Laws about female genital cutting in Europe and the U.S. can benefit Malian migrants. But when they return home, there is palpable tension between their new lives and Mali's cultural beliefs.
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On occasions like All Souls Day when the nation pays its respects to loved ones who have gone on to the afterlife, Lot-Lot prays for those who passed on from HIV-related complications.
Teenage pregnancy rates in the Dominican Republic are booming, and for many of the girls who live there it's about learning to become young mothers.
On NPR's The Takeaway, John Hockenberry talks to Retro Report producer Kit Roane about "Population Bomb."
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with freelance journalist Ana Santos about her experience getting divorced in the Philippines.
WBEZ's Jerome McDonnell interviews Ana Santos, who describes the tortuous process of ending a marriage in the Philippines. For years, humiliation and hefty expenses stood between Santos and divorce.
In the devoutly Catholic Philippines, divorce violates social and religious tradition. For those in unhappy marriages, the law remains rigid.
To counteract the alarming number of pregnant teenagers, the Dominican Republic launched an initiative in January 2015 to implement sex education in public schools.
It might be too late to save the U.S., but Jonathan O’Toole has dedicated his life to warning Africans about the evils of Western culture.
The vicious cycle that fueled Ebola's spread: Distrust leads to noncompliance leads to hardship leads to distrust.
The best way to prevent another Ebola nightmare from happening in Sierra Leone is simple and low-tech: Build trust.
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JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)