Stories about Development from May, 2018
Bangladesh's ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on drugs is leaving dozens dead
Human rights advocates say security forces are extrajudicially killing those suspected of drug crimes.
In India, 13 people are killed after police open fire on copper plant protesters
"My Constitution...ensures my right to protest. It ensures my right to life,livelihood,safe and healthy environment. #Thoothukkudi exposes the barbaric assault on these rights."
Bangladesh blasts off with their first ever satellite launch into space
"Successful deployment of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 to geostationary transfer orbit confirmed. Maybe this is how a country changes. So proud."
An uneven playing field for female candidates in Sri Lanka
"They expect more women to come into politics, but when there's no support for us or action taken against harassers, we are left wondering if we are wasting our time."
Homeless, jobless, and penniless, residents resist closure of the Philippines’ Boracay island
"As an advocate for the environment I want it rehabilitated too, but I bleed more for the people who are affected by the closure."
Bulgarian environmental activists score important court victory in struggle to #SavePirin National Park
"Great news for @zazemiata + thousands of people protesting against plans to damage #Pirin national park in Bulgaria! #SavePirin"