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PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

24 November 2017

Kigali, Rwanda

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The Akilah Institute, the first all-female college in Rwanda, is empowering women to be financially independent through training in entrepreneurship, the hospitality industry and information technology.

News Deeply

Katie Arnold

17 November 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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A large ethnic cleansing campaign in Myanmar leading to rape and unsafe conditions of women has resulted in an increase in female refugees to Bangladesh. A center run by the United Nations Population Fund is a place ...

News Deeply

Katie Arnold

16 November 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Hundreds of thousands of women and girls have fled from Northern Myanmar's military ethnic cleansing to Bangladesh, often having suffered rape and gender violence. The United Nations Population Fund center is a place ...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

10 November 2017

Uganda

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Pregnant women in rural African villages tend not to seek medical services until they are in labour, but there are many services that should be performed earlier in the pregnancy in order to help ensure the survival o...

News Deeply

Sally Nyakanyanga

9 November 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Young women and girls in Africa face difficult stigmas when menstruating, as well as prohibitive costs to hygiene items and other resources, leading many of them to miss critical days at school and otherwise be left ...

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Michelle Tolson

26 October 2017

Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, Bridge Hope Health Organization has sexual health peer educators in order to help prevent HIV. This NGO has been developed to help educate and prevent HIV in sex workers or other high risk individuals.

Politico

Erick Trickey

21 September 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Young individuals who have lost loved ones to violence and live in violent areas are likely to perpetuate these trends. 'Becoming a Man' and 'Working on Womanhood' are programs that involve mentorship, behavioral ther...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

20 September 2017

Colorado, United States

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Colorado views the cycle of poverty as being propelled by unplanned pregnancy. This led to their bipartisan supported funding program for birth control, that is especially useful in rural areas.

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Odette Chalaby

31 August 2017

Dublin, Ireland

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Ireland has grown over 500 hundred small companies run by women owners and managers through a simple but effective peer mentoring scheme. Female entrepreneurs participate in monthly roundtable sessions led by some of ...

News Deeply

Sonia Narang

8 August 2017

Burenitu, Viti Levu, Fiji

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After a huge cyclone devastated a remote Fijian village, Eta Tuvuki worked to open communication channels between women and public officials. Her efforts are not only making women's voices heard, but they allow for th...

Mediamax Network

Rebecca Mutiso

19 July 2017

Kenya

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In remote areas of Kenya, health care is hard to access and medical professionals and technology have been hard to come by. A new partnership between the government, Phillips, and the United Nations Population Fund (...

The Better India

Jovita Aranha

5 July 2017

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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In the slums of India, living on the street as a "pavement dweller" is a daily struggle for survival - and being a woman on the street is even more terrifying. Organizations like Mahila Milan and the Myna Mahila Foun...

The New York Times

Krithika Varagur

20 June 2017

Indonesia

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In order to counter terrorism and reduce recidivism of incarcerated male jihadists', the Entrepreneurship and Proselytization Empowerment Program helps the wives of jailed extremists through counseling and lessons abo...

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Dyan Machan

17 June 2017

Pokuase, Ghana

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Microfinance was widely lauded for decades as a surefire and promising way to break the cycle of poverty and uplift the economies of the developing world, especially when targeted for women. But hard data has shown th...

Associated Press

Kristi Eaton

17 June 2017

Hutup, India

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Using a daily soccer practice as a structure, a nonprofit in a remote village in India is teaching girls about gender equality and health and life skills.

The Story Exchange

Riva Richmond

25 May 2017

Mityana, Mityana District, Uganda

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Though the overall poverty rate has been dropping in recent years, rural communities in Uganda still lack many basic resources, including access to healthy food, toiletries, and economic opportunity. The Network of Wo...

WMOT

Jacob McCleland

23 May 2017

Madhubani, Bihar, India

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In many rural villages in Northern India and Nepal, long-standing cultural norms have relegated women to subordinate positions in marriage and minimal educational opportunities, stifling the social, agricultural and e...

Al Jazeera

Amani Zain

17 May 2017

Mafraq, Mafraq Governorate, Jordan

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The country of Jordan has one of the scarcest water supplies of any country on earth - one that can barely sustain its population, especially with Syrian refugees pouring in and further straining limited resources. Po...

Temple University

Emily Scott

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Mercy Hospice in Philadelphia is a recovery home that serves homeless women and their children. Their comprehensive approach provides addiction services, as well as mental health and trauma support; the home is seen a...

News Deeply

Nina Teggarty

7 April 2017

Armenia

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In Armenia, sons are far more desired than daughters leading to a high prevalence of sex-selective abortions that is resulting in a shortage of girls. 'Save the Children' works with families to help them see how simil...

NBC News

Kristi Eaton

23 February 2017

Dumandih, Jharkhand, India

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For women in rural parts of India, it is common to not be taught about the role menstruation plays due to the stigma that surrounds the topic. To bring both a better understanding and better hygienic practices to thes...

Bright Magazine

Julissa Treviño

22 February 2017

United States

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While the menstrual cup is one of the most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly ways women can cope with their periods, it is rarely used due to the stigma surrounding the cup. Leaders at Sustaina...

NBC News

Kristi Eaton

16 February 2017

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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In Lucknow, India, a unique school uses a curriculum grounded in feminist principles to instill confidence and a deep understanding of the country's patriarchal systems in girls from the surrounding impoverished neigh...

The Huffington Post

Lily Casura

14 February 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The majority of women veterans experience Military Sexual Trauma, which according to VA research, leads to post-traumatic stress disorder at a rate even greater than combat. Online and in person support groups help ma...

The Huffington Post

Lily Casura

1 February 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Women veterans, the fastest growing demographic of homeless veterans, tend to avoid traditional shelters for fear of losing or being separated from their children. Final Salute, in Wash. DV is a transitional home for ...

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