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He Spent a Decade in the System. Now He's Keeping People Out of Prison.

Global Citizen

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After years in prison, Coss Marte opened a fitness company run by and for formerly incarcerated people. The business, ConBody, was born out the passion he found for fitness while incarcerated and from the near impossibility of finding employment upon release. Beyond providing employment, Marte ha...

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How Rwanda could be the first country to wipe out cervical cancer

Mosaic Science

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Rwanda has launched a community and health driven campaign in order to put a stop to the spread of cervical cancer by educating women about the HPV vaccine. Driven largely by dispelling myths and providing accurate information focused on the vaccine's role in mitigating against cancer, the countr...

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The Burlesque Group Reclaiming Indigenous Sexuality

BBC

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Changing stereotypes surrounding sexuality for indigenous women requires addressing the underlying issues of culture, colonization, and identity. The Virago Nation burlesque collective, based in Vancouver, CA, blends indigenous art with sexually empowering performances. The group strives to help ...

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House Calls Can Lead to Dramatically Better Health Outcomes Among the Elderly

Pacific Standard

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House calls are not new to the medicine field, but they are becoming more predominant as doctors look for ways to expand access to those that aren't able to make it into an office. Focusing mostly on "disabled, chronically ill, elderly, and other at-risk populations," doctors are utilizing techno...

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At Transgéneros Unidas, Latinas find refuge and fellowship

Los Angeles Times

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For two hours every Thursday, a support group for transgender Latina women called Transgéneros Unidas is held in Long Beach, California. Run by an organization called Bienestar, several cities in CA host these meetings for the women to discuss issues in their communities, health risks as transwom...

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A Workable Alternative To Nursing Homes In Vermont — Adult Family Care

NPR

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Vermont is home to many senior patients with serious medical needs, but doesn't have enough nursing homes to accommodate. Now, some people are opening their homes to the elderly and providing necessary services - while the programs vary, residents often pay for room and board and the host family ...

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Vermont Requires Child Sexual Abuse Prevention. Could Wyoming, Too?

Wyoming Public Media

Radio / 5-15 Minutes

Vermont is the first state to pass comprehensive legislation that requires schools to include child sexual abuse prevention into their curriculum. Many schools have taken this new legislation and built their prevention curriculum around understanding consent and creating a space where children fe...

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Could a regional approach to teacher home visits work in King County? It has in Dallas and Fort Worth.

The Seattle Times

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Teacher home visits have been hailed as a strategy to improve student performance; however, in areas where students regularly move across district lines, a regional home-visit approach may be necessary. The Dallas-Fort Worth area has emerged as one model.

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Missing indigenous women spotlighted as bill signed

The Seattle Times

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A Washington state bill aims to take action on the disproportionate rates of sexual assault committed against Indigenous women. The bill seeks to clarify the criminal jurisdiction boundaries placed on tribal lands and provide specialized training to build trust and relationships between law enfor...

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How a Radio Show Gives Unwed Mothers in Morocco a Voice

CityLab

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100% Mamans, an association in Morocco that aids single mothers, has created a radio show called "Mères en Ligne" that is hosted and run by unwed mothers. The show, which at this point can only live online because Morocco prohibits community radio to broadcast on air, allows women to tell their s...

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