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Sri Lanka’s ‘Lady Seats’ Promote Safe Travel for Women

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: EntrepreneurshipInnovation

The country’s women, faced with the threat of sexual assault, often avoid taking long-distance buses alone. A local entrepreneur devised a way to assuage their fears.

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How Sri Lankans Are Preserving History, One Manuscript At a Time

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: CultureInnovation

Thousands of one-of-a-kind manuscripts written on palmyrah leaves that were lost during Sri Lanka’s civil war, are being recovered. Now, local people are working to digitize them and preserve the history they contain.

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Women in India Are Creating the Menstrual Products They Need

Region: India

Topics: AccessEntrepreneurshipHealthInnovationReproductive Rights

In many parts of India, women still struggle against the taboo of their periods and often don’t have the hygiene products they need. Now, female entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands and producing the products themselves.

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