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After her father — a well-respected prosecutor — was shot on the steps of the justice hall in Puerto Princesa, Gerthie made it her business to extend justice
Make no mistake about it: For firms, small and large, attracting and retaining women is not a charitable activity. It makes concrete business sense.
Chaupadi is the practice of treating women as impure and untouchable when they menstruate. The practice is the same whether it’s March 8 or any other time of the year
Last week, Myanmar kicked MSF out of Rakhine state, gave the green light to controversial new laws and ignored critical reports on the census and treatment of Rohingyas. Is the country’s reform honeymoon over?
Discrimination prevents transgender people from accessing healthcare, education and employment, activists say, while report finds high levels of bullying against LGBT students in Thailand
Much climate adaptation work focuses on infrastructure and technology, ignoring politics - which could be its downfall
An increase in the number and strength of earthquakes on the Tibetan plateau raises fresh concerns about dam construction in the region
MSF says no, but it should be thinking long as well as short term
In the three months after Haiyan, the Tzu Chi Foundation provided $27 million in aid, violating some NGO guidelines, disquieting aid circles and becoming a saviour for survivors
Peatland fires in Sumatra are again creating thick haze in the region, closing schools, cancelling flights and leading to the arrest of farmers accused of lighting the fires
With half the world now living in flood-prone areas, Britain – and other countries – could learn from Dutch experience
The big challenge is how to expand agroforestry systems without losing their contribution to food security
A Chinese TV state news report on the sex trade triggers a police crackdown in Dongguan and a debate over whether prostitution should be legalised
The development community is realising that we cannot move forward if we continue to think of agriculture and rural areas as backward
Aquaculture shrimp ponds threaten Indonesia's mangrove forests and the services they provide
Passengers on the country’s biggest airline get a chance to back rural clean energy
The Philippines’ infrastructure and Filipinos’ familiarity with technology is allowing aid agencies to use bar codes for identification, phones for cashless transfers and tablets for monitoring aid effectiveness
New law rolls back all protection for women. The Afghan people are terrified, especially the women. So is Women for Afghan Women.
Poorest countries say debate on Sustainable Development Goals is still largely limited to the global elite
Disasters can become an opportunity to bring about political transformation by ending conflicts and improving governance