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Tamara Straus

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11 June 2015

Miami, Florida, United States

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“Empowerment self-defense” teaches women how to defend themselves against sexual assault, psychological awareness, and how to be verbally assertive. A study showed that women who took empowerment self defense classes...

Bright Magazine

Lindsay Morris

11 June 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Kids who find themselves bullied and picked on due to gender-uniqueness now have their own summer camp where the accepting environment is giving them the self-confidence they need to make it through the year.

The New York Times

Jan Hoffman

10 June 2015

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Sexual violence is a serious hazard on college campuses - by some estimates, one in five female students are raped, and women tend to be at the greatest risk during their first year on campus. But a program that train...

PBS Frontline

Matthew O'Neil

8 June 2015

Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut is attempting to reduce prison recidivism by changing parole practices. Changes to the system are allowing parole officers to foster relationships with parolees and counsel them as people, not as cases.

The New York Times

Liz Alderman

29 May 2015

Lille, France

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After the global recession, long-term unemployment can make jobless workers depressed, with their skills becoming unsharpened and obsolete. Practice firms, operating as fake businesses, in the Eurozone aim to keep the...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

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29 May 2015

Grafton, Wisconsin, United States

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Mental health care often requires a human touch and a personal connection. Tucked quietly in an office park in Grafton, volunteers at the COPE Hotline field nearly 23,000 calls a year from all over the Milwaukee area ...

KPJR Films

James Redford

28 May 2015

Walla Walla, Washington, United States

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Paper Tigers captures the pain, the danger, the beauty, and the hopes of struggling teens—and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing their lives for the better.

GOOD Magazine

Priti Salian

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28 May 2015

Mumbai, India

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A Mumbai-based nonprofit is helping daughters of sex workers transition into a school environment. Therapy, meditation, and classes about social justice help to instill confidence in students.

Al Jazeera

Juliana Schatz

25 May 2015

Huamantanga, Lima Metropolitan Area, Peru

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Climate change has led to shorter, more violent rainy seasons in the highlands around Lima, Peru, meaning that - even though there is theoretically enough water during the rainy season to sustain the local population,...

Politico Magazine

Patrick Michels

21 May 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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When immigrant children come to America, they are faced with culture shock, language barriers, and a system of education different from where their original country. Houston’s Las Americas Newcomer School is designed...

The Christian Science Monitor

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19 May 2015

Casablanca, Morocco

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The Islamic State's recruitment of women draws big attention. But less noticed and more important are efforts in Islamic countries to raise the number of women in religious leadership, despite a long tradition against...

NPR

Ali Budner

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15 May 2015

California, United States

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Going to medical school might be impossibly hard for undocumented students. That's why a group of DREAMers created Pre-Health Dreamers. The organization connects undocumented youth who want to go to med school, to ea...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

Ndoni Khanyile

13 May 2015

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

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The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and hotter global temperatures, are already having drastic impact on many communities, especially the rural, agricultural regions of countries such as Myanmar (...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

11 May 2015

Netherlands

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As climate change causes global sea levels to rise, nations around the world are increasingly concerned about threats to infrastructure and livelihoods. But the Dutch have been keeping the sea at bay for centuries usi...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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5 May 2015

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, the Liberty Center of Nursing of Mansfield is using personal iPods and music to help senior residents dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Evidence has shown that music can help patients recall memo...

Newark Advocate

Jona Ison

3 May 2015

Newark, Ohio, United States

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Research shows that successful addiction recovery requires a comprehensive approach and multiple types of support. Ohio is in the midst of shifting its approach to vocational rehabilitation to an evidence-based approa...

NPR

Amy Martin

2 May 2015

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Montana, home to nine Native American languages, becomes the second state to fund indigenous language immersion programs in public schools. The same languages were once forbidden, but now they are helping to preserve ...

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Jacob Kushner

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1 May 2015

Hargeisa, Woqooyi Galbeed, Somalia

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In south-central Somalia, which includes Mogadishu, Somalia’s largest city, survivors of sexual violence have particularly scant hope for justice. Somalian women find safety and help at a one-stop center where victims...

NationSwell

Spencer Parts

30 April 2015

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The Petey Greene program, which has students tutor prison inmates, is helping to create positive impact and change in the lives of both the university student tutors and the inmates they mentor. It provides prisoners ...

NPR

Scott Hensley

29 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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For those addicted to opioids, getting treatment can take a long time because not all emergency rooms offer buprenorphine and counseling interventions. Yale-New Haven Hospital has shown that if patients receive bupren...

Washington Post

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

28 April 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Photos and videos show various actions religious leaders and institutions in Baltimore are taking to help rebuild their community and foster positive interaction in the midst of racial tension, looting, and rioting.

The Atlantic

James Fallows

28 April 2015

San Bernardino, California, United States

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San Bernardino's Generation Now, a diverse group of young adults, is injecting their city with a boost of civic action through organizing local people at forums and increasing voter turnout at the polls. From rehabili...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

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23 April 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Two years after the fall of the Rana Plaza killed more than 1,000 garment workers, “More than 200 clothing brands have pledged to make their source factories safer under two international agreements called the Bangl...

KTVA

Hope Miller

23 April 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Therapeutic courts like the Anchorage Wellness Court were born out of a desire to reduce recidivism rates and deflate ballooning prison populations. For many, they have become the answer to breaking the cycle of crimi...

Toronto Star

Sara Mojtehedzadeh

18 April 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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After decades of economic and social despair that once saw it named the poorest big city in America, Cleveland has become a model of revitalization, thanks to a unique “anchor strategy” that harnesses the immense weal...

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