India's slums are troubled places for families to live. But for many, it's unavoidable. But a new group, Prayasam, is trying to make those places better -- and the group is using the determination and idealism of children to get there.
Livestock and cities don't often go together. Derided as causing diseases, or car accidents, there are often rules against keeping them in urban areas. But there's a movement to allow urban farming and it's changing lives in one African city in Kenya.
A group of Delhi women have decided the best way to make sure women are safe is to create a special cab service just for them. Women drive the cabs and only pick up women passengers. And the service has seen great success.
Jakarta is often beset with flooding, but heavy rains and commercial developments made the past week's flooding especially widespread, and also especially egalitarian -- inundating the homes of both the poor and the wealthy.
When Haiti was devastated by an earthquake, many fled the country. Jardonna Constant was among them, and arrived in New York, unsure of what her future held. Now three years later, Constant has graduated high school, entered college and has a bright future.
Thailand's work force is comprised of a large number of migrant workers, some of whom are in the country illegally. But for those who can prove they're in the country legally, they're set to get a raise, as well as access to government benefits.
India has a growing problem with trafficking of young women. Oftentimes, though, these women aren't sold into prostitution, per se, but rather into forced marriages. It's a problem exacerbated by a culture that has allowed female fetuses to be aborted, leading to many more men than women.
Charges have been filed against five men in the case of a horrific rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi, India. The case has awakened a national conversation about women's rights and roles in Indian society, but it remains to be seen if protests and outrage will turn into lasting change.
Sierra Leone could become the next hub of innovation. In an effort to encourage more innovation among young people there, a Massachusetts Insitute of Technology doctoral student set up a contest in his home country. And one of the contest's finalists is already making a positive impression at MIT.
In the fight against global poverty, little is easy. A Denver group is recognizing that and trying to bring groups in that field together to leverage each other's strengths and make it easier for them to work together. They're turning to an abandoned horse barn to do so.