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Women Activists in Ethiopia Are Fighting to Eradicate the Dangerous Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

These women are shifting cultural norms through grassroots action, and changing the future for women and girls in their communities for the better.
Impact Staff

Sexual Violence Against Women Should Not Be Used as a Weapon of War

Meet the doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo trying to save the country's most targeted community.
Alice Rowsome
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Young African Women Bear the Burden of HIV in a Culture of Misogyny

One-in-four people in Lesotho lives with HIV -- the country with the highest new infection rate in the world. Although efforts to contain the epidemic have expanded in the last 12 years, poverty and more forces women to fight an uphill battle.
Madeline Moitozo

Toxic Lead Threatened a Poor Kenyan Community Until Locals and Activists Fought Back

For people around the world, the right to a clean environment is also a human rights issue.
Phyllis Omido

African Countries Want to Slow the Effects of Climate Change by Beefing Up Their Farm Industries

Some are building resilient agricultural systems to slow the effects of climate change, create jobs and kickstart economies.
Alexis Chemblette

People Are Competing to Solve an Education Crisis in Developing Nations

XPRIZE challenges teams to develop open source and scalable software to enable children to teach themselves reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months.
Alice Rowsome

Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Has Big Plans for Bringing Light to All

Over a billion people don't have access to electricity, but an ambitious project is fusing design, art and technology to help fill the darkness.
Nick Chedli Carter

Italy’s First Black Legislator is Fighting Racism With New Immigration Laws

Cécile Kyengé is up against vile personal attacks, but says it's worth it in effort to protect Italy's most vulnerable.
Alexis Chemblette