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Tanzania: The Long Walk for Water

The land is dry around Katikati village in northern Tanzania and water is scarce. The Maasai here travel up to 100 kilometres a day searching for water, and it's a dangerous journey. But now they know that there is wa...


China: Women Leaders

United Nations, New York - Across rural China, more and more women are stepping out of their traditional roles and into positions of power. With the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund, UNDEF, a pilot project...


A New Vision for Russia

If you can't get on a train or enter a building because you are disabled it isn't just an inconvenience -- it's a denial of a human right. Today we meet two activists in Moscow whose own disabilities have made them al...


Bangladesh: Climate Change Threatens Livelihood

Climate change continues to threaten food security in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world, where rising sea levels and seasonal storms worry farmers. Those living along the country's southern coast ...


Uzbekistan Midwifery

Uzbekistan has reasonable maternal access in the major towns and cities but in rural areas access for pregnant mothers is still lacking. Mothers usually deliver at home with no access to skilled birth attendants. The ...


Colombia: Wayuu “Gold”

Colombia - it's home to a bounty of one of the world's most precious resources. Yet not all Colombians are getting their fair share. We travel to a remote corner of the country where an extraordinary woman is fighting...