Reality TV helps public understand sight loss
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A new Reality TV series for Britain’s Channel 4, Scared of the Dark, aims to help audiences understand sight loss.
- Jan 4
Metal music goes political in Iran
Metal band TarantisT courageously goes above the radar to call out injustices in Iran.
- Nov 8, 2022
Two more US states approve marijuana
Von November 8, voters in the US states of Maryland and Missouri passed referendums to legalise recreational marijuana.
- Oct 24, 2022
Co-design helps reshape social housing
It’s crunch time for many of Britain’s post-war housing estates. Could co-design provide a model for delivering regeneration at scale?
- Sep 9, 2022
Staying at home but still getting about
Volunteers run a mini-van to transport residents to keep them living longer in the bush.
- Jul 14, 2022
People with dementia working on farms
On Dutch ‘care farms’ people with dementia can tend to livestock, harvest vegetables and make their own decisions.
- May 12, 2022
The prison you can leave every day
For 12 hours a day, prisoners can let themselves out to work or visit family. In virtually every case, they come back.
- Feb 16, 2022
Exhibition challenges stereotypes of sex work
A new art exhibition in London explores the humanity, hypocrisy and — sometimes — humour of the much-maligned sex work industry.
- Feb 14, 2022
NZ takes first step to end conversion therapy
New Zealand has moved to ban conversion therapy, which attempts to forcibly change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Feb 9, 2022
Mexico's Sinaloa state bans bullfighting
The Mexican state of Sinaloa has unanimously voted to ban bullfighting in the state, classifying it as animal cruelty.
- Dec 27, 2021
Garment workers win historic victory
A historic victory over the fashion industry in California is creating ripples for global change.
- Dec 23, 2021
Portugal guarantees the ‘right to rest’
An amendment to Portugal’s labour code is designed to protect work-life balance by introducing a “right to rest”.
- Oct 9, 2021
Black women win property rights after divorce
Four South African women have successfully overturned a set of archaic marriage laws that denied women equal property rights after divorce.
- Aug 31, 2021
Taking down the dams
When the Elwha River dams fell, it followed decades of successful partnerships to support local indigenous tribes to right historic wrongs.
- Jun 20, 2021
Saving Egyptian women from sextortion
Mohammed Elyamani is using Facebook to confront those who have for many years been sexually exploiting thousands of women across Egypt.
- Mar 15, 2021
Solar helps women escape sex-for-fish trap
With her new solar light, a stallholder in Kenya can catch her own fish at night rather than buy from fishermen who only sell fish for sex.
- Feb 7, 2021
The police don't have to take every call
Another US city is reporting early success with a program that replaces police with health care workers for some emergency calls.
- Dec 10, 2020
Transgender Christians form their own church
Pakistan’s Christian transgenders — often mocked, abused and bullied — have finally found some peace and solace in a church of their own.
- Sep 10, 2020
Sudan separates church and state
Sudan’s transitional government has agreed to separate ‘church and state’, ending three decades of Islamic rule in the North African nation.
- Aug 5, 2020
Iowa restores ex-prisoner voting rights
Iowa’s governor has signed an executive order that automatically reinstates the voting rights of Iowans who have completed their sentences.
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