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India: Managing Menstrual Hygiene

United Nations - Young girls in India are struggling to get an education due to the lack of facilities and understanding about their monthly menstruation. Combined with a social stigma that has been handed down for ge...

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Guinea: Ebola Virus Claims Lives

United Nations - A deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus has surfaced in the West African nation of Guinea, with tens of other cases reported in neighbouring countries. Originating in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of...

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Silent Shout: The “most deaf” rapper

In high school, he was told that he couldn't hope to have a career as a musician. Because, he was deaf. But still, he dreamed of becoming a rap star and bringing his music ... and his message ...to the world. Join us ...

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Togo: Lighting up the land

In today's fast-paced modern world, the idea of turning off the power, even for a moment, may seem a welcome relief for some. We travel to Togo in West Africa where living without electricity is a harsh reality for mo...

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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...

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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 ...

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Republic of Congo: The Fight Against Cholera

In response to the recent Cholera outbreak, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization, WHO, with financing from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, launched a series...

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Haiti: Wooden Soldiers for Sale

In Haiti, craftsmen are sculpting wooden UN soldiers at the Brazilian Military base. Located opposite MINUSTAH Headquarters, the place has been turned into a market selling perfectly handcrafted blue helmet soldiers. ...

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Roma: Breaking the Poverty Cycle

The Roma, traditionally known as Gypsies around the world, have endured a life of exclusion and poverty. According to the UN Population Fund, UNFPA, ensuring access to sexual reproductive healthcare for Roma families...

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A New Vision for Russia (long version)

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...

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Saving Noor: Women’s Rights in Iraq

Iraq's elections have helped move it towards democracy, but the on-going violence, extremism and chaos still threaten the nation's most vulnerable citizens: women and children. Amid this turmoil, many courageous Iraqi...

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Liberia: Peace Huts

Sexual violence against women in post civil war Liberia is a severe social problem. A group of women in the country's rural area has now built up a "peace hut", in an effort to stop sexual violence and secure justice ...