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Whitney Eulich

28 December 2015

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Formed in 2013, the coalition of guest workers is recognized by the Mexican government. It gives transnational workers a platform to demand solutions to issues like recruitment fraud and trafficking.

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Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

21 December 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Domestic abuse of the staff in the households of the 1% is often overlooked or ignored. But foreign missions in the US that abuse their domestic staff are finally being held accountable.

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Whitney Eulich

14 December 2015

Guanajuato, Mexico

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The rights of migrant workers, especially related to legal issues, are often ignored. Lawyers are helping Mexican workers sue abusive employers in US courts.

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Stephanie Hanes

7 December 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Hundreds of Indian oil workers were sent to the Gulf Coast after Katrina, but their working conditions were far below any human standard. In an unprecedented response, they brought a lawsuit against the company that h...

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Ryan Lenora Brown

30 November 2015

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

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The cocoa industry’s worst child labor abuses are beginning to be cleaned up. The changes are, in many ways, unprecedented.

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Michael Holtz

23 November 2015

Colorado, United States

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Modern slavery is still a problem in much of the world. From satellite surveillance of illegal fishing boats to online sleuthing into recruitment practices, technology is helping to solve the issue.

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Patrik Jonsson

16 November 2015

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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Sexual harassment and assault, and almost non-existent job security, are just some of the problems that plague migrant workers in the United States. A decade-long farm worker-led effort to push corporations to demand ...

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Nissa Rhee

11 November 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The anti-violence program at a YMCA in Chicago has war veterans mentoring young gang members as a treatment for the mental and physical wounds of violence. The gang members have healthy role models and the veterans a ...

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Sara Miller Llana

9 November 2015

Clitheroe, United Kingdom

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Human trafficking is a rampant problem throughout the world, but the signs can often be difficult to spot. A collaboration between Catholic churches and police officers to fight the issue together takes shape.

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Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

2 November 2015

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Part 2 of a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe. With the help of organizations like Damayan Migrant Workers Association in New York, former victims who have been freed from la...

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Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

2 November 2015

Queens, New York, United States

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Two Nepali relatives were trapped in the same home in the United States. One sneaked out after six months. Freeing her mother's cousin would take a little longer, but a Nepali organization was able to rescue her by pr...

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Stephanie Hanes

26 October 2015

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Part 1 of a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe. Labor trafficking is a deeply entrenched problem, woven into global economies where the victims are often hidden in plain sight...

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Michael Holtz

26 October 2015

United States

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Human trafficking can take an array of forms, it can happen in the sea, the dark web, and while working in the U.S. However, technological advancements are being used counter traffickers.

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Jessica Mendoza

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25 August 2015

Australia

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Concerned with colony collapse syndrome in honey bees worldwide, scientists, farmers and tech companies teamed up in Australia to create a micro-sensor that collects data on the bee's environment.

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Doug Struck

9 August 2015

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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Around the globe, countries have taken actions that have helped reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of renewable energy. Although the state of Florida feels the effects of climate change, its state representa...

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Amy Yee

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12 July 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Disaster drills save lives. A UN program is bringing earthquake preparedness training to 4,600 teachers in Bangladesh who are expected to relay the information to administrators, students, parents, and fellow teachers...

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Sara Miller Llana

28 June 2015

Selm, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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More-rigorous police training, changing the way officers interact with residents, and requiring more education for cops has helped limit police shootings in Germany, Britain, Canada, and other nations. Their approache...

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Todd Woody

23 June 2015

Melbourne, Australia

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In the face of a prolonged drought, residents of Melbourne, Australia, cut water consumption in half by capturing rainwater and using efficient toilets and washing machines.

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Christa Case Bryant

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21 June 2015

Israel

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Israel ended its driest year on record with a water surplus. Lessons from a desert nation on how to get more out of the spigot.

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Noelle Swan

15 June 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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How are people with mental illness policed in the U.S.? Unfortunately, often people with mental illness are sent to prison, instead of being treated. There are “10 times as many inmates diagnosed with severe mental il...

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Harry Bruinius

31 May 2015

New York, New York, United States

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In an age of uncivil social media, a simple tweet can bring a torrent of threats and taunts. Online groups – digital vigilantes – are uncovering the anonymous people behind many of the taunts, and many states are tryi...

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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...

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The Monitor's Editorial Board

22 April 2015

Casablanca, Morocco

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Once harshly criticized for its mistreatment of African migrants, Morocco has changed its view and now lays down a well-regulated welcome mat. If Europe did more of the same, it's possible that fewer migrants would ri...

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Jacob Baynham

12 April 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Ricky Jackson was the longest-serving innocent man in US history. Now, after 39 years, he's free of prison – and resentment.

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Sara Miller Llana

18 February 2015

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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Teenagers around the world are at risk of indoctrination by Islamic extremism and volunteering to fight for the Islamic state. Different European nations seek to make Islamic extremism unattractive to youth by bolster...

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