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Nearly 200,000 people in Colombia live with a disability as a result of a half-century of civil war. As Colombia now struggles to secure a lasting peace, the country’s vast mountains, rocky and unpaved roads and spanning pasturelands pose some of the biggest threats to people who must navigate rough terrains in wheelchairs.
On Tuesday, scores of women volunteers crisscrossed the dusty roads of Israel's southern Negev desert to bring hundreds of Bedouin women from remote villages to their polling stations.
These incidents of arson and murder come at a time when tensions between the country’s ethnic groups — including Oromo, Amhara and Tigrayan — are already high and causing divisions.
Carlos Osorio has an honorary degree in agroecology from the University of California, Berkeley, and uses his farm to train a new generation of local farmers — and bring city-slicker Colombians and foreign visitors to the farm to tell his story and reconnect them to the land.
Activists hope this will set a precedent for intersex rights in Kenya, but intersex inclusion is still far from reality.
Since the FARC rebels announced they would be willing to take up arms again against the government, violence against political hopefuls is on the rise.
Mohamudul Hasson and Tobarik Huson, both Rohingya from Myanmar, met in Malaysia after taking arduous journeys to escape persecution and stagnation as stateless Muslim minorities. Neither Myanmar nor neighboring Bangladesh recognizes them as citizens.
For decades, China’s one-child policy limited women to one child. In 2016, China introduced the two-child policy and now, older mothers are racing against their biological clocks to have another baby — with high emotional stakes.
South Korea's sex toy industry professionals say sex dolls are the answer to increasing loneliness in South Korean society. But critics have pushed back on the law and say these "real dolls" objectify women and lead to more sex crimes — a hot-button topic in the wake of South Korea's #MeToo movement.
The conflict between South Korea and Japan has been going on for decades, but the past few months are somewhat uncharted territory for the two countries, which have nevertheless enjoyed robust trade. Today, six in 10 South Koreans are currently participating in the “No Japan” boycott.
On Thursday, a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted the key role of traditional landholders and the importance for governments to recognize the land rights of those groups over the territory they inhabit and manage.