Stories about Development from May, 2015
From acres of sheeting to miles of twine, farms use billions of pounds of plastic each year. What can we do to reduce the impact?
The Peshawar School for Peace, which was inaugurated on 6 May 2015, aims to promote interfaith harmony, girls' education and social cohesion. Global Voices spoke with those behind the school.
The questionnaire seems to be more of a tool to influence public opinion than to weigh it. Civil society organizations are speaking out against the government's rhetoric.
Hijras often face widespread discrimination and are shut out of employment opportunities. Bangladesh wants to recruit them as traffic police to help change that.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, when the leaders of 30 independent African states signed a founding charter in Ethiopia.
Cyber cafés in Bangladesh are shutting down because of easy Internet access on mobile phones. In the past five years, more than 40 percent have closed shop.
Kathmandu's barbers were typically looked down upon. With the human exodus and economic collapse brought about by two earthquakes, however, they've become one of the area's most sought-after professionals.
Despite Protests, Malaysia Still Plans to Build a Mega Dam That Could Displace 20,000 Indigenous People
"It is built for the benefit of others rather than those who live in Baram and for the long term good of the Baram."
In September 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court passed a ruling that rendered stateless some 200,000 Dominicans with Haitian roots.
"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."
Tens of thousands of workers across the region trooped to the streets to demand higher wages, benefits, and other improvements amid rising living costs.