New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

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To kiss or not to kiss? A very Indian question

Mari Marcel Thekaekara looks at moral policing and ‘immoral’ activities.

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Violence in the home is not just a family affair

In search of societal change, Mari Marcel Thekaekara visits a Rotary Club to talk taboos.

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A year after Haiyan – still waiting, still hoping

The government has failed to provide adequately for those who lost everything, says Iris Gonzales.

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Alcohol ban causes controversy in India

Men don’t approve, but women do – and for good reason, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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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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