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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perilous Nepal river pulley crossings to be replaced by bridges

The government of Nepal has vowed to replace the hand-operated trolleys suspended over rivers that some villages depend on for business and other needs.
Aug 9, 2016

Inmate leaders help maintain order at Nepalese prison

Inmates organize routines and activities including yoga and singing, and have tasks such as cleaning and bookkeeping. The prison is clean and peaceful.
Jul 21, 2016