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Breaking rocks to pay her school fees

11/01/2012 | Lilly Peel

Like many Liberians, Mercy Womeh missed several years of education as a result of the 14-year civil war. She is now 18 and determined to complete her final two years of schooling. To fund her education, she crushes rocks.

The world’s biggest school lunch programme

10/16/2012 | Divya Gupta

India’s pledge to feed its hungry children sees it dishing up to 120 million school dinners a day. On World Food Day we visit Akshaya Patra, a charity helping deliver the world’s biggest school lunch programme.

Indian men increasingly opt to be sterilised

07/10/2012 | Deepa Jainani

Jag Roshan Sharma wanted a vasectomy in order to pay his children’s school fees. The choice to limit the family sizes is increasingly common and cash incentives are offered to women living below the poverty line to use birth control.

Primary schooling in Kenya – a parent’s dilemma

05/15/2012 | Audrey Wabwire

Margret Mukoma helps her daughter Michelle with homework - Adrian Gathu | Panos London

This from-the-ground feature explores the impact of corruption on the education system in Kenya, hearing local perspectives from home, from school and from the NGO sector.

Reflections on Durban

01/17/2012 | Tim Williams

Panos Caribbean; London and South Africa all represented at the COP.From left to right Indi McLymont- Lafayette; Tim Williams and Vusumuzi Sifile - Tim Williams | Panos London

Tim looks back at CoP17, working with the Climate Change Media Partnership, and offers a critique of the communications process underpinning the conference.

Our new blogger from Pakistan

11/07/2011 | Panos London

Maimoon at her school in rural Pakistan | Panos London

Panos London would like to introduce Maimoona Shahzadi as the newest contributor to our Voices from the Ground blog. Maimoona, 28, is a teacher at a co-educational secondary school in a village around 40km outside Islamabad in Pakistan.

Food price hikes lead to more hunger in cities

10/12/2011 | Panos London

Inside a Kampala Slum

In response to recent reports on food security and concerns about famine, Panos London today launched a new case study series, Hungry in the City, which investigates the effects of food price hikes and rising inflation on people’s ability to find food for themselves and their families.

Hungry in the City

10/12/2011 | Panos London

Inside a Kampala Slum

Hungry in the City is a collection of stories from people in developing countries around the world who explain how they are surviving in an era of higher food prices, inflation and hunger.

Stigma haunts HIV/AIDS widows

09/05/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

In Manipur, northeast India, HIV/AIDS has spread from injecting drug users to their wives and children

Our blogger in Manipur, northeast India, explains how stigma against HIV positive people must be overcome if they are to stop the spread of AIDS.

Wave power: Radio and the MDGs

01/16/2011 | Panos London

Wave Power showcases four community radio projects helping to tackle the Millennium Development Goals in developing countries

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