Explore the world’s largest mangrove forest | National Geographic

Get off the beaten path in the Bangladeshi Sundarbans From above, the Sundarbans mangrove forest is an impressive labyrinth of colors and textures. The clear blues of the Bay of Bengal run into the murky waters of criss-crossing river systems lined by emerald foliage.   “Drifting down the river for a few days is like escaping into... Continue Reading →

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Seeking Peace: Stories of Women and War | Episode 1

Episode 1: Why Women with Kristen Bell Kristen Bell says women are an untapped solution to today’s biggest problems. And: we hear from Rohingya women who are building a case against the government of Myanmar. We take you to the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, where a group of Rohingya women are building a case against... Continue Reading →

How abuse and women making more money are linked — and what can be done | The Lily (The Washington Post)

A surge in female employment in Bangladesh and Zambia has disrupted traditional gender norms A recent study of female garment factory workers in Dhaka found that 52 percent had experienced some form of domestic violence over the previous year. As women’s roles change, according to the study, men seek to “punish” them for breaking with traditional gender... Continue Reading →

After making peace with Eritrea, can Africa’s new star leader usher in peace for Ethiopia? | THE TELEGRAPH

They share a common language, a shared Christian heritage, and hundreds of years of history. But for more than 20 years, Ethiopians and Eritreans were separated by a bitter conflict and militarised frontier sealed as tightly as the Berlin wall or the Korean demilitarised zone. Now, Eritreans and Tigrayan Ethiopians are mingling again - in what has been hailed... Continue Reading →

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