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Afghan Women Launched a School for Refugees on a U.S. Army Base

Concerned to see refugee children missing out on classes, three Afghan women set up their own school at the Fort McCoy base in Wisconsin.
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Period Poverty: Celebrating Efforts to Destigmatize Menstruation and Increase Access to Sanitation Supplies

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.
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This Experiential Learning Farm Helps Youth Build a Better World

At Freetown Farm, members of the community can learn the names of medicinal herbs and harvest vegetables, all while developing a deeper relationship to the land and local community.
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'We Need Help': Thunberg's Movement Makes Plea to Rescue Afghan Climate Activists

The climate activists have been trying to get the names and details of Afghan campaigners and their families onto evacuation lists, but eight days after their first calls for help, there has been no response.
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Sparking Joy: How to (Ethically and Sustainably) Get Rid of Your Stuff

Marie Kondo's new series is arriving on Netflix. With many of us accumulating piles of things to get rid of, we want to highlight some responsible ways you can tidy your home while minimizing waste and giving back.
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Celebrating Three Years of Greta Thunberg's Activism: 'There's Still Time to Change Our Climate Future'

As the Swedish teenager marks the third anniversary of her first solo climate strike, here's how she built the global "Fridays for Future" movement...
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Six Ways Life Has Changed for Afghan Women Since the Last Taliban Regime

How have women's lives in Afghanistan improved since 2001, from education and clothing to reproductive rights and political power? Here are six ways life has got better for women since the last Taliban government fell - gains now feared at risk.
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The World Is Celebrating the Life of Abebech Gobena — the Ethiopian Humanitarian Known as ‘Mother Teresa of Africa’

Abebech Gobena led an incredible life: after escaping from a forced marriage as a child bride, Gobena went on to become a huge icon in Africa. In Ethiopia, she took her experiences and built an orphanage, schools, a hospital for women and children, vocational training centers and wells, and more.
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Community Colleges Across the U.S. Are Leveraging Federal Coronavirus Relief Dollars to Forgive Student Debt

The money, available through both the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and the more recent American Rescue Plan Act, allows eligible colleges to wipe out student debt and provides grants directly to students in need.
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Eco-friendly Eid: The Indonesian Women On A Mission To Plant Trees

Muslim women's group 'Aisyiyah is helping the environment and local communities by restoring forests, tackling climate problems and raising awareness on the need to reduce waste
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