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Sanjoy Sachdev founded the Dehli-based Love Commandos. Lauren Frayer hide caption

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He was hailed as a crusader for love. Now he's accused of being a villain

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Rough Translation host Gregory Warner reports from Nairobi, Kenya. Moses Omusula/courtesy of Gregory Warner hide caption

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Getting abortion pills into Ukraine during a war meant having to be creative

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The covert effort to get abortion pills into Ukraine

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When doctors in Ukraine put out a call for abortion pills, a group of Ukrainian women answer. Oksana Drachkovska for NPR hide caption

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Ukraine: The Handoff

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A doctor sees an essential medicine is needed in Ukraine and assembles a group of strangers to get it there. Oksana Drachkovska for NPR hide caption

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Ukraine: Under The Counter

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Pavel Kuljuk's cat, Dora, sits in a window in eastern Ukraine. Pavel Kuljuk hide caption

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"As Russians approach his town, 'the cat must still be fed.'"

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Brandie Diamond describes herself as a "transgender truck driver/chef/Jill-of-all-trades." But her career in trucking began in the mid-1980s, and she hadn't come out as trans back then. Meg Vogel for NPR hide caption

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What women truckers can tell us about living and working alone

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Brandie Diamond stands by her FedEx Custom Critical truck in a Walmart Supercenter parking lot in Columbus, Ohio. Meg Vogel for NPR hide caption

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Alone@Work: Miles To Go Before I'm Me

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Author Chibundu Onuzo attends the Cliveden Literary Festival in 2021. David Levenson/Getty Images hide caption

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Our personas at work are not what they used to be. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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You're@Work: The Right Persona for the Job

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Founder of LEAP Africa Ndidi Nwuneli attends Barnard College's Global Symposium in 2015. J. Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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Failing@Work: Epic Fails & Failure Epics

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When Portugal forbade bosses from contacting employees after hours, international media jumped at the chance to cover the new law. Portuguese workers were oddly quiet. Why? Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Stuck@Work: Your Country's Brand Is Escape, But You Can't

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Young women eat lunch in the Tuileries Garden in Paris in January 1929. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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Drop that fork! Why eating at your desk is banned in France

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Lunching@Work: When Eating at Your Desk Is Forbidden

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