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    Poverty might be more commonly associated with inner cities, but data shows poverty in rural Illinois, in the US is increasing at a faster rate than in urban areas.
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  • Aboriginal women empowering schoolgirls in Central Australia
    Sitting under the shade of a gum tree in a dry river bed in Central Australia, senior Aboriginal women are working to empower a group of schoolgirls in the fight against domestic violence.
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