International stories

Christmas cards – Peru

Christmas cards – Peru

“Those were the years of violence,” said Juliana, a Peruvian woman who works with craft collective Kuyanakuy. She reflected on the bloody...

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Not just a piece of cloth

Not just a piece of cloth

Extreme taboo surrounds the process of menstruation in some parts of India, says local NGO, Goonj. What options do women have, then, without access...

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Dancing Goats and fair trade coffee

Dancing Goats and fair trade coffee

Dancing goats are, it would seem, responsible for the world’s love of coffee. According to legend, Kaldi, an Ethiopian goatherd from ancient...

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Sunbula

Sunbula

Faced with the challenge of feeding a family in situations of uncertain economics and security, the women of Palestine often cannot...

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The Power of a Pen

The Power of a Pen

For those used to well equipped schools, it is hard to picture life in parts of rural Gambia where students sit...

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‘Marrying to Survive’ in Uganda

‘Marrying to Survive’ in Uganda

Madina, 17, faced a wretched set of options as a refugee in Uganda. She and her family fled the war in...

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Hero of Hope: Haiti Earthquake Victim Becomes Olympic Athlete

Hero of Hope: Haiti Earthquake Victim Becomes Olympic Athlete

He had to be one of the least likely candidates in London’s 2012 Paralympics. In 2010, Haiti’s massive earthquake had robbed...

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Kazakhstan: Baba Nina

Kazakhstan: Baba Nina

Nina is 78 and one of Kazakhstan’s elderly poor. Her only family is a daughter, with whom she has a broken...

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‘Honourable’ Work

‘Honourable’ Work

Life had not done the ‘Honorable’ thing by the young African boy of that very unusual name. Young Honourable was born...

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