Women in India Are Creating the Menstrual Products They Need

Region: India

Topics: AccessEntrepreneurshipHealthReproductive Rights

In many parts of India, women still struggle against the taboo of their periods and often don’t have the hygiene products they need. Now, female entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands and producing the products themselves.

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Guatemalan Students Make Independence Day Decorations

Region: Guatemala

Topics: Moments

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Mexican Couple Shops for Independence Day Decorations

Region: Mexico

Topics: Moments

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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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They’re Banned, But Mototaxis Get People in Mexico City Where They Need To Go

Region: Mexico

Topics: Legal Rights

Mototaxis, or motorcycles with trailers attached, are a popular form of transportation in Mexico City, even though the government forbade their use two years ago.

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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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Study Finds Contaminated Holy Water at Famous Ugandan Shrine, Not So Believers Say

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthReligion

Many people in Uganda believe that holy water heals illnesses, and drink it without boiling it first. But it might be what’s causing the problem in the first place.

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Lack of Juvenile Courts and Facilities in DRC City Leaves Teenagers Lingering in Adult Jails

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Child RightsLegal Rights

In one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s largest cities, there are no facilities for young people who are charged with crimes, and the existing juvenile court is barely functional. As a result, they end up in adult jails amid difficult conditions and no access to rehabilitation.

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Zimbabweans Turn to Traditional Medicine As Prescriptions Drug Prices Spike

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessEconomyHealth

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has caused a huge spike in prices for prescription drugs and hospital care. Looking for alternatives, people are increasingly turning to traditional medicine.

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‘Slash-and-Burn’ Agriculture Helps Displaced People in DRC Get Back on Their Feet. But What’s the Long-Term Effect?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

In DRC, internally displaced people settling in new areas cut down forests and burn land to clear it for planting – often without the required permits and scant knowledge of how the practice affects the environment.

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