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Stories about South Asia
15 January 2017
One activist suggests that local officials sell the fallen trees -- many of them centuries-old -- to the timber industry for a profit.
3 January 2017
1 January 2017
Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use.
30 December 2016
Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.
29 December 2016
Groups linked to ISIS, Ansar Al Islam or Ansarullah Bangla Team have claimed responsibility for violent attacks on intellectuals and regular citizens. What does this mean for the future?
26 December 2016
"It would be naive to think Google’s efforts will change attitudes and rectify India’s sanitation troubles altogether, especially since nearly 900 million Indians don’t have access to the internet..."
25 December 2016
20 December 2016
"I go to cinema to relax and amuse myself, not to show my patriotism to my fellow countrymen. People who question my patriotism can come to my house."
18 December 2016
15 December 2016
"Civil society easily can see child marriage but is blind to the fact why it happens. When there is development in society...child marriages will fall. We need time for that."
10 December 2016
A folklorist at the Erie Art Museum in the US state of Pennsylvania dreamed up the idea: helping refugees gain work skills while working with them to preserve their songs.
8 December 2016
The Bengali New Year’s Celebration of Democracy and Diversity Is Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage
"As long as Bangladesh lives, there will be this type of New Year's celebration...This is the image of a secular Bangladesh.
5 December 2016
"The world seems better and nicer because of acts of a few brave and earnest people. My respect to Gateman Billal for his act of humanity."
2 December 2016
Why are the aspirations of young girls’ treated differently from those of young boys? Why are girls prepared for housework from an early age and boys are allowed to play?
30 November 2016
29 November 2016
28 November 2016
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."