Mentally disabled in rural Nepal suffer amid lack of support

Families of the mentally disabled in rural Nepal have few options, with the lack of doctors or monetary help.
Feb 14, 2018

Uganda deforestation threatens traditional bark-cloth production

Ugandan Matuba tree bark is used for clothing, accessories and burials, but local traders struggle to find mature trees to sell because of deforestation.
Feb 7, 2018

Argentina offers new help to teens leaving state care

The changes will help young adults, who before would have been vulnerable as they age out of the state-sponsored care system.
Jan 31, 2018

Nepal sex workers struggle to leave industry as government aid declines

People in Nepal's Badi community say declining financial help for the poor and unemployed is forcing women to remain in the sex trade to survive.
Jan 25, 2018

Chinese retailers thrive in Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped economy

Longstanding businesses in Zimbabwe selling clothing and other goods have had to compete with shops specializing in inexpensive imported goods from China.
Jan 11, 2018

Uganda families face choice between school and crops, as children pressed into protecting fields

Instead of attending class, young children in central Uganda guard family gardens and fields against hungry monkeys. Government officials are pushing back.
Jan 2, 2018

Native Mexican corn growers advocate local crops over global imports

Women in southern Mexico support each other in growing corn and making corn-based foods, shielding the staple crop from the volatile global economy.
Dec 27, 2017

Threatened food supply forces entire Nepali village to relocate

Villagers sow seeds of hope after a water shortage forced the people of Samzong to resettle in a new village in Namashung.
Dec 19, 2017

Zimbabwe youth seek opportunities in post-Mugabe government

Young citizens are running for seats in parliament, hoping to improve the lives of Zimbabwe’s youth by introducing progressive policies.
Dec 14, 2017

Corruption reigns in Mexico’s prisons

The notoriously crooked system extorts bribes from prisoners' friends and families to ensure they receive even the most basic services.
Dec 6, 2017

Zimbabwe poised for change after Mugabe steps down

Zimbabweans hope President Robert Mugabe's successor will bring an end to his legacy of corruption and political suppression.
Nov 28, 2017

Stunt drivers strive for official recognition in Zimbabwe

Otherwise known as 'spinners', the drivers who perform stunts for spectators hope government recognition will guarantee a future for their motorsport.
Nov 21, 2017

Two years after Nepal quake, rescuer continues to help neighbors rebuild

Laxmi Sundar Gainju helped rescue his neighbors in the days after the Nepal earthquake in 2015. Today, he still connects families in need with help.
Nov 14, 2017

Tech entrepreneurship on the rise for women in Cameroon

Three women in Cameroon are harnessing the potential of digital tools to build entrepreneurial successes for women throughout Africa.
Nov 7, 2017

Mexico City Day of the Dead parade honors earthquake victims, rescuers

Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans gather in the wake of two devastating earthquakes to celebrate Día de Muertos with colorful costumes and parade floats.
Oct 31, 2017

Zambia ID process fraught with complexity for intersex individuals

Intersex people in Zambia struggle to have their gender identity properly recorded on legal documents because the law does not recognize their existence.
Oct 24, 2017
Carolina Brandariz, a sociologist and teacher in charge of the Secretaria de Igualdad de Oportunidades y Género de la Unión de Trabajadores de la Educación, a teachers union, worries that budget cuts will jeopardize sex education in Argentina’s schools. (Lucila Pellettieri, GPJ Argentina)

Argentina budget cuts hamper student access to sex education

Argentina's educators fight for the future of sex education legislation passed in 2006, as budget cuts threaten to halt implementation entirely.
Oct 11, 2017

Pig farming growth curbs Ebola risk in Democratic Republic of Congo

Despite the challenges of keeping her charges fed, Benito Mado's pig farm thrives thanks to fears of Ebola-tainted wild meat and local hunting bans.
Oct 4, 2017

Haitian health workers aim to boost prenatal care

Instead of modern prenatal care, many Haitian women without funds seek herbal remedies and midwives, who often lack formal training.
Sep 27, 2017

Nepal ethnic group gets expanded help for sickle cell disease

The number of sickle cell diagnoses continues to rise among the Tharu people of rural Nepal. The government is increasing access to treatment and diagnosis.
Sep 21, 2017