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· May, 2015

Stories about Ideas from May, 2015

30 May 2015

The Biggest Source of Plastic Trash You've Never Heard of

From acres of sheeting to miles of twine, farms use billions of pounds of plastic each year. What can we do to reduce the impact?

26 May 2015

Bangladesh Wants ‘Third Gender’ Hijras to Serve as Traffic Police

Hijras often face widespread discrimination and are shut out of employment opportunities. Bangladesh wants to recruit them as traffic police to help change that.

15 May 2015

In Japan, a Social Network Dedicated Entirely to Weather News

Like weather? Interested in citizen journalism? A Japan-fan to boot? SoLive24 may be the social network for you.

Peruvian Girl Finds the Way Back Home, Thanks to Her Dog Perla

When a three-year-old girl wandered off, Perla stayed by her side and later helped guide police officers to her home.

11 May 2015

Why Arabic Script on the Walls Might Not Stop Public Urination in Dhaka

"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."

7 May 2015

Tajikistan: Pristine Nature and the Echo of History

Some people do not even know Tajikistan exists. They are missing out.

Macedonian Women Form Human Shield Around Police to Keep Protests Peaceful

The women were participating in a second day of protests demanding justice after leaked recordings seemed to show officials tried to cover up a 2011 murder by a police officer.

Initiative Helps Children With Autism Through Surfing

How a Schoolboy ‘Son’ of Tajikistan's President Extracted a Massive Bribe from a Citizen

"I bet that he is the scion of some other official, because we could never afford to educate our children at this school."

3 May 2015

Bringing Peruvian History to Life on Public Transport

A group of Peruvian students has found a fun way to share biographical facts about national historical figures.

Private Initiatives Take the Helm in Solving Europe's Shipwreck Crisis

"With this project, we want to draw attention to the fact that it shouldn't be our aim - but that of the EU."

What Does Consensual Frotteurism Mean in Mexico?

"Sexual harassment is a crime, consensual 'arrimon' is not"

2 May 2015

‘Humble’ Honduran Teen Gives Viral Advice on How to Make Do With Less

Paola Mejía has captured Honduras' attention with her catchphrase "be humble, Chiki" and video tips on how to get by without much money.

1 May 2015

Social Networks Help Take Down a Peg Mexico's Most Privileged

Global Voices looks at how social media campaigns are helping to shame affluent Mexicans for rude behavior that insults and sometimes even injures ordinary citizens.

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