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Removing Barriers for Women and Girls

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Solutions Journalism Network

Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. The stories in this collection feature a number of strategies to reduce gender inequality, which is inextricably linked to climate change.  In Karachi, Pakistan, a group of women gathers every week to bike around the city, bringing awareness to equal rights between men and women. In an effort to bring a feminist perspective to urban planning, app developers in India created the SafetiPin app, allowing users to crowdsource ratings of public spaces based on various safety criteria like lighting, visibility, and transportation. The UN Refugee Agency in Cairo is teaching skills - from handicrafts to startup management -  to a diverse group of Egyptian, Syrian, Ethiopian, and Sudanese women.  Women in Saudi Arabia and Tanzania are embracing entrepreneurship as a route to economic empowerment. 

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Stories In This Collection (5)

At the Riyadh mall, Saudi women sell everything from lingerie to popcorn. Meet the kingdom's new workforce.

At the Riyadh mall, Saudi women sell everything...
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Can entrepreneurship empower Zanzibar's young women?

Can entrepreneurship empower Zanzibar's young w...
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Family business: the women starting afresh in Cairo's creative sector

Family business: the women starting afresh in C...
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How to build a feminist city

How to build a feminist city
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Women Who Dare To Bicycle In Pakistan

Women Who Dare To Bicycle In Pakistan
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