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At Cambodia Hotel, The Workers Are The Boss

NPR

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Overall, Cambodia is a relatively poor country whose residents don't own much. Norwegian hotel owners in the city of Krong Siem Reap urge their Cambodian staff to be more in charge of making their own decisions by making them co-owners of the hotel, an act that forced them to have more confidence...

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Crowdfunding Clean Energy

The New York Times

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In Oakland, a company created an online crowd-funding platform that allows users to earn interest by financing clean energy projects and gives people with good social intentions a direct line of action.

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Crowdsourcing a Better World

The New York Times

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Americans often want to connect to a cause beyond writing a check. Crowdsourcing is creating new forms of philanthropy globally, giving donors more choice and a stronger connection to the projects they fund.

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Ever Wonder Why Nobody Goes to Town Council Meetings? Meet the Folks Who Are Changing That.

NationSwell

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Very few people go to city council meetings. MindMixer, a tech startup company, increased civic participation in states across the U.S., with online platforms for city officials and the community to discuss ideas.

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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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7 solutions that could help stop rape on the night shift

Reveal

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The night shift janitor is an easy target. Working in isolation, cleaners across the country say they have been harassed, assaulted and raped by supervisors and co-workers while tidying office buildings, shopping malls and universities, as our investigation exposed.

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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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Legal Aid With a Digital Twist

The New York Times

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Software and apps are helping millions of Americans trying to solve civil problems on their own.

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Smart idea: Dump your waste, get paid

The Times of India

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In order to encourage people to properly dispose of their waste, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has installed smart vending machines for recyclable waste at Connaught Place and India Gate. In return for making the sustainable waste choice, users receive monetary rewards via e-wallet.

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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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