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Here comes the bride

Fresh from this year's International Women's Day celebrations, this week the Radio New Internationalist team pay tribute to the women of the world and the challenges that confront them as a result of marriage. While changing roles of women in public life, laws to stop obstacles to education such as the marriage of girl-brides and greater availability to contraception are gradually improving women's lives, progress is slow. Nikki van der Gaag - author of the No Nonsense Guide to Women's Rights…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Torture - the deepest scar

Undoubtedly acts of torture are shocking. How could anyone extract information from others by breaking their back or boiling them alive? But the real horror exposed by this program is not so much the acts themselves but the complicity of Western Governments - and the leaders and officials in them who hold themselves out as supporters of human rights - in obtaining information through such methods. Down in The Grave in Syria and the countless other cells where thousands have been sent for…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Disappearing girls

Female foeticide in many parts of Asia reflects the grim position of women, argues Mari Marcel Thekaekara.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Where is Asia in the world?

Iris Gonzales reports on a conference seeking to create a fairer economy for a region notorious for cheap labour and exploitation by the West.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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As environmental killings surge, forests disappear

Powerful players are behind southeast Asia’s trade in illegal logging, explains Fran Lambrick.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Not such a natural disaster

Not such a natural disaster…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
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The North Caspian - what am I bid?

A visit to the new oil frontier in Kazakhstan leaves Horatio Morpurgo wondering where on earth we go from here.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
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The Great Tunafish Sandwich Hunt

The Great Tunafish Sandwich Hunt…

  • Wed Jul 5 08:01:01 2000
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Where is Asia in the world?

Iris Gonzales reports on a conference seeking to create a fairer economy for a region notorious for cheap labour and exploitation by the West.…

  • Thu Sep 10 06:58:23 2015
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As environmental killings surge, forests disappear

Powerful players are behind southeast Asia’s trade in illegal logging, explains Fran Lambrick.…

  • Tue May 13 14:36:00 2014
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