Ugandan farmers adopt new techniques to weather climate change

As climate change affects the traditional seasons, Ugandan farmers are adopting new measures to stay afloat — and increase the bottom line.
Sep 14, 2017

Mexican shoppers flock to modern malls as middle-class credit grows

Traditional markets were once mainstays of Mexican social and economic life, but shopping malls with chain stores and restaurants are on the rise.
Sep 7, 2017

New laws lower barriers for female entrepreneurs in Nepal

Nepal’s new constitution ensures equal rights for women, and the country is finding ways to support its female entrepreneurs.
Aug 30, 2017

Children of Uganda’s Civil War face lingering stigma

A decade after the civil war in northern Uganda, abductees and their children born in captivity suffer consequences from losing their family lines.
Aug 23, 2017

Nepal considers making adults financially responsible for parents

A new amendment before Nepal’s new government seeks to require adult children to pay 10 percent of their income towards their parents’ care.
Aug 14, 2017

Zambia students face choice between managing menstruation and school

Because most Zambian girls lack supplies to manage menstruation while at school, attendance becomes less consistent after fifth grade.
Aug 4, 2017

Zimbabwe’s economic collapse cited in rise of gender-based violence

Economic changes in Zimbabwe have lead to more women providing the main source of income for their families, which may have caused rising tensions at home.
Jul 27, 2017

To fight trafficking, Nepal considers restrictions on women’s travel

Nepal has travel bans and is considering requiring international labor pacts, but some say too many restrictions could encourage undocumented immigration.
Jul 17, 2017

Somali Christians facing persecution hope for sanctuary in U.S.

Somali Christians in Kenya say their countrymen are persecuting them for their beliefs — even as options for refuge in the U.S. have been reduced.
May 11, 2017

Zimbabwe musicians take aim at corruption

The songs speak to many forms of corruption — bribes at police roadblocks, sexual favors in return for jobs and nepotism within the education system.
May 5, 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo women seek trade skills to avoid sex work

Afisa Kanyere Kamate is focused on one worry: ensuring that her siblings have food. At 19, she is their only caretaker. She has made a difficult choice.
Apr 26, 2017

Ugandan LGBT refugees in Kenya seek resettlement in safer place

After fleeing Uganda after it outlawed homosexuality, Ugandan gays and lesbians who fled to Kenya say they continue to face persecution.
Apr 5, 2017

In Zambia, women are boxing’s stars

Inspired by Esther Phiri, who rose to capture successive international boxing titles, women’s boxing in Zambia has eclipsed men’s in popularity.
Mar 22, 2017

For female mayors in Guatemala, facing discrimination is part of the job

Of the 71 community mayors currently serving in Sololá municipality in southwestern Guatemala, only four are women.
Dec 12, 2016

North Dakota Pipeline camp prepares for winter with donations

People from around the country have come to stay at the camp through the winter and many others have donated to help them keep warm and healthy,
Nov 15, 2016

Mine workers demand better pay in lagging Sri Lanka graphite industry

Lack of investment is hurting graphite mine industry in Sri Lanka, miners say.
Nov 3, 2016

Western eating disorders hit Uganda, hurting teen girls’ health

Eating disorders are on the rise in Uganda as the country is increasingly influenced by images from around the world.
Oct 19, 2016

Mexican program offers bus money for public service

High school students, older residents and the disabled can exchange four hours of service a month for bus rides in some Nuevo León cities.
Oct 5, 2016

Victims of violence in Mexico get help from unique university program

Academic program offers victims' families legal and mental health help, and in some cases publicity to pressure the government to investigate crimes.
Sep 20, 2016

Anti-vaccine parents in Uganda face jail time under new law

Parents who don’t vaccinate their children could now face six months in jail or a fine under a Ugandan law that went into effect in March.
Aug 23, 2016