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Yes! Magazine

Isabela Dias

12 November 2020

Brazil

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Collective, or shared, candidacies, where groups of candidates to run for a single elected position in Brazil, has helped elevate women and other marginalized groups with progressive platforms to rise to power. From 2...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Andrew Wear

9 November 2020

Iceland

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Icelandic parents each get three months leave, paid at 80% of their salary, to be used within 18 months of a child’s birth. Parents also get an additional three months leave that they can split up as they choose. The ...

Reason

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

29 October 2020

United States

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The Violence Against Women Act was billed as a way to make a patriarchal society, and policing profession in particular, take domestic violence more seriously. It encouraged policies making arrest of alleged abusers m...

Jackson Hole Community Radio (KHOL)

Meg Daly

15 October 2020

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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Following a series of public controversies over sexual assault, Jackson's Community Safety Network convened a series of training seminars to foster a response that no amount of legislation or criminal prosecutions cou...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

13 October 2020

Tamil Nadu, India

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A grassroots organization in Tamil Nadu, India has helped women farmers throughout the region to create "small informal farming groups" so that they can collectively lease land for their agriculture businesses. This c...

Yes! Magazine

Agostino Petroni

9 October 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Favela Organica is a social enterprise that address food insecurity, increases access to healthy foods, and reduces waste. The founder, Tchelly, has provided free courses to around 30,000 people in Rio’s favelas, most...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Rikha Sharma Rani

15 September 2020

Oakland, California, United States

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An organization founded in Oakland, CA is bringing non-partisan abortion counseling to those who feel isolated by platforms that are designated as either pro-life or pro-choice. The goal of the organization, which is ...

The New York Times

Constant Méheut

13 September 2020

Paris, France

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The feminist group Les Colleuses (The Gluers) has attracted about 1,500 activists and spread from Paris to other French cities, plus Belgium and Italy, with a message of empowerment that counters weak government respo...

Mongabay

Rosamaria Loures

Sarah Sax

21 August 2020

Maranhão, Brazil

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Women “warriors” of the indigenous Guajajara people in Brazil use drones to patrol their territory of the Amazon rainforest in an effort to prevent deforestation. Because of their work, they have been able to cute def...

The Economist

The Economist

13 August 2020

United Kingdom

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More women are serving in top positions of the United Kingdom’s diplomatic corps with a female ambassador to the United States for the first time since the position was created in 1791. Women now hold about a third of...

The 19th

Barbara Rodriguez

7 August 2020

United States

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The LBJ Women’s Campaign School at the University of Texas at Austin provides nonpartisan support for women running for political office and seeks to recruit more center-right women into the pipeline of political cand...

The 61% Project

Emily Kelleher

13 July 2020

United States

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Colleges and universities, required to educate students and staff about sexual assault prevention, use thousands of courses and programs, hardly any of which have been shown to be effective. Campus sexual assaults hav...

Quartz

Victoria Stunt

9 July 2020

Mexico City, Mexico

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Through workshops, hotlines, and video training organizations and groups in Latin America are working to fight against 'machista,' which translates to sexist attitudes held by men in regard to women. In Colombia, the ...

The New York Times

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Jane Bradley

2 July 2020

England

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Ignoring the pleas of victim-aid groups and the examples set by other countries, the British government and courts failed to protect domestic violence victims during the pandemic. Italy, Spain, Germany, and New Zealan...

BBC

Lily Freeston

18 June 2020

Rwanda

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Fatherhood classes in Rwanda teach men to be better dads and husbands, challenging traditional gender roles. Topics include taking care of babies, resolving domestic conflicts, sharing household decisions, and explain...

The Local

Catherine Edwards

16 June 2020

Sweden

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In the nearly two years since Sweden broadened the definition of rape offenses to include cases in which a victim fails to signal consent, both the reports of alleged rapes and convictions have risen. During that time...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

9 June 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s domestic violence shelters filled during the pandemic, emergency funding ran dry, and officials offered victims little recourse if they were trapped at home with their abusers. These gaps in protection ...

The Trace

Jennifer Mascia

Katlyn Alo

29 May 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Domestic abuse risks are on the rise, at a time of social isolation, economic disruption, and gun-buying, and so Wayne County, Michigan, court officials responded to the closing of their courthouses by allowing people...

National Observer

Janice Cantieri

6 May 2020

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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The number of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada is high, so a group of Indigenous women formed an organization called Power Our Women (POW) to teach other Indigenous women across the country self-defense...

BBC

Maddy Savage

4 May 2020

Sweden

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Private dinners for only men to discuss notions of feminism and toxic masculinity have been picking up in interest across Sweden. What started in earnest following a string of assaults against women in 2016 has now be...

Minority Africa

Ope Adedeji

1 April 2020

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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Wine and Whine is a Nigerian organization that creates a space for women only to feel safe and connect. The goal is to create a woman-to-woman network and to create an opportunity to talk about issues that affect them...

BBC

Megan Janetsky

16 February 2020

Cartagena, Colombia

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The League of Displaced Women built “The City of Women" in 2003. The city has about 100 homes for women and their families, including men, who faced and/or fled murder, rape, and other forms of violence during the con...

Mongabay

Pragati Prava

20 January 2020

Aska, Odisha, India

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Pramila Bisoyi, a Member of Parliament hailing from the Indian state of Odisha, has shown the power of women in protecting the environment. She has created and led multiple Women Self Help Groups, who work together to...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Alexandra Christy

Winter 2020

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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A public transportation system just for women has been developed in New Guinea in response to the extreme harassment that women face. Launched in 2014, the program called "Meri Seif (“Woman Safe”) now serves 170,000 f...

NPR

Rebecca Davis

26 December 2019

Nduru Beach, Kenya

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Along Kenya's Lake Victoria, the practice of jaboya - where fishermen guarantee that day's catch to a woman fish trader in exchange for sexual favors - is all too common, in part due to a lack of economic opportunity ...

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