to victims and avoid a criminal record that ca...

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Sarah Gilman

20 December 2016

Alaska, United States

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When Alaska's largest Tlingit village faced a future without forests after years of clearcutting efforts, community members, organizations and corporations alike came together to look for solutions. After years of eff...

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Simone D'Antonio

16 December 2016

Italy

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In Italy, there is an inconsistency of rebuilding efforts after earthquakes, leaving some cities in ruin for long periods of time. The Friuli region, which is north of Venice, has had successful rebuilding with govern...

Jackson Free Press

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Arielle Dreher

14 December 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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The approach of some state detention directors to juvenile justice has evolved at Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center. Research shows that traditional detention is simply not working as a deterrent to youth crime—and...

Deseret News

Jesse Hyde

14 December 2016

Highland, Utah, United States

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Young adult suicide rates are at record highs, and where issues such as trauma and poverty were once believed to be the primary causes, more and more affluent communities like Alpine, Utah are facing another factor: ...

Bright Magazine

Soni Sangha

14 December 2016

United States

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Companies like Good Karma allow people with autism to use apps to communicate through pictures and icons. Yet, the apps require users to do a lot of complicated movements, some of who may not have that mobility. Howev...

The Montana Standard

Kathleen J. Bryan

13 December 2016

Montana, United States

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Montana saw the rise of child abuse and neglect cases due to parental substance abuse, particularly with those using methamphetamine. Family drug courts are reversing this trend due to a more holistic approach strivin...

Detroit Free Press

Kristen Jordan Shamus

13 December 2016

Peterborough, United Kingdom

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A project launched in the United Kingdom uses social-impact bonds to reduce recidivism among prisoners, bringing together public and private resources to implement more effective and cost efficient social programs. Th...

Global Sisters Report

Joachim Pham

12 December 2016

Da lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

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It is rare for ethnic minority women from rural villages in Vietnam to pursue education. At the Dominican Sisters' Huong Duong Dormitory they are providing women with accommodations, scholarships, and support systems ...

The Nation

Laurie Mazur

12 December 2016

United States

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With little action happening to reverse or prepare for climate change at the federal level, local communities have taken initiative on their own. From voters in Flagstaff passing a $10 million bond to bolster forest m...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

10 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Girls in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods face extensive danger on a daily basis. Not enough is being done to help girls so that they do not engage in violence or self-harm. Programs such as the Urban Warrior Program,...

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