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· October, 2009

Stories about North America from October, 2009

China: The death of an overseas returnee

Guyana: Uniformity

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Woman for California Assembly

Video: Winners of UN Contest became Citizen Ambassadors

We bring you the 5 winning videos for the UN contest where participants sent in a video stating what they would tell world leaders if they had the chance. The...

Disaster Management and the role of ICTs

In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath...

Algeria: An American Political Cartoonist's Account

Pregnancy and Prisons: Women's Health and Rights Behind Bars

It is still a struggle to ensure human rights for pregnant women worldwide, and it seems that in the process, pregnant women in prison are many times overlooked. What have...

Haiti: No Justice?

Global: International Creole Month

October has become the month of the worldwide celebration of Creole language and the Creole blogosphere is paying attention.

Adoption: Securing the Rights of Mothers and Children

Women speak out from all sides of the issue: adoptees, natural mothers and adoptive mothers try to make sense of the legal, reproductive and human rights issues behind adoptions.

Online Tools to Monitor Climate Change

Leading up to the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) in December 2009, here is a sample of online tools to monitor climate change.

USA: Interracial couple denied marriage license

Last week, in Hammond, Louisiana, a couple applied for a marriage license and were refused on the basis of their different races. The justice of the peace claimed that "interracial...

China and U.S: Oba Mao

ICT4D: When mobile phones link with computers

In the second of three posts, we ask: How are new technologies changing the field of ICT4D? Will linking computers to portable phones benefit human development in the developing world?

Little Bangladesh In Los Angeles

Georgia: Andy Garcia's starring role

Israel: Charitable Giving at Every Level

Global Health: Can Condoms Combat Climate Change?

As scientists and policymakers search for high-tech ways to fight climate change, a proposed low-tech solution is creating controversy -- contraception. A look at the debate as part of Blog...

How the recession has affected motherhood

When the economies of world plummeted late last year, that “motherhood” would be a victim of the spiraling trend might not have been foremost in the minds of most. However,...

Safeguarding the world's cultural heritage

Many organisations working to preserve global cultural heritage - both tangible and intangible - have been using online media to support their efforts.

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