Tag: Sunday Special

April 21, 2019

Saguaros: Arizona’s Iconic Cacti

The saguaro cactus is an icon of the Sonoran Desert. It can grow up to 18 meters tall and live up to 200 years. Daria Dieguts traveled to Arizona to learn more about this magnificent plant

Precious Companionship: How Assista...

Trained to aid and accompany people with disabilities at all times, assaistance dogs are much more than dedicated friends, they are the ears, the eyes and the moral support that is so needed, whether their companion has a physical disability or an emotional one, like PTSD

Senior Citizens and Children Brough...

Helping children with homework, playing with toddlers, giving sage advice or just listening, the men and women you’re about to meet do what many grandparents do. The Foster Grandparent program has been using volunteers older than 55 to help children and youth in their communities for decades

April 14, 2019

Pink Buses For Female Pakistani Stu...

A new bus service has been launched in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province with the aim of encouraging more women to attend local colleges. The pink, women-only buses each have a conductor and police guard. The Japanese government and UN Women are supporting the project

Kyrgyz Kok-Boru Poses Dangers To Ma...

The traditional Kyrgyz sport of kok-boru, in which horsemen fight to grab a dead goat, is popular and prestigious, and can be lucrative for top riders. But the game can also bring devastating injuries to the players, and deadly ones to their horses

The REDress Project Highlights Miss...

Forty red dresses hang outside of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. They’re present 24 hours a day, in all weather, to draw attention to the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women who experience violence at a much higher rate than non-indigenous women

Who Runs the World? TechnoGirls

Women are woefully underrepresented in technology, science, engineering and mathematics jobs in South Africa. But for the last decade, a homegrown, UNICEF-supported program has worked to bring 11,000 lower-income high school girls into these industries

Nigeria’s Population Projecte...

With Nigeria’s population growing at more than 3% a year, Nigerian authorities are offering free family planning methods and advice to Nigerian families in an effort to slow population growth. Nigeria, which already has the most people in Africa, is projected to have more than 400 million people by 2050, double the number of today

Islamic Program in Virginia Lifts U...

The U.S. Constitution says every person has the right to exercise their religion, even prison inmates. Opportunities for religious assemblies and services are offered in U.S. prisons. One detention facility in Arlington County, Virginia, is working with the Islamic Circle of North America to provide Muslim prisoners a way to gather for Friday prayers and other religious activities

April 7, 2019

Secret Service Drives Hard to Prote...

Protecting the president of the United States involves far more than being willing to step into the path of gunfire

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