In Mexico, what happens when a miscarriage is treated as a crime?

A recent study found that at least 4,118 women in Mexico had been charged with the crime of abortion between 2000 and 2017.
May 15, 2019

Forged credentials a risky shortcut to success in Uganda

Locals know Nasser Street for its printing services — including forging credentials. These documents can bring opportunities. But are the risks worth it?
May 7, 2019

Chef in Mexico seeks to instill taste for indigenous cuisine

Claudia Ruiz Santiz, whose family is part of the Tsotsil population, recreates recipes from her grandmother’s kitchen at Kokonó, her restaurant in Chiapas.
Apr 25, 2019

Sri Lankan website offers “lady seats” to help women travel safely

In response to sexual assaults and harassment on long-distance buses, a Sri Lankan businessman says booking a "lady seat" could improve safety for women.
Apr 16, 2019

Zimbabwe officials struggle to help furniture makers threatened by fires

Furniture workers make up a large portion of Zimbabwe’s informal economy. But their livelihoods are in danger from fires that authorities can’t address.
Apr 9, 2019

Mexican football player with visual impairment finds new future in sport

After injuring his eye, a Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, a major opportunity has given him a new purpose.
Apr 1, 2019

Fighting liver disease in Nepal means changing traditions

In Kathmandu, incidence of liver disease has ballooned. Alcohol plays an important role in local culture, so rooting out the problem means digging deep into tradition.
Mar 25, 2019

Zimbabweans pushed out by diamond rush struggle to stay afloat

The Zimbabwe government moved people from their homes in an area where diamonds were discovered in 2006. But the promised compensation has not come through.
Mar 13, 2019

Under a new president, Zimbabweans tentatively acknowledge bloody past

With former President Robert Mugabe out of power, Zimbabweans are less reluctant to discuss the country’s legacy of human rights abuses.
Feb 18, 2019

Kashmir farmers ride out dry summers with ancient solution

Ice stupas help farmers cope as climate change has affected the predictability of natural water sources in warm months.
Jan 31, 2019

In Zimbabwe, children’s charities struggle to fend off growing food insecurity

In Zimbabwe’s capital, many children rely on daily meals offered by neighborhood drop-in centers. As center administrators struggle to provide consistency despite the crumbling economy, they wonder privately how much longer it will last.
Jan 11, 2019

Their husbands casualties of war, Jaffna women fish for their families

Traditionally, women in Sri Lanka do not fish for a living. But in Jaffna, where many men died, were wounded or went missing during the civil war, Rasathurai Sarojathevi is teaching a group of 20 women to earn their livings from fishing. Even when the rains don’t cooperate, local women are taking the lead in earning for their families.
Jan 4, 2019

Intersex and transgender Zambians rely on black market for hormone therapy

Some intersex and transgender Zambians say they administer their own hormone treatments without a doctor’s supervision to avoid discrimination and possible arrest.
Dec 14, 2018

Boxing champion gives back by training village youth for free in northern Sri Lanka

For the past five years, Ramesh has been offering his boxing training free of charge four days per week. He said it's a way of giving back. As some of his students are now decorated boxing champions themselves.
Dec 5, 2018

More women join Mexico City’s police force

The number of women in the police is growing slowly but consistently. In 2015, there were about 18,400 women across all police sectors in Mexico City. By the time that 2016 census figures were published, there were about 19,000 women in the police force.
Nov 30, 2018

Dominican Republic cracking down on illegal immigration, sending many Haitians home

The Dominican Republic arrested and deported dozens of illegal Haitians immigrants, who came to find jobs in hopes of earning money to help their families survive in Haiti. A Haitian sociologist said it's time for Haitians to invest in their own job market.
Nov 23, 2018

Gone are the goats: wedding dowries get a tech upgrade in DRC

As society modernizes, so too is the dowry system in DRC. A typical dowry can cost a groom-to-be between $1,500 and $5,000, which some local men say is financially destabilizing.
Nov 15, 2018

Food too expensive, children in Kampala drink fuel instead

Some children in Uganda’s capital say they can’t afford to buy meals, but sipping on bottles of aviation fuel can help them forget about their hunger.
Nov 1, 2018

Buenos Aires renters pushed out by soaring rents

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.
Sep 19, 2018

Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese opens doors for Zimbabwe’s young job seekers

Many young Zimbabwe job seekers have been learning Mandarin, as Chinese people and Chinese-owned businesses have settled there in recent years.
Sep 10, 2018