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Daily Monitor

Lilian Namagembe

25 July 2018

Wasiko, Uganda

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Kabubbu Development Project is a reproductive health NGO in Wakiso district of Uganda that is teaching middle and high school girls to make reusable sanitary pads. Lack of pads can mean the difference between going to...

Quartz

Dan Kopf

21 June 2018

Malawi

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Research, and the evidence from global development campaigns in multiple countries, shows that cash transfers to women can help women to gain more freedom in choosing sexual partners, decrease HIV transmission, and de...

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Miranda Hall

18 June 2018

India

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Affordable and flexible child care allows female informal workers to earn more money and frees older children to attend school. One model that works well comes from the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Indi...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

12 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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By offering flexible rent, a Philadelphia nonprofit allows low-income residents to attain economic success. Financed through an initial endowment, the Women’s Community Revitalization Projected is sustained by support...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Karis Hustad

11 June 2018

Sweden

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Sweden's version of the #MeToo movements, #Teknisktfel, is focused on women that have experienced sexual harassment in the tech industry, and it's gaining attention from activist organizations. Nearly 2,000 people hav...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

1 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Women’s Way, a new Philadelphia-based program, aims to promote economic equality through women’s financial empowerment initiatives. Based on a successful model in Delaware, the program uses financial coaches to help p...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

30 May 2018

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Flip the Script is a program utilized on college campuses that trains women to prevent sexual assault. The program educates young women on setting their own personal boundaries, recognizing the early signs of a sexual...

Temple University

Laura Smythe

Spring 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To reduce the stigma around seeking treatment for addiction, the Interim House in Philadelphia provides a women-exclusive program that focus on treating past traumas through the use of dialectical behavior therapy. Ba...

The Washington Post

Karen Weese

1 May 2018

Delaware, United States

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To reduce unplanned pregnancies, Delaware "embarked on an ambitious experiment" that worked to eliminate barriers that prevented women from pursuing alternative forms of birth control, such as cost and convenience. Af...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

6 April 2018

Rwanda

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MenCare is a 15-class course in Rwanda that teaches men about fatherhood, caregiving, and gender roles. A study that evaluated the course found that men who participated in the program were half as likely to use viole...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

28 March 2018

Cairo, Egypt

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Team sports have been an effective way to build community, nurture skills, and develop physical autonomy among Egyptian women. The introduction of a roller derby team in Cairo has achieved these goals and is travels i...

CNN

Portia Ladrido

27 March 2018

Philippines

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Community groups and organizations are helping women deal with the deaths of their sons due to a drug war that has killed thousands in the Philippines. One of those organizations is Baigani, which takes family out of ...

Nation Africa

Louise Donovan

Hannah O'Neill

Felista Wangari

27 March 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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A successful training program in Nairobi is teaching girls to recognize verbal and physical assault and empowering them with the self-defense skills to respond in moments of crisis.

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Manisera

23 March 2018

Baghdad, Iraq

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The Shahrazad Center in Baghdad offers workshops and free legal services to women experiencing domestic abuse, violence, threats and gender-based discrimination. Lawyer Rajaa Abd Ali says, “Here we teach women their r...

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Odette Chalaby

19 March 2018

Munich, Germany

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Starting a business is a daunting task for anyone, but women often face the additional barrier of caring for a family at the same time as launching a company. Guide is a Munich-based consulting service that has provid...

News Deeply

Danny Lee

27 February 2018

Mafraq, Jordan

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To maximize help in humanitarian crisis situations, there is a trend for NGOs to provide cash payments specifically to women. This acts as a stipend beyond traditional humanitarian aid programs. Not only does the cash...

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Odette Chalaby

21 February 2018

Berlin, Germany

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In Neukölln, a district in south-Berlin, nearly half of the residents come from migrant backgrounds and 85% of students don't speak German as their first language. To help integrate these population, early childhood -...

Next City

Sandra Larson

14 February 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For women looking to acquire new jobs skills, access to childcare can transform their opportunities. Generations Advancing Together through Education is a Boston-based program that provides job training for women alon...

The New York Times

Jina Moore

13 January 2018

Lenkisem, Kenya

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Seleiman Bishagazi and the Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) are piloting a program that is on track to stop the practice of female genital mutilation. When a girl undergoes circumcision, her family receives m...

Ms. Magazine

Emily Sernaker

28 December 2017

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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Young women face a unique set of challenges in school and as they transition into adulthood - from underrepresentation in school clubs and STEM subjects, to skewed perceptions on their clothing choices, to fewer busin...

The New York Times

Declan Walsh

28 December 2017

Cairo, Egypt

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For young women in Egypt, outlets for their frustrations can be extremely limited under a political climate that oppresses freedom of expression, and in a culture where sexual harassment is rampant and systemic. The C...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Schonhardt

28 December 2017

Tierra Blanca, Guatemala

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In some rural parts of Guatemala, "more than half the girls...marry before the age of 18." While a coalition of organizations was able to lobby lawmakers, and raise the legal marriage age to 18, real changes happened ...

Newsweek

Sarah O'Hagan

6 December 2017

Ethiopia

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Around the world, adolescent girls are susceptible to sexual harassment but girls in crisis areas are likely to be forgotten, or the solutions do not reach them. A new training program is designed for such conflict ar...

Al Jazeera

Claudia Bellante

3 December 2017

Tijuana, Mexico

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Pregnant women at the US-Mexico border are often living in hard conditions and facing obstetric violence at public hospitals or being pushed into c-sections at private clinics. 'Parteras Fronterizas' offers an alterna...

Chicago Tribune

Ese Olumhense

27 November 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, the disparity in mortality rates between white and black women who contracted breast cancer was once disturbingly high, one of the worst in the nation . But ten years of fostering partnerships between the ...

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