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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

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California becomes first state to issue an "Ebony Alert" to prioritize missing Black youth

California became the first state in the country to enact the "Ebony Alert" law, which is intended to prioritize the search for missing Black youngsters. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 673 into law last Sunday, marking an important step forward in tackling the missing Black children and Read More...

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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Iranian women's rights activist Narges Mohammadi

Narges Mohammadi, an outspoken campaigner for women's and human rights in Iran, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2023. Her dedication to democracy, freedom, and equality garnered international acclaim and support. A voice from behind bars Despite serving numerous sentences totaling about 12 Read More...

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Raising diverse voices and celebrating progress this Pride Month

With the arrival of June comes Pride Month, a time to gather together to celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and reflect on the progress achieved toward equality. Despite the ongoing challenges, such as anti-2SLGBTQIA+ laws, (according to the ACLU, there are currently almost 500 anti-2SLCBTQIA+ Read More...

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Pope Francis makes history by allowing women to vote in bishops' meetings

In a groundbreaking move, Pope Francis granted women the right to vote in bishops' meetings for the first time. The decision was announced last week and marks a significant step towards gender equality in the Catholic Church. A significant step toward gender equality in the Catholic Church Until Read More...

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Why this year’s New York City Marathon will be the most inclusive yet

The New York City Marathon announced plans to make the event more accessible soon after the Boston Marathon introduced a new nonbinary category for runners in its 2023 edition. Earlier this month, the New York Road Runners (NYRR), the organization in charge of the New York City Marathon, Read More...

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Architecture’s top award has its first Black winner

At The Optimist Daily we like to highlight milestones in the movement for equality, like when Maya Angelou became the first Black woman to be featured on a US coin or when St.Louis elected Tishaura Jones their first black female mayor. The latest triumph comes from the world of architecture, Read More...

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More women take the wheel in the trucking industry

Truck driving is a steady-paying career that offers job security, and now trucking firms are trying to incentivize more hires with employee benefits amid driver shortages. It is an intense job with long hours, but the role of truckers has become more important than ever in the Pandemic and with Read More...

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Break your bias this International Women’s Day

In 2022, International Women’s Day is celebrated today, on March 8th. The important event is honored each year to acknowledge the contribution and strength of women globally. Women have been marginalized throughout history, so days like this are important to reflect on the societal progress we've Read More...

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Pakistan appoints Justice Ayesha Malik as first female Supreme Court judge

Late last week ruling party members of the Muslim-majority nation of Pakistan announced the appointment of their first female Supreme Court judge. The decision to make 55-year-old Justice Ayesha Malik the first female judge on the Supreme Court since the country’s independence was thanks to Read More...

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Finland proposes law to help close the gender wage gap

As part of a bid to help close the wage gap between men and women, the Finnish government is planning to put a new law into motion that allows workers to see what their colleagues are earning if they feel as though they may be experiencing discrimination in the workplace. The Organization for Read More...