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Time Magazine

Irin Carmon

27 September 2018

Stockholm, Sweden

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Sweden has a reputation for being one of the most socially-progressive and gender-equal countries in the world. This article breaks down the different policies that Sweden has become so famous for and looks at its myr...

Scalawag

Katherine Webb-Hehn

24 September 2018

Alabama, United States

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In one of the worst states to have a pregnancy, midwives might be the answer. In Alabama, activists pushed for the re-legalization of professional midwifery. Now, midwifes in the state are providing care for mothers, ...

Shondaland

Michaela Haas

17 September 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Chef Erin Wade, and her staff, decided they were going to do something about servers getting sexually harassed by customers. So, they implemented a colored-coded system that ranks behaviors according to a certain colo...

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...

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Anna-Catherine Brigida

11 September 2018

El Salvador

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El Salvador joins other countries and states who are creating specialized tribunals for gender-based crimes. The court focuses on 11 crimes “femicide, diffusion of porn (as in revenge porn), and three forms of economi...

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Adam Skolnick

7 September 2018

Washington, United States

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After her client and friend gets sentenced to 13 years in prison at the Washington Corrections Center for Women, Laurie Dawson, an activist, sets out to reform prison practices. With the guidance of the Bangkok Rules,...

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Matt Foley

6 September 2018

United States

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NASCAR, which has been traditionally been dominated by white males, knows it needs more women and minorities, so it launched a program in 2009 to do just that. The Diversity Crew Member Development program has so far ...

The Innovator

Emma Maliborski

3 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Project SAFE, based in New York, is providing justice-oriented programs and courts around the country with a lesson in intersectionality. Citing the unique realities that Black women face, the project partners with ot...

Public Radio International

Yam Kumari Kandel

28 August 2018

Nepal

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The “Save the Daughter” campaign is helping families in Nepal with the economic struggle they face when mother’s give birth to females. That’s because, families with girls have to pay the wedding dowry, a cumbersome e...

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...

Al-Fanar Media

Edward Fox

22 August 2018

Qamishli, Syria

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Rojava University is a Kurdish led institution that offers classes to students in a remote northern region in Syria. People in this region, live in an area that seeks independence from Syria. “Young people in that reg...

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...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

17 August 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Women4Women is an initiative that brings tradeswomen together in the construction field to do volunteer work for others. Since women represent just ten percent of construction workers in the United States, having the...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Arthur Nazaryan

17 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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AnnieCannons, is a nonprofit that teaches sex traffic survivors computer software skills so they can be employed as developers. It also emphasizes networking and tries to secure job placement. “I’ve never been happier...

The New York Times

Marjorie Olster

17 August 2018

Douar Laadam, Morocco

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Project Soar is trying to get more young girls in Morocco to finish school, and it’s working. The nonprofit offers after school programs and tutoring to teenage girls, in hopes they continue their education and don’t ...

Public Radio International

Shaina Shealy

13 August 2018

Myanmar

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Across Myanmar, women are addressing the high prevalence of rape and sexual violence against women. Some, are advocating for the death penalty for those convicted of rape, some are trying to attack root causes, while ...

The Washington Post

Timothy Pratt

3 August 2018

South Fulton, Georgia, United States

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South Fulton is the only city in the U.S. to put black women in charge of its criminal justice system—from the judge, to the prosecutor, to the public defender. “The result: A focus on community policing, pretrial div...

Rewire

Miriam Zoila Perez

31 July 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Community of Hope, a health clinic, is offering a prenatal program called “Centering Pregnancy.” Participants meet bi weekly and cover topics related to pregnancy until the end of their term. The goal is to improve th...

Yes! Magazine

Linda Kramer Jenning

13 July 2018

United States

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This election cycle, organizations are recognizing that women of color running for office need guidance and resources that take into account the challenges women of color face. “We needed to create a space that is uni...

Public Radio International

Lucy Sheriff

10 July 2018

Colombia

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Thirteen years ago the Wayuu tribe, located in Colombia, removed it’s male chiefdom and instead asked women to be their leaders. According to the Wayuu tribe they are the only indigenous tribe in Colombia that exclusi...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarita Santoshini

15 June 2018

Uganda

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Sylvia Acan, co-founded Golden Women vision, an organization that teaches Ugandan women to bake cakes with the aim of helping them improve their social economic status. Many of the women, like Acan, became victims o...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Adriana Alcázar González

8 June 2018

Tuxtla Guitierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

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Safe Drivers, or Choferas Seguras, is a collective of women drivers that offer secure rides to “family members and friends who need to get to school, work, doctor’s appointments and other places.” The collective helps...

Quartz

Lauren Alix Brown

5 June 2018

Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States

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A school in Ohio runs a program called Adventure Girls in order to teach adolescent girls resilience and creative problem-solving skills. The curriculum is borne out of research designed to build resilience, and it cr...

The Washington Post

Justin Jouvenal

11 May 2018

Decatur, Illinois, United States

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Nursery programs inside prisons are not common. The Decatur Correctional Center is one of the few in the country. Eleven years since its inception, “more than 90 women have gone through the Moms and Babies program.”

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Odette Chalaby

23 April 2018

Australia

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In Australia’s Civil Service, or APS, there are more women than men in leadership positions. “50% of women in our most senior positions now, the secretaries of departments. When I first started 15 years ago, there was...

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