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Claire, Ashoka

Technology to aid women in labor

A new technological platform called Ushahidi could be used to help women in labor experiencing complications all over the world. As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to tho...

Tags: health, maternal health, maternal mortality, women

Anusha, United Nations

Women's Rights: Is equality still an illusion?

Though many believe violence against women to primarily be a problem in other parts of the world, the situation for many women in the U.S. is still problematic. The Washington Post’s recent artic...

Tags: Gender equality, women, Women's rights

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Colombia: Reactions to young people exploited by military

Different Colombian organizations share their points of view on the violence and armed conflict through videos, including those chronicling family members protesting the deaths of young men lured by t...

Tags: armed conflict, colombia, Military, young people, Youth

Marc, Global Voices

Haiti: Why all the stories about orphans?

A month after the earthquake in Haiti, problems have emerged involving the treatment of children who are orphaned or separated from their families. A month after a seven-point earthquake destroye...

Tags: adoption, children, Haiti, young people

Juliana, Global Voices Online

Rwanda: Videos of volunteering

A group of volunteers have made videos of the people they met and worked with in Rwanda, including young people affected by the genocide. Travelling and making videos of what we experience is a way...

Tags: genocide, humanitarian crisis, Rwanda, young people, Youth

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Rape epidemic fuels fistula cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Because rape has been used as a weapon of war in the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, many young women and girls are suffering from traumatic fistula, an injury women can experien...

Tags: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rape, Violence Against Women, young people
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