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The Colorado Sun

Fran Kritz

22 September 2021

Colorado, United States

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The Grace Upon Grace Project seeks to address period poverty – the inability of people who menstruate to afford sanitary supplies – by providing free access to tampons and pads. The organization hosts a monthly free p...

Prime Progress

Innocent Eteng

17 August 2021

Kaduna, Nigeria

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The Interfaith Mediation Center trained two groups of 30 Muslim and Christian women in two areas of Kaduna as a pilot project putting women at the center of the work needed to understand and prevent religion-motivated...

ELLE Magazine

John H. Tucker

4 August 2021

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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One woman's use of an Instagram account in her personal journey from sex-trafficking victim to sociology researcher enabled new sources of research, teaching, and victim aid. Megan Lundstrom's community of fellow sex ...

Next City

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

10 June 2021

Miami, Florida, United States

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Code/Art trains art teachers in a curriculum that combines art and coding, with the goal of inspiring girls to code. They also offer weekly clubs for elementary and middle school girls, a Future Female Tech Leaders pr...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

7 June 2021

Lagos State, Nigeria

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The Postpartum Support Network Africa turned a foothold in one Lagos hospital into a 50-hospital network in two states combatting postpartum depression by training healthcare workers, screening for the problem, and pr...

News48

Isabella De Maddalena

13 May 2021

Italy

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Amleta combats gender inequality in the theater industry on several fronts. The group, which began with 28 founding members and quickly grew to almost 400, conducted the first survey of the industry, finding a signifi...

Retro Report

Sarah Weiser

13 May 2021

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Black midwifery has deep cultural roots, especially in the South as a remnant of the medical profession's neglect of Black women. Though the tradition largely died out, and nurse-midwives have become more professional...

Global Press Journal

Ena Aguilar Peláez

22 April 2021

Ixtlán de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico

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The Mexican Constitution began in 2016 to require all municipalities in the country to elect or nominate at least one woman for local office. But, in Zapotec Indigenous communities in Oaxaca, where "customary law" hel...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Holder

2 April 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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A coalition of groups advocating for young girls of color succeeded in winning new policies and financial support to combat sexual harassment on public transportation. By surveying middle and high school students abou...

National Geographic

Emma Gregg

23 March 2021

South Africa

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The Black Mambas are an all-female anti-poaching and ranger unit based in South Africa’s Balule Nature Reserve. They patrol on foot and by vehicle to remove bushmeat snares and look for evidence of illegal poaching ac...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Angelica Marin

19 March 2021

Italy

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The Iron Dames is one of just three all-female professional racing teams that competes in Grand Touring endurance racing around the world. The group was founded to change the perception of women in the sport and they ...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

16 March 2021

Illinois, United States

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The Women and Survivors Project provides legal representation to women imprisoned for crimes that stemmed from histories of abuse. Nearly all incarcerated women have suffered violent abuse. Many end up punished for fi...

Medium

Christina Noriega

22 January 2021

Bogotá, Colombia

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The Calm Hotline takes calls from men in Bogotá, Colombia, in an effort to address the root causes of domestic violence: a culture of machismo. Four psychologists take emergency calls – about 700 calls came in the ser...

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...

NPR

Laine Kaplan-Levenson

7 January 2021

United States

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The story of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act starts with a young legal aide to Sen. Joe Biden who did not identify as a feminist and knew little about the issues, but whose methodical building of a coali...

NPR

Sylvia Poggioli

2 January 2021

Italy

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Advancing Women Artists (AWA) is a nonprofit foundation that has identified around 2,000 pieces of art by women artists that were forgotten or stored away in Italy’s museums and churches. The organization has financed...

Noozhawk

Joshua Molina

16 December 2020

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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In 2014, activists enlisted the help of attorneys and filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Barbara for violating the California Voting Rights Act by diluting Latino votes. To avoid a costly legal battle, the city...

J-Source

Holly Cabrera

Meriem Chiadmi

Lucie Laumonier

Martin Payette

Amelie Daoust-Boisvert

30 October 2020

Canada

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Based on an approach that one participant termed “what gets measured gets done,” several Canadian media watchers and news organizations are prodding journalists to quote more women in news stories by auditing sources'...

Reason

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

29 October 2020

United States

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The Violence Against Women Act was billed as a way to make a patriarchal society, and policing profession in particular, take domestic violence more seriously. It encouraged policies making arrest of alleged abusers m...

Are We Europe

Monica Pelliccia

Elena Ledda

25 September 2020

France

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A mobile app called App-Elles was used 5,400 times during the early months of the pandemic by either the survivors of gender-based violence or witnesses and helpers trying to connect the survivors to assistance. Creat...

The New York Times

Constant Méheut

13 September 2020

Paris, France

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The feminist group Les Colleuses (The Gluers) has attracted about 1,500 activists and spread from Paris to other French cities, plus Belgium and Italy, with a message of empowerment that counters weak government respo...

The Economist

The Economist

13 August 2020

United Kingdom

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More women are serving in top positions of the United Kingdom’s diplomatic corps with a female ambassador to the United States for the first time since the position was created in 1791. Women now hold about a third of...

The Harvard Gazette

Colleen Walsh

11 August 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library’s digital services team gathered and archived all the virtual material they could find related to the #MeToo movement. The social media-driven movement is now represented in the library...

The 19th

Barbara Rodriguez

7 August 2020

United States

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The LBJ Women’s Campaign School at the University of Texas at Austin provides nonpartisan support for women running for political office and seeks to recruit more center-right women into the pipeline of political cand...

Equal Times

Steve Rushton

3 August 2020

France

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There are 29 Resistance to Advertising Aggression (RAP) groups working in France to ban outdoor advertising such as billboards. The groups worked with the mayor in the city of Grenoble to cancel a contract for 326 out...

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