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Jessica Mendoza

May 22, 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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As urban youth struggle to get onto a career track, Year Up equips them with technical skills and professional support for entering the job market. The initiative has scaled nationally in the United States,and has giv...

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Bikash Sangraula

January 16, 2017

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Over the last seven years, Nepal's electricity use has remained under the control of the Nepal Electrical Authority (NEA), a monopoly that has been illegally supplying electricity to certain industries 24/7 leaving th...

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Christopher Johnston

February 21, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Ohio's second-largest city has become a national leader in responding to rape cases and dealing compassionately with victims by working from day one with advocates from rape crisis centers.

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Michael Holtz

January 25, 2016

United States

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Promising and innovative solutions to modern-day slavery range from labeling U.S. food products to forming joint police-NGO task forces. Each addresses a different aspect of slavery in the modern world, a pernicious p...

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Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

January 25, 2016

Albany, California, United States

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A new law seeks to protect vulnerable guest workers and unwary businesses from unscrupulous recruiters by requiring them to register with the state and meet certain requirements.

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Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

January 18, 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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California class-action lawsuits against corporations are pushing the envelope on accountability for human trafficking and slavery in supply chains. The keyword is transparency: If companies are forced to disclose on ...

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Michael Holtz

January 11, 2016

Samut Sakhon, Chang Wat Samut Sakhon, Thailand

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In Thailand, the Issara Institute gives freed workers money, instead of services, and a chance to make their own choices. The system disavows paternalistic programs that tie strings to aid.

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Mark Trumbull

January 4, 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle's anti-trafficking program has enabled a high number of prosecutions against human traffickers. The program's task force depends on coordinating a number of actors across agencies and gaining funding from the ...

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Whitney Eulich

December 28, 2015

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Formed in 2013, the coalition of guest workers is recognized by the Mexican government. It gives transnational workers a platform to demand solutions to issues like recruitment fraud and trafficking.

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Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

December 21, 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Domestic abuse of the staff in the households of the 1% is often overlooked or ignored. But foreign missions in the US that abuse their domestic staff are finally being held accountable.

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Whitney Eulich

December 14, 2015

Guanajuato, Mexico

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The rights of migrant workers, especially related to legal issues, are often ignored. Lawyers are helping Mexican workers sue abusive employers in US courts.

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Stephanie Hanes

December 7, 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Hundreds of Indian oil workers were sent to the Gulf Coast after Katrina, but their working conditions were far below any human standard. In an unprecedented response, they brought a lawsuit against the company that h...

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Ryan Lenora Brown

November 30, 2015

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

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The cocoa industry’s worst child labor abuses are beginning to be cleaned up. The changes are, in many ways, unprecedented.

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Michael Holtz

November 23, 2015

Colorado, United States

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Modern slavery is still a problem in much of the world. From satellite surveillance of illegal fishing boats to online sleuthing into recruitment practices, technology is helping to solve the issue.

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Patrik Jonsson

November 16, 2015

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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Sexual harassment and assault, and almost non-existent job security, are just some of the problems that plague migrant workers in the United States. A decade-long farm worker-led effort to push corporations to demand ...

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Nissa Rhee

November 11, 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The anti-violence program at a YMCA in Chicago has war veterans mentoring young gang members as a treatment for the mental and physical wounds of violence. The gang members have healthy role models and the veterans a ...

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Sara Miller Llana

November 9, 2015

Clitheroe, United Kingdom

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Human trafficking is a rampant problem throughout the world, but the signs can often be difficult to spot. A collaboration between Catholic churches and police officers to fight the issue together takes shape.

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Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

November 2, 2015

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Labor trafficking is a crime that many Americans don’t even realize may be hidden in kitchens and baby nurseries in their own neighbors’ homes. Labor trafficking victims in New York have banded together to help others...

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Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

November 2, 2015

Queens, New York, United States

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Two Nepali relatives were trapped in the same home in the United States. One sneaked out after six months. Freeing her mother's cousin would take a little longer, but a Nepali organization was able to rescue her by pr...

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Jessica Mendoza

August 25, 2015

Australia

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Concerned with colony collapse syndrome in honey bees worldwide, scientists, farmers and tech companies teamed up in Australia to create a micro-sensor that collects data on the bee's environment.

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Sara Miller Llana

June 28, 2015

Selm, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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More-rigorous police training, changing the way officers interact with residents, and requiring more education for cops has helped limit police shootings in Germany, Britain, Canada, and other nations. Their approache...

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Christa Case Bryant

June 21, 2015

Israel

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Israel ended its driest year on record with a water surplus. Lessons from a desert nation on how to get more out of the spigot.

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Harry Bruinius

May 31, 2015

New York, New York, United States

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In an age of uncivil social media, a simple tweet can bring a torrent of threats and taunts. Online groups – digital vigilantes – are uncovering the anonymous people behind many of the taunts, and many states are tryi...

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The Monitor's Editorial Board

May 19, 2015

Casablanca, Morocco

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The Islamic State's recruitment of women draws big attention. But less noticed and more important are efforts in Islamic countries to raise the number of women in religious leadership, despite a long tradition against...

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The Monitor's Editorial Board

April 22, 2015

Casablanca, Morocco

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Once harshly criticized for its mistreatment of African migrants, Morocco has changed its view and now lays down a well-regulated welcome mat. If Europe did more of the same, it's possible that fewer migrants would ri...

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