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Advocates Begin To Tackle India’s Child Rape Problem

CSMonitor   
May 20th, 2013

Advocates Begin To Tackle India’s Child Rape Problem

Sexual violence is not a new problem in India, but the awareness and social movement surrounding it is a recent development. The December attack that left a young woman dead outraged the public, and political classes are now responding.

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Sports, Gender Equality, And Development

Development Channel   
May 16th, 2013

Sports, Gender Equality, And Development

Saudi Arabia recently announced that it will allow female athletics in private schools. This small step forward is an indication of progress for gender equality in the country, and has led to optimism surrounding educational and economic opportunities for females in Saudi Arabia.

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‘Village Banking’ Empowers Poor Malawi Women

Voice of America   
May 16th, 2013

‘Village Banking’ Empowers Poor Malawi Women

An NGO focused on women’s empowerment has been working to help economically troubled and abused women become financially independent through village savings and loans programs.

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In Some Israeli Schools, It’s Arabic In First Period And Hebrew In Second

The Atlantic   
April 29th, 2013

In Some Israeli Schools, It’s Arabic In First Period And Hebrew In Second

Some Israeli schools are making hugely positive steps toward equal representation and integration of cultures by implementing a curriculum that teaches both the Arabic and Hebrew languages alongside one another.

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Are Women Our Most Undervalued Resource?

Co.EXIST   
April 25th, 2013

Are Women Our Most Undervalued Resource?

Promoting equality for women in the workforce not only provides opportunity for individuals, but also promises dramatic economic and social benefits for countries as a whole.

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Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Your Middle East   
May 19th, 2013

Building Schools For Morocco’s Rural Poor

Maha Laziri created Teach4Morocco, an NGO dedicated toward improving Morocco’s educational system by providing funding for the construction of well-equipped schools and the harmonization of learning activities, especially in the country’s remote regions.

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Stopping Urban Violence By Treating It Like An Infectious Disease

Co.EXIST   
May 16th, 2013

Stopping Urban Violence By Treating It Like An Infectious Disease

Violence breeds violence, much like an infectious disease infiltrates a body and takes over healthy cells. Recognizing this relationship, epidemiologist Gary Slutkin created Cure Violence, a program that aims to reduce crime by tracking down possible causes of violence and addressing it like an epidemic through intervention and treatment.

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‘Women On Walls’ Campaign Empowers Women Via Street Art

EGYPT INDEPENDENT   
April 30th, 2013

‘Women On Walls’ Campaign Empowers Women Via Street Art

A street art campaign in Egypt is aiming to increase women’s visibility and mobilize empowerment around gender issues in various communities through graffiti, workshops, and discussion.

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Africa’s ‘Demographic Dividend’: The Youth Will Decide

THINK AFRICA PRESS   
April 27th, 2013

Africa’s ‘Demographic Dividend’: The Youth Will Decide

Economists and social scientists alike are looking at combining factors in African countries, such as majority youth populations, as indicators of future social movements and change.

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Paul Giniès Turned A Failing African University Into A World-Class Problem-Solver

CSMonitor   
April 19th, 2013

Paul Giniès Turned A Failing African University Into A World-Class Problem-Solver

When Paul Giniès took over as director of a failing African University, he faced countless obstacles. However, he identified needs, got local communities and workers involved, and has turned the school into a competitive breeding ground of inspired thinkers.

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