Stories about Ideas 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?
Hijras often face widespread discrimination and are shut out of employment opportunities. Bangladesh wants to recruit them as traffic police to help change that.
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When a three-year-old girl wandered off, Perla stayed by her side and later helped guide police officers to her home.
"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."
Some people do not even know Tajikistan exists. They are missing out.
The women were participating in a second day of protests demanding justice after leaked recordings seemed to show officials tried to cover up a 2011 murder by a police officer.
"I bet that he is the scion of some other official, because we could never afford to educate our children at this school."
A group of Peruvian students has found a fun way to share biographical facts about national historical figures.
"With this project, we want to draw attention to the fact that it shouldn't be our aim - but that of the EU."
"Sexual harassment is a crime, consensual 'arrimon' is not"
Paola Mejía has captured Honduras' attention with her catchphrase "be humble, Chiki" and video tips on how to get by without much money.
Global Voices looks at how social media campaigns are helping to shame affluent Mexicans for rude behavior that insults and sometimes even injures ordinary citizens.