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Sustainable Fashion Tackling Climate Change and Gender Inequality

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Quid is a woman-led, eco-fashion social enterprise in Verona, Italy, that addresses climate change while responding to gender inequality by providing jobs for struggling women. The initiative recycles high-quality fab...

NYC: CoolRoofs to Combat Climate Change

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NYC °CoolRoofs is a City’s initiative to tackle climate change and support job seekers at the same time. The project trains and engages volunteers in applying white, reflective surfaces to rooftops, which reduces cool...

Albania: Analyzing the Past with Nuclear Technology

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Scientists around world can use radiation to understand and preserve precious artifacts. Researchers at the Albanian National Museum of History are studying old portraits and metal objects using non-destructive method...

Miracle in Rwanda: Play about a Genocide Survivor

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“Miracle in Rwanda” is a play based on the life of New York Times Bestselling author of “Left to Tell”, Immaculée Ilibagiza. It chronicles the dramatic events Immaculée experienced during the 1994 genocide against the...

DRC: Bangladeshi Female Pilots Flying Forward

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Captain Tamanna and Nayma are Bangladeshi’s first female military pilots, serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). They strive to be role models for local w...

Nepal: Women Owning their Stories of Violence

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From 1996-2006, the Government of Nepal engaged in armed conflict with a Maoist insurgency. Both parties to the conflict routinely tortured, raped, detained and killed women and girls. Breaking the culture of silence ...

Egypt: Tackling Food Waste and Loss

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An estimated one third of all food produced globally is either lost or wasted. In Egypt, about a third of the grapes and a half of the tomatoes are lost through inefficient practices before they reach the consumer. To...

Liberia: Safe Birth with Midwives

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Globally, every 2 minutes, a woman dies while giving birth. In Liberia, brave midwives are saving the lives of mothers and children even during the time when the country was devastated by the Ebola outbreak. (Video co...

Protecting Birds Is Protecting Our Future

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Every spring, billions of birds migrate to faraway lands in search of suitable breeding grounds. To protect the migration, scientists have developed a way for everyone across the globe to participate in conservation.

United States: Reading, Writing and Refugees

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At a public school in Rochester, New York, 98 percent of the students are refugees. Meet one of its resilient students, who demonstrate strong resolve to give back to their host country, as well as the officials runni...

A Day with Afghan Deminers

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United Nations - In Afghanistan, approximately 185 million square meters of land have been contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war. Each year, they maim and claim the lives of thousands of people in the co...

Argentina: Nuclear Solutions

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United Nations - Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the 21st Century. In fact, Latin America and the Caribbean account for some 50% of all cancer deaths in the Americas. Now the International Atomic Ene...