FRANCE

Rise Up

Activists are Risking Their Lives to Help Migrants Struggling to Survive from France to the UK

With nowhere to go, and no end in sight of the war in Syria and elsewhere, migrants in Calais rely on activist aid as governments turn a blind eye.
Alice Rowsome
1.11.18
Rise Up

These Activists Are Helping Unaccompanied Child Refugees Find Safe Sanctuary

90,000 unaccompanied refugee minors to have arrived in Europe since 2015. Most have nowhere to go, but some are finding help.
Alice Rowsome
10.2.17
Rise Up

How French Sex Workers Are Organizing for Health Care and Labor Rights

A trade union in France is securing health coverage for an illegal industry.
Alexis Chemblette
8.28.17
Frontier

France is Fighting the Anti-Vaxxer Movement With Actual Science

President Emmanuel Macron's newly appointed health minister just issued mandatory vaccinations as a way to crack down on resurgent anti-vaccination campaigns.
Alexis Chemblette
8.14.17
Rise Up

These Groups Help Young French Immigrants Gain Social Mobility

In France's beleaguered suburbs, grassroots organizations are picking up the slack and working towards a more equitable society
Alexis Chemblette
7.31.17
The Rundown

Communities Attempt to Solve Opioid Crisis by Suing Big Pharma

Your daily guide to what's working, what's not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
7.7.17
Impact Work

France's Poorest Cities Now Lead the Nation's Green Revolution

The country's rust belt took these drastic steps to combat its economic decline, and they could work in the US too.
Alexis Chemblette
6.19.17
Impact Work

France is Transforming Old Manufacturing Towns Into Eco-Friendly Cities

After decades of industrial decline, France's northern rust belt took drastic measures to lead the country's economic and sustainable innovation.
Alexis Chemblette
6.14.17
Impact Work

France’s New President Promises Jobs to Chronically Unemployed

Emmanuel Macron wants to modernize the country’s economy and education system, but political pitchforks were out long before the first vote was cast.
Alexis Chemblette
5.17.17