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My SISTA’s KeepHER is an upcoming program that uses both poetry and writing to help black girls to talk about their personal life experience. This program started from a low-income area of Milwaukee to help young women to able to express their feelin

My SISTA’s KeepHER is an upcoming program that uses both poetry and writing to help black girls to talk about their personal life experience. This program started from a low-income area of Milwaukee to help young women to able to express their feelin

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A jail in Rotterdam circulated fresh, orange scents through its ventilation units and noticed a drop in inmate aggression and cell fighting.   Rotterdam has one of the highest violent crime rates in the Netherlands.  How can scent be used to enhance

A jail in Rotterdam circulated fresh, orange scents through its ventilation units and noticed a drop in inmate aggression and cell fighting. Rotterdam has one of the highest violent crime rates in the Netherlands. How can scent be used to enhance

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When thinking about what best benefits women I tried to come up with scenarios that could possibility make the balance of power equal in low-income areas. Thinking about  the one-child policy in China, and the power of supply and demand, I started wo

When thinking about what best benefits women I tried to come up with scenarios that could possibility make the balance of power equal in low-income areas. Thinking about the one-child policy in China, and the power of supply and demand, I started wo

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Sharia law is not kind to women, and wherever it is enforced, women suffer oppression and violence.  Sharia law is Islamic law based on the Koran, the perfect words of Allah, and the Hadith, the words and deeds of the perfect man, Mohammed.
Islam is

Sharia law is not kind to women, and wherever it is enforced, women suffer oppression and violence. Sharia law is Islamic law based on the Koran, the perfect words of Allah, and the Hadith, the words and deeds of the perfect man, Mohammed. Islam is

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This is the story of the courageous women and men that marched the streets of Cluj, a mid-sized city in the heart of Transylvania, to take a stand for the many victims of sexual violence in Romania, alive and departed. Along with the protesters in Cl

This is the story of the courageous women and men that marched the streets of Cluj, a mid-sized city in the heart of Transylvania, to take a stand for the many victims of sexual violence in Romania, alive and departed. Along with the protesters in Cl

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One of the key factors that can reduce violence is to simply eat healthier foods. An idea that came from my own self reflections, as well as the lives of others who also try to live a healthier lifestyle, is that the key to reduce anger and therefore

One of the key factors that can reduce violence is to simply eat healthier foods. An idea that came from my own self reflections, as well as the lives of others who also try to live a healthier lifestyle, is that the key to reduce anger and therefore

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The challenge question invites us to think about safety for specific people (women) in specific environment (low-income urban areas). Of course, understanding the context matters. Yet, are environmental explanations the only explanations?  The  case

The challenge question invites us to think about safety for specific people (women) in specific environment (low-income urban areas). Of course, understanding the context matters. Yet, are environmental explanations the only explanations? The case

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In general, an individual is more likely to be punished for a bad deed than rewarded for a good. While punishment is the easiest way to get a message across it is not the best way.  The item I want to emphasize in this is that another way to stop so

In general, an individual is more likely to be punished for a bad deed than rewarded for a good. While punishment is the easiest way to get a message across it is not the best way. The item I want to emphasize in this is that another way to stop so

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A bit of my criticism on the challange. A bit of cultural theories I've learned that have voiced concerns with the nature of the "West" helping with third world problems which could have been initiated by the West in the first place. Just my views on

A bit of my criticism on the challange. A bit of cultural theories I've learned that have voiced concerns with the nature of the "West" helping with third world problems which could have been initiated by the West in the first place. Just my views on

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Recent trends show that divorce rates in low income areas and countries are rising, yet there are some pertinent problems in this.  Insufficient data and taboo generates the incompleteness of the understanding of divorce. However, the real problem is

Recent trends show that divorce rates in low income areas and countries are rising, yet there are some pertinent problems in this. Insufficient data and taboo generates the incompleteness of the understanding of divorce. However, the real problem is

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This is actually a mobile application developed by my friend Wayne Jones. Here's his description:
 
"Given any two points in the general NYU area, displays the route and all reported crimes logged by public safety in the path, along with time and d

This is actually a mobile application developed by my friend Wayne Jones. Here's his description: "Given any two points in the general NYU area, displays the route and all reported crimes logged by public safety in the path, along with time and d

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A spotlight on the critical role women play in creating healthy, stable and thriving communities around the world. Each week throughout the month of March, Devex is leading online discussions about women's role in building communities, economies, inn

A spotlight on the critical role women play in creating healthy, stable and thriving communities around the world. Each week throughout the month of March, Devex is leading online discussions about women's role in building communities, economies, inn

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When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and resp

When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and resp

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Several inspirations highlighting the fact that the issue of safety and empowerment was an issue that went beyond low-income urban areas. 
Illustrating the global as well as "invisible" nature of the project, the Everyday Sexism project started in t

Several inspirations highlighting the fact that the issue of safety and empowerment was an issue that went beyond low-income urban areas. Illustrating the global as well as "invisible" nature of the project, the Everyday Sexism project started in t

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The largest and fastest growing urban environments are found in the least developed countries. They are the places where we see humanity pushed and confined to bleak conditions that seem to have no end in sight. Within these places we find that women

The largest and fastest growing urban environments are found in the least developed countries. They are the places where we see humanity pushed and confined to bleak conditions that seem to have no end in sight. Within these places we find that women

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