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Risking Death to Give Life in Panama's Tropical Forests

CHIRIQUÍ PROVINCE, Panama— Giving birth to her twelfth child in her family’s straw hut in the remote mountains of Western Panama, hours away from medical services, turned deadly for Cristobalina Santos.

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Waiting Home Increases Safe Deliveries

STUNG TRENG, Cambodia — To reduce the dangers of childbirth in remote rural areas, high-risk mothers here are being encouraged to stay in a safe and clean ‘waiting home’ before delivering in a health facility with…

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Youth in Forgotten Guinea-Bissau Struggle for Survival

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Bullet holes still pockmark the presidential palace in Bissau, although the country’s civil war was waged almost a decade ago.

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The Private Sector Joins Turkey's Campaign to End Violence Against Women

ISTANBUL — The first thing a visitor notices when entering the spacious lobby of Turkey’s largest daily newspaper, Hürriyet, is a life-size poster of a battered woman staring out with vacant eyes under the words: “Speak…

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It Takes a Country: Turkey's Concerted Efforts to Stop Violence Against Women

Violence against women is difficult to eradicate: It is fueled and perpetuated by unequal power relationships and deeply entrenched ideas about gender relations.

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Turkey Confronts Murder in the Name of 'Honour'

ISTANBUL — The execution of a girl or woman to protect a family’s reputation is an ancient practice that persists in some communities where women are bound by strict, patriarchal codes of conduct and considered to be…

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Y-PEER: Building the Human Infrastructure for Social Change

NEW YORK — On three separate time lines taped to the walls of a conference centre in upstate New York, members of the Global Advisory Panel of Y-PEER wrote down events that had shaped their own lives, the world and the…

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Former Fistula Patient Preaches Prevention to Village Women in Niger

ZINDER, Niger — Kouboura Moutari greets visitors to her home in the village of Madara with her fist raised in a power salute.

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U.S. Filmmaker Marston Talks about Migration in Viet Nam

HANOI, Viet Nam — Swallowed cocaine pellets in Colombia and exploding trucks in Iraq may seem a world away from the struggles of rural migrants in Viet Nam, but internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston finds…

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