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Sonia Narang

18 October 2018

Kamikatsu, Japan

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Kamikatsu, a small town in rural Japan, went from incinerating trash to recycling about 80 percent of it--all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving money. The program is run by Zero Waste Academy, a nonpr...

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Sonia Narang

13 October 2018

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Finding creative ways to eliminate or recycle the waste generated by consumer products is central to building a sustainable economy. As part of the Netherland’s plan to reduce its carbon emissions 95% by 2050, Dutch d...

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Sonia Narang

9 January 2018

Tavua, Fiji

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In the wake of a massive 2016 cyclone, Fijian farmers are rethinking how to become more resilient to climate disasters. Through diversifying crops, seed saving, and community banking, several organizations are helping...

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Sonia Narang

8 August 2017

Burenitu, Viti Levu, Fiji

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After a huge cyclone devastated a remote Fijian village, Eta Tuvuki worked to open communication channels between women and public officials. Her efforts are not only making women's voices heard, but they allow for th...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

25 April 2016

Nepal

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For one village in Nepal, there's a silver lining to the earthquake: A year later, a new and better health clinic is rising from the rubble of the old. And it includes a birthing center.

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Sonia Narang

8 March 2016

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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In Indonesia, a country where cases of domestic violence have increased recently, efforts are made to give women business training and financial help to encourage them to leave bad situations at home.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

29 December 2015

Sorkhi, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Across India, only 43 percent of women have bank accounts, and most women do not save money at formal financial institutions, according to a recent World Bank study. But that’s slowly starting to change as banks thems...

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Sonia Narang

23 October 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles has a new model for affordable health care aimed at the 400,000 immigrants in the area without legal status or insurance. But not everyone agrees taxpayer money should fund the program.

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Sonia Narang

14 September 2015

Haryana, India

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Three women left their hometown in Kerala, South India to marry men 2,000 miles away in the northern state of Haryana, where decades of female feticide led to a shortage of brides.

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Sonia Narang

8 June 2015

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

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Rama Arora defied tradition and secretly pursued her PhD as a young woman in India, succeeding at becoming the first female professor at a women's college. Now she is inspiring more Indian girls to further their educa...

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Sonia Narang

8 May 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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Diabetes hits US immigrant communities especially hard, with genetics and higher-calorie diets explaining just part of it. Support groups help immigrants with diabetes to find a way to eat healthy in the American high...

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Sonia Narang

9 March 2015

Manila, Philippines

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Fabella Hospital in Manila is overrun with women in labor or recovering, it exemplifies the overpopulation of the area due to a lack of contraception and family planning access. The Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bi...

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Sonia Narang

9 March 2015

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Women in the Philippines have been coming to this small clinic in a Manila slum for years to get affordable birth control, something frowned upon in this largely conservative Catholic country.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

22 January 2015

Philippines

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In the Philipines, contraception has been hard to find resulting in many parents without money to feed their children, unsafe abortions, and poor maternal health. A new reproductive law aims to change this by allowing...

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Sonia Narang

17 March 2014

Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal

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Studies show that a single application of the antiseptic chlorhexidine, an affordable medicine, can reduce the risk of death among newborns by about 25 percent. In Nepal, where 20,000 newborns die every year, the medi...

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