Plunging crime rates in the country have left prisons empty, and many are closing down. But the Dutch government is now using empty prisons in The Netherlands to house refugees, a population that’s growing as more migrants arrive in the country seeking asylum. And artists have made it beautiful.
Under the wing of The Nike Foundation, Julia Plowman built a brand for this complex approach of supporting girls to combat intergenerational poverty — with the goal of fueling momentum and sparking action. They called it The Girl Effect.
Derrick Campana is an animal orthotist who has saved more than 20,000 pets with his custom-made prosthetics. Campana, who’s from Sterling, Virginia, creates braces and artificial limbs to increase animals' mobility and improve their lives.
Craftivism is for everyone who wants to make a difference: skilled artists, weary activists, introverts, people with anxiety, all who desire a better world but perhaps don’t know where to start or where and how to best prioritize their energy and time.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore knew that technology was playing a role in the problem but wasn’t yet part of the solution. They pioneered a technology-led approach, called Thorn, to end online child sexual abuse by identifying victims.
This movement for menstrual equity has grown in recent years and aims to make sanitary products affordable and accessible and reduce stigma surrounding menstruation. Organizations, activists, and governments are increasingly taking action to solve this problem.
Instead, they use remote controls to move high-resolution cameras within emergency rooms, where nurses and other health care professionals work directly with patients under the guidance of these remote physicians.
While about half of cases are in eastern and southern Africa, the impact of HIV/AIDS is far-reaching and global. Not only does HIV/AIDS have major health consequences, but it’s also closely associated with discrimination, including violence against HIV-infected individuals.
The group centers on the power of creativity and storytelling to help participants enhance and transform their psychological wellbeing and build resilience, leadership skills, and community engagement.
An initiative called Extra Life is uniting thousands of gamers to play games and heal children through their unique fundraising effort benefitting Children's Miracle Network hospitals across North America.
Corey Fleischer was working at a graffiti removal company when he happened to notice a swastika spray painted on a cinder block. Initially he drove away, but he later returned and removed it in a matter of seconds. Now he locates and removes hateful graffiti throughout Montreal free of charge.
Climate change can feel hopeless. And — just like hope — hopelessness spreads. But there’s hope — because many talented, determined, and brilliant people around the world have defined how we can reverse some of these effects of climate change. Change is already happening, and we can be a part of it.
When @world_record_egg dethroned Kylie Jenner as the account holder with the most-liked Instagram post, fans anxiously awaited to find out who was behind the account. Over the course of one suspenseful month, the account posted photos of the egg slowly cracking, and everyone what would happen next.
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