The Human Impact

Congolese migrants in Angola abused during expulsions -HRW

May 21, 2012

Migrant women and girls in Angola who lack adequate legal documents have been raped and sexually exploited during expulsions carried out by Angolan security forces, a human rights group said.

Researchers hope to reduce sub-Saharan Africa newborn deaths

May 15, 2012

Clinical trials are underway to test a new treatment for pregnant women, which could tackle some of the leading preventable causes of death for babies in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have said.

Climate change means doing Asian development differently

May 11, 2012

In the face of climate change, is it time to re-examine the way we do development in Asia?

Little justice for Colombia’s acid victims

May 9, 2012

Acid attacks are on the rise in Colombia.

In the first four months of this year, 19 women have been attacked with acid in Colombia – more than during the same period in 2011.

Foreign bribery fines and settlements: Who should get the money?

May 9, 2012

 

By Luke Balleny

‘Share and share alike,’ some parents love to tell their offspring. But when it comes to fines or settlements from foreign bribery cases, the issue of sharing is a contentious one.

Men a key weapon in women’s battle for top jobs

May 8, 2012

By Maria Caspani

I recently went to the launch of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, hosted by the UK chapter of the United Nations women’s agency (UN Women) in London.

Hungry for help in Nairobi’s slums

May 2, 2012

“Will you pass by and see her?” Anne asked me, nodding to her two-year-old daughter who was playing barefoot in the nearby dirt with another young girl.

Solutions for a hungry world

May 2, 2012

By 2050, experts say, the planet will need at least 70 percent more food than it does today as its population soars, cities sprawl and climate change takes its toll. Will it be possible?

Domestic violence: Colombian women’s worst enemy

May 1, 2012

 

What’s the biggest threat in Colombia?

Outsiders would probably say the armed conflict that has dragged   on for nearly five decades.

Escape from Camp 14: life inside North Korea’s brutal labour camps

April 27, 2012

 

 

The thought of spending just one day with a full stomach compelled Shin Dong-hyuk to take the biggest risk of his life.