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27 November 2016

Stories from 27 November 2016

White Ribbon Campaign Enjoins Singaporean Men to Reject Gender Violence

"We need a culture of equality, not disrespect. As an athlete, I want everyone to know that strength does not mean dominance and aggression."

In Afghanistan, Women's Rights Still Struggle to Take Root

"Being delivered into this world by someone brain-defected, the deputy to the Kabul clerical council must himself be without a brain."

One Year on, Belo Monte Dam Is a Nightmare for Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

"It's impossible to live in the Xingu River today. I don't stand a chance. People use to live well. Now they survive," one local woman said.

How to Use the Internet to Protect and Pass on Traditions to Malian Youth

Rising Voices

"Our mission is use information technology to preserve and promote Mali’s rich linguistic, material, and immaterial heritage."

Many Africans (But Not All) Recall Fidel Castro as a True Friend of the Continent

"We won't forget how Fidel Castro supported the fight against apartheid when the 'civilized' world didn't. Castro, with his faults, was a leader."

In the Hands of the Azerbaijan Government, Beloved Novel Becomes Nation-Branding Infomercial

"Leyla Aliyeva, daughter of President Ilham Aliyev, was the executive producer of the film, which cost a reported $20 million to make."

Exit Castro: The Caribbean Says Goodbye to the Force Behind the Cuban Revolution

"To all the other Caribbean government heads, please take a page from his book. One of the good pages."

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