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We often get bogged down in the problem we’re trying to solve and one of the best ways to snap out of it is to find inspiration in a completely unrelated context.

We often get bogged down in the problem we’re trying to solve and one of the best ways to snap out of it is to find inspiration in a completely unrelated context. Look at highly innovative approaches that have worked in very different communities or analogous problems in other fields. For example, think about other densely-populated spaces – like music festivals or conventions – and explore how they deal with safety, access to resources or network-building.

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Kate Webster, Ph.D. is the Director of Violence Prevention Programs at Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center in Chicago, IL. 

"The self-defense we teach at Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center teaches teens and adults of a

Kate Webster, Ph.D. is the Director of Violence Prevention Programs at Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center in Chicago, IL. "The self-defense we teach at Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center teaches teens and adults of a

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In WASTE LAND by Lucy Walker, Vik Muniz travels to one of the most impoverished areas in the world… Brazil’s Jardim Gramacho garbage dump, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.  Through art, world-wide attention, and demonstrating the beauty of

In WASTE LAND by Lucy Walker, Vik Muniz travels to one of the most impoverished areas in the world… Brazil’s Jardim Gramacho garbage dump, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Through art, world-wide attention, and demonstrating the beauty of

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The solution to ending gender-based violence should not be centered around more victims reporting their assaults or changing their behaviors. The focus should be changing our societal culture that promotes sexual violence and condones such behaviors.

The solution to ending gender-based violence should not be centered around more victims reporting their assaults or changing their behaviors. The focus should be changing our societal culture that promotes sexual violence and condones such behaviors.

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Often times it is seen a woman's problem but women aren't the ones doing the rape. In India, it is a deep-rooted cultural issue regardless of what the woman may try to do to protect herself. Men feel they have the right do what they please if they ar

Often times it is seen a woman's problem but women aren't the ones doing the rape. In India, it is a deep-rooted cultural issue regardless of what the woman may try to do to protect herself. Men feel they have the right do what they please if they ar

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Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents.

Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents.

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I am a Kenyan working for a gender advocacy organization ABANTU for Development. Gender-based violence is also increasingly being recognized as an inhibitor to development. The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2008-09 indicated that about 4

I am a Kenyan working for a gender advocacy organization ABANTU for Development. Gender-based violence is also increasingly being recognized as an inhibitor to development. The Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2008-09 indicated that about 4

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While doing research, I found many "solutions" to this sort of problem online. Solutions ranged from the "Shark Tooth Condom" to mobile apps. These sorts of remedies are necessary and should be utilized, but they won't stop the problem: this is a men

While doing research, I found many "solutions" to this sort of problem online. Solutions ranged from the "Shark Tooth Condom" to mobile apps. These sorts of remedies are necessary and should be utilized, but they won't stop the problem: this is a men

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One of the most challenging aspects about creating successful ways to  empower women is one of the things often taken for granted everyday, clean drinking water.  It may be cliche to some, but I believe that this is a crucial stepping stone to develo

One of the most challenging aspects about creating successful ways to empower women is one of the things often taken for granted everyday, clean drinking water. It may be cliche to some, but I believe that this is a crucial stepping stone to develo

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Stokvels are invitation only clubs of twelve or more people serving as rotating credit unions or saving schemes . I was amazed to learn how common they are, it is estimated than one in every two black adult South Africans is a member of at least one

Stokvels are invitation only clubs of twelve or more people serving as rotating credit unions or saving schemes . I was amazed to learn how common they are, it is estimated than one in every two black adult South Africans is a member of at least one

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The brief is to establish an awareness campaign to end violence in the home before it starts, with a campaign targeted at the perpetrators. The methods might include a celebrity with a story involving violence to initiate the conversation and destr

The brief is to establish an awareness campaign to end violence in the home before it starts, with a campaign targeted at the perpetrators. The methods might include a celebrity with a story involving violence to initiate the conversation and destr

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Of the over 5 million people living in refugee camps, women and children are overly represented and disproportionately exposed to their hardships, dangers and utter lack of opportunity. Camps are a window to understanding the plight of the word's 15

Of the over 5 million people living in refugee camps, women and children are overly represented and disproportionately exposed to their hardships, dangers and utter lack of opportunity. Camps are a window to understanding the plight of the word's 15

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The Bechdel test is used to flag and criticise gender bias in Hollywood movies, with the intention of shaping public and screenwriters attitudes on the subject. Could this approach be taken to encourage/shame Bollywood screenwriters into moving beyon

The Bechdel test is used to flag and criticise gender bias in Hollywood movies, with the intention of shaping public and screenwriters attitudes on the subject. Could this approach be taken to encourage/shame Bollywood screenwriters into moving beyon

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Homelessness is a safety concern for men and women, and cities across the United States have begin building "Second Wind Cottages" to fight the epidemic with cost estimates as low as 5K and 12K.

Homelessness is a safety concern for men and women, and cities across the United States have begin building "Second Wind Cottages" to fight the epidemic with cost estimates as low as 5K and 12K.

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