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Elizabeth Davies

Harriet Noble

2 July 2018

Gaza Strip, Palestine

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To rebuild Gaza, Green Cake manufactures construction blocks out of locally-available ash and rubble. It’s a low-cost and reliable alternative to importing supplies from Israel.

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

18 June 2018

Nigeria

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Stigma stands in the way of safe sex practices. A start-up in Nigeria called Slide Safe is addressing the problem by offering at-home STI test kits. Supplies are delivered in inconspicuous packaging. Customers can als...

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Elizabeth Davies

30 April 2018

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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Public support is key to advancing peace. That’s the idea behind Minds of Peace, an initiative that brings together ordinary Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate mock trust-building measures and political agreements...

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Nanchanok Wongsamuth

29 April 2018

Yala, Thailand

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In a city with sectarian violence, the mayor of Yala created an interfaith orchestra made up of young adults to create a space for Buddhists and Muslims to work together, create together, and get to know one another.

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Vincent Ni

Alvaro Alvarez

28 April 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Chinese Americans in San Francisco came together to discuss their wide-ranging political viewpoints. The “Make America Dinner Again” event encouraged four Republicans and four Democrats to listen and connect with each...

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Ana Lucia Gonzalez

27 April 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Cure Violence is a Chicago public health program that reduces crime by reaching out to those affected by violence. Workers build bridges between rival gang members, detect conflicts and cool people down. They organize...

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Pinar Ersoy

Mark Lowen

27 April 2018

Gaziantep, Turkey

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Since the Syrian conflict began, some “3.5 million Syrian refugees have poured into Turkey” causing strife and divisions between the two groups. That’s why the E.U is funding schools that integrate Turkish and Syrian ...

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Emily Kasriel

26 April 2018

Toronto, Canada

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The Regent Park neighborhood in Toronto is now home to a mixed income housing development project in which residents of different income groups are living alongside one another. It’s also bringing a private developer ...

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Stephanie Hegarty

25 April 2018

Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Mining for tin in central Nigeria helped two ethnic groups overcome an age-old conflict. Thousands of people were killed between 2011 and 2016 in this ethnic conflict between Fulani herdsmen and Berom farmers, but a a...

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Mercy Juma

24 April 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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In Kenya, prisons are rampant with violence, an overcrowded and harsh environment for people as they serve their sentences. To combat gang violence and heightened tensions between prisoners and guards, Kenya's largest...

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Mark Easton

23 April 2018

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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You can’t force people to make friends across ethnic lines, but you can invite them to at least meet each other. In the split town of Rotherham, the National Citizen Service program brings together 16- and 17-year-old...

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Laura Plitt

20 April 2018

Kapawi, Ecuador

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The isolated Achuar peoples in Kapawi village in Ecuador live in an area without roads, and they'd like to keep it that way. As a way of proving they can function without them while still allowing for public transport...

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Tom Colls

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20 March 2018

London, England

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The “pathways” model of care brings together a multi-discipline team to improve the care of homeless patients in-hospital by addressing immediate needs and ensuring that they are not discharged without a place to stay.

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Dougal Shaw

6 March 2018

Winchester, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Did you know that the main ingredient in most chewing gum is a synthetic rubber, which resembles a close relationship to plastic? "It's called polyisobutylene," explains Anna Bullus, a British designer, "the same stuf...

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Madeline Taylor

18 February 2018

Vancouver, Canada

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Canada is paving the way in marine solutions, but they didn't get there without failure first. After decades of overfishing, the country is experimenting with a sustainable commercial fishing catch-share system that h...

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Tom Colls

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13 February 2018

Toronto, Canada

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Improvisational comedy teaches people to listen, act quickly on their feet, and be unafraid to make mistakes. An improv class in Toronto geared towards people who struggle to manage anxiety has found that these skills...

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Fi Glover

11 February 2018

Nepal

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In Nepal, a revolutionary volunteer program called the “Female Community Health Volunteers” has led the country to drastically decline the number of women that die giving childbirth. Over 50,000 volunteers look after ...

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Sam Judah

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6 February 2018

London, England

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Hydroponics works by growing plants in water without soil, fields or farms. Across the globe, this method is already being implemented as a more cost-effective way of growing food. Farmers and scientists are debating ...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

30 January 2018

Norway

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Prisons in Norway are designed to simulate life on the outside. Inmates are encouraged to work and get an education, and officers chat and do activities alongside them. Norway spends a lot of money per prisoner, but t...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

23 January 2018

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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When Germany opened its doors to refugees, the country invested heavily in integration assistance, including free but compulsory language and civics courses. Though political division has formed in Germany over immigr...

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BBC News

23 January 2018

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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As part of an anti-bullying campaign in 1,400 Toronto elementary schools, teachers are bringing infants to the front of the classroom. Instructors ask students to identify the babies' feelings and emotions with the go...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

16 January 2018

Cuba

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Cuba has one of the world’s lowest storm fatality rates in part because citizens learn how to prepare and respond to hurricanes beginning in elementary school. Children know where to go in an evacuation, neighbors ope...

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Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

9 January 2018

Rwanda

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Rwanda has the smallest gender gap in Africa. Women’s access to education, healthcare, politics, and property is considered across the board in policymaking from law to national budgeting. Gender-based violence contin...

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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...

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Tulip Mazumdar

19 December 2017

Japan

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Two schools in Japan experienced the 2011 tsunami completely differently. After the earthquake, students in Kamaishi immediately took off running to get to higher ground, ahead of even their teachers. Meanwhile in Oka...

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