Social Justice | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News - Part 3
Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Social Justice

Read about the newest efforts to overthrow systemic inequalities and address injustices in terms of wealth, opportunities, and privileges to make the world a better place.

Thailand advances LGBTQIA+ ri

Thailand advances LGBTQIA+ rights

Thailand is on the verge of making history by becoming the first Southeast Asian nation to officially recognize non-heterosexual unions and the second Asian country after Taiwan. With overwhelming support, the draft amendment known as the Marriage Equality Bill is gaining traction, indicating a Read More...

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Tennessee's ELVIS Act: A pioneering legislation protects artists from AI misuse

Tennessee made history late last month by signing the Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security Act (ELVIS Act), which was the first piece of legislation specially designed to protect artists from unlawful AI mimicry. Governor Bill Lee lauded the historic event, underscoring Tennessee's dedication Read More...

Restoring Indigenous stewardsh

Restoring Indigenous stewardship: Yurok Tribe to co-manage National Park lands

As the Yurok Tribe makes great progress towards regaining its ancient lands, the reverberations of history may be heard in the towering redwoods of northern California. After centuries of dispossession, the Yurok people have reached an extraordinary agreement with the Redwood National and State Read More...

NaviLens: championing inclusiv

NaviLens: championing inclusive urban transport for the blind and visually impaired

Every journey in the fast-paced urban transportation world presents its own obstacles. For people with visual impairments, riding public transit might feel like starting on an undiscovered adventure. Despite these challenges, NaviLens, an app that is transforming the urban transit environment with Read More...

Rowing against the current: Bo

Rowing against the current: Botswana’s women safari guides inspire and empower

In the calm of Botswana's Okavango Delta, where the morning sun creates a golden glow on the water's surface, an amazing metamorphosis is occurring. Women are taking the lead in changing an industry that was formerly thought of as a man's domain: guiding tourists through beautiful waterways. The Read More...

Opill: the over-the-counter bi

Opill: the over-the-counter birth control transforming access to contraception in the US

Opill, the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the United States, is poised to change the landscape of contraceptive access. It is a progestin-only contraceptive pill and boasts an impressive 98 percent efficacy rate in preventing pregnancy, as substantiated by data submitted to the U.S. Read More...

Formerly homeless guides offer

Formerly homeless guides offer unique experiences of iconic cities

In cities across the world, the streets tell stories—stories of triumph over adversity, resilience, and transformation. Invisible Cities, a breakthrough organization, transforms these stories into one-of-a-kind walking tours conducted by former homeless guides. Let's look at the transforming Read More...

Paws and pages: the Worcester

Paws and pages: the Worcester Library's feline solution for overdue fees

In the heart of Worcester, Massachusetts, a unique and touching program is enthralling the neighborhood, demonstrating that sometimes all it takes to repair overdue library items is a touch of feline charm. Worcester Public Library's 'March Meowness' campaign is transforming the way library fines Read More...

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The surprising compatibility of co-CEOs from different generations

At the heart of The Harris Poll is an unorthodox leadership team that defies generational assumptions. Will Johnson, who straddles the millennial and Gen X generations, teams up with seasoned CEO John Gerzema, a baby boomer with two decades of expertise. Together, they navigate the obstacles of Read More...

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Celebrating International Women's Day: this year's theme and transformative solutions

International Women's Day, observed on March 8 every year, has a rich history that dates back over a century. The origins of this day are disputed, with some claiming it started with socialist women and textile workers in New York in 1909 or was proposed as a global holiday by anti-fascist and Read More...