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Teen Vogue

Megan Janetsky

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24 April 2020

Caquetá, Colombia

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In Colombia, the organization Humanity & Inclusion has hired women in local areas like Caquetá to help demine formerly war-torn lands. In areas with violent histories, trust is crucial, thus the hiring of local reside...

Shareable

Tom Llewellyn

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16 October 2019

Kensington, Greater London, United Kingdom

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After a devastating fire in London that took the lives of more than 70 people, the community it impacted post joined together to work through their trauma and raise awareness about economic injustice. From community g...

Connecticut Public Radio

Ryan Lindsay

8 October 2019

Connecticut, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Connecticut has had Extreme Risk Protection Orders, or “red flag” laws, in effect since 1999. These laws allow citizens to provide tips to law enforcement if they suspect danger or violence, in which case law enforcem...

The Trace

Ann Givens

30 September 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Following the Las Vegas mass shooting in October 2017, employees at the Clark County coroner’s office found themselves grappling with the psychological effects. The head of the department recognized this struggle and ...

CNN

Julia Hollingsworth

12 August 2019

Wellington, New Zealand

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Since July 2019, New Zealand has held gun buybacks across the country and collected over 10,000 firearms. After a mass shooting at Christchurch mosque, the government rushed through legislation to ban semi-automatic a...

The Guardian

Eleanor Ainge Roy

11 August 2019

New Zealand

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A month after a mass shooting at New Zealand’s Christchurch mosque, New Zealand’s government has bought back over 10,000 firearms. The country passed legislation banning automatic and semi-automatic weapons a month af...

Al Jazeera

Tania Rashid

Habib Battah

28 May 2019

Bangladesh

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With the aftermath of conflict often focused on humanitarian crisis, international and local actors are also working to restore damage done to ecosystems. From Rohingya refugees volunteering to make sure endangered el...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

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29 April 2019

West, Texas, United States

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After a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the state has developed a safety course that focuses on fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate – one of the causes of the deadly fire years ago. While the course is still ...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

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16 April 2019

West, Texas, United States

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Following a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant, cities in Texas are taking preventative measures. Emergency Management Specialists have updated and are employing software that tracks hazardous material storage in ...

The Huffington Post

Daniel Hurst

8 January 2019

Koriyama City, Fukushima, Japan

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Following the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, a group of women took the initiative to ensure that the food they consume meets radiation standards twice as strict as the government's. The Seikatsu Club formed in 1965 an...

New York Magazine

Christine Ro

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7 November 2018

Zimbabwe

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Hashtags and chat apps can notify users when items of vital necessity become available during times of severe shortage. Despite the Zimbabwean government’s pushback against social media, Zimbabweans are turning to pla...

The Guardian

Ewen MacAskill

7 September 2018

Afghanistan

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A British military officer and his Afghanistan translator created a network of interpreters to help push policy changes in the United Kingdom to allow more translators to move to the country with their families. Out o...

Vermont Public Radio

Nina Keck

Liam Elder-Connors

5 September 2018

Fair Haven, Vermont, United States

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When it’s discovered that someone is planning a mass shooting, what are the possible responses? Can those individuals be prosecuted? How do states balance personal liberty and public safety? These are all questions th...

The Washington Post

Katherine Shaver

27 August 2018

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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How do you make a public space inviting so people will gather, but also safe from the growing danger of attackers using vehicles to ram large numbers of people? Many cities have responded to such attacks with concrete...

Public Radio International

Fahrinisa Campana

14 August 2018

Athens, Greece

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Holistic care can help torture survivors begin healing from the physical and psychological consequences of their experiences. Médecins Sans Frontières has provided services to 600 refugees and migrants in need at a si...

Ensia

John Vidal

8 August 2018

Somerset, United Kingdom

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The World Nuclear Association counts 50 nuclear power plants being built, with 150 more in the planning stages. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, nuclear plants on coasts began to be built with contingenci...

Governing

Natalie Delgadillo

1 June 2018

United States

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With the rise in mass shootings around the United States, more municipalities and schools are buying active shooter insurance so they can handle costs that come from mass casualty incidents and not go bankrupt. Some i...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

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14 March 2018

New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

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As gun violence continues to threaten schools across the country, school districts have stepped up to put preventative measures in place. One such measure are threat assessment teams, comprised of mental health profes...

The New York Times

Erica Green

Manny Fernandez

1 March 2018

Sidney, Ohio, United States

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Amidst a backdrop of growing conversation around gun control and reform, especially as it pertains to school shooting incidents, President Trump suggests the solution is arming teachers. Some schools, however, have al...

Rolling Stone

Molly McCluskey

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26 January 2018

New York, New York, United States

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For the first time, high-profile Grammy attendees this year received an all-day security briefing on how to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks. In light of recent mass shootings and bombs at concerts in Manchest...

BBC

Tulip Mazumdar

26 December 2017

Savar Upazila, Dhaka District, Bangladesh

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As large cracks appeared in the walls of Rana Plaza, workers’ safety concerns were ignored until the building collapsed, killing 1,134 and injuring many more. New regulations and organizations are improving worker saf...

Bright Magazine

Robyn Jordan

21 November 2017

Washington, United States

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Preventing school shootings is difficult, but there are basic strategies that can curtail them and lessen loss of life. Those include limiting school access and making all visitors check in, ensuring intercoms and oth...

Vice

Anna Patton

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16 November 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda's open policy allows refugees to start a new life – and even a new business. But not all of them thrive due to governmental restrictions and limited cash flow.

IRIN

Poppy McPherson

14 July 2016

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Due to the inaccessibility of inactive munitions to provide hands-on de-activation experience to security experts, training individuals is difficult. Inactive munitions cannot be shipped to other countries, thus other...

Mongabay

Zoe Sullivan

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8 June 2016

Baixo Guandu, Brazil

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More than six months after a mining tailings dam broke in Brazil, killing 19 people and polluting the 530-mile length of the Rio Doce, grassroots groups have arisen to take action and seek justice.

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