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Under a Different Sky: a journey from North Korea

11/06/2012 | Panos London

Under a Different Sky is a short film that tells the story of Yongmi Park, who escaped from North Korea and now lives in the North of England with her family. Read accounts about the background of the film, including from Yongmi Park herself.

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.

Mali: small steps to women’s economic empowerment

09/24/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

Women traditionally cannot own land in Mali, making it hard for rural women to earn money. Kaidia explains how the women’s association in her village helps women earn money and distributes loans.

The village women who dare to bring change

08/22/2012 | Bhan Sahu

Bhan believes you can’t wait for the government to change society – change needs to start with individuals. She tells us about three ordinary women who are challenging traditions in their villages.

India’s women boxers come out fighting

08/07/2012 | Ranjita Biswas

Girls line up in front of boxing coach Razia Shabnam for a training session in the park - Suzanne Lee | Panos London

Flyweight boxer and Olympic bronze medalist, Mary Kom, is a hero to many aspiring boxers in Kolkata. Ranjita Biswas visits a poor neighbourhood of the city where boxing has given young women the confidence to challenge social norms.

Photo snapshot: women athletes inspire a generation

08/03/2012 | Lilly Peel

Runners prepare to set off on an annual 10k race for women founded by Moroccan gold medal winner Nawal El Moutawakel - Alfredo Caliz | Panos Pictures

Women line up to take part in a 10k race in Casablanca, set up by Moroccan Olympic gold medal winner Nawal El Moutawakel to promote sport among teenage girls. With women competing in all 26 sports for the first time, London 2012 is being dubbed the Women’s Games.

Photo snapshot: women’s boxing in Kabul

07/31/2012 | Lilly Peel

Members of the Afghan women's national boxing team pose in the hallway of the Olympic Stadium, Kabul - Mikhail Galustov | Panos Pictures

Here is another sporting photo to inspire you. This time it’s women boxers in Kabul. Afghanistan narrowly missed out having a woman boxer in the first Olympic women’s boxing competition.

Living with HIV in Africa: personal stories

07/23/2012 | Lilly Peel

Aliness Munyanta is HIV positive but her daughter is not, thanks to drugs that help prevent mother to child transmission - Richard Mulonga | Panos London

What does it mean to live with HIV and AIDS in the developing world? With the International AIDS Conference in full swing this week, we have put together a collection of stories and first-person accounts from courageous men and women in Africa who are tackling their HIV status.

Family planning: a collection of perspectives

07/09/2012 | Rob Safar

Sierra Leone: Traditional birth attendant, Isatu Kargbo, examines a pregnant woman - Jenny Matthews | Panos Pictures

With the London Summit on Family Planning this Wednesday, we wanted to showcase some of the decisions and dilemmas people around the world face when it comes to sexual health and planning a family.

Headteacher faces down the Taliban

07/02/2012 | Rina Saeed Khan

'Educate one girl and you educate a household' teacher Gul-e-Khandana saved her school from the Taliban - Muhammed Furqan | Panos London

Gul-e-Khandana, headteacher of a girls’ school in rural Pakistan, challenged the Taliban soldiers who came to destroy her school. Our journalist Rina speaks to her about the importance of educating girls.

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