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The Trace

Jennifer Mascia

Katlyn Alo

29 May 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Domestic abuse risks are on the rise, at a time of social isolation, economic disruption, and gun-buying, and so Wayne County, Michigan, court officials responded to the closing of their courthouses by allowing people...

National Observer

Janice Cantieri

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6 May 2020

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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The number of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada is high, so a group of Indigenous women formed an organization called Power Our Women (POW) to teach other Indigenous women across the country self-defense...

BBC

Maddy Savage

4 May 2020

Sweden

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Private dinners for only men to discuss notions of feminism and toxic masculinity have been picking up in interest across Sweden. What started in earnest following a string of assaults against women in 2016 has now be...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Vinny Vella

6 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Stay-at-home orders keep us safe against the risk of infection, but for those suffering from domestic abuse they are no safe haven. The city of Philadelphia is working to let people know that services are still avail...

Minority Africa

Ope Adedeji

1 April 2020

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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Wine and Whine is a Nigerian organization that creates a space for women only to feel safe and connect. The goal is to create a woman-to-woman network and to create an opportunity to talk about issues that affect them...

Transitions Online

Hanna Liubakova

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30 March 2020

Belarus

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A Belarus women’s-empowerment support group using the Wen-Do method ends each session with the students breaking a piece of wood with a chop of their hand, a literal show of strength that communicates how defending ag...

Civil Eats

Vera Liang Chang

9 March 2020

Florida, United States

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The Fair Food Program, which educates and empowers farmworkers to report on-the-job sexual harassment, has all but eliminated sexual assaults at participating farms in an industry that otherwise is known for vast powe...

PBS NewsHour

Mark Bittman

Melanie Saltzman

7 March 2020

Iowa, United States

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A group of women called The Women, Food and Agriculture Network was founded in 1998 in Iowa to educate female landowners about land conservation and implementing sustainable practices on their farms. The group has hel...

The Atlantic

Andrew Ferguson

5 March 2020

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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Since 2013, Purdue University has frozen its annual tuition at $9,992, a stark contrast to the trend of ballooning costs at most U.S. institutions of higher education. The president has focused on savings generated fr...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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2 March 2020

Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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As part of a social work graduate program through Alirajpur Post Graduate College, a group of students are using “citizen science” to share their research that water with elevated levels of fluoride can be dangerous t...

The Trace

Ann Givens

24 February 2020

Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States

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Despite a strong gun-rights culture in the state, Louisiana law enforcement agencies use aggressive gun-confiscation laws and procedures to disarm domestic abusers as part of a wider array of protections for victims. ...

Guns & America

Leigh Paterson

23 February 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The Denver, Colorado, district attorney’s office assigned an investigator to methodically search for signs that domestic abusers possessed prohibited guns, and then uses that information to take the guns away. Firearm...

The Globe and Mail

Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin

14 February 2020

Canada

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A Catholic high school in Ontario is leading Canada's efforts to use restorative justice and mediation strategies in the classroom. The school has found that students who go through this process often don't get in tro...

Global Sisters Report

Kelechukwu Iruoma

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13 February 2020

Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, many women who develop fistulas don't seek help due to lack of access to quality health care in the region, but Sisters of Medical Missionaries of Mary have opened a free clinic to help fill the gap. The c...

The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

10 February 2020

Connecticut, United States

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Since 2007, Connecticut has taken major steps in juvenile justice reform – namely, the ages that youth are arrested or charged as adults. By moving 16 and 17 year olds out of the adult system and into the juvenile jus...

Eugene Weekly

Taylor Perse

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6 February 2020

Albany, New York, United States

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Sarah’s Place, a clinic based in Albany General Hospital focused on helping those who have been sexually assaulted, has proven to be the "gold-standard" for other hospitals in neighboring cities. Whereas most victims ...

KPBS Public Media

Max Rivlin-Nadler

4 February 2020

Tijuana, Mexico

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"The Nest" in Tijuana is a space for migrant children to relax and be themselves during a very stressful time. "The Nest" was established by the Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles and sits across the street from a s...

The Trace

J. Brian Charles

4 February 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the program Sisters United Resilient and Empowered, also called SURE Moms, offers counseling to mothers in an effort to address their trauma, and thus have an effect on their entire families. W...

Pioneers Post

Nour Ibrahim

30 January 2020

Cairo, Egypt

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An initiative run by the UN Refugee Agency in Cairo called NilFurat teaches women in countries around the Nile and Furat rivers creative skills for them to make a living. The women learn skills like hand sewing, machi...

Mongabay

Pragati Prava

20 January 2020

Aska, Odisha, India

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Pramila Bisoyi, a Member of Parliament hailing from the Indian state of Odisha, has shown the power of women in protecting the environment. She has created and led multiple Women Self Help Groups, who work together to...

Equal Times

María José Carmona

15 January 2020

Malaga, Spain

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There are thousands of children caught in the midst of the migrant crisis, and many of them end up without their parents or with a relative. To avoid placing migrant children in facilities that would be unable to give...

YR Media

Zari Tarazona

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8 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia has made a concerted effort toward reducing the number of youth being arrested in schools. Leadership, including the school police commissioner and district attorney, changed procedures so that youth, ins...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Alexandra Christy

Winter 2020

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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A public transportation system just for women has been developed in New Guinea in response to the extreme harassment that women face. Launched in 2014, the program called "Meri Seif (“Woman Safe”) now serves 170,000 f...

NPR

Rebecca Davis

26 December 2019

Nduru Beach, Kenya

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Along Kenya's Lake Victoria, the practice of jaboya - where fishermen guarantee that day's catch to a woman fish trader in exchange for sexual favors - is all too common, in part due to a lack of economic opportunity ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Anikka Abbott

23 December 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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To help address domestic violence and intervene in crises such as suicide and addiction within Native American communities, a decades-old culture-based program offers workshops that "foster healing through embracing c...

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