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  • Article: These Students Are Rejecting Period Stigma in Rural West Africa
    AdvocacyWater & Sanitation

    These Students Are Rejecting Period Stigma in Rural West Africa

    By Natalie Petrulla|June 12, 2018

    Girls are often denied basic human rights when they get their periods. Read more

  • Article: Chess Can Make the World a Smarter Place. Here's How.
    AdvocacyEducation

    Chess Can Make the World a Smarter Place. Here's How.

    By Maya Zaynetdinova|May 17, 2018

    "Education is important around the world because informed people don’t do as many bad things." Read more

  • Article: Fed Up With Plastic, This Man Got Kenya to Ban It
    Environment

    Fed Up With Plastic, This Man Got Kenya to Ban It

    By Joe McCarthy|May 4, 2018

    His story shows that individual activism can go a long way. Read more

  • Article: This Nepali Activist Is Trying to Make the World Gender Friendly
    Girls & Women

    This Nepali Activist Is Trying to Make the World Gender Friendly

    By Joe McCarthy|April 5, 2018

    “To many I am seen as an unmarried woman who works in a man’s world and can’t cook.” Read more

  • Article: Miguel Shows That It’s Sexy to Care About Human Rights
    Citizenship

    Miguel Shows That It’s Sexy to Care About Human Rights

    By Joe McCarthy|April 3, 2018

    Miguel's heritage taught him about intersectional politics. Read more

  • Article: Winnie Mandela, Firebrand of Anti-Apartheid Movement, Dies at 81
    Citizenship

    Winnie Mandela, Firebrand of Anti-Apartheid Movement, Dies at 81

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Jana Sepehr|April 2, 2018

    A polarizing figure, she is remembered for her radical politics. Read more

  • Article: This Scientist Is Rowing From California to Hawaii For Climate Change
    Environment

    This Scientist Is Rowing From California to Hawaii For Climate Change

    By Joe McCarthy|March 29, 2018

    The rowers call themselves “Team Ripple Effect” because they want to catalyze political action. Read more

  • Feature: LGBTQ Refugees Face Unimaginable Trauma, But They’re Rising Up
    FeatureCitizenship

    LGBTQ Refugees Face Unimaginable Trauma, But They’re Rising Up

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Olivia Kestin|Feb. 22, 2018

    “You’re fighting against people who are trained to deport you.” Read more