You are here: Home » Blogs & features » Features


Sierra Leone: from ‘rational violence’ to peace

07/01/2001 | Panos London

While rebel groups are disarming, there are concerns that Sierra Leone's new-found peace may not last because the underlying factors that led youths to join the rebel movement remain.

Brasilia, the city that was built from scratch

06/07/2001 | Panos London

Brazil's young capital city was designed by planners in the mid 20th century. But has their dream come true? Paula Gobbi reports.   

Fancy a drink?

05/03/2001 | Panos London

Young people worldwide are choosing to drink more alcohol, more often and at a younger age. But this can also bring social problems. Teenagers from Zimbabwe talk to Nomsa Mwamuka. 

Inequality and poverty ’cause mental illness’

04/01/2001 | Panos London

As international health experts warn that clinical depression is set to become the main cause of disability, a researcher asks what are the main causes of mental illness.

Russian reforms questioned over ‘jobless millions’

04/01/2001 | Panos London

Economists who cite the apparent absence of mass unemployment as a key achievement of economic reforms in Russia are being advised to think again.

US ‘gag’ rule strangles women’s rights

04/01/2001 | Panos London

President George Bush has shocked the world with his decision to re-introduce the so-called 'gag rule', which stops US-funded organisations from publicly discussing or offering advice about abortion.

Invisible victims: the female face of emergencies

01/01/2001 | Panos London

In the mad rush to deliver aid to humanitarian hot spots, aid agencies usually ignore the special needs of women, who often outnumber men in relief camps.

Japanese parents hope: daughters will take care of us

01/01/2001 | Panos London

An unusual change is sweeping Japan: young couples yearn for daughters rather than sons. But this has more to do with economics than a sudden awareness of gender issues.

The promises he made on women’s day

01/01/2001 | Panos London

Pakistani dictator General Parvez Musharraf’s series of pledges to the country's women included a review of religion-based laws that are used with impunity to control women. But little has changed.

Peru sterilisation scandal ‘swept under the carpet’

01/01/2001 | Panos London

Reports of forced sterilisation and the death of women from poor medical care during and after sterilisation have deepened a murky scandal that rocked the government of ex-President Alberto Fujimori.

You are browsing the features archive.