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Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

18 April 2019

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Sheroes’ Hangout is a cafe entirely run by acid attack survivors in Agra, India. Acid attacks are unfortunately still prevalent worldwide, usually as a result of a woman turning down a man's advances, but punishment f...

Yes! Magazine

Janice Cantieri

18 April 2019

British Columbia, Canada

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The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Drone Search Team is a group of volunteers in British Columbia, Canada that use a combination of indigenous knowledge and drones to search for missing women. Indigenous women ...

Civil Eats

Marianne Messina

16 April 2019

Wisconsin, United States

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As the number of women in agriculture grows, a group of female farmers in Wisconsin participate in a networking cooperative called In Her Boots. Starting as a 12-person potluck, members of In Her Boots now come from m...

The Guardian

Ammar Kalia

3 April 2019

United Kingdom

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The organization, Level Up, has developed a new set of guidelines for reporting on domestic homicide in the U.K. Created through consultation with criminologists and survivors of domestic violence, the new guidelines ...

SURFER Magazine

Ashtyn Douglas

2 April 2019

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

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Support from the international surfing community has empowered women in Sri Lanka to push back against patriarchal social norms and participate in outdoor recreation. Working to change a culture that discourages women...

The Washington Post

Samantha Schmidt

26 March 2019

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Female students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Maryland took a stand inspired by the #MeToo movement when their male classmates circulated a list they had made ranking the girls on the basis of their looks. Wh...

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Will Worley

11 March 2019

Norway

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Governments in Norway, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates have all implemented policies around breastfeeding in the workplace in order to promote healthy child development. Although not without limitations a...

Earth Journalism Network

Amrita Gupta

2 March 2019

Uttarakhand, India

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Mountains are particularly vulnerable to climate change, and a mountain city in India is finding sustainable solutions in traditional agriculture. Women overwhelmingly make up the farming workforce in Uttarakhand and ...

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Sonia Sarkar

27 February 2019

Vietnam

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Art empowers women by providing a basis for new public discourse. In Vietnam, a group of artists use their exhibitions to introduce discussions on topics such as breastfeeding, menstruation, and sexual rights. In the ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Shirin Jaafari

20 February 2019

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Changes in the law and social expectations encourage women in Saudi Arabia to enter the workforce outside of the home. With sales-representative positions now open to Saudi women, more women are entering the workforce...

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...

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Kathleen Hawkins

12 February 2019

Istanbul, Turkey

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Women only gyms are gaining popularity in Turkey, encouraging women to work out in a comfortable setting as well as to gain financial independence and entrepreneurial advice. Many of these women use their gym networks...

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Jamie Smyth

4 February 2019

Australia

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In Australia, 29.7 percent of the top 200 companies in the Australian Securities Exchange are women. While other countries are finding it more difficult to increase the number of women represented on company boards, A...

NPR

Diaa Hadid

3 February 2019

Karachi, Pakistan

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In Karachi, Pakistan, a group of women gathers every week to bike around the city, an act that works to bring awareness to equal rights between men and women. Despite backlash from men in the community, the bicyclists...

Foreign Policy

Teresa Fazio

1 February 2019

Berga, Kalmar County, Sweden

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In November 2017 the Swedish army had their own #MeToo movement: "called #givaktochbitihop, which loosely translates to 'stand at attention and bite the bullet.'” A group of about 50 female sailors formed a group sup...

Christian Science Monitor

Sarita Santoshini

31 January 2019

West Bengal, India

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In India, survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are joining together to form support groups that aim to change community perspectives around prevention and rehabilitation efforts for young women. Not ...

Al Jazeera

Maria de la Guardia

15 January 2019

Uttarakhand, India

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In a mountain village in the north of India, a women’s knitting group formed five years ago to help women reach for financial independence. The group ended up breaking stereotypes, building confidence, and creating li...

Christian Science Monitor

Mahwish Qayyum

14 January 2019

Pakistan

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In Pakistan, water sanitation and hygiene is more than just a public health issue - it's also an issue of women's rights and safety as women face harassment when attempting to access water or when having to defecate i...

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Lauren Schiller

11 January 2019

Balochistan, Pakistan

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Focused on the idea of honor and honor killings, activist Khalida Brohi started a program that provides rural women in Pakistan career skills and an income in order to fight the pervasive cultural attitudes about wome...

Wall Street Journal

Jess McHugh

10 January 2019

United States

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Callisto Campus has given students at 12 colleges a secure, online place to record the details of sexual misconduct and to spot repeat offenders using a system that removes barriers to reporting abuse. Survivors who u...

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Jennifer Guay

9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

The Guardian

Helen Pidd

1 January 2019

Elland, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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In the midst of controversy surrounding large gender pay-gaps in the United Kingdom, a wholesale company called Suma adopts a "co-op" mentality and pays everyone - regardless of gender, experience, or age - the same s...

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Maroosha Muzaffar

13 December 2018

New Delhi, India

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Across Asia, ride-sharing startups are being created to provide women with safe transportation options. From India to Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, these companies starting all-women teams of drivers or offering women the...

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Adele Peters

13 November 2018

United States

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Gender Equality Funds is a tool that makes it possible for people to know if the mutual fund companies in their 401(k)’s are gender inclusive. The tools pulls data from 4,000 mutual funds companies and gives them a ge...

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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...

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