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Marco Werman

28 August 2018

Scotland

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The #FreePeriodScotland campaign is giving more women access to menstrual supplies and starting a conversation about women’s health and biology. Now Scotland is fighting what’s known as “period poverty”—when women don...

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Julie Masis

1 August 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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In Montreal, a publicly subsidized day care meant specifically for the children of single mothers is helping build community and provide essential services to single moms. La Petite Maison de la Miséricorde ("The Litt...

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Ciara Long

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12 July 2018

Brazil

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Out of the 7 million domestic employees worldwide, 1 in every 7 are employed in Brazil.” A mobile app, Laudeline, is making it easier for them to be informed of their rights. Through the app domestic workers in Brazil...

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Anna Lekas Miller

6 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

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In Germany, where the political ramifications of more liberal refugee policies are becoming known, the city of Berlin has become home to an "Arabic-language literary and cultural center," housed in a public library. T...

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Tiziana Rinaldi

4 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Walking with immigrants to their court hearings and ICE check-ins can help them feel supported and protect their safety and rights. The New Sanctuary Coalition has run an accompaniment program since 2007. Volunteers d...

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Venetia Rainey

15 June 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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My Red Light is a brothel in Amsterdam run by sex workers. While sex work is legal in the country, exploitation and human trafficking is still pervasive. However, My Red Light tries to counter this by only hiring “peo...

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Sarita Santoshini

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15 June 2018

Uganda

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Sylvia Acan, co-founded Golden Women vision, an organization that teaches Ugandan women to bake cakes with the aim of helping them improve their social economic status. Many of the women, like Acan, became victims o...

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Thomas Maresca

12 June 2018

Pyongyang, North Korea

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More than 2,000 North Koreans have accessed entrepreneurship training through a Singaporean nonprofit called Choson Exchange, gaining exposure to market concepts such as pricing and branding -- often for the first tim...

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Adriana Alcázar González

8 June 2018

Tuxtla Guitierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

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Safe Drivers, or Choferas Seguras, is a collective of women drivers that offer secure rides to “family members and friends who need to get to school, work, doctor’s appointments and other places.” The collective helps...

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Irina Zhorov

7 June 2018

Puerto Rico

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In Puerto Rico, a group of older women came together to cook meals inside a community kitchen. So far, it’s fed hundreds of people in Puerto Rico, and has brought the women together. ““This is like a therapy for us.”

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Susie Armitage

6 June 2018

Hamada, Japan

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Small towns in Japan like Hamada are recruiting single mothers in an effort to boost their declining population, and care of their aging one. They recruit single mothers by offering them jobs at the local nursing ho...

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Traci Tong

6 May 2018

Egypt

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A women led Facebook group is helping Egyptian women liberate themselves from the social stigma of wearing their naturally curly hair. So far, the group has over 100,00 members. “I think the message is.. you can be wh...

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Allison Herrera

16 April 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Women in Recovery, is an 18 month intensive drug treatment program. However, women also have to undergo therapy and address their trauma. Then, some of the women have found work at S and R Compression, a company that ...

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Ann Babe

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6 April 2018

Zanzibar

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In Zanzibar, young women are overwhelmingly becoming entrepreneurs in order to combat the high rates of unemployment. “Women's increasing interest in self-employment is more pronounced than men’s: 20.8 compared to 12....

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Allison Herrera

2 April 2018

Marysville, Ohio, United States

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The Ohio Reformatory for Women is a prison that offers inmates a chance to enroll in Tapestry, an inpatient drug treatment program that tries to delve into the deeper causes women turn to drugs. It also believes in ...

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Traci Tong

14 March 2018

Saudi Arabia

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Egyptian journalist and author Mona Eltahawy created the hashtag #MosqueMeToo to share her experience about getting sexually assaulted during Hajj, a five day pilgrimage to Mecca that takes place every year. Eltahawy...

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Paola Mardo

2 March 2018

Mexico

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The project No estamos todas (“We are not all here”) was founded to call attention to rising rate of female homicide victims in Mexico as well as to commemorate victim’s lives. Artists are commissioned to make a woman...

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Sara Schonhardt

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7 February 2018

Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala

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In Guatemala, women are challenging traditional gender norms by playing a growing leadership role in their communities. Specifically, they are leading an initiative to paint local homes with patterns from indigenous w...

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Deepa Fernandes

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23 January 2018

Comitancillo, Guatemala

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With climate change warming agriculture lands, many communities are losing ground for farming. In one Guatemalan indigenous community, this resulted in many children becoming malnourished. The community rallied togeth...

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Shirin Jaafari

10 January 2018

Iran

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After studying in the U.S. and observing the prevalent amount of information about STD’s on university campuses, two Iranian women decided they wanted to focus on sexual health in Iran, where sex is a taboo subject. T...

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The World Staff

8 January 2018

Iceland

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Iceland is hoping to become the first country to eliminate the pay gap between men and women after it imposed a law that mandates companies get an equal pay certification or face a fine.”This law is thought to be the ...

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Miles Bryan

22 December 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Income inequality and limited access to healthcare contribute to high rates of infant mortality in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago. The University of Illinois has partnered with the Cuban Ministry of Public Heal...

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Deepa Fernandes

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17 December 2017

Florida, United States

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In Florida, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers found a way to end sexual harassment on the tomato fields. Through organizing, they convinced big companies like McDonald’s and Walmart to only buy tomatoes from “fields...

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Rina Diane Caballar

11 December 2017

Philippines

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After a typhoon hit Dumaguete City in the Philippines’ Central Visayas region, Whitney Fleming began to work with local women “ to create jewelry from materials found in the local dump site.” Eventually their collabor...

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Lucy Sheriff

8 December 2017

Argentina

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In Argentina, a trio of friends wanted to curb tire pollution, while simultaneously create financial opportunities for single mothers. That’s exactly what they did. Xinca, is a shoe company that uses rubber from old ...

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