New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

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Law in a time of Ebola

The virus has changed everything – including what you can be arrested for. Simitie Lavaly and Sabrina Mahtani report.

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Where can women be at home?

A lament – and call to action – on behalf of women everywhere, from Kenyan writer Wambui Mwangi.

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Twin concerns in commercial surrogacy

We need better laws to protect both sides in the rent-a-womb industry, argues Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Prepare for the worst, African farmers told

Climate change threatens food security but, Henry Owino discovers, adaptation is already underway.

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Kashmiris rise up in the fight against the floods

In the face of state inertia, Kashmiris have taken matters into their own hands. Uzma Falak reports.

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Waiting, hoping: a day on the ward

A Philippines medical centre treating children for cancer is under threat from property developers. Iris Gonzales visits it.

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Poverty isn’t easy to kill

A quarter of Filipinos remain poor. Iris Gonzales visits a programme providing food and hope.

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‘I aim to help integrate the Deaf and the hearing together in unity’

Iris Gonzales meets an inspiring woman who refuses to be defined by her disability.

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Should we ‘Bobbitize’ the rapists?

Her gut response to one girl’s stand against an attacker makes Mari Marcel Thekaekara question her nonviolent principles.

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New times, new battles in India and beyond

Every generation responds differently to the crises and issues they face, reflects Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Welcome to the Philippines, welcome to coal country

The power outages caused by Typhoon Rammasun highlight a precarious, and dirty, energy situation, says Iris Gonzales.

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