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Arms to fight, arms to protect


Women from around the world speak of the psychological and physical damage of war, and the battle for economic survival.

The intimate enemy


An examination of the implications of domestic and sexual violence on reproductive health and the need for changes in attitudes at international and community levels.

Tobacco: the smoke blows South


An examination of some of the less well-known risks attached to growing tobacco – the social and environmental threats.

Private decisions, public debate


Fifteen journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America offer a critique of family planning programmes that ignore concerns and social realities.

At the desert’s edge


Exploring the culture, history and environment of eight countries in Africa's Sahel region through the memories and recollections of its people.

AIDS and the third world


Portrait of an aids orphan at Nazareth House, Cape Town, South Africa - Robin Hammond | Panos Pictures

Our first publication, from 1987, on the AIDS epidemic looks at the disease's likely impact in the developing world.

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