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How Sri Lankans Are Preserving History, One Manuscript At a Time

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: CultureInnovation

Thousands of one-of-a-kind manuscripts written on palmyrah leaves that were lost during Sri Lanka’s civil war, are being recovered. Now, local people are working to digitize them and preserve the history they contain.

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In Mexico City, an Unlikely Character Delivers a Beloved Holiday Tradition

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

As a rebellious teenager, José Luis “El Pikos” Escobar challenged stereotypes by collecting holiday gifts for children in need. Thirty years later, the 45-year-old man, who still identifies as an anti-establishment punk, has made delivering toys for Epiphany a beloved holiday tradition.

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‘Imagining Colorful Lines’ – Mexican Football Player with Visual Impairment Finds New Future in His Sport

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHealth

After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.

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As Armed Conflict Threatens Farmers’ Livelihoods in Chiapas, Men Join Women at the Loom

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureConflictCultureHuman RightsJobs

Armed conflict in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has threatened the livelihood of farmers for decades. To support their families, some men in the region are now participating in an ancient tradition long held by women: weaving.

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Ugandan Club Aims to End Gender-Based Violence by Challenging Cultural Norms

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureHuman RightsWomen's Rights

Gender-based violence is rampant in the Kotido district of Uganda’s Karamoja region, where sexual and physical abuse of women and girls remains culturally acceptable. But the men and women members of the St. Kizito Anti-Violence Club not only challenge these cultural norms – they hold criminals accountable too.

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Are Myths About Menstruation Pushing Some Women Out of Zimbabwe’s Mining Industry?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CultureEconomyExtractivesWomen's Rights

Although hundreds of thousands of women are involved in Zimbabwe’s mining industry, traditional beliefs that women bring bad luck often prevent some from thriving in the field. Many female miners are pushing back, saying that their participation is necessary for economic growth, but others say it isn’t worth the effort.

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Life in Karamoja

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

Uganda’s Karamoja region is often portrayed as a rural frontier where life revolves around cattle, poverty and firearms. This photo story, a collaboration between reporters from Global Press Journal’s Uganda team, is the first in a series providing a glimpse of what life is really like in the northeast region of the country.

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Kiowa Tribe Princess Balances the Demands of Her Position – and Still Does Homework

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Culture

Alyssa Granado is like many 18-year-olds in the Kiowa Tribe, balancing the demands of school with time for family and friends. Except that she’s the tribe’s princess.

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Sugar Skulls: How Mexicans Are Preserving a Beloved Day of the Dead Tradition

Region: Mexico

Topics: BusinessCultureJobs

The town of Toluca, about an hour outside Mexico City, is well-known for its elaborate, sugar-spun skull confections, called alfeñique. Artisans make the sweets every year for the Day of the Dead festival. But the tradition may be in danger of dying out – so artisans are working to pass the technique on to the next generation.

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Mexicans Are Speaking Up To Save Ancestral Languages

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

Mexico’s ancient languages are in danger of disappearing. Linguists and activists are working to save them, saying those languages are key in preserving the country’s cultural traditions.

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