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Hope for grassroots women: Vietnam

Hope for grassroots women: Vietnam

Huong grew up in a rural Vietnamese village where the odds were against her. Her father had died when she was...

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Chocolate without slavery

Chocolate without slavery

It may be the last thing on our minds when taking a sweet bite of chocolate, but it’s the bitter truth:...

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Drop Earrings, Not Bombs

Drop Earrings, Not Bombs

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds. We are growing.” Drop Earrings, Not Bombs The memory...

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Eden: Furnishing New Futures

Eden: Furnishing New Futures

Even in a city like Hong Kong, it can be easy for vulnerable women to fall into exploitative sex work. It...

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Smiling Heart: Combatting Depression

Smiling Heart: Combatting Depression

“There’s no health without mental health”    – World Health Organisation   Hong Kong can feel like a pressure-cooker for those at the grassroots....

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Released from the Sex Industry

Released from the Sex Industry

It was never Maria‘s dream to become a sex worker. With a broken marriage behind her, though, and a past of...

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Silent Night for Deaf Youth in Kazakhstan

Silent Night for Deaf Youth in Kazakhstan

For the 150,000 people with hearing disabilities in Kazkhstan, it can, indeed, be a silent, lonely existence.  Services for the deaf...

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Guatemala: Joy in the trenches

Guatemala: Joy in the trenches

War can leave a deadly legacy long after its ‘finish’. Guatemala’s civil war ended in the 90’s but the country still...

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Opening doors out of poverty

Opening doors out of poverty

It will come as no surprise that Vietnam’s rural villages see many trapped in poverty. What is a surprise, perhaps, in...

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