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Pakistan gets its first one-stop shop for women fighting violence

Sliced noses, broken ribs, fractured fingers, slashed arms, bruised faces, missing teeeth, swollen eyes. Sana Jawed has been witnessing these brutalities for over a decade.
from Inter Press Service on Dec 13, 2017.

Rio’s rulers behind bars as the 2018 race begins

Brazil's political parties ignore the miasma of corruption which envelops them and change their names in a vain attempt to hide the past.
from Latin America Bureau on Dec 10, 2017.

How a comic book helps refugee women stay safe

A tool to help women navigate the challenges of life as a refugee and stay safe.
from International Rescue Committee on Dec 6, 2017.

Mozambique's hard fought and closely watched by-election

The Nampula by-election will be treated as a test of voter attitude to the main parties and thus as an indication of how people might vote in national elections in October 2019.
from Mozambique Political Process Bulletin on Dec 3, 2017.

Liberia election candidate debates reach remote citizens

Ahead of October’s election, 126 public debates were held in every district of Liberia, enabling lower house candidates to reach the electorate in person.
from Internews on Dec 2, 2017.

China to roll back regulations for traditional medicine

Scientists fear plans to abandon clinical trials of centuries-old remedies will put people at risk.
from Nature on Dec 1, 2017.

Scientists using drones to fight malaria in Zanzibar

Epidemiologists and public health managers are taking the malaria battle to mosquitoes. And drones are a crucial part of their armory.
from Quartz Africa on Nov 29, 2017.

The lives behind the label

Bangladesh's almost five million garment workers have made the country the world's second largest garment manufacturer.
from On Our Radar, New Internationalist on Nov 26, 2017.

Burning down the house: Myanmar’s destructive charcoal trade

A trader turns off his engine at another checkpoint and the soldiers ask him for cash. His truck carries charcoal from Myanmar for factories in China’s Yunnan province.
from China Dialogue on Nov 22, 2017.

The Superwoman of Masisi

High in the hills of Masisi, Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of families have found safety — but still face hunger.
from InterAction on Nov 20, 2017.
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