Uganda’s Cage Fish Farms Restore Fish Populations, Raise Water Quality Concerns

Region: Uganda

Topics: EarthEconomyEnvironmentJobsWater

On Uganda’s Lake Victoria, cage fish farms take the guesswork out of fishing, as farmers feed fish in controlled areas – which makes them easy to harvest. But as the popularity of fish farming grows, residents worry about its effect on local water.

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Expelled and Stigmatized, Uganda’s Pregnant Teens Turn to Abortion

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthReproductive RightsWomen's Rights

Pregnant teens in Uganda get kicked out of school, face intense stigma and may suffer life-threatening complications. Can a national sex education curriculum help put an end to teen pregnancy?

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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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Sri Lankan Family Spends Time in Their Courtyard

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Moments

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Farmland in Nepal Lies Fallow as Youth Seek Opportunity Abroad

Region: Nepal

Topics: AgricultureJobsMigration

As Nepalese youth migrate to the capital or abroad in search of opportunity, the country’s small farmers are left without labor – and their fields often go to waste. Now, by requiring emigrants to find farmworkers before going abroad, a proposed law seeks to put farms first.

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On Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi, the Hardest Part of School Is Getting There

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsDevelopmentEducation

The only public school that serves the students who live on Lake Bunyoni’s islands requires a perilous commute that makes it difficult to attract teachers – and threatens student success.

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In Sri Lanka, Entrepreneurs Cash In On Efforts to Educate the Public About Plastic Waste

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: ClimateEarthEntrepreneurshipNature

In Point Pedro, local entrepreneurs and activists are raising awareness about the need to reduce the use of plastic bags and wrapping materials to help protect the environment and wildlife. Tailors and banana farmers are among those increasing their income as the public responds to calls to cut back on waste.

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In Uganda’s Newest Districts, Development Brings Convenience and Heartache

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentInfrastructureLegal Rights

In rural parts of Uganda, a new district designation means development and improved access to services. But, as residents of the new Rukiga District have discovered, development can have unforeseen consequences.

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A Peaceful Catholic Sanctuary in a Mexican Neighborhood

Region: Mexico

Topics: Moments

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Meet the Women Fighting Forced Marriages in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AutonomyEducationHuman RightsWomen's Rights

In DRC’s North Kivu province, forced marriages are often the unhappy result of unplanned pregnancies – even though the practice is illegal. But if you consider forcing your daughter to marry these days, you’ll likely receive a visit from the staff of a women’s organization to talk you out of it.

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