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TakePart World is a news and information hub aimed at changing how Americans think about the developing world, debunking the myth that poor countries are doomed to stay poor and shining a light on the people, ideas, and innovations that are generating historic changes.

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How Kenyan girls are getting on the tech job track

How Kenyan girls are getting on the tech job track

When she graduated from high school in Nairobi, Kenya, Miriam Wambui had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. Then she heard about Nairobits—a nonprofit that offers Kenyan youths training in information computer technology, as well as programs in entrepreneurship, life skills, and reproductive health.
This doctor is helping Congo’s thousands of rape survivors

This doctor is helping Congo’s thousands of rape survivors

Dr. Denis Mukwege's Panzi Hospital has treated the gynecological injuries of some 40,000 women, half of them survivors of sexual violence. Recognizing that it takes more than just medical care to recover, the hospital also provides therapy, temporary housing, and other services to help women get their lives back together.
Why a Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Is Fighting for a Polio-Free World

Why a Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Is Fighting for a Polio-Free World

Isabeli Fontana’s famous face has graced fashion and beauty campaigns ranging from Victoria’s Secret to L’Oréal but she’s also the face of the cause she says matters to her the most: polio vaccination. A longer version of this interview by Esha Chhabra was published here by Take Part.  The supermodel was tapped b......
Tanzania’s Newest Celebrities: Female Farmers

Tanzania’s Newest Celebrities: Female Farmers

Some of America’s most popular competition shows feature amateur singers attempting to impress judges who can’t see them, celebrities trying to keep up with professional dancers, or single men and women looking for the 'one'. Tanzania’s popular reality series stars female farmers.
The World’s Largest African Poetry Archive Is Coming to an Internet Near You

The World’s Largest African Poetry Archive Is Coming to an Internet Near You

With work from over 350 poets across 24 countries, the project hopes to elevate the African voice in arts and culture. The first-ever African poetry archive is rewriting history and doing something that’s never been done before: collecting all of the continent’s vast and diverse writings into one corner of the Internet. T......
Masai Women Are Leading a Solar Revolution With Help From Their Donkeys

Masai Women Are Leading a Solar Revolution With Help From Their Donkeys

  Just two years ago, the villagers of Magadi, Kenya, had to light fires at night or burn expensive kerosene so their children could read and do their schoolwork—that is, when they weren’t tasked with guarding the village livestock from leopards and hyenas making their stealthy attacks in the dark. Energy poverty......
Breakfast Club and Fast Times at Ridgemont High meet Zimbabwe

Breakfast Club and Fast Times at Ridgemont High meet Zimbabwe

Tatenda Mbudzi is tired of the way the media portrays Africa and minority actors—and he’s not alone. A new video series on YouTube, Every Single Word Spoken by a Person of Color, boils down lines from minority actors in feature-length films to mere seconds and recently went viral. Another video calling out how African me......
9 Photos that tell the real story of poverty around the world

9 Photos that tell the real story of poverty around the world

This piece is excerpted from an article by TakePart. If Instagram followers were currency, street photographer Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, would be a wealthy man. Known and beloved for his insightful snapshots of New Yorkers alongside their responses to philosophical questions, Stanton has taken his unfiltered appr......
7 Genius hacks saving lives in the world’s poorest places

7 Genius hacks saving lives in the world’s poorest places

This was originally posted on TakePart by Yael Grauer While life is measurably improving for many in the developing world, one thing that’s still hard to come by outside big cities is the latest in medical technology. Things like elaborate intensive care facilities for newborn babies can be rare even at large hospitals, ......
‘Menstrupedia’ is destroying taboos and improving health in India

‘Menstrupedia’ is destroying taboos and improving health in India

Yes, there’s an app for that. By Priti Salian. This post was originally published on TakePart World. Growing up in a conservative Indian family, Aditi Gupta never got a talk from her parents about the birds and the bees. As she reached puberty, there was no one to go to with questions about what was happening…...