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Local Nepali Government Sending a Message by Paying Families That Have Baby Girls

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

In Nepal, many families view the birth of a baby girl as an economic burden. To reduce sex-selective abortion, one city in Nepal is encouraging families to keep their daughters - and it’s paying them for having baby girls.

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Soaring Rents, High Demand Pushing out Many Buenos Aires Tenants

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsMoney

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.

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In Zambia, Unnamed Roads Leave Residents of Unplanned Settlements Vulnerable to Crime

Region: Zambia

Topics: Human RightsInfrastructure

A new initiative in Zambia aims to connect the police with the public by providing direct phone lines to local police stations. But the phone numbers do little good when callers from unplanned settlements report crimes in progress – and police can’t find their homes.

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Awareness Campaigns Encourage DRC Citizens to Register for Birth Certificates

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

The Congo Wars, which devastated Democratic Republic of the Congo in the late 1990s, continue to affect citizens’ access to civil services and their ability to register for birth certificates. Now, humanitarian organizations are encouraging citizens to register by raising awareness about just how much that document can do.

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Worsening Delays in Buenos Aires Rent Subsidies May Put More People on the Street

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsInfrastructure

With rents in the Argentine capital soaring, subsidy recipients complain that the amounts they receive aren’t keeping up with the increases. When subsidies arrive later and later to pay impatient landlords, as one woman says, “Everything falls apart.”

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Women Rangers Pursue Poachers in Zimbabwe While Debate Ensues Over Anti-Poaching Tactics

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

Damien Mander, founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, has changed the lives of the women he’s hired to be wildlife rangers in Zimbabwe’s Lower Zambezi Valley. But many people in the conservation world worry that Mander’s approach is neither effective nor safe.

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Waiting for Justice: Kisangani Workers Go Without Pay, as Labor Suits Languish in Court

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

In 2016, Kisangani’s high court was inundated with labor cases. A designated labor court was opened to address the demand, but many employees are still wondering when their cases will be resolved.

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Buenos Aires Police Using New, Real-Time Crime Maps, but Locals See Crime Worsening

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human Rights

Since last year, the police force in Buenos Aires has been using real-time crime maps to move officers and plan strategy, and the force cites a statistical drop in crime. But some the city’s residents say they see fewer officers – and criminals taking advantage of it.

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Growing Number of Women Disabled Amid Kashmir Violence Receive Little or No Aid Copy

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

Women disabled in conflict-related violence are deemed a burden to their families and don’t have equal access to health care or economic opportunities. The government has mentioned the idea of compensation but hasn't taken any action.

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They Bought Homes in Flood-Prone Area of DRC, but It Was the State That Razed Them

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

Hundreds of residents of a municipality near Kisangani built their homes on low-lying land prone to flooding. In April, the local government, citing a previously unknown construction ban, destroyed their homes.

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