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Vivianne Ihekweazu

26 August 2021

Adadama, Cross River, Nigeria

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A community-led sanitation approach ended the practice of open defecation, a major cause of water pollution and stomach diseases. The program educated people to change social norms and laws requiring every household t...

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Deborah Amos

22 August 2021

Germany

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The nonprofit, Bikeygees, teaches refugee women how to ride and repair bikes. Many of the women come from countries where they weren’t allowed to ride bikes, which are a staple mode of transportation in Germany. Volun...

Sahara Reporters

Chikezie Omeje

Arinze Chijioke

19 August 2021

Otukpo, Benue, Nigeria

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Violent clashes between farmers and cattle herders that have claimed thousands of lives have largely ceased in Otukpo, thanks to a peacekeeping process that resolves disputes and is based on a shared recognition of tw...

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Julia Hotz

18 August 2021

United Kingdom

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“Social prescribing” is an increasingly popular approach to healthcare that addresses “social determinants” of health with non-pharmaceutical prescriptions for patients in the form of activities in their local communi...

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Meaghan Brackenbury

18 August 2021

Canada

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The Strong People, Strong Communities mural-painting festival highlights positive Indigenous stories. The project paired 11 young artists with 11 elders in six teams, each of which painted a mural with a distinct them...

Global Press Journal

Myagmarsuren Battur

17 August 2021

Darkhan, Darkhan-UUL Province, Mongolia

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The Mongolian Association of Sign Language Interpreters launched a free social media service that provides interpreters for people with hearing impairments. Using Facebook Messenger, the service allows clients to use ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Priti Salian

17 August 2021

India

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Noora Health’s Care Companion Program (CCP) trains nurses to deliver actionable health information to the families of hospital patients on how to care for them once discharged. The trainings are in local languages and...

The Narwhal

Stephanie Wood

14 August 2021

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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The Cheakamus forest, which spans 33,000 hectares, is a community run forest, managed by the two First Nations and the city of Whistler, in British Colombia, Canada. By not logging massive amounts of wood, the forest ...

Global Press Journal

Aline Suárez del Real

14 August 2021

Lerma, Mexico, Mexico

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The Lerma river in Mexico is one of the most polluted rivers in the country. Water from the river leaves behind yellow stains and causes headaches and dizziness. To help bring clean, drinking water to the community a ...

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Deena Winter

13 August 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Agape Movement was born during the tensest moments of the 2020 social-justice uprising in Minneapolis, using unarmed community members to provide safety to protesters. Since then the city awarded it multiple contr...

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David Kidd

12 August 2021

Bellefontaine, Ohio, United States

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Small towns in Ohio are turning to a developer to revitalize their main streets in order to bring residents and businesses back. Small Nation is the brainchild of a local developer who put his struggling town back on ...

Indian Country Today

Meghan Sullivan

12 August 2021

United States

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Defining and maintaining indigenous identity is an ongoing process for tribes who want to ensure a strong future. Various enrollment policies have worked for different tribes, from lineal descent to blood quantum requ...

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Ren Bangert

11 August 2021

Canada

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endoQueer is an online support network that provides a safe space for queer, trans, and non-binary people with endometriosis to build community, get support, and find resources. The site offers rigorously-researched r...

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Laura Paddison

11 August 2021

Houston, Texas, United States

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Fresh Hub was created by twin high school sisters to address food insecurity and the environmental impact of food waste. Volunteers collect unsold food from grocery stores and bakeries and give it to residents living ...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Beekman

9 August 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Equitable Communities Initiative brought together representatives from a range of nonprofits serving people of color to make recommendations for investments that support communities of color. Each panelist brought...

Tri-City News

Stefan Labbé

7 August 2021

Australia

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A review of 120 years of data found that traditional indigenous fire burning practices, which are low-intensity and controlled, lead to an increase in biodiversity. The practice has been done for years in indigenous...

CalMatters

Charlotte West

Emma Hall

5 August 2021

California, United States

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Indigenous students find a sense of community and belonging at new tribal colleges in California. As the racial group with the lowest rates of college attendance, indigenous students face a long list of obstacles. Hav...

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Danita Harris

5 August 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Esperanza Threads provides sewing training to refugees and immigrants so that they can find sustainable jobs and provide for their families. The students learn to make t-shirts, bags, and baby products, which are sold...

StateImpact Pennsylvania

Madison Goldberg

5 August 2021

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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In many cities, rainwater is drained through "grey infrastructure" things like pipes, streets, etc. In some cities, this system is combined with the sewage system. Rainwater drains into the sewage system, is then cle...

ELLE Magazine

John H. Tucker

4 August 2021

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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One woman's use of an Instagram account in her personal journey from sex-trafficking victim to sociology researcher enabled new sources of research, teaching, and victim aid. Megan Lundstrom's community of fellow sex ...

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Mackenzie Wilkes

4 August 2021

California, United States

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The Yurok Tribe, located in Northern California, depends on fishing to sustain a living. However, a severe drought, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a crumbling highway severely affected the tribe. So, leaders are turning t...

101 Reporters

Sameer Showkin Lone

4 August 2021

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, British Indian Ocean Territory

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In the district of Bijapur, a town in India, there was a malnutrition rate of 40 per cent in 2019. In order to tackle the problem officials identified the areas with high malnutrition and directed their efforts to tho...

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Solcyre Burga

3 August 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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As a solution for the garbage littering his block, a Philadelphia resident has launched a much-needed movement to keep the streets clean. Sanitation services have been affected since the pandemic, leading to staff sho...

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Sanket Jain

3 August 2021

Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

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Married off to an abusive older man at age 9, Akkatai Teli could not read or write. But she recognized how the rural India justice system neglected women like her in a misogynistic society with high rates of domestic ...

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