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.
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.
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.
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.
08/07/2012 | Ranjita Biswas
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.
08/03/2012 | Lilly Peel
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.
07/31/2012 | Lilly Peel
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.
07/23/2012 | Lilly Peel
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.
07/09/2012 | Rob Safar
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.
07/02/2012 | Rina Saeed Khan
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.