Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection of stories presents a broad range of solutions to the gender equity gap. From the garment workers unionizing in Bangladesh to protect women's safety on the job to the foundation in Nairobi that created a peer support system for victims of sexual violence, these stories bring to life the bold and creative ways that women and girls across the globe are shifting attitudes towards gender-based injustice in their communities and proving that women's rights are, indeed, human rights.
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Gender equity is a fundamental human right, yet women and girls around the world continue to face discrimination, whether in the workplace or just walking down the street. Global progress in this area has been slow, which presents problems not just for the safety and wellbeing of individuals, but also in the struggle against climate change: fertility rates and population growth (directly linked to access to family planning) are key drivers in the need for every type of resource, from food to electricity to transportation. Join the Earth Month Ecochallenge to take action on this climate solution.