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Women Are Elected, but Men Still Govern Many Indigenous Areas of Chiapas

A gender parity quota for Mexican elections has resulted in many “fake positions” among municipalities in Chiapas that operate through indigenous self-determination. Constitutionally-elected women often serve only as figureheads for men elected by traditional customs.

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Farmland in Nepal Lies Fallow as Youth Seek Opportunity Abroad

As Nepalese youth migrate to the capital or abroad in search of opportunity, the country’s small farmers are left without labor – and their fields often go to waste. Now, by requiring emigrants to find farmworkers before going abroad, a proposed law seeks to put farms first.

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On Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi, the Hardest Part of School Is Getting There

The only public school that serves the students who live on Lake Bunyoni’s islands requires a perilous commute that makes it difficult to attract teachers – and threatens student success.

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How Sri Lankans Are Preserving History, One Manuscript At a Time

Thousands of one-of-a-kind manuscripts written on palmyrah leaves that were lost during Sri Lanka’s civil war, are being recovered. Now, local people are working to digitize them and preserve the history they contain.

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Expelled and Stigmatized, Uganda’s Pregnant Teens Turn to Abortion

Pregnant teens in Uganda get kicked out of school, face intense stigma and may suffer life-threatening complications. Can a national sex education curriculum help put an end to teen pregnancy?

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Amid Protest, Resort Construction Begins in Puerto Rican Region Known for Biodiversity

The Christopher Columbus Landing Resort has spent years in legal limbo, as Puerto Rican conservationists and community members protested its planned construction in an important ecological zone.

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