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29 May 2020
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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...
6 May 2020
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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...
4 May 2020
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...
6 April 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Under 800 Words
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...
1 April 2020
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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...
30 March 2020
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...
9 March 2020
Florida, United States
Over 3000 Words
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...
7 March 2020
Iowa, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
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...
5 March 2020
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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...
2 March 2020
Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
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...
24 February 2020
Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States
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. ...
23 February 2020
Denver, Colorado, United States
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...
14 February 2020
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...
13 February 2020
Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
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...
10 February 2020
Connecticut, United States
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...
6 February 2020
Albany, New York, United States
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 ...
4 February 2020
"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...
4 February 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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...
30 January 2020
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...
20 January 2020
Aska, Odisha, India
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...
15 January 2020
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...
8 January 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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...
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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...
26 December 2019
Nduru Beach, Kenya
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 ...
23 December 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Under 800 Words
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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