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Cover for July 1980 - Issue 089 - Women - more to lose than their chains

July 1980's Issue

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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Featured in issue 089

Women work twice as hard as men

Assessing women’s work in both the underdeveloped and overdeveloped world - by Eve Hall and Peter Adamson.

My Problem, My Husband

A Filipino mother explains. By Mila LaHoz.

Underworld of Women

Two of the 40 million women in one of the poorest nations on earth - interviewed by Sue Tuckwell.

Gracie

The bright side of a squatter settlement. Julia Daia and Claire Swale meet an optimistic Gracie Alexander in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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The Balancing Act

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For the Sake of my Son

Liberation isn’t even a dream for Bela. Neerja Chowdhury talks to her.

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Sugar-Cane Blues for Doña Ettelvina and family

Olga Stavrakis reports from Belize on a sugar can boom which benefits everyone but the women.

Life without Men

Debbie Taylor reports from Odi village, Botswana where half the men are away goldmining.

Women - The Facts

Information on the world’s women.

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More to Lose than their Chains

Lesley Adamson sets the scene on apartheid by sex.

Staying Cool

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Milking Time

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Gold Rush

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The Invisible Woman

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Chinese Pills

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Peddling Pesticide

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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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