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16 February 2020
After three decades of war and famine, Somalia's capacity to respond to emergencies and rebuild its country has been significantly diminished. To pick up the slack, young Somalis, many of whom have returned home from ...
13 October 2019
Dallas, Texas, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
While many politicians use political polarization to their advantage, communities across the world are finding that talking through the divide can actually have an impact on how someone votes. Polls conducted before a...
1 February 2019
Denver, Colorado, United States
Politicians and community leaders across Colorado take legislative creation out of Washington and into the areas they're trying to protect. Stakeholders around the state, many of whom disagree socially and politically...
23 January 2019
Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
The number of public spaces across Asia are shrinking rapidly due to the increasing rate of urbanization that brings with it highways and department stores instead of traditional spacious areas. A combination of grass...
How Do We Fix It?
26 October 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Over 15 Minutes
In Minneapolis, two groups are tackling difficult conversations among polarized community members, through establishing intentional safe spaces rooted in ground rules and mutual trust. Living Room Conversations facili...
How Do We Fix It?
18 October 2018
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Over 15 Minutes
At a time when American politics are more divisive and uncivil than ever before, Revive Civility Iowa and the National Institute of Civil Discourse hosted a two hour workshop to encourage civil conversation among poli...
4 December 2017
“Out with the racists, in with the feminists!” is the slogan of a new political party in Denmark. The Feministik Initiativ is “a new intersectional feminist party in Denmark.” It won 3,258 votes in the regional electi...
20 October 2017
In Malaysia, only 30 days are required between the calling of an election and election day. Campaign periods sometimes last as little as just 10 days. Sinar Project, a nonpartisan Malaysian civic tech organization, is...
27 September 2017
In Ukraine, decentralization and local control is taking hold as the country pursues government reforms. The process works by combining separate territories into administrative units called unified territorial communi...
8 August 2017
Bogribail, Karnataka, India
Legal expertise is often expensive and inaccessible to communities around the world experiencing environmental rights violations and other issues. Similar to the rise of community health workers who are expanding acce...
The New York Times
2 December 2016
Oregon, United States
Under 800 Words
Low voter turnout has affected the results of numerous elections across the country. Oregon gave its residents the choice to opt in instead of out when receiving government services, in the hopes of increasing voter t...
24 May 2016
Central African Republic
Over 15 Minutes
A new international fund will focus on education in countries affected by crises that have disrupted families' lives and their childrens' learning. The Education Cannot Wait Fund is a response to the often-overlooked ...
22 March 2016
In Uganda, a country with high levels of corruption and political patronage, citizen-led grassroots efforts to root out graft and enforce accountability have sprung up across the country. “Village budget clubs,” train...
10 May 2015
Over 3000 Words
Antanas Mockus, former mayor of Bogotá, uses art to cultivate what he calls a "citizenship culture." During Colombia's peace negotiations, Mockus emphasized the importance of valuing life after so many years of killin...
13 February 2015
The Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies provides a "blueprint" for peaceful and democratic revolution, busting myths about the process of nonviolent revolt and helping dissidents in countries around th...
17 August 2013
Marking a departure from other countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America, Jamaica has seen its crime rate fall after many years of lawlessness. A combination of factors helped bring this about, includin...
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