Post-genocide Rwanda rebuilds, with tourism as a major sector in its effort to alleviate poverty. Jane McClenahan reports.
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India’s new anti-rape law: Reshaping society 1
Legal expert on how India strengthened laws against sexual violence following an infamous rape and murder in Delhi. Richa Sadana reports.
New development effort in Ghana’s poorest region 2
Ghana’s economy is one of the hottest in the world, but not everyone enjoys the benefits. Barbara Borst reports on efforts to include the impoverished northern regions.
Northern Ireland: Back with a future? Reply
This Fall, US Ambassador Richard Haass is back working in Belfast. It’s a familiar desk for one of the US’s most experienced mediators to get his feet under. Yet, he recently admitted many in the United States were puzzled as to why he was returning to Northern Ireland. Aren’t those problems over they asked?Jane McClenahan looks at why he’s there.
Ghanaians gain ground on oil wealth accountability 2
Sudden oil wealth sounds like a winning lottery ticket, but too often, it breeds corruption, economic dislocation and conflict. Barbara Borst examines Ghana’s efforts to buck the trend.
Build Anti-Trafficking Movement, Rebuild Lives Reply
Going home again is rarely an option for girls and women who have been forced into prostitution in India reports Barbara Borst.
Jail One Sex Trafficker, Save Thousands of Girls Reply
Families evicted in Kolkata say several of their children are missing and may have been kidnapped by traffickers. Barbara Borst investigates.
Indian Women Seek Exit from Prostitution Reply
Salma Begum and Salena Begum are clear about one thing: they want prostitution abolished in India, as Barbara Borst reports.
Salena Begum, left, in a maroon sari, still works in prostitution as she saves money to launch a laundry business with Asma Bibi, right, and other women. Photo by Barbara Borst
Keeping the Movement on Track in India Reply
India has been in an uproar for weeks over sexual violence against women. A report from Delhi by Barbara Borst
Vandana Jena, left, and Syeda Hameed of the Indian government’s national planning commission discuss ways to combat sex-trafficking. Photo by Barbara Borst
Is this the best way to finance elections? Reply
Money has swaggered through U.S. elections for decades – buying television ads, robo-calls and bumper stickers. But this year, it has been up to new tricks. A round-up by Barbara Borst
Corruption vs. Free Speech: What does money do in US elections? Reply
Measuring the exact impact of money on voters has proved hard to do. More often the focus is on how money alters the behavior of politicians or affects the political system as a whole. Scholars, activists and politicians disagree about what money really does in elections. Barbara Borst investigates.