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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 cair. 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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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

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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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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Andrea Crossan

5 December 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In 1995 El Monte, a US sweatshop in California that housed workers without paying them, was raided. “The El Monte raid changed the garment industry.” After the raid, former president Bill Clinton created a sweatshop t...

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Andrea Crossan

12 October 2017

Puerto Rico

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One group of women roams shelters searching for Puerto Rican vets after Hurricane Maria, where there are “around 75,000 US Army veterans living.” “This is Americans helping Americans. These veterans were stationed in ...

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Elizabeth Ross

12 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For a fraction of what it costs to house a prison inmate, College Bound Dorchester pays former gang members a weekly stipend to attend college. This program has a huge impact on not only the lives of the participants ...

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Joyce Hackel

27 September 2017

United States

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The average median-income family in the United States spends 13 hours per year preparing and filing their taxes, plus $370 paying someone to help. “In other countries, it’s a matter of minutes and costs nothing,” says...

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Chris Bentley

22 June 2016

Nijmegen, Netherlands

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The Dutch have spent centuries trying to hold back both the sea and the big rivers that flow into it. But rising water due to climate change is forcing a new approach for their low-lying country.

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Priyanka Boghani

13 June 2016

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Mass shootings in the United States spur calls for gun control regulation, but do gun control regulations work? In Australia, Scotland, and Finland, they have reduced gun-related crimes through buyback programs, banni...

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