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Special topic archive · 21 posts

Our 7 Billion Actions posts were commissioned by the UNFPA.


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27 April 2012

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Bangladesh: Citizen's Voice, A Citizen Watchdog for Public Services

Citizen’s Voice (Nagorikkontho.org) is an online project to empower Bangladeshi citizens by having their voices heard regarding feedback on public services.

13 December 2011

Egypt: Using Twitter for a Healthier Life

Can Twitter be used to save people's lives or improve their health? Tarek Amr looks at a Twitter account, ran by a couple in Egypt, aimed at increasing health awareness...

24 October 2011

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Mozambique: Uniting Small Farmers for a Better Tomorrow

Mr. Júlio dos Santos Pêssego is one of the principal leaders of the "peasant movement" in Niassa province in Mozambique. He helps organize community groups that work to defend land...

20 October 2011

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Armenia: Newfound Support for Domestic Violence Victims

Domestic violence has long been a taboo subject in Armenian circles. But when 20-year-old mother Zaruhi Petrosyan was brutally beaten to death by her husband and mother-in-law last October, the...

18 October 2011

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Malawi: A Growing City and its Pay-to-Cross Footbridges

Hand-made wooden bridges now connect two popular markets on each side of a river in Malawi's capital Lilongwe, providing a local solution to both joblessness and growing urbanization for the...

17 October 2011

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Brazil: Creating Opportunities for Life After Jail

While serving time in jail, Ronaldo Monteiro kickstarted a project with fellow detainees and turned his life around. Years later, released on parole, Monteiro now coordinates an NGO that offers...

16 October 2011

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Worldwide: Dialogue and Peace Through Sport

Joël Bouzou, a bronze medalist during the 1984 Olympic Games and World Champion of modern penthathlon in 1987, is the founder and president of Peace and Sport, an NGO created...

10 October 2011

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China: “Do you have memories from before you were kidnapped?”

A new crowd-funded documentary, Living with Dead Hearts, tells the story of the thousands of children in China who are victims of kidnapping. Through interviews with both parents and formerly...

29 September 2011

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Cuba: A Tireless Defender of Gay Rights

Francisco Rodríguez Cruz is a Cuban journalist and activist who for over a year has maintained a controversial blog committed to advancing the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

21 September 2011

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Mozambique: Sant'Egidio Community Fights Back Against HIV/AIDS

Lack of access to care for HIV positive people has been well documented on the African continent. Many initiatives strive to show that things could improve with collective effort, and...

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