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Here are just a few of the online networks and databases which have mobilized in the last few days to help relatives abroad locate family and direct urgently needed help to survivors of the earthquake in Haiti, many of whom are still trapped beneath the wreckage of their own homes.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola. While those in the DR only were shaken, Haiti suffered devastating damage after the earthquake struck. Dominicans are doing what they can to help their neighbor.
It is a popular saying in Latin America that women always get what they want. For 20 years, fearless women from the Kichwa community, an indigenous group in Ecuador, have been resisting against oil companies’ presence on their lands.
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18 November 2009
India: Women Farmers Stand Against Climate Change
10 November 2009
Latin America: The Rapid Spread of Desertification
4 November 2009
Pregnancy and Prisons: Women's Health and Rights Behind Bars
24 October 2009
Adoption: Securing the Rights of Mothers and Children
23 October 2009
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12 June 2010
Kick-starting a conversation on female entrepreneurship, courage and investments with our partner site Conversations for a Better World, Carolina shares an example from Indonesia.
13 February 2010
Though the major conflict has ceased in Darfur, in western Sudan, the continuing instability and ongoing attacks have been particularly harmful for the region's young people. But youth both within and outside of Sudan have been vital in raising awareness and funds and trying to bring change to Darfur.
3 February 2010
Between 1.5-2 million Burmese refugees live in Thailand. For many reasons, this young, traumatized population knows little about reproductive health, which underscores the need for peer health educators and improvements in access to health care.
As Liberia continues to emerge from its horrific civil war, many fear the combination of extreme poverty and risky sexual decisions will increase the country's HIV/AIDS rate and the number of unplanned pregnancies.
2 February 2010
YP Foundation in India is working online and offline to help inform young people about often hush-hush topics like gender, sexuality, reproductive rights and HIV/AIDS.
26 January 2010
As Haiti's government raised the confirmed earthquake death toll to 150,000 earlier this week, there is particular concern for the well-being of the country's most vulnerable - its young people. But youth within and outside of Haiti are contributing to efforts to raise aid and awareness.
20 January 2010
Last year was the deadliest one for Afghanistan's civilians, including children, since the American-led war began in 2001. Despite the circumstances, efforts are being made nationwide by and for youth to maintain their health and education and to empower them.
13 January 2010
People, crops and animals throughout Kenya are suffering from a prolonged drought. One young woman's thoughts are to the future and how to better build her community.
3 December 2009
Even in the most extreme circumstances when survival is at stake, Bangladeshi women stand out for their capacity to unite and together overcome climate change’s effects on their lives.
1 December 2009
Climate change is affecting the way of life of Mongolian nomadic families, as rangeland for their grazing animals has been reduced in size and the availability of fresh water has become scarcer.