Le Ciel and L’Amour can rest easy at last. Before they came to Foyer Jean Paul II, a recovery centre for girls who have undergone trafficking or forced marriage in Kara, Togo, they had to sleep rough, at risk of assault, robbery and sexual abuse.

To reach a place of safety

Photographer Ana Palacios documents the work to rescue and rehabilitate trafficked and abandoned children in Togo and Benin.

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When water supplies run dry in his village, Shiva Korade attempts to make a living selling sugarcane juice in nearby Pune.

Lessons from the thirst economy

Conflicts over water are on the rise in India, but climate change is not the only culprit. Fiona Broom reports on a powerful water mafia that is sucking India dry.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017
The flag of equality has many colours: a scene from the March of Equality, organized by LGBT and human rights activists in Kiev, Ukraine, in June 2016.

Firing up the change

The advantages of greater equality are clear – the more so as the negative effects of widening inequality in some countries become apparent. But how can we help turn the tide?

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017

The rich, the poor and the earth

While it is clear that equality matters in terms of health and happiness, surprising new data reveals that it is also better for the environment – in the more equal rich countries, people on average consume less, produce less waste and emit less carbon.

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When we were more equal

A few fragments from the surprising history of equality. Cartoons by Ella Furness.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017

The Equality Effect

The political landscape may seem particularly bleak at present. But, if we stand back and look at the bigger picture, the dominance of rightwing populists and neoliberal policies is likely to be a temporary blip. The evidence is mounting that greater economic equality benefits all people in all societies, whether you are rich, poor or in-between. Once this is widely understood, politicians and policymakers will be forced to take note, as Danny Dorling explains.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017
The sleepy fishing village of Koh Sralao, situated on a small island in a mangrove-lined estuary, is in the frontline of the resistance against rampant sand-dredging.

Shifting sands

Sand-dredging is big business, especially in Asia, where demand has sky-rocketed thanks to the booming construction industry. Rod Harbinson reports from Cambodia on an extractive industry that is mired in corruption and scandal, and meets some of those on the frontline of the fight against it.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Essential drops: a child gets the polio oral vaccine in northern Nigeria’s Borno region. Health workers go from house to house in an attempt to achieve the goal of making the country polio-free.

Nigeria dares to hope

The end of the battle against polio might be in sight, but violence and public mistrust are creating yet more obstacles. Laura Jiménez Varo investigates.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Crashing on a park bench: when young people feel stressed or threatened the street can seem like the safest option.

Escape to the street

More and more young people are becoming homeless across the West. Catherine Yeomans reports on how to tackle the issue

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017

Homeless voices from around the world

Civil war, mental illness, poverty, gang violence: housing insecurity has many roots.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
In Bhubaneswar a woman wanders through a deserted apartment complex built under the 15-year-old Basic Services for the Urban Poor scheme. The city and slum residents blame each other for the delay in assigning the 192 empty apartments.

India's 'Smart City' plan stumbles over slums

India's $15 billion grand project is already in trouble. Nimisha Jaiswal investigates

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
A ‘rough sleeper’ camps out in a church entrance next door to the lavish Trump Tower. Housing First was launched in New York City in 1992. It has now spread across North America and beyond.

Breaking the homelessness cycle?

Sian Griffiths reports on a no-nonsense movement which is reshaping traditional solutions to chronic homelessness

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Stuck on the street: only a quarter of families in the US that qualify receive housing assistance.

Finding home

With house prices and rents soaring, can there be a remedy to homelessness? Wayne Ellwood investigates.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Psychologist Valentina Eremicheva leads a group therapy lesson at the Centre for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation in Dzerzhynsk, near the frontline in eastern Ukraine.

Breaking the trauma taboo

Michiel Driebergen and Alex Masi meet volunteers providing much-needed psychological support in war-torn Ukraine.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
Across the barricades: Nicosia is Europe’s last divided capital city.

Caught in the middle

Cyprus may want to determine its own future, but its geopolitical importance means that Britain and the US have other ideas. Darren Loucaides reports.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017

‘We are ready’

What would a free West Papua look like? Benny Wenda and Rex Rumakiek from the ULMWP – West Papua’s government-in-waiting – lay out their visions for a new country.

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Take action for West Papua!

Join international movements to support the West Papuan freedom struggle.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
Papuan and Indonesian students from People's Solidarity for Democracy (SORAK) create a street performance for West Papuan human rights in Bandung, West Papua, December 2016; Indonesian police at a West Papuan freedom rally, 2016; A busy highway in Jayapura. Two-thirds of the city's population is now non-Papuan.

Voices from the ground

How does living under the occupation affect the lives of ordinary West Papuans? Veronica Koman spoke to five current residents of West Papua to hear their stories.

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The Black Sistaz: Petra, Lea and Rosa Rumwaropen.

The drumbeat of resistance

‘The struggle is in the song, and the song is in the struggle.’ West Papuan musician Ronny Kareni explains the vital role of Melanesian culture in the fight for freedom.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
The river of Aikwa, once a local water source, now turned thick and silver by tailings from Freeport’s Grasberg mine.

Sacrifice Zone: BP, Freeport and the West Papuan independence struggle

Connor Woodman reveals the ties that bind transnational mining companies to the Indonesian occupation.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017

West Papua: the facts

Putting the most important information about West Papua at your fingertips.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
A resistance gathering in the West Papuan highlands.

Morning star rising

After 54 years of struggle under Indonesian rule, is freedom finally in sight for West Papua? Danny Chivers investigates.

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The Equality Effect July, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
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