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UK aid: Time for a fresh start - communities, not corporations

Why a new, progressive vision for UK aid is urgently needed, based on social justice and the redistribution of power in the world.
from Global Justice Now on Jul 24, 2017.
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Most births in China this year add a second child to the family

More than half the births in China in January-May 2017 involved a second child, over a year after the second-child policy was introduced, according to the top health authority.
from The Straits Times on Jul 24, 2017.

Red Cross aid to stem 'unprecedented' dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka

With 100,000 dengue cases in Sri Lanka, the Red Cross is rapidly scaling up emergency assistance to help contain the country’s worst-ever outbreak of the disease.
from IFRC on Jul 24, 2017.

17m Nigerians in diaspora push for voting rights

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation is pressing for its 17 million members to be allowed to take part in the country's national elections.
from The Guardian on Jul 24, 2017.

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' hailed as triumph for women in India

The Indian film "Lipstick Under My Burkha" - banned or being too "lady-oriented" - has been released and hailed as a victory for women in India.
from Telesur on Jul 24, 2017.
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Brazil's President steps up assault on indigenous peoples and forests

Brazil’s unpopular President Michel Temer is trying to paralyse all indigenous land demarcations in the country.
from International Rivers on Jul 24, 2017.

Is it a good Idea to pay villagers not to chop down trees?

Brazil, Cost Rico, Mexico and other governments have tried paying farmers and landholders to save trees ("payment for ecosystem services") - but does it work?
from NPR on Jul 24, 2017.
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Lessons from India's thirst economy

Conflicts over water are on the rise in India, but climate change is not the only culprit. Fiona Broom reports on a powerful water mafia that is sucking India dry.
from New Internationalist on Jul 20, 2017.
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