Featured Photo of a Guatemalan Weaver

Region: Guatemala

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New Government Policies Lower Barrier to Entry for Women Entrepreneurs

Region: Nepal

Topics: Business

New subsidies and tax waivers for women entrepreneurs aim to level the playing field for women-owned businesses. Policymakers hope the waivers will boost the nation’s economy while women entrepreneurs see potential benefits closer to home.

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Tension Between Herders and Farmers High as Violent Disputes Increase in Rural DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessHuman RightsPolitics

Herders and farmers in Kaseghe, a remote part of the country’s North Kivu province, struggle to keep peace as each group points fingers at the other for crop damage and livestock deaths. A local official settles at least one claim per month, but the violence is on the rise.

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Strict Public-Health Measures in Sri Lanka Bring Dengue Epidemic Under Control

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Health

Sri Lankans are plagued by tens of thousands of cases of mosquito-borne dengue each year, but recent public-health measures have helped dramatically reduce the death rate of this year’s particularly bad outbreak. Public-health teams are inspecting locales where cases have arisen, and careful treatment of dengue patients and public-awareness campaigns have also helped combat this year’s epidemic.

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Featured Photo of a Guatemalan Computer Class

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Featured Photo of a Mexico City Sanctuary

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

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Featured Photo of a Guatemalan Mother and Daughter

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Problem of Child Sex Abuse in Zambia Worsened by Bail System and Court Delays

Region: Zambia

Topics: Human Rights

Nongovernmental organizations and civil-society groups in Zambia are backing a move to eliminate the possibility of bail for those accused of sex offenses against children. The groups say that bail allows alleged abusers to intimidate their accusers into not showing up in court, to traumatize the victims further and to commit more crimes, although those accused of such crimes criticize the practices of police and slow-moving courts in such cases, as well.

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