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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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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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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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Energy for the Pamir Mountains

Inhabitants of Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains are pressured to overuse a highland shrub for firewood as imported fuel becomes too costly. A UN initiative is helping provide alternative energy sources and revive the sust...

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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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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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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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Ivoirian Refugees in Guinea

As the international community focuses on ways to put an end to the raging violence in Cote d'Ivoire, those fleeing the conflict are suffering in neighbouring countries. More than 4,000 Ivorian refugees who escaped to...

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La Escopetarra – Guns into Guitars

Cesar Lopez is a musician from Colombia who transforms rifles into guitars which are called "escopetarra". This film shows how he became motivated to turn a weapon into a musical instrument. This film was produced fo...

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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 ...

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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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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...