Women in rural South Africa are often ruled by two sets of law—traditional and constitutional. Their rights are protected under one, denied under the other. Many search for the in-between.
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Ulundi is a village like hundreds of others in South Africa but some of the women are different. They are members of the Rural Women's Movement and they are willing to stand up for their rights.
In Haiti, cholera isn't just a disease—it's a question of justice. Lawyers Brian Concannon and Mario Joseph pursue reparations for cholera victims through a court case filed against the UN.
Small-scale fishing has long been an important tradition in Southeast Asia. Yet, as urban development and pollution increase, the livelihoods of the fishermen may be in jeopardy.
While South Africa celebrated women during official "Women's Month," organizations that provide counseling, support and shelter for female victims of rape and domestic violence struggled to stay open.
HIV-positive women in South Africa are coming forward, reporting they have either been forcibly or coercively sterilized because of their HIV status.
Thailand is one of the world’s largest seafood exporters, but overfishing and human trafficking have caused the fishing industry to become entangled in a net of its own.
South African sex workers say it isn’t the clients they service they are most afraid of – it’s the police. Abuse is rampant and includes assault, exploitation, and bribery.
Some South African women express dismay after President Zuma airs his thoughts on marriage and motherhood.
For decades, hundreds of thousands of Burmese have sought refuge in Thailand, a country with an economy highly dependent on illegal workers. But once there, they face a life of indentured servitude.
While some Greek youth look to escape a climate of uncertainty, others choose to stay behind and fight against the pessimism of the times.
With convenient and seemingly endless options, Dubai’s lifestyle has evolved to reflect its consumer-driven culture.