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Completing the revolution


Bridging the digital divide risks being undermined if basic telephone connectivity is not first made available.

Beyond victims and villains


An examination of issues around sexual violence in schools and universities worldwide.

Voices from the mountain: India


Interviews with communities from Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh, India.

Voices from the mountain: Nepal

Interviews with Nepalis about poverty, migration, education and employment, water resources and deforestation, gender, and the impact of the Maoist insurgency on ordinary people. 

Patents, pills and public health


An introduction to the issues surrounding the international agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and public health. 

Critical challenges in HIV communication


This paper argues that the history of the AIDS pandemic provides us with clear guidelines for future action.

Reducing poverty


Poverty Reduction Strategies were introduced in 1999 as the latest template for the world's poorest countries to get out of poverty. This report examines progress so far.

Louder voices


Practical initiatives that give developing countries a louder voice in the international ICT decision-making process.

High stakes


The most effective way to protect mountains for future generations is to invest in the people who live there.

Voices from the mountain: China


Interviews from two contrasting mountainous areas: with minority peoples in the southwest, and with the majority Han in the northeast.

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