Forced Sterilisation and the Status Of Women In Society

In this interview, Tabitha Saoyo discusses the challenges and continued battle against forced sterilisations in Kenya. The practice is wide-spread, though rarely discussed as women are generally reluctant to talk about their experiences. Tabitha calls for the empowerment of women through greater protections of sexual and reproductive rights. Listen to the interview here >   …

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2019 Class Announcement

Program to change the global development media and advocacy discussion includes 25 Fellows from 17 African, Asian and Latin American Countries.  Contact: Michelle Geis Wallace mgeis@burness.com +254 711 326 770 Contact: Andrew Quinn andrew.quinn@aspeninst.org +1 202 736 2291 Washington, DC, January 30, 2019 — The Aspen Institute announced today the 2019 class of the New …

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Development Experts from Global South Selected for Aspen Institute New Voices Fellowship

The 2018 class includes experts in infectious diseases, community-led development, human rights, health and vaccinations, and environmental conservation. Contact: Michelle Geis Wallace mgeis@burness.com +254 711 326 770 Contact: Andrew Quinn andrew.quinn@aspeninst.org +1 202 736 2291   Washington, DC, January 23, 2018 — The Aspen Institute announced today the 2018 class of the New Voices Fellowship, a groundbreaking …

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He Brought Refugees Together With A Soccer Ball

Robert Hakiza remembers running to his uncle's house, finding his sandal first and then his bloodstained body heaped on the ground. Uncle Boniface had been an anthropology professor who lectured at universities in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo and across the border in Rwanda. He had taught Hakiza, then a teenager, …

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Is It Insulting To Call This A ‘Hut’?

  http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/11/12/563305753/is-it-insulting-to-call-this-a-hut Nurith Aizenman The complaints came in shortly after we ran a story on a government aid program that gave cash to the poor in Zambia. The piece included a profile of a young woman who, along with her husband, had used the money to start a business that had lifted their family to …

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