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More Americans are serving prison and jail sentences than ever before, even as US crime rates reach a historic low.

Alex Resney
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Native American women in the United States who live on federal Native American reservations are disproportionately more likely to be victims of sexual violence than other groups living in the United States.

Chrystal Begay, Tinesha Zandamela
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Northern Ireland is a country steeped in deep historical and geopolitical turmoil. Though the infamous 30-year conflict known as the Troubles ended years ago, lingering tensions from the events of the conflict continue to plague the country today.

Harper Forsgren
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Although Malawi is technically a water-rich country, with about 20% of its area covered by surface water, many people lack access to clean water.

Marissa Getts
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Female students experience a lack of gender equality in Ghana’s educational system despite the important reform already made. As a result of practices confounded by social norms, which tend to see female education as less valuable, girls' lack of access to education leads to greater negative economic and health consequences.

Shelby Hunt , Andrew Wirkus
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Menstrual hygiene management is the processes and resources surrounding menstruation, including the knowledge, products, and social norms associated with it. For many adolescent girls in Kenya, MHM is a serious and impactful issue.

Kelsey Sampson
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On any given day, the U.S. holds approximately 40,000 people in immigrant detention centers. Many of these detainees experience poor living conditions including inadequate health care and abuse.

Brianne Hansen
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As the worldwide refugee population has steadily increased over the past decade, mental health concerns among refugees have become more prevalent. In the United States, adolescent refugees face higher rates of mental illness in comparison to non-refugee adolescents

Kate Lloyd
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In India millions of women's lives are negatively impacted by sexual violence. Gender and caste discrimination combine to make marginalized women most likely to be affected by sexual violence. The criminal justice system struggles to both try and convict perpetrators. Practices that are most effective at changing attitudes towards gender norms (thus decreasing sexual violence) target both genders, with a particular focus on males. Effective victim support provides ways for victims to reassume valuable, contributing roles in their community.

Chloe Haderlie
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Refugees are particularly susceptible to mental illness because of the situations they are forced to flee and the uncertainty they face in new countries. Mental illnesses can keep refugees from living high-quality lives.

Chloe Jensen, Alyssa Clark
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Illiteracy affects a person's ability to fully participate in and contribute to the world around them. About 18% of the US adult population is functionally illiterate.

Chloe Haderlie, Alyssa Clark
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The UN has officially stated that female genital cutting violates basic human rights. However, many communities continue to practice female genital cutting for social and cultural reasons.

Evie Friedbaum, Chloe Jensen
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