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Sounds of Solidarity: Choir Practice Brings the Military and the People Together in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: CultureHuman RightsReligion

In DRC, there is a long history of distrust between local people and members of the national army. But in one village, people from the two groups are singing their way to a better understanding through a church choir group.

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Data Discrepancies Anger Activists as Cases of Murdered and Missing Girls, Teens Rise

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

In Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, there is no streamlined system to coordinate criminal data about disappearances and murders, especially of women and children. Local government officials say that they’re trying to fix the problem, but rights organizations say they aren’t doing enough.

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Critical Medical Supplies Run Short as Heavy Restrictions Continue

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AccessConflictHealthHuman Rights

It’s been nearly a month since the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir state’s semi-autonomous status and instituted a media blackout there. Officials say the measure is necessary, but Kashmiris say that the lockdown has serious consequences – including a critical shortage of medical supplies.

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When the Money Isn’t Enough: Reconstruction Funds Still Don’t Cover Costs in Post-Earthquake Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human Rights

Although reconstruction after Nepal’s April 2015 earthquake has been ongoing, funds have been difficult to access. Some people say that the money from government grants isn’t enough to rebuild; but others can’t access it all, since they don’t meet land ownership requirements.

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Boda Boda Drivers in Uganda Say They’d Rather Flee Accidents Than Get Insurance

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessHuman Rights

Boda bodas, or motorcycle taxis, are a common but dangerous form of transportation in Uganda, causing hundreds of accidents per month. Drivers are required to hold insurance, but many don’t. Instead, they flee the scene to avoid being blamed for accidents.

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Homes and Coffee Fields Abandoned as Violence Continues in Southern Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: ConflictHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Violence linked to local land disputes in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, continues to drive coffee farmers and their families out of their homes and fields and into temporary camps. Faced with ongoing attacks, community representatives asked for military and police protection.

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Paying Homage from Afar – Female Kashmiri Artists Take Their Talents Elsewhere

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ArtsHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Indian-administered Kashmir has a long history of producing talented female vocal artists. But societal expectations have left many feeling barred from achieving their full potential if they stay there.

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Hundreds Arrested in Zimbabwe’s Latest Protests, But Was Justice Done?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

Hundreds of people who were arrested while protesting fuel hikes in January call for fair trials and better conditions in Zimbabwe’s overcrowded prisons.

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Zimbabwe Releases Prisoners in Amnesty Program, But Communities Worry About Safety

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

Zimbabwean presidents have granted over a dozen amnesties over 30 years to reduce overcrowding in prisons. But the lack of criteria raises questions about who is being released and why.

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When Morgues Are Too Expensive, Mosquito Nets Do the Job

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

People in DRC wrap dead bodies in treated mosquito nets to preserve them before burial. The aid organizations that donated the nets intended that they be used to prevent malaria.

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