Communities that maintain themselves with the extraction of vegetable oils celebrate small achievements over the years. The goal is to continue improving the quality of life of traditional populations.
Rubber tappers, whose history of labor is analogous to slavery, have organized themselves as their importance in cosmetics supply chains has grown. This story shows how conserving the Amazon can be profitable.
Having lost everything to find safety, the Rohingya are determined to preserve their musical and storytelling traditions.
In this coffee shop, former militants learn how to make coffee instead of bombs. They also learn acceptance by serving and interacting with others from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Coming from villages scattered throughout the Xingu national park, 190 women from 16 different ethnic groups met to decide how they can defend their forest.
Low-skilled migrant women in Qatar are being imprisoned for being pregnant outside of wedlock because of "zina" laws that criminalize sex outside of marriage.
By the time Iluminada Panabe was convicted of human smuggling, police estimated 800 Filipinos had gained illegal entry to Europe.
Workers from the Philippines are desperate to leave the country and willing to pay a high price to wager a chance at a better life.
The month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan began this week. In a camp of about 800, refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan celebrate with what little they have.
HIV/AIDS is killing ever more young gay men in the Philippines, making Manila in 2016 start to look like San Francisco in the 1980s. Ana P. Santos reports on an epidemic partly driven by shame.
An empty three-star Athens hotel is now home to more than 300 refugees.
A forgotten generation of leprosy victims finds sanctuary at a hospital in Sri Lanka.