Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

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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...

France sets a global precedent

France sets a global precedent, guaranteeing abortion as constitutional right

French parliamentarians passed a historic bill to include abortion rights in the country's constitution, demonstrating strong support for women's reproductive rights. France is now the only country that specifically guarantees a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. President Emmanuel Macron Read More...

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Greece is the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex marriage

Greece, the birthplace of democracy and ancient traditions, has defied a longstanding norm by becoming the first Christian Orthodox country to legalize same-sex marriage. In a watershed event, the Athens parliament voted decisively in favor of a historic change, generating a mix of excitement and Read More...

Tanna, Vanuatu - June 2019: Melanesian boy in traditional wooden outrigger boat on the beach green rain forest

Youth activists in Vanuatu score a major climate win

BY SIRI CHILUKURI, Grist This story was originally published by Grist. Subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. Young environmental activists from a small South Pacific island earned a climate win that could cause major problems for the world's largest polluters. The nation of Vanuatu Read More...

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Seattle becomes first US city to outlaw caste discrimination

Following a decision by the city council, Seattle has become the first city in the United States to outlaw caste discrimination. Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, who drafted the law, said the struggle against caste bias "is deeply connected to the fight against all forms of oppression". Proponents Read More...

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The Senate is on the verge of enacting new protections for pregnant workers

After 10 years of effort, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which would mandate reasonable workplace accommodations to allow pregnant workers to safely work, is likely to pass. The Senate voted 73-24 to add it as an amendment to the must-pass omnibus government spending measure, and the Read More...

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Slovenia legalizes same-sex marriage and adoption, a first in Eastern Europe

Slovenia made history on Tuesday, Oct 4, by becoming the first country in Eastern Europe to equalize its marriage and adoption rules for same-sex couples after the modification was approved by the country's parliament. The ruling is made as Slovenia's neighboring countries enact new Read More...

Brazilian flag shines above the golden sunset city skyline at Sugarloaf Pao de Acucar Mountain in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

In a world-first Brazil rules that Paris Agreement is a Human Rights treaty

The Paris Agreement is an international treaty on climate change adopted by 196 Parties at COP21. The overarching goal is to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius, and ideally keep it only to 1.5 degrees Celsius.  In a world-first, the supreme court of Brazil has declared that the Read More...

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These postcards stand up for people with disabilities' rights

It seems it would be simple to respect and protect others' basic human rights, however, there are many situations where a lack of education breaks these vital liberties. This is why postcards covering five rights protected by the Human Rights Act are currently being circulated through England, Read More...

September 28, 2020 In the center of Bogotá, several feminist collectives and organizations met in the framework of the Global Action Day for access to Legal abortion

Reproductive justice: Colombia decriminalizes abortion

Following in the footsteps of Latin American countries such as Mexico and Argentina, Colombia’s constitutional court ruled five against four to decriminalize abortion during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, as reported by The Guardian.  Prior to this motion, abortion in Colombia was only Read More...