New Internationalist

Hennaed hands for Eid

India’s Muslim women say ‘no second wife!’

But not everyone is willing to rock the boat in the fight against polygamy, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Australia’s government is gutting progressive legislation

Adam Long despairs at the increasingly extremist bent of the Tony Abbott administration and its open disdain for equality.

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Greece’s big beach sell-out

Government plans to commodify commons land must be stopped, argues Despina Economopoulou.

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Is teaching English in poor countries a misguided form of philanthropy?

Such ‘aid’ will only ever lift a few out of poverty, argues Dan Falvey.

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Four million in need of humanitarian assistance in South Sudan

A dispatch from aid worker Rosie Crowther at Christian Aid who warns of a growing emergency largely ignored by the British media.

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Forget population policies: give women choice and control

Lana Groves argues that the best way to reduce fertility rates is to improve women and girls’ schooling.

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The big Serbian information shutdown

Repression, self-censorship and the state funding of media have silenced Serbian journalists critical of the government, writes Alexia Kalaitzi.

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Injecting healthcare into Nairobi’s slums

Phoebe Shiu argues for public immunization programmes to become a top health priority.

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Trading blows

Thomas Mc Donagh on the trade treaties that will land a knock-out punch on any dreams of sustainable development.  

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Have the public had enough of manipulative charity marketing?

NGOs are seen as cash-obsessed with advertising campaigns portraying beneficiaries as hapless victims, says Natalie Nezhati.

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Colombia’s smiley face hides torture and repression

Those who trade with Colombia should look at the plight of its political prisoners, writes Hannah Matthews.

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