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This Ad Tells the True Story of a Transgender Mother and Adopted Daughter

The opening credits of Vick's new ad, "Generations of Care #TouchOfCare," read "A True Story." Receiving more than 9 million views on YouTube, the me... Read More »

This School Is Training Former Sex Slaves to Become Lawyers

Children as young as 7 years old are forced to serve as prostitutes in India, Adweek reports. The estimated number of children in the sex traffickin... Read More »

This 9-Year-Old Girl Just Sued Her Government for Cleaner Air

Nine-year-old Ridhima Pandey from India just filed a lawsuit against the Indian government. "My government has failed to take steps to regulate and r... Read More »

India Just Made a Bill That Gives Women 26 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave

India just created a new extended policy giving women 26 weeks of paid maternity leave. Hoping to fix the problem that only 27 percent of women work â... Read More »

This School in India Was Created for Grandmothers

In Maharashtra, India, there's a classroom of almost thirty students — all of whom are grandmothers. The school named Aajibaichi Shaala (meaning t... Read More »

This Village in India Plants 111 Trees Each Time a Girl Is Born — And That's Not All

Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, plants 111 trees each time a girl is born in her honor. The tradition was born a few years ago when the former village... Read More »

This Entrepreneur Is Using Indian Craft to Create Beautiful Sari-Silk Carpets

After graduating in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ishrat Sahgal had no plans to go about interior design in any ordinary fashion. Retu... Read More »

For the First Time, A School for Transgender Students Opens in India

History was made in India's transgender community as the first school for specifically trans students recently opened in the city of Kochi. Sahaj In... Read More »

This Delivery Company in India Is Hiring Only Female Drivers

After hearing of a woman being raped on a moving bus in Delhi, India, Yogesh Kumar "quit his job with a German engineering firm and enrolled in a grad... Read More »

This Woman Just Got the Top Score On India's Toughest Exam

This 22-year-old political science graduate just received the top score on India's exhausting civil services exam. Nearly 99 percent of the people wh... Read More »

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