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18 October 2018
Kamikatsu, a small town in rural Japan, went from incinerating trash to recycling about 80 percent of it--all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving money. The program is run by Zero Waste Academy, a nonpr...
13 October 2018
Finding creative ways to eliminate or recycle the waste generated by consumer products is central to building a sustainable economy. As part of the Netherland’s plan to reduce its carbon emissions 95% by 2050, Dutch d...
9 January 2018
In the wake of a massive 2016 cyclone, Fijian farmers are rethinking how to become more resilient to climate disasters. Through diversifying crops, seed saving, and community banking, several organizations are helping...
8 August 2017
Burenitu, Viti Levu, Fiji
After a huge cyclone devastated a remote Fijian village, Eta Tuvuki worked to open communication channels between women and public officials. Her efforts are not only making women's voices heard, but they allow for th...
25 April 2016
For one village in Nepal, there's a silver lining to the earthquake: A year later, a new and better health clinic is rising from the rubble of the old. And it includes a birthing center.
8 March 2016
In Indonesia, a country where cases of domestic violence have increased recently, efforts are made to give women business training and financial help to encourage them to leave bad situations at home.
29 December 2015
Sorkhi, Madhya Pradesh, India
Across India, only 43 percent of women have bank accounts, and most women do not save money at formal financial institutions, according to a recent World Bank study. But that’s slowly starting to change as banks thems...
23 October 2015
Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles has a new model for affordable health care aimed at the 400,000 immigrants in the area without legal status or insurance. But not everyone agrees taxpayer money should fund the program.
14 September 2015
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Three women left their hometown in Kerala, South India to marry men 2,000 miles away in the northern state of Haryana, where decades of female feticide led to a shortage of brides.
8 June 2015
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Rama Arora defied tradition and secretly pursued her PhD as a young woman in India, succeeding at becoming the first female professor at a women's college. Now she is inspiring more Indian girls to further their educa...
8 May 2015
San Diego, California, United States
Diabetes hits US immigrant communities especially hard, with genetics and higher-calorie diets explaining just part of it. Support groups help immigrants with diabetes to find a way to eat healthy in the American high...
9 March 2015
Fabella Hospital in Manila is overrun with women in labor or recovering, it exemplifies the overpopulation of the area due to a lack of contraception and family planning access. The Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bi...
9 March 2015
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Women in the Philippines have been coming to this small clinic in a Manila slum for years to get affordable birth control, something frowned upon in this largely conservative Catholic country.
22 January 2015
In the Philipines, contraception has been hard to find resulting in many parents without money to feed their children, unsafe abortions, and poor maternal health. A new reproductive law aims to change this by allowing...
17 March 2014
Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal
Studies show that a single application of the antiseptic chlorhexidine, an affordable medicine, can reduce the risk of death among newborns by about 25 percent. In Nepal, where 20,000 newborns die every year, the medi...
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