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Belo Monte | World’s Third Largest Dam Construction Threatens Kayapó

11/08/2014

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Semana dos Povos Indígenas em São Félix do Xingú, Photo by Governopara

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:30 p.m. DST, 11 August 2014 PARÁ, Brazil — Despite environmental and humanitarian protests, the Brazillian government plans to build five hydroelectric dams on the Tapajos River. The river is an important tributary to the Amazon and if built, the dams will flood the area displacing both people […]

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Council Orders Indian Girl to be Raped as Punishment for Her Brother’s Crime

15/07/2014

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Through the Veil, Photo by Joel Dousset

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:58 p.m. DST, 15 July 2014 SWANG GULGULIA DHOURA, India — A 13-year-old girl in a rural Indian village was condemned to be raped by the head of her village as a punishment for her older brother. The girl’s brother, according to CNN, attempted to rape a married woman, […]

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International Volunteers Series: Humanitarian Photographer in Bangalore, India

09/07/2014

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Matthew Pirrall, Humanitarian Photographer, India

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 00:15 a.m. DST, 09 July 2014 BANGALORE, India — I had the pleasure of working alongside, humanitarian photographer Matthew Pirrall, in India for a few weeks. While I was stationed in Davangere at a child labor rehabilitation center through Bangalore Rural Education and Development Society (BREADS), Matt’s job involved […]

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13-year-old Indian Girl Reaches the Top of Everest

14/06/2014

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"Mount Everest" Photo by: Juan Carlos Madrigal

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 10:04 a.m. DST, 14 June 2014 TIBET–A 13-year-old Indian girl wept after overcoming her fears. Her fears differ a bit from most young girls. This girl, Poorna Malavath, the daughter of poor Indian farmers in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, cried tears of joy after successfully climbing Mount […]

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Finally Justice for Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu

01/06/2014

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Honor Killing Crimes

Of course silence is an option, but is it moral? “From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married. Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come. When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound. So why call her bad? From her, kings are born. From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.” ~ Guru Nanak, 15th Century Founder of Sikhism

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