In Sri Lanka, women often don’t ride overnight or long-distance buses alone because of the threat of sexual assault. To help address this fear, one local man came up with the option to book a “lady seat” for long-distance travel – at no extra cost.
Despite success in treating Ebola, response teams sent to Democratic Republic of Congo are met with mistrust from local people. The fierce resistance to their methods has sometimes been violent – but why is it happening in the first place?
In Uganda, high levels of corruption extend even to schools, where parents often give teachers gifts to help their children get ahead. Teachers can receive warnings and even be fired for accepting, but it hasn’t deterred some parents from gift-giving – or even some teachers from demanding it.