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HIV: passing the test word around London

04/05/2012 | Richard Kavuma

Siphiwe Hlophe, founder of Swaziland Positive Living, stands next to a giant elevated ribbon, made with over 6,000 red flowers representing the number of people that die every day of AIDS related illnesses - Steve Forrest | Panos Pictures

Richard Kavuma visits with the Naz Project London and learns more about some of the obstacles faced when trying to raise awareness, understanding and prudence about HIV.

We are fighting a deep-rooted system of exclusion

03/29/2012 | Mary Madiga

A Dalit woman reads the programme at the 2006 Vanangana conference in Chitrakoot. Vanangana, a women's group dedicated to human rights issues, receives strong support from the Dalit community - Ami Vitale | Panos Pictures

Mary Madiga blogs about how she became involved in politics and her dedication to democracy.

The uncounted people: waste-pickers of India

03/21/2012 | Stella Paul

Woman picking over burning piles of rubbish on the edge of Mumbai's biggest slum, Dharavi, a thriving mix of poverty and enterprise that is home to over one million people - Mark Henley | Panos Pictures

It would be hard to call it a “living” but waste-picking allows Chinnamma to pay the Rs 1,500 monthly rent on her hut in a nearby slum. Without it she would be evicted. However, her means of survival is now under threat.

Talking and listening together to make healthcare better

03/19/2012 | Clodagh Miskelly

Discussing healthcare in a Beyond Consultation workshop - Andrew Testa | Panos London

Panos London, working with Naz Project London, is pleased to announce a new publication – Beyond Consultation: a guide for health commissioners.

‘Mob justice’ follows rape allegation

03/14/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

A rape survivor in the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre - Sven Torfinn | Panos Pictures

Ambra’s support group is helping a young girl who became the victim of ‘mob justice’ after a Manipur policeman’s suicide put her in the firing line.

Beyond consultation: a guide for commissioners

03/12/2012 | Rob Safar

Doctor Marita Koumettou with a patient at the Dukes Avenue Practice, an NHS doctor's surgery in North London - Andrew Testa | Panos Pictures

Bringing service users and health staff together to shape and improve services and to identify and test practical changes is no easy task, but it is a valuable process.

Leadership is sometimes not an option, but a duty

03/12/2012 | Mary Madiga

Raghunathpur - Mary's village in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh state in India where she became the first Dalit girl to go to school - Stella Paul | Panos London

Our new blogger Mary Madiga, who was the first Dalit girl in her community to go to school, reflects on changing religion and being educated when social stigma was pushing against her.

Meet Mary Madiga – our new Dalit blogger from India

03/07/2012 | Stella Paul

Mary Madiga, a Dalit activist from India - Stella Paul | Panos London

Meet Mary Madiga as the newest contributor to our Voices from the Ground blog. Mary Madiga, 39, is a Dalit social activist in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state in southern India.

Haitian immigrants struggle for a better life in Brazil

02/20/2012 | Ana Aranha

Panos London - 2011/04/07 - Manaus, Brazil - Haitians - Many Haitians are moving to Brazil to escape the destruction caused by the earthquake in their country.They come looking for work opportunities and want to establish residence. They are coming in groups, arriving in Manaus, state of Amazonas, Brazil, after months of travel, facing the difficulties of the resumption in a new country.

This month the Brazilian government announced it would provide aid to two northwest states where over 4,000 Haitians have moved after the devastating earthquake in 2010. Ana Aranha met the people hoping to rebuild their lives.

See the writing on the wall

02/06/2012 | Tia Jeewa

See the writing on the wall - Panos London

A look back on the first ever Student Film Festival London – what we asked of the students and what we learned from them.

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