11/07/2012 | Panos London
Yongmi Park grew up in North Korea, but now lives in the north of England with her family. In this nine minute film Mrs Park describes the circumstances leading up to her forced marriage in China, and how on escape, she was sentenced to hard labour in North Korea. This is her story of survival.
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.
09/04/2012 | Bhan Sahu
What’s the best way to engage young people in social movements and politics? Bhan Sahu explains the small steps helping to create a new generation of leaders who want to change the system from the bottom upwards.
07/18/2012 | Bhan Sahu
In her latest blog Bhan Sahu tells us about a non-violent civil resistance movement, inspired by Gandhi, which aims to bring about social and land reform in India.
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.
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.
06/27/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati
A new government scheme that has been recently rolled out in Manipur offers rape victims a chance to apply for financial compensation. However, Ambra fears that while the scheme will help women financially it won’t help to bring them justice and that rapists will walk free.
06/25/2012 | Ana Aranha
Marcos Lopes tells his story of reform, from being the leader of a street gang to leaving that life and reaching out to help others like him.