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Maclean's Magazine

Sarah Treleaven

14 January 2021

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Flip the Script is a course that teaches rape prevention without the usual blame-the-victim undertones. While teaching college-age women to assess and avoid risks, it places the responsibility squarely on the people w...

Yes! Magazine

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

17 December 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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AllGo, a Portland-based organization is an app that aims to combat fat bias in the media by creating a collection of stock photos of exclusively plus-sized models. The app is a completely free resource that aims to of...

PBS NewsHour

Rebecca Oh

30 October 2019

United States

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More entrepreneurs are designing and producing apparel with transgender consumers in mind. It is often difficult to for trans individuals to find apparel that fits their bodies well. But several designers are making m...

Carolina Public Press

Imari Scarbrough

14 October 2019

Wake County, North Carolina, United States

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Teachers in North Carolina are struggling to find the best way to get students to talk about the intersections of diversity and identity. When a lesson at Heritage High School in Wake County was canceled due to parent...

Finmag

Petra Dlouhá

28 May 2019

Czech Republic

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There are many things to consider when it comes to the quality of life and psychological needs of people living with disabilities, but one need rarely remembered is their sexuality. A Czech organization called Freya t...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Katja Döhne

19 March 2019

Quito, Ecuador

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AGRUPAR, a program funded by the Quito local government, supports 4000 urban farming plots across the city. One of its goals is to make healthy, organically-grown produce more accessible to marginalized groups, includ...

OZY

Manish Kumar

Kuldeep Singh

15 March 2019

Tikarpada, Odisha, India

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A village in India shifted its economic focus from sex work to animal conservation by creating a community tiger reserve. The opening of the reserve created 200 new jobs in the community and a flood of tourists, allow...

ThinkProgress

Casey Quinlan

12 March 2019

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Changing norms surrounding masculinity begins with destigmatizing communication. Masculinity 101, a peer discussion group at Brown University, encourages students to be mindful of their behavior by promoting discussio...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

24 December 2018

Hyderabad, Pakistan

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Using play-based learning and positive communication lessons, an organization called Right to Play helps school children in Pakistan act less violently toward their peers. The program, which is now replicated in 18 co...

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Mia Malan

6 December 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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In many countries, sex work is illegal which means that those working in the industry have very few rights when it comes to sexual abuse. Amsterdam is one of the few places where this line of work is legal, however, a...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

17 September 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Radically Fit, is a gym meant of be a safe space for people of color, queer people, or fat-identified among others. The gym is an alternative for people that don’t usually feel safe in typical gyms that are often do...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

10 August 2018

United States

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A strategy of self-defense advanced by feminists in the 1960s and 1970s shows much more efficacy in preventing sexual assaults than more recent programs aimed at perpetrators. Empowerment Self-Defence teaches an array...

The Guardian

Libby Hogan

12 July 2018

Yangon, Myanmar

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The Myanmar-based organization, Strong Flowers, is providing men and women with sex and gender education. Teaching such classes in a notoriously conservative culture can be challenging, but founder Dr. Thet Su Htwe an...

NPR

Keren Landman

5 May 2018

Tifton, Georgia, United States

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For transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, seeking healthcare can be an agonizing process due to discrimination and a lack of provider familiarity with their unique healthcare needs. QMed, a virtual health ...

The New York Times Magazine

Maggie Jones

7 February 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Teenagers consume a large amount of pornographic media at the same time that they are developing ideas about their sexual identity and preferences. A “porn literacy” class offered to Boston high school students helps ...

Newsweek

Sarah O'Hagan

6 December 2017

Ethiopia

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Around the world, adolescent girls are susceptible to sexual harassment but girls in crisis areas are likely to be forgotten, or the solutions do not reach them. A new training program is designed for such conflict ar...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

20 November 2017

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Medical research studies have failed to address the impact of gender, and some studies even exclude females in “later stage clinical trials.” This discrepancy results from women being underrepresented in the medical s...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

8 November 2017

Australia

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Currently poverty is assessed on a household basis, however individuals within the same house can experience poverty differently. The Individual Deprivation Measure will be the first gender-sensitive tool that will be...

Wired

Keren Landman

30 June 2017

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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When admitted to see a doctor, legal sex is typically documented, but gender identity can oftentimes be overlooked. Realizing this gap in identifying potential health factors, a software developer began implementing w...

Temple University

Maggie Andresen

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Morris House is the only recovery program in the country that requires people identify as transgender or gender conforming before they enter the program. “About 90 percent of residents saw a decrease in substance use ...

Bright Magazine

Terri Coles

21 April 2017

Toronto, Canada

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Mindfulness and programs, such as Math Guru, designed to address student's anxiety are being implemented in several areas as a way of combatting anxiety and helping students talk through their fears so that it doesn't...

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Shaifali Agrawal

3 March 2017

India

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In India gender inequality and stereotype perpetuation have been barriers to reaching equality, Gulika Reddy tried to implement changes and work with adults but these ideas were so firmly entrenched that they could no...

The Big Issue

Christine Ro

14 July 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

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The first Human Library emerged in 2000 in Copenhagen, and has since exploded in popularity to the point of operating chapters in more than 70 different countries. The concept is that readers should not judge a book b...

OR Magazine

Zachary Silva

1 April 2016

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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A policy adopted in Eugene’s 4J School District has been creating safe spaces for transgender students from kindergarten through high school. Gender-inclusive programs at the University of Oregon have marked the schoo...

OR Magazine

Erin Hampton

1 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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Female farmers are working to close Oregon's gender gap in the agriculture industry. Communities like the OSU farm networks provide a forum where these women can share experiences.

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