Stories about Development
29 November 2015
27 November 2015
"Lost in all the celebrations...is the fact that FGM is not banned in The Gambia, at least not yet. There is no enforceable law on the books"
26 November 2015
23 November 2015
In the heart of the Belgian capital lies Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, a low-income community with a connection to those suspected of carrying out the attacks on Paris and other acts of violence.
20 November 2015
Poor pay, lacking legal protections, abuse. That is the abysmal treatment that domestic workers often receive. But change is slowly but surely taking root, one house at a time.
19 November 2015
13 November 2015
10 November 2015
In between the rising sea and encroaching desertification, North Africa finds itself in a precarious situation. Here is how three young activists are taking on climate change.
3 November 2015
The Philippines has an estimated 14 million indigenous peoples. The majority are living in remote villages threatened by destructive mining, development aggression, and militarization.
Iran's Afghan refugee population nears 1 million, with an additional estimated 1.4 to 2 million unregistered refugees living and working in the country.
1 November 2015
28 October 2015
The mining wealth of Cerro de Pasco in Peru has poisoned children with lead, and several dozen people decided to stage a 300-kilometer march in protest.
21 October 2015
Overturning Lower Court, Maldives Supreme Court Saves Convicted Adulteress From Being Stoned to Death
The Maldives' Supreme Court has acted swiftly to overturn an island court's decision to execute a woman for adultery. The woman had been sentenced to be stoned to death.
15 October 2015
“The forum represents a recognition of the struggle over many years of social movements in the city, above all, that of immigrants, who are increasingly taking on more leadership roles"
The foam in Bangalore, India, is largely being produced in a lake called Bellandur, into which raw sewage and chemical waste have long been pumped without effective water treatment.
14 October 2015
"Instead of improving the quality of education of the whole state system...it seems that the Alckmin government is interested in getting rid of its best schools."
9 October 2015
5 October 2015
"Our people will continue on, united in our defence of nature, security, dignity, and animals, because we are an ancestral and learned people who have lived on these lands."