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PHOTO ESSAY: literacy is a family affair

Glitter Moreño shares images of a rural project in the Philippines, where parents are learning essential skills alongside their children.

Filed in: Education and Philippines

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Looking East: could meditation help cure the West's addiction to antidepressants?

Mischa Wilmers asks whether mindfulness meditation could offer a safer, more effective alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Filed in: Mental Health and Pharmaceuticals

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Uganda anti-gay law elicits mixed reactions from the rest of Africa

Moses Wasamu gives an overview of responses from across the continent.

Filed in: Africa, Gay Rights and Uganda

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‘You need a thick skin to cope with disability’

Other people’s comments can be devastating – but a Twitter campaign is exposing the ‘able’ world’s prejudices and ignorance. Koren Helbig explains.

Filed in: Activism, Disability and Media

PHOTO ESSAY: music to my ears

In the second installment of our mini photo series on ‘local community projects’, Angie Davila shines a light onto Crystal Palace, South London.

Filed in: Media

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Did nonviolence fail in Egypt?

Three years after the resignation of Mubarak, the Egyptian revolution provides a perfect example of what mass protest can – and can’t – accomplish. By Mark and Paul Engler.

Filed in: Activism, Egypt, Non-Violence and Politics

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Prison reform promised in Togo

Gabriella Jóźwiak witnesses the Week of the Detainee ‘celebrations’, and considers the likelihood of political promises being kept.

Filed in: Human Rights, Politics, Prisons and Togo

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Clampdown continues on Nigeria’s LGBT community

But the global voices of dissent are growing louder, reports Chris Matthews.

Filed in: Activism, England, Gay Rights, Nigeria and Politics

PHOTO ESSAY: a sense of company

David Severn captures the connection between young people and their surroundings through dance.

Filed in: Art, Media and Youth

PHOTO ESSAY: Resistance in the Jordan Valley

Kelly Lynn reports on a recent Palestinian protest village that sparked off a campaign to contest Israeli policies of annexation.

Filed in: Activism and Palestine

The Sochi struggle for LGBTI rights

Adam Long reports on the global fight against homophobia, and looks to Holland’s past for inspiration.

Filed in: Gay Rights and Russia

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