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After more than two decades imprisoned in small rooms, a southern Indian girl becomes a famous female poet, activist, politician and the subject of a powerful documentary
Talking to a 10-year-old Indian rape victim - who was put in a jail cell when she reported the crime - is deeply upsetting for both the girl and the reporter
Planning for major heat waves can save lives
We are not acting boldly enough or quickly enough to avert an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. Here’s a roadmap
The next global plan for disaster risk reduction must tackle the links between disasters, vulnerability and poverty
Bangkok is set to be the most visited city on earth in 2013, but behind the glitzy malls and the sparkling temples lies a dark, dismissive attitude towards crime and violence against women
There has been concern the private sector is dragging its feet on reducing the risks of disasters, but the tourism sector shows it is leading the charge
Focus is on increasing output of produce like apples and potatoes that will improve people's health and keep them fed between harvests of the main local crops
The REDD+ policy process in Indonesia is not fulfilling its promise of greater participation and inclusiveness
Recent Brazilian laws have sent a strong signal about respect for women, despite the country's macho reputation, while India remains dominated by patriarchal attitudes
The relationship between words and pictures plays a vital role in making ‘television news’.
A spate of news reports of sexual attacks on Indian women and girls, sparked by the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi in December, has shocked many families, unaware of this side of their patriarchal society
Nearly half of Sittwe’s population used to be Muslim, but almost all have been pushed to rural areas and those remaining live in a quarter of town off limits to journalists and even aid agencies
Stronger evidence on the costs and benefits of climate-smart development would help make the case
Children in camps for displaced Muslims in western Myanmar grow up with little food, healthcare and education, and in unsanitary conditions
Rising seas and a lack of fresh water threaten the existence of the Marshall Islands
In Afghanistan, there is an incorrect perception among many men that they can do as they please and buy enough influence to keep women in cages at home
South Asia’s population is swelling, but the available water per person has taken a dive because of poor water management and conservation, as well as diversion to industries
Moses, a refugee from Myanmar, shares about the challenges faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexed community in Thai camps
From a Saudi campaign to stop violence against women to a live debate on humanitarianism in the network age, check out what's in the pipeline for Thomson Reuters Foundation correspondents this week