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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...
26 July 2016
Sexual abuse and rape are frequent and accepted parts of the social fabric in Malawi. To combat that, Malawi girls and boys take self defense classes to learn how to avert assault in order to protect themselves and ot...
24 May 2016
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
An all-girls football team is challenging gender stereotypes and empowering their teenage players in the process. An international NGO named Magic Bus teamed up with a Mumbai-based women's collective named Parcham to ...
20 April 2016
Over 15 Minutes
La Ciudad de Las Mujeres or the City of Women was built by displaced women in Colombia. They are the survivors of violence from the Colombian war. “Today the neighbourhood has its own infrastructure, housing almost 50...
19 March 2016
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
In St. Paul, one of Minnesota’s collective approaches to solutions in action — dubbed The Blueprint for Safety — is a foundation of laws that adapt to the proliferation of domestic violence in the state and successful...
8 March 2016
In Rajasthan, India, the literacy rate of women stands at 53%, which falls far below the country's rate of 74%, the low literacy rate is also believed to be a likely contributor to the high rate of child brides in the...
5 November 2015
The Nepal Youth Foundation started a movement that from 1999 to 2015 had rescued 13,700 girls who were forced by their families into slavery, some as young as 6 years old. The Kamlaris, the Nepali term for female bond...
27 July 2015
After pressure from activists, a slew of countries have passed laws that ban female genital mutilation, the practice of cutting of a girl’s external genitalia. However, in some places like the Iraqi Kurdistan region,...
17 June 2015
Texas, United States
Women are often undervalued, overlooked and discriminated against in the oil industry. To overcome this, women have started to form organizations to support women in their careers and to try to close the gender gap.
11 June 2015
Miami, Florida, United States
“Empowerment self-defense” teaches women how to defend themselves against sexual assault, psychological awareness, and how to be verbally assertive. A study showed that women who took empowerment self defense classes...
22 January 2015
Muslim women in Egypt are expected to marry young and to stay close to home, and if they do not, they can be subjected to abuse or heavy criticism by men in the household. Save the Children’s Choices program offers ed...
6 September 2013
Gender mainstreaming is the practice of creating “laws, rules and regulations that benefit men and women equally. The goal is to provide equal access to city resources.” Since the 90s the city of Vienna has adopted th...
11 May 2013
Maps, art exhibitions, and online documents, are all methods in which women, activists, and students are fighting against sexual harassment on university campuses in the middle east. “It’s actually being broached as a...
2 April 2013
In order to bridge the gap between women and men in the workforce, a number of programs in the middle east are offering job mentorship and training to women. “A mentoring program is a big help for women,” Allam says, ...
22 January 2013
Santa Ana, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
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...
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