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Deutsche Welle (DW)

Oishanee Ghosh

25 November 2015

Jharkhali, West Bengal, India

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Algaculture offers a sustainable and empowering alternative to rice farming in coastal areas of India threatened by sea level rise. With the assistance of The Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research and the So...

Al Jazeera

Karin Slater

4 October 2015

Pernambuco, Brazil

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Brazil's Straw Hat project helps women affected by domestic violence leave abusive situations and enter the economy, creating a path to self-sustainability.

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

15 September 2015

Kirkland, Washington, United States

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Homeless individuals who sleep in their car are often ticketed or woken in the middle of the night, it can also be an especially dangerous sleep setup for women. Lake Washington United Methodist Church started a Safe ...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Sarah Zahedi

9 July 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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For 20 years, the Center for Young Women’s Development has been a safe space for thousands of young women ages 16 to 24 who have been incarcerated or are homeless in the San Francisco Bay Area. The center is most reco...

The Atlantic

Sarah Yager

1 July 2015

Bedford Hills, New York, United States

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More women are being incarcerated around the United States and that has spurred more institutions to create prison nurseries, which allow women to be with their newborns. It's not a new idea, but it's finding support ...

The Guardian

Alia Dharssi

29 June 2015

Jharkhand, India

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Girls in India are sometimes forced into the prospects of child marriage, prostitution, or slave labor; alternatively, families often teach girls to be wives and mothers. To empower girls to make their own choices, Yu...

PBS Frontline

Matthew O'Neil

8 June 2015

Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut is attempting to reduce prison recidivism by changing parole practices. Changes to the system are allowing parole officers to foster relationships with parolees and counsel them as people, not as cases.

Women's eNews

Molly Ginty

20 April 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Many African American women are reluctant to breastfeed their babies. The Mother Nuture Project at Detroit’s St. John Hospital and Medical Center offers peer counseling to educate women (mostly African American) and e...

Women's eNews

Léa Bouchoucha

1 April 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Female veterans are more likely to have a history of trauma, be unemployed, and be homeless. To address this disparity, the VA has started awarding grants to organizations that help female vets.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

9 March 2015

Manila, Philippines

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Fabella Hospital in Manila is overrun with women in labor or recovering, it exemplifies the overpopulation of the area due to a lack of contraception and family planning access. The Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bi...

Cosmopolitan

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

25 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A Department of Justice study reported that about 75 percent of those released in 2005 were rearrested, and women prisoners often have a harder time re-entering society after release. A New Way of Life (ANWOL) is a Lo...

Pacific Standard

Maya Dusenbery

5 February 2015

United States

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Abortion is a highly stigmatized topic that can lead individuals to selectively disclose who they tell about the experience. Storytelling is now being viewed as a way to help de-stigmatize abortion based on contact th...

PBS NewsHour

Ellen Rolfes

1 December 2014

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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For adolescent girls in Kenya, poverty increases the likelihood of sexual exploitation. The Safe and Smart Savings program at Zelyn Academy creates a “safe space," where girls can talk about two seemingly disparate — ...

USA Today

Stephanie Anderson Witmer

11 October 2014

United States

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P.ink, or Personal Ink, is a non-profit that curates a Pinterest page where women considering mastectomy tattoos can browse designs, find bios of vetted tattoo artists, and get help connecting with local artists. Duri...

Appalachian Voices

Kimber Ray

10 August 2014

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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A girls camp in West Virginia and a residential program in Kentucky help Appalachian women build self esteem and enable them to turn their life around through mentoring, stem classes, and job counseling.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Shuka Kalantari

18 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Latin American women in San Francisco have suffered from post-partum depression, social isolation, and chronic stress at the time of their pregnancies. Run by midwives, the Centering Pregnancy program at the San Franc...

Colorlines

Dani McClain

17 March 2014

Fresno, California, United States

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When many Latina immigrant women arrive in the United States, they don't have access to the internet to learn about the resources available to them. Únete Latina, a program run by Latinas, sends mobile phone texts to ...

NationSwell

Catherine Cheney

19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

18 December 2013

New York, New York, United States

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To educate and prepare new mothers, Centering Pregnancy and Centering Parenting sites in the United States offer community-based patient-centered care in low-income areas. Centering offers interactive learning, check-...

The Telegraph

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

16 November 2013

Binkolo, Bombali District, Sierra Leone

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The bloody civil war that tore through Sierra Leone for over a decade was one of the most devastating and violent in Africa's modern history. Those that suffered most were usually young woman, forced into combat, disp...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

13 June 2013

Ntcheu, Malawi

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Some groups are making strides at ending child marriage and female genital mutilation, practices that are common and yet dangerous. They're doing so by reaching out to the men in charge.

The Lancet

Amy Yee

27 April 2013

Mumbai, India

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In India “more than 75 000 cases of cruelty by husbands or relatives against women were registered in 2009.” There are no general, medical guidelines for doctors to follow when examining victims of sexual assault. An ...

Orange County Register

Keegan Kyle

22 January 2013

Santa Ana, California, United States

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In Anaheim, the police department shifted the way they approach prostitution. Rather than arresting women, they began to target pimps, and send women to social services.”In 2010, Anaheim reported 76 prostitution-r...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 December 2012

Sierra Leone

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Child mortality rates in third-world countries are often shockingly high. But they are gradually decreasing due to efforts that target contagious diseases and more widespread health education.

The New York Times

John Leland

15 December 2012

New York, New York, United States

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New mothers who live in poverty are faced with fewer resources to help them with their physical and mental health as well as the health of their babies. In New York City, the Nurse-Family partnership matches nurses wi...

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