Mental illness is still taboo in India, and many women end up shunned and destitute as a result. But Vandana Gopikumar has been pioneering ways of reaching out to them.
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Battered women of all nationalities in the United Arab Emirates used to have no refuge. But Sharla Musabih has been putting that right.
Being a human rights activist in Colombia can be murder, but that hasn’t stopped Hernando Hernandez Tapasco.
Semantics King Jr – keeping the flame of independent media alive in a camp for Liberian refugees.
and local environmentalists causing an international stir in Latin America.
Interview with Irene Fernandez – defender of Malaysia’s migrant workers and winner of an ‘alternative Nobel Prize’.
The newly launched Latin American TV channel, teleSur, is offering a distinctive Southern perspective on the news – and is already causing consternation in the US Congress as a result. Meet its Director General, Aram Aharonian.
Filed in: Venezuela
Three of Israel’s refuseniks – Haggai Matar, Adam Maor, Matan Kaminer – explain why they could not serve in the army.
Homophobia is still so strong in Indian society that Shaina, from the Organized Lesbian Alliance for Visibility and Action (OLAVA), does not want to give her real name.
Diego Rozengardt is part of a new generation of political activists in Argentina – they are known as Generación Cromañón, after a notorious nightclub fire.
Janet Smith visits a determined indigenous woman fighting for the rights of women and of her people in the Brazilian Amazon.