This month’s New Internationalist looks at the problem of world-wide ‘apartheid by sex’. First of a special two-part report on women and world development.
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Assessing women’s work in both the underdeveloped and overdeveloped world - by Eve Hall and Peter Adamson.
Two of the 40 million women in one of the poorest nations on earth - interviewed by Sue Tuckwell.
The bright side of a squatter settlement. Julia Daia and Claire Swale meet an optimistic Gracie Alexander in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Liberation isn’t even a dream for Bela. Neerja Chowdhury talks to her.
Olga Stavrakis reports from Belize on a sugar can boom which benefits everyone but the women.
Debbie Taylor reports from Odi village, Botswana where half the men are away goldmining.
Lesley Adamson sets the scene on apartheid by sex.
Our 500th issue: The exceptionally braveNew Internationalist is all about people who are trying to make the world a better place. And if there is one quality that can spark change, it’s courage. So for the 500th issue of the magazine, we investigate this under-examined topic, asking: what is courage and what makes some people so brave? To help us understand, six exceptionally valiant individuals from around the world – several of whom are risking life and limb to do the right thing – tell their startling stories. Dare to be inspired.
In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.
He visited in 1995 and 2005 to report on changes in the lives of individuals and on the progress of development in the community. The previous magazines have offered an intriguing insight into the lives of people battling against poverty and have reported on substantial positive changes in the life of the community – from the opening of a health centre and a primary school in the village to the first appearance of mobile phones.
Have the past 11 years of change brought further progress? And are the individuals that we have tracked over the three decades still healthy and happy?
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