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Inside Philanthropy

Julia Travers

24 April 2019

Ghana

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Nine philanthropic organizations, including Plan International and Comic Relief, make up the With and For Girls Collective, which asks teenage girls worldwide to select girl-led initiatives to fund, a process known as...

Bloomberg CityLab

Molly Keisman

23 April 2019

Tangier, Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Morocco

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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 Mor...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

23 April 2019

Birnin, Kebbi, Nigeria

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Fistula repair surgery has become routine in the state of Kebbi in Nigeria thanks to the implementation of a health center that has made treatment easier for women to access. The center aims to address both medical an...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

4 April 2019

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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The Woman's Co-op in Battle Creek, Michigan addresses a wide array of needs for women in the community, including food, clothing, transportation, housing, and childcare. The co-op offers free services, including assis...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

29 March 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A membership organization called Pipeline Angels helps women and nonbinary femme entrepreneurs find investors and start their own businesses. Pipeline Angels addresses the investment disparities between businesses own...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Rikha Sharma Rani

7 March 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Human trafficking has become an increasingly prevalent problem, especially in states such as Florida that host a large tourist population. To better serve the victims, Miami-Dade County has created a trauma-focused co...

Bloomberg CityLab

Romita Saluja

6 March 2019

Pune, India

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In India, clean and safe restrooms for women can be difficult to find. Now, in Pune, old buses are being refurbished into public restrooms which see an average of 100 to 150 women every day. The buses are WiFi-enabled...

This is Africa

Patrick Egwu

15 February 2019

Enugu, Nigeria

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To combat the persistence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Africa, communities band together to spread awareness through film, religious outlets, community gatherings, and other creative means of education. While...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

8 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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To help provide women experiencing homelessness with menstrual products, the Perigives project has created posters and drop boxes that anyone can print and place in a public restroom. The initiative has shown some suc...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarah Toth Stub

5 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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An Israeli Facebook group serves as a women's network for current or former prostitutes seeking help and support. The Hebrew-language group, called Lo Omdot Mineged, provides help in many forms, ranging from crowdsour...

NPR

Cheryl Corley

6 December 2018

Gig Harbor, United States

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In states across America, some incarcerated women are able to give birth and take care of their children from jail. The programs help to reduce recidivism and keep families together, but there are limitations that res...

Politico

Ethan Epstein

15 November 2018

Austin, United States

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The nonprofit GirlForward operates in Chicago and Austin, and is working to help young refugee girls learn skills and thrive in America. The intensive mentoring and tutoring program has shown results for girls who are...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Mikaela Lefrak

15 November 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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To combat the challenges of finding art studio space as well as childcare, an experimental program in Washington, D.C. provides space to artists alongside childcare on site. The “Artist Mother Studio” is a pilot progr...

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Deborah Bonello

9 November 2018

Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico

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Mi, Co-Madre, and Spacioss are all women-only working spaces in Mexico city. Together, around 400 women have attended these spaces. The aim of these coworking spaces is to provide support for females and help them suc...

News Deeply

Dominic Kirui

19 October 2018

Bubisa, Kenya

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In villages in Bubisa, Kenya, women have come together to form informal community banks so that they may have greater financial access and power. These groups of women together save money, and then lend and borrow mon...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

18 October 2018

United States

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Aid Access is the first company to send abortion pills to women who cannot access health services in the United States. The company conducts online appointments before sending the drugs. Women on the Web has done this...

Equal Times

Christabel Ligami

9 October 2018

Kenya

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A Kenyan group called Alternative Rites of Passage is offering an alternative to genital mutilation for Masai girls coming of age. Their program is working towards educating women, establishing new social norms, and w...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

25 September 2018

Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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Being in a conflict zone, primary healthcare in the state of Borno in Nigeria has suffered in recent years. In response to the crisis, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centers provide Ready-To-Use The...

70 Million

Nissa Rhee

16 September 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In North Tulsa, Still She Rises provides free legal help to mothers charged with crimes. But the services extend beyond that. Every client gets not just a lawyer, but also a client advocate to arrange a "holistic defe...

NationSwell

Adrienne Day

7 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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A project in the Bronx led by two formerly incarcerated women is testing whether transitional living/supportive housing meant specifically for women can help protect against recidivism. The Hope House currently provid...

The New York Times

Ceylan Yeginsu

29 August 2018

Scotland

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Students in Scottish schools, colleges, and universities will now be able to access free sanitary products. This eliminates the indignity of “period poverty” and helps students avoid missing school due to being unable...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Marco Werman

28 August 2018

Scotland

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The #FreePeriodScotland campaign is giving more women access to menstrual supplies and starting a conversation about women’s health and biology. Now Scotland is fighting what’s known as “period poverty”—when women don...

Women Across Frontiers

Dominic Kirui

20 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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After surviving a traumatic sexual assault in Nairobi, Wangu Kanja founded the Wangu Kanja Foundation to raise awareness of and prevent gender-based violence. The foundation also provides medical, legal, and psychsoci...

Public Radio International

Sara Schonhardt

6 August 2018

Athens, Ohio, United States

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Jane Cavarozzi, an entrepreneur and activist, started Dirty Girl coffee to “support economic development and women’s advancement in the small, depressed villages around Appalachian Ohio.” She lives in the town of Glou...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Julie Masis

1 August 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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In Montreal, a publicly subsidized day care meant specifically for the children of single mothers is helping build community and provide essential services to single moms. La Petite Maison de la Miséricorde ("The Litt...

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