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Tajikistan: Education

United Nations, New York, April 2010 - The civil war that ensued after the collapse of the Soviet Union gutted Tajikistans school system. Education experts say this can have a serious long-term impact on the country. ...

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Cambodia: Bringing Schools and Culture Back to Life

United Nations, January 2011 The Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia survived a regime that killed teachers and banned education. More than 30 years later some passionate educators are trying to ensure that Cambodia...

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Solomon Islands: Uprooting violence against women

United Nations - At least one in every three women and girls will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Even in such remote places as the Solomon Islands – an apparent island paradise in the so...

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Guyana: Loggers Learn About HIV/AIDS Protection

Thirty years after the first case of HIV/AIDS was reported, the battle against HIV/AIDS stigma continues to be a key challenge. In Guyana, the International Labour Organization, ILO, is partnering with the Government,...

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Haiti: Caravan Zero Cholera

"Caravan Zero Cholera", recently launched in Haiti, is a national plan which aims to inform the population on hygiene measures to prevent cholera. The effort, backed by UNICEF and Brazilian NGO "VivaRio", hopes to sto...

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Urban Farming: Growing Food in NYC

United Nations - Around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas, nourishing communities and highlighting the importance of agricultural development. Here’s how urban farming is taking off in New Yo...

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Bangladesh: Seeking Justice

Young women in Bangladesh are striving for equal opportunities by breaking into what's traditionally known as a man's world. But their quest comes at a high price. In this South East Asian nation, one woman's struggle...

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Portugal: Syrian Student Gets A Second Chance

United Nations - Six years after civil war broke out in Syria, young students were forced to complete their university education elsewhere. Students like Alaa reached out to the Global Platform for Syrian students, a ...

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Pakistan: Girls’ Education

The Pakistan floods of 2010 have destroyed countless schools throughout the country. But the rebuilding has presented an opportunity for change in traditional attitudes towards girls' education. UNIA Programme # 1...

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Mozambiqe. Losing Out

Child marriage deprives girls of an education and may even put their lives at risk. But efforts are underway to change this practice. We travel to Mozambique to see how a country with one of the highest rates of ch...

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Cambodia: Bringing Schools and Culture Back to Life

More than one-third of all Cambodian children between five and fourteen years of age are working instead of attending school. UNICEF is promoting a more inclusive and positive educational programme in rural areas. Adu...

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Malala Day: An Education For All Children

Malala Yousafzai was shot and almost killed by Taliban militants in Pakistan on her way home from school, yet her survival only made her a greater global advocate for universal education. The United Nations declared 1...