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The Guardian

Kary Stewart

20 April 2016

Turbaco, Colombia

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La Ciudad de Las Mujeres or the City of Women was built by displaced women in Colombia. They are the survivors of violence from the Colombian war. “Today the neighbourhood has its own infrastructure, housing almost 50...

The New York Times

Sylvia Rowley

19 April 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Giving fishermen a business incentive to fish sustainably can “unleash their creative capacity” to help solve the problem, says one expert.

How We Get to Next

Duncan Geere

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19 April 2016

Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan

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An ad-hoc community that sprung up around a former military bunker in what is now Taipei was initially seen by the city government as a blight, with irregular buildings that violated structural codes and its self-cont...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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18 April 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Covenant House is Philadelphia's only shelter for older adolescents who have run away, been victims of abuse, been sex trafficked or abandoned.

The Seattle Times

Steve Miletich

16 April 2016

East Haven, Connecticut, United States

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After serious issues with excessive force and police discrimination reached a head in East Haven, Conn., major department overhauls that focused on more diverse hiring, de-escalation techniques, crisis intervention, a...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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15 April 2016

Wasilla, Alaska, United States

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Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm has 35 inmates who work to produce food for the local food banks and the prison. The inmates who work there learn key practical skills, which have the potential to transform them and ...

The Correspondent

Maite Vermeulen

14 April 2016

Haiti

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A lack of bureaucratic services has kept people in poverty around the world by limiting the number of documents attainable by citizens who have a low-income, verifying proof of property ownership. "Capacity building" ...

ThisCantBeHappening.net

Linn Washington Jr.

14 April 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia and London are cities with high poverty rates and city violence and both see employment as the critical tool needed to counter violence among youth and young adults living in low-income communities.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

13 April 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Victims of violence found in hospitals are more likely to return for emergency care than those with chronic illnesses. As a result, communities like Cleveland, Ohio are trying the approach of treating violence as a pu...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

Judy Woodruff

13 April 2016

Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

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In many rural communities in India, access to clean drinking water is still scarce. The cost of bottled water is prohibitive, city pipes are in poor condition, and the municipal tanker trucks that supply some water ar...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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12 April 2016

United States

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When it comes to health care in America, quality is hard to measure and cost is hard to predict. Some are trying to increase transparency and accountability among health care providers and insurers.

Devex

Anna Patton

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11 April 2016

Uganda

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Educate!, a social enterprise started in Uganda, helps students start businesses while they are still in school - students are "creating jobs instead of looking for them." The organization trains teachers and youth me...

Good4Utah.com

Don Hudson

11 April 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Camp K in Utah provides job counseling and training for teens with special needs, helping them to bridge the gap between high school and the professional work force.

NPR

Lulu Garcia-Navarro

10 April 2016

Paraiba, Brazil

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Pediatric cardiologist Sandra Mattos had set up a network of doctors and hospitals working with tiny heart patients via telemedicine. Her system now also helps remote Zika sufferers.

The Huffington Post

Tyler Kingkade

7 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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Oregon State University was being criticized for its handling of sexual assault cases, particularly Brenda Tracy's case that occurred in 1998. Now years later, the president of OSU- Ed Ray, has formally apologized, hi...

The Hechinger Report

Emily Richmond

6 April 2016

Pittsfield, New Hampshire, United States

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'Student-centered learning' has taken on new life at one of the nation's lowest-performing high schools in the form of student-led parent-teacher conferences.

KQED

Mariela Patron

3 April 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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DREAMer's Roadmap, founded by Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca- an undocumented immigrant herself, works to help connect undocumented students with scholarship opportunities through an app. Due to the stigma surrounding thei...

TakePart

Laura Krantz

1 April 2016

Mozambique

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Bushmeat trade has lead to increased poaching activities and destruction of wildlife in African countries. Mark Haldane acknowledges the potential to restore wildlife by building relationships with the community and p...

OR Magazine

Haley Rivet

1 April 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Veterans using prescription drugs to treat PTSD are now turning to cannabis as an alternative treatment, as it can often cause fewer side effects. Grow for Vets is an organization that helps veterans obtain marijuana ...

The Guardian

Sandra Larson

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31 March 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston’s Youth Lead the Change engages young people in municipal decision-making by putting them in charge of determining how one million dollars is spent every year. Participants learn how city government works, subm...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

31 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Facing job discrimination after years in and out of prison, a San Francisco man founded a company that employs public housing residents, regardless of their parole status, to sort trash from recyclables and compostabl...

The Wire

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

30 March 2016

Delhi, India

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According to new Indian laws, if a Good Samaritan helps a road accident victim they should expect to be treated with respect by hospitals, the courts and the police.

Vice

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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28 March 2016

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

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Empower, a sex workers' rights organization with over 50,000 members, has been steadily pushing to improve the working conditions of women in the sex trade in Thailand. In addition to advocating for decriminalization ...

Chicago Tribune

Anne Sweeney

25 March 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As Chicago faces one of the worst policing crises in its history, it is looking at Las Vegas as a model as it prepares de-escalation training for its cops.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

24 March 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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At the University of Virginia, the all-male peer education group One in Four works to create new standards surrounding sexual violence against women.

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