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28 Awesome Innovations Feeding Our Cities

Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), urban farms already supply food to about 700 […]

Animals & Environment, Food & Nutrition, The WIP Talk

Restricting Abortion: A Questionable Tool for Increasing Macedonia’s Birth Rate

by Natasha Dokovska –Macedonia– In 2013, Macedonia’s Christian Democrat party adopted a new law on termination of pregnancy restricting a woman’s right to a safe and […]

Abortion, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Laws & Legislation, Macedonia, Politics & Democracy, The World, Women's Rights

Documenting the Dark Side of Maternal Mental Health

by Danielle Steer –USA – Suicide is a common postpartum complication. When I first heard that 1 in 7 women suffer from a maternal mental health […]

Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Healthcare, Mental Health, Motherhood, Science & Technology

Kashmiri War Mothers Find Ways to Grieve

by Shazia Yousuf –Indian-administered Kashmir– When I met Taja Begum in the winter of 2009, I could tell she was dying soon. Taja, 75, was skin […]

Feature Articles, Gender Discrimination, India, Kashmir, Mental Health, Motherhood, Political Prisoners, Social Justice, South Asia, The World, War & Conflict

Giving Young Irish People Hope

by Lucy Fitzgerald -Ireland- May was Mental Health Awareness month in Ireland. Key television ad campaigns encouraged those suffering from depression to reach out for help […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Ireland, Mental Health, Politics & Democracy

Restoring First Foods to the Columbia River Basin

by Michelle Tolson -USA- “I want to make money, but I have to take care of the fish,” said Yakama Nation fisherwoman Caroline Looney Hunt when […]

Feature Articles, Food & Nutrition, Indigenous Culture, Land Rights, Native Americans, Natural Resources, Science & Technology, United States

Financial Crisis and Domestic Violence – The Case of Greece

by Foteini Svarna –Greece– I am shocked to see my good friend – an interior designer – with a nasty bruise on her face. “My husband […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Greece, Human Rights, Mental Health, Poverty, Violence Against Women

Indigenous Interpreters Provide Missing Link for Natividad Medical Center Patients

by Kate Daniels Kurz, The WIP Director Natividad Medical Center, located in Salinas, California – the heart of California’s “Salad Bowl” – is one of the […]

Business & Economy, California, Employment, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Immigration, Indigenous Culture, Language, Mexico, Social Change, Teaching & Learning, United States

Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Overcoming Rape-Related PTSD

by Stephanie Koehler USA Stephanie Koehler is a journalist and photographer residing in California. She is also an advocate for the Rape Crisis Center. The goal […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Mental Health, PTSD, Sexual Violence, Social Change, Violence Against Women

Sex Workers in India Move from Stigma to Empowerment

by Urmila Chanam –India– “I believe we still have not reached the last sex worker and we will walk until we reach her.” – Ashodaya Samithi […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, India, Sex Work

Kheliwe’s Story: Male Polygamy and HIV Infection in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo –Malawi– Even before we begin talking, Kheliwe* has tears in her eyes. She is HIV positive and still battling to come to terms […]

Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Malawi, Marriage, The World, Women's Rights

Curing Cancer: Understanding Chemotherapy

by Paromita Pain –USA– Susan Mai did not want to die. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer and her doctor prescribed a course of chemotherapy, […]

Cancer, Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Science & Technology, Women's Health