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    Maternal Mortality in the US

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    How can it be that America, a country known for economic growth and leadership, has the highest infant mortality rate of any industrialized country

    "In Search of Secure Borders"

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    Three years ago today the last bill for comprehensive immigration reform died in the Senate, a result of an incredible filibuster.

    Putting it into Practice: Building Local Capacity to Improve Maternal Health

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    It has been a month since I arrived in Argentina. I am based in Pilar, a town at the northern border of the municipal boundaries of Argentina’s capital city, Buenos Aires and the Province of Buenos Aires.

    Security and Solidarity: An Ashoka Story

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    I am often asked to explain the importance of the Ashoka Fellowship as community.

    Internationally Acclaimed Hungarian Independent Midwife and Ashoka Fellow Dr. Agnes Gereb Imprisoned, Pending Trial

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    The story of Ashoka Fellow Agnes Gereb is the story of homebirthing in modern Hungary.  A story that shows how Hungary, since its return to full independence in 1990, continues to restrict free choice of its citizens in the hugely important area of childbirth. 

    Ideas from the Fringe, Front and Center

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    Atlantic Monthly celebrates Ashoka Fellow Sakena Yacoobi in its Brave Think

    Passo a Passo

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    Fourteen-year old Ingrid, in recovery from a crippling crack addiction at the Lua Nova r

    Peer Educators, Myths, and World AIDS Day

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    1 in 4 sex workers in Bali are suffering from HIV

    What is a Mother Worth?

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    “No one has ever believed in me except Lua Nova,” proclaimed one young mother who has battl

    Leading Women ChangemakeHERS Reveal Blueprints for Action

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    Imagine a master class for social change: an academy of action where concrete advice, guidance, and direction for every level of changemaking – from the first spark of an idea to the scaling of an innovation across the globe – are shared by some of the world’s most accomplished innovators and activists.