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A much needed International Day of the Girl
Girls are the most vulnerable to violence and their security cannot be treated as an afterthought, writes Picq.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2012 06:55 GMT
Listening to the Arctic
The Arctic is warming at a rate twice that of the global average, and protecting it is of vital importance.
Last updated: 27 Sep 2012 07:43 GMT
The politics of veils, 'polleras' and mini-skirts
Veils and "polleras" are modern expressions of "political contestation and negotiation" between state and society.
Last updated: 26 Aug 2012 07:53 GMT
Hip-hop Kichwa: Sounds of indigenous modernity
Kichwa hip-hop dethrones the imagery of indigenous peoples as living in rural communities isolated from modernity.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2012 19:40 GMT
Let them have contraception
Wednesday's London Summit on Family Planning aims to expand contraception access for women in the developing world.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2012 14:01 GMT
What Rio tells us about the Arctic
The recent Rio+20 conference in Brazil was 'a show of good intentions devoid of political will', says author.
Last updated: 05 Jul 2012 11:46 GMT
What's behind Assange's decision to seek refuge in Ecuador, and what about the country's dismal record in transparency?
Last updated: 22 Jun 2012 14:01 GMT
Is the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights too progressive?
By maintaining its independence and standing up to member states, the IACHR has irritated too many governments at once.
Last updated: 09 Jun 2012 10:21 GMT
Belo Monte: Brazil's damned democracy
The Belo Monte dam project shows the government's failure to respect indigenous rights and reform energy policy.
Last updated: 17 May 2012 09:25 GMT
The doctrine of intervention
Today's political ethics are surprisingly similar to the doctrine of discovery set by the Vatican back in 1452.
Last updated: 04 Apr 2012 12:45 GMT
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French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
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French jihadists in Syria and cyber-indoctrination
Armenian genocide: Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
In Pictures: Clowning around in Lebanon camps
Volunteer clowns from Belgium's 'Clowns Without Borders' entertain children in Lebanon's refugee camps.
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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