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In Egypt, Sowing Seeds of Gender Equality

The New York Times

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Muslim women in Egypt are expected to marry young and to stay close to home, and if they do not, they can be subjected to abuse or heavy criticism by men in the household. Save the Children’s Choices program offers educational workshop sessions for boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, which help them e...

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GI Jane Needs a Place to Sleep

The Huffington Post

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Women veterans, the fastest growing demographic of homeless veterans, tend to avoid traditional shelters for fear of losing or being separated from their children. Final Salute, in Wash. DV is a transitional home for female service members struggling with unstable housing.

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How 3 Women Are Changing The World With Solar Energy

Worldwatch Institute

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Three women have embraced the use of solar technology to become clean energy entrepreneurs. They are helping bring light, efficient cookstoves, and energy to their communities, while reducing carbon emissions and empowering other women along the way.

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Clean Energy Training & Solar Comes To Nepal UNESCO Heritage Site

Clean Technica

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Grassroots organizations, Empowered by Light and Empower Generation, are killing two birds with one stone: bringing clean energy to rural Nepal, and creating jobs for Nepalese women in the environmental sector. By helping to install electricity-generating solar panels, which simultaneously preven...

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Gender equality key to development

Anglican Journal

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The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is working to implement maternal and newborn child health programs in East Africa. Though the project has incorporated a wide-range of initiatives, many of them have relied on a single underlying principle that has proven to be effective: th...

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This Machine Could Prevent Gun Violence — If Only Cops Used It

The Marshall Project

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Gun crimes with no leads can torment police investigators and agitate communities. NIBIN is a database that tracks the unique marks that guns leave on shell casings, showing whether that same gun was used in another crime or could lead to evidence.

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Meet the Men Who Invest in Women Entrepreneurs

The Story Exchange

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Women tend to invest in female-owned and run companies, but men disproportionately invest in male run companies, which means female companies l...

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In the Male-Dominated Oil Industry, Efforts to Build Stronger Networks Among Women

Texas Standard

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Women are often undervalued, overlooked and discriminated against in the oil industry. To overcome this, women have started to form organizations to support women in their careers and to try to close the gender gap.

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How Malawi Girls Combat Sexual Abuse – Self Defense

News Deeply

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Sexual abuse and rape are frequent and accepted parts of the social fabric in Malawi. To combat that, Malawi girls and boys take self defense classes to learn how to avert assault in order to protect themselves and others.

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Officials: ‘Woman's state' curbs domestic violence

Corpus Christi Caller Times

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In St. Paul, one of Minnesota’s collective approaches to solutions in action — dubbed The Blueprint for Safety — is a foundation of laws that adapt to the proliferation of domestic violence in the state and successful efforts of marrying the advocate community with the criminal justice system.

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