February 25, 2015 / Untold Stories
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky, Sara Shahriari
Children and adolescents are living on the street and in shelters in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to escape violence at home. 34 percent of Bolivian girls suffer sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.
February 22, 2015 / Untold Stories
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
Romance, love and jealousy become the motive and the justification for violence—preventing women from naming the aggressors, says a study on the coverage of violence in Bolivian media.
January 8, 2015 / The Guardian | Global Development
Sara Shahriari
Shelters, legal aid and lessons on economic self-sufficiency are helping to tackle rampant gender-based violence.
October 14, 2014
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
More than half of Bolivian women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner, and the criminal justice system is often unresponsive to their plight.
October 14, 2014 / Christian Science Monitor
Sara Shahriari
Two political scandals swept headlines in Bolivia recently, giving rise to protests and a campaign to publicize past misogynistic comments or policies by political candidates.
November 6, 2012 / The Seattle Globalist
Sara Shahriari
Marcelino Coila Choque is from a family of fishermen in Peru. From his small village along Lake Titicaca, he has watched the lake's water turn opaque and the fish population plummet.
October 8, 2012 / Deutsche Welle
Sara Shahriari
Peruvians and Bolivians who depend on Lake Titicaca say pollution complicates their work and even puts their livelihoods at risk. This report traces water from Andean glaciers to the lake itself.
July 18, 2012 / Untold Stories
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky, Sara Shahriari
Lake Titicaca finds itself at great risk from upstream urban pollution as Bolivian residents migrate from the countryside to cities, overwhelming the infrastructure and sending pollution downstream.
July 17, 2012 / GlobalPost
Simeon Tegel
Latin America now faces the challenge of coping with the potentially devastating impacts of climate change.
May 14, 2012 / Indian Country Today
Sara Shahriari
The Incas believed that the god Viracocha rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca and created mankind. Now, mankind's trash is endangering the waters of the sacred lake.
March 31, 2012 / Christian Science Monitor
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
The booming urban populations of Bolivia and Peru are threatening Lake Titicaca, as well as the indigenous populations that depend on it.
March 2, 2012 / Untold Stories
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
In Bolivia, urban growth poses a major pollution threat to Lake Titicaca, South America's largest freshwater lake. Some downstream communities are trying to fight back.
January 25, 2012 / Untold Stories
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
A new kind of toilet may be the salvation of Lake Titicaca. It's sanitary and it may even produce compost suitable for growing food.

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