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Odette Chalaby

22 January 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A new ordinance in Chicago requires hotels to give panic buttons to employees working in rooms alone. 58 percent of the city’s hotel workers report having experienced flashing, groping, and other forms of sexual haras...

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Odette Chalaby

19 January 2018

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Many people, often women, spend large amounts of their lives engaging in unpaid care work, dropping out of the labor market or taking a pay cut to care for their families. Hawaii has launched the Kupuna Caregivers Pr...

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Odette Chalaby

12 January 2018

Colombia

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Colombia’s 2016 peace accord has a chapter on gender and sections specifically responsive to women’s needs, such as an affirmation of women’s right to own land and the establishment of a special unit to investigate co...

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Anoush Darabi

10 January 2018

Medellin, Colombia

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In the 20th century, Colombia’s city of Medellin was a center for drugs and violence. Then the city developed a cable car system that enabled cheap transportation for people to find employment. The cable car system re...

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Odette Chalaby

4 January 2018

Chile

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Women are vastly underrepresented in founding teams of startup companies, and they face a huge disadvantage in accessing capital. The Chilean government has launched S Factory, a training program to prepare women entr...

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Jack Graham

2 January 2018

Denmark

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In Denmark, one in ten preschools are held outdoors. First started in the 1950s, "forest kindergartens" improve students' concentration, social skills, and creativity, according to advocates. Skeptics have voiced safe...

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Odette Chalaby

15 December 2017

Mexico

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The CASA school in Guanajuato was founded to train midwives and advocate for their role during childbirth. CASA's students receive an education in modern medicine as well as traditional practices, with the goal of bei...

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Edward Siddons

14 December 2017

Kentucky, United States

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As cases of sexual violence on college campuses gain greater attention, one program aims to learn from past failures in order to train bystanders to act in the face of this violence. Green Dot, originally piloted at t...

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Edward Siddons

5 December 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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For all the positive tools and platforms the internet has helped create over the decades, it can also be an extremely dark place, and has unfortunately enabled the horrific and wide-spread sharing of millions of image...

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Odette Chalaby

20 November 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Knowledge about sex, drugs and violence is alarmingly low in Argentina and surrounding areas, which has caused the government and other organizations to step in. Hablemos de Todo is an interactive online resource that...

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Odette Chalaby

20 November 2017

Liberia

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Liberia is a country that has suffered from over a decade of civil war, as well as government corruption. New female-led government leadership has created the President’s Young Professionals Program that has enrolled ...

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Odette Chalaby

20 November 2017

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Medical research studies have failed to address the impact of gender, and some studies even exclude females in “later stage clinical trials.” This discrepancy results from women being underrepresented in the medical s...

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Odette Chalaby

8 November 2017

Australia

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Currently poverty is assessed on a household basis, however individuals within the same house can experience poverty differently. The Individual Deprivation Measure will be the first gender-sensitive tool that will be...

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Jack Graham

6 November 2017

United States

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Investing in home-visit programs provides crucial support to low income, first time mothers and reduces overall government healthcare costs. The Nurse-Family Partnership, in coordination with the US Department of Heal...

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Odette Chalaby

3 November 2017

Amman, Jordan

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A program in Jordan works to aid in the country's water crisis by training women to become professional plumbers. While, traditionally, men take on the role of plumbing in Jordan, they're not allowed to enter a house ...

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Jack Graham

1 November 2017

Brazil

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Brazil's national Happy Child program, modeled after similar initiatives on the local level and in Jamaica, is working to help parents develop their children's motor coordination and cognitive development. The program...

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Anoush Darabi

17 October 2017

North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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Chatbots don’t sleep. They can respond to citizen inquiries 24 hours a day. From North Charleston to Singapore, automated conversation platforms are improving the connection between governments and the people they ser...

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Odette Chalaby

31 August 2017

Dublin, Ireland

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Ireland has grown over 500 hundred small companies run by women owners and managers through a simple but effective peer mentoring scheme. Female entrepreneurs participate in monthly roundtable sessions led by some of ...

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Jennifer Guay

17 March 2017

Namibia

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The Namibian government has partnered with universities, foundations, and telecom companies to track population movements and, along with that, the movement of diseases like malaria. Through analysis of anonymous phon...

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