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Women’s Voices Are At the Forefront of Change This Year
United Way

This past week, Women’s Equality Day honored the passage of the 19th Amendment that  granted American women the legal right to vote, but also reminded us of our accountability to the present. Women are the leading the changes they want to see in their schools,…

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Opportunity International Expands Quality Education to Bogotá
Opportunity International

Grace, a native of Bogotá, Columbia, dreamed of becoming a teacher since she was a young girl. In Columbia, 90% of children are only enrolled in school between the ages of 7 and 13. Understanding the immense need for childcare when parents are at work,…

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Investors are Making World Water Issues a Priority
Mindy Lubber

From agriculture and mining to energy and entertainment, every business in the world relies on water. As population growth, water pollution and hotter, more volatile water events strain the world’s freshwater supplies, companies and investors are paying more attention to water risks. More than 100…

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According to New Science, Pollutants May Be Able to Solve Sanitation
Global Citizen

This year’s Stockholm Water Prize Laureates, Professors Bruce Rittman and Mark van Loosdrecht, have studied and invented new ways of working with microbes to improve the conversion of sewage into resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. This research shows that pollutants could potentially be…

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Charity Awarded $2 Million For Bringing Clean Water to Kenya

According to, about two-fifths of Kenya’s 46 million people rely on unclean water sources. The Kenyan charity Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) has been the recipient of this year’s $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. SHOFCO provides clean water, sanitation, and health services to…

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5 Female Entrepreneurs Advance Sustainable Development Goals
Catherine Benson Wahlen

The UN Foundation and several other partners announced the five winners of the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge. The inaugural competition recognizes female entrepreneurs from each of the five UN regions for their efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. The winners are working to…

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6 Young Photographers Change the Way the World Sees Africa

With over 1 billion monthly users, Instagram continues to change the way people take and share photos. These six featured Instagram accounts share real stories, challenge stereotypes, and are changing the way the world sees Africa. Social media continually empowers people to capture their everyday…

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How Drones are Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
UN Foundation

The United Nations is actively exploring the uses of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) around the world as means of recreation, government strategy, and global development. This type of technology is being implemented into many innovative programs including delivering vaccines, humanitarian aid, mapping and…

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This Custom-Built Mobile Payment System Helps Tea Farmers in Kenya
Global Citizen

In Kenya, the tea industry is a key economic driver that provides a living for over 300 million people. The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) provides comprehensive services for over 600,000 small tea farmers in Kenya and partnered with Citi to develop a custom-built platform to…

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