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Zaidee Stavely

12 February 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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An ethnic studies teacher at an Oakland high school with a large immigrant population asks each student to spend a bit of the class time teaching their home language to the class. Acacia WoodsChan has noted increasing...

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Catarina Fernandes Martins

26 December 2018

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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A professional soccer team in Andalusia called Alma de África has helped integrate migrants and locals. The team has 25 players from 16 different countries, including Spain. It provides a sense of family and belonging...

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Allison Herrera

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17 December 2018

Netherlands

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An online service provides medical consultations and abortion pills to women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. Called Women on Web, the service has expanded to the United States where abortion serv...

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Stefania D'Ignoti

5 December 2018

Catania, Sicily, Italy

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Theater bridges cultural divides and helps migrants cope with trauma. The Liquid Company, founded in 2013 in Catania, Italy, offers migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who have crossed the Mediterranean a therapeut...

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Marnette Federis

25 October 2018

Swan Island, Oregon, United States

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Inclusive training programs help immigrants fill the demand for middle-skill workers. Programs, such as a maritime welding course in Oregon, allow immigrants to learn new skills, gain certifications, and access career...

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Zaidee Stavely

24 October 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California, parents, many of whom are immigrants, take family literacy classes at their child's elementary school. These programs empower parents to help students with their homework and provide parents wi...

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Louise Donovan

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23 October 2018

Kenya

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In Kenya, and in other parts of Africa, widows are considered impure until a male has sex with them and cleanses them. If they don’t get cleansed they face social stigma. However, one widow, Roseline Orwa, refused, an...

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Allison Herrera

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9 October 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Hotel workers and members of the union, Unite Here, successfully lobbied for a law that makes it mandatory for hotels in Chicago to provide a safety device, known as a panic button, to workers. The ordinance also in...

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Sam Eaton

4 October 2018

Maranhão, Brazil

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Illegal logging and land clearing are destroying much of the Amazon forest which is impacting the livelihood of the indigenous people living there. The Guajajara tribe is taking an active stand against these activitie...

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Emma Jacobs

2 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology has hired Syrian and Iraqi refugees living in Philadelphia to be docents for exhibitions of Syrian and Iraqi antiquities. The docents are able to sh...

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Marco Werman

1 October 2018

Sulawesi, Indonesia

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The warning system in Indonesia to alert residents of tsunamis could not prevent disaster in Sulawesi because it hasn't worked for six years after many of the surface buoys were vandalized. However, a new system is un...

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Alan Yu

26 September 2018

United States

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Several states are supporting the use of acupuncture to curb pain and opioid reliance, despite inconclusive scientific evidence of its efficacy. Chronic pain sufferers who experience relief from acupuncture say they d...

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Jason Margolis

18 September 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Michigan, and Detroit in particular, has focused on bringing in immigrants to help the area grow. Several programs are helping migrant business owners succeed in their new home. Hatch Detroit helped Hamissi Mamba, a r...

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Chhavi Sachdev

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29 August 2018

Mumbai, India

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Cultures separated by conflict sometimes share surprising similarities in cuisine. Ragini Kashyap hosts dinners around the world demonstrating these similarities, bringing people together over food.

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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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Yam Kumari Kandel

28 August 2018

Nepal

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The “Save the Daughter” campaign is helping families in Nepal with the economic struggle they face when mother’s give birth to females. That’s because, families with girls have to pay the wedding dowry, a cumbersome e...

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Deepa Fernandes

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23 August 2018

Galápagos, Ecuador

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Scalesia, is a species of tree native to the Galapagos Islands that is quickly disappearing thanks to human activity. With much of the island's wildlife dependent on this tree, the ecosystem is threatened with the tre...

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Rebecca Collard

22 August 2018

Bekka Valley, Lebanon

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The Lebanese parliament has started considering whether to legalize cannabis for medical use. The move would raise much-needed funds and create state-sanctioned jobs, according to McKinsey consulting firm. The governm...

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Deepa Fernandes

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17 August 2018

Agua Verde, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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In Mexico, many communities rely on fishing to sustain their livelihood. However, in Baja California Sur, this became a problem when the fish disappeared due to overfishing. Although a controversial decision, the comm...

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Arthur Nazaryan

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17 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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AnnieCannons, is a nonprofit that teaches sex traffic survivors computer software skills so they can be employed as developers. It also emphasizes networking and tries to secure job placement. “I’ve never been happier...

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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...

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Valerie Hamilton

14 August 2018

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Munich's beer gardens have been longtime participants in reusable mugs, but the landfills were still filling up with discarded coffee cups. Taking a page from the beer garden philosophy, startup Recup is testing out a...

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Shaina Shealy

13 August 2018

Myanmar

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Across Myanmar, women are addressing the high prevalence of rape and sexual violence against women. Some, are advocating for the death penalty for those convicted of rape, some are trying to attack root causes, while ...

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Sara Schonhardt

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6 August 2018

Athens, Ohio, United States

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Jane Cavarozzi, an entrepreneur and activist, started Dirty Girl coffee to “support economic development and women’s advancement in the small, depressed villages around Appalachian Ohio.” She lives in the town of Glou...

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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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