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5 December 2017
Somali girls are rejecting traditional norms, refusing to marry early, and continuing their education at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya. At the camp they have access to primary, secondary, and some postsecondary e...
4 December 2017
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
We rarely think of Female Genital Mutilation, which is the total or partial removal of the external female genitalia, as an economic practice. It’s often thought of in cultural terms. However, that’s exactly what Sele...
4 December 2017
“Out with the racists, in with the feminists!” is the slogan of a new political party in Denmark. The Feministik Initiativ is “a new intersectional feminist party in Denmark.” It won 3,258 votes in the regional electi...
14 November 2017
Arkansas, United States
Truck stops are a hotspot for human trafficking. In Arkansas, where trucking is one of the state’s largest industries, truck drivers are being trained to spot human trafficking. If they see anything suspicious, they c...
13 November 2017
Keur Simbara, Senegal
Many people who practice Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) consider it a private, cultural issue. The procedure, which is performed on girls, requires “cutting off the clitoris and parts of the labia and sealing the vag...
19 September 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Most states and cities don’t permits mothers who give birth in prison to stay with their children. However, scattered across the country are programs like ReMerge, a program in Oklahoma City that allows mother and chi...
The Story Exchange
10 August 2017
Women tend to invest in female-owned and run companies, but men disproportionately invest in male-run companies, which means female companies lose out on a huge market. Some male investors, such as Adam Quinton, see t...
9 August 2017
Women’s right activists are gaining traction in Jordan and Tunisia. Their efforts have led to the rejection of old laws that protected rapists, and more representation in parliament. The progress women activists are m...
23 July 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
After years of building a reputation for sexism in their office culture and commercials, GoDaddy has taken steps to address these issues and change course. Initiatives include changes in the hiring process, evaluation...
17 July 2017
One Nigerian couple is committed to ending female genital mutilation, or the practice of removing a women’s external genitalia. Gift and Augustine Abu travel all across Nigeria to end FGM, which can sometimes lead to...
The Post and Courier
21 June 2017
Spartanburg, North Carolina, United States
In High Point North Carolina, domestic violence cases dramatically dropped after the city adopted a “focused deterrence” approach. “Where the city once saw between three and five domestic homicides a year, it has only...
12 June 2017
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Since the Prern Girls School in India opened its doors in 2003 there has been a drastic decrease in child marriages. In 2016, amongst the students there was only two cases of child marriages, compared to 30 in 2004. ...
10 June 2017
Bharatpur, Chitwan District, Nepal
Grassroots organizations, Empowered by Light and Empower Generation, are killing two birds with one stone: bringing clean energy to rural Nepal, and creating jobs for Nepalese women in the environmental sector. By hel...
9 June 2017
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is working to implement maternal and newborn child health programs in East Africa. Though the project has incorporated a wide-range of initiatives, many of them ...
5 June 2017
A program in Ecuador invites indigenous parteras, or midwives, into state hospitals in order to accommodate and better provide services for indigenous women. After the program was implemented the child birth rate drop...
4 June 2017
In Rwanda, women are breaking gender stereotypes by playing soccer. After the Rwandan genocide of 1994, Felicite Rwemarika used her own money to fund the organization Women in Sport. Since then, it’s helped women proc...
10 April 2017
Under 800 Words
Farmers with a Vision is a community group helping install solar-powered stoves as a cleaner form of energy. The upsides include saving time, saving forests, and decreasing injuries. The biggest challenge is money, so...
6 April 2017
In the Nigeria state of Ondo the maternal mortality rate fell by 40 percent after the state unrolled the Abiye vanguard program. Over 400 health vanguard’s were hired to ensure that pregnant women delivered their babi...
27 March 2017
Three women have embraced the use of solar technology to become clean energy entrepreneurs. They are helping bring light, efficient cookstoves, and energy to their communities, while reducing carbon emissions and empo...
1 February 2017
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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 ...
26 January 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Over 3000 Words
When Bogaletch Gebre was a girl she underwent a dangerous procedure, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The practice requires the removal of all, or part of the clitoris. It can lead to scarring, bleeding, and sometimes...
The Philadelphia Citizen
24 January 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
“Female offenders are the largest-growing prison population.” Key to making sure women don’t return to prison are effective reentry programs like FREE, a program for female offenders. However, FREE isn’t like other pr...
15 January 2017
Over 15 Minutes
Tunisian women have more rights than any other Islamic country. Since their revolution in 1956, the country has led the Arab world in establishing rights for women. Since then, legislation is still being pushed forwar...
5 January 2017
Under 800 Words
An estimated 200 million woman have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a procedure which can lead to “hemorrhaging, scarring, infections and psychological trauma.” However, one nonprofit, called KMG, has made ...
20 October 2016
“100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives,” is a scholarship program providing opportunities for Syrian women in higher education institutions. As a result of the Syrian war, the rate of women enrolled in universities an...
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