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    In drought-stricken Mali, women maneuver for land - and a future

    IRP fellow Alex Potter reported from Mali on the ways in which women struggle to maintain control of their land amidst environmental challenges and gender discrimination. The video can be viewed here. {image-1}
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    Reporting on Climate Change from Marrakech: COP22 in Review

    Did you miss the event? You can find the full video here.   {image-1} Glendora Meikle, Susan Phillips, and Zack Colman {image-2} John Schidlovsky {image-3} Zack Colman {image-4} Susan Phillips
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    The Risk Farmers

    We recently visited a man who may be the best apple farmer in Lesotho. He wanted to expand his business — but he was wary of going all-in on apples. This is a common issue in the developing world: Farmers don't grow enough of the things they're best at growing. Why not? Two economists — who work across
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    Young South Africans: ‘They’re Showcasing Your Poverty’

    {image-1} {image-2} In the early morning chill, 19-year-old Naledi made her way past the election posters plastered along the streets of downtown Johannesburg to the foot of the Nelson Mandela Bridge. The night before, a crowd of South Africa's business elite had bedded down in sleeping bags and boxes, as soft jazz played from speakers and volunteers distributed hot
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    Researchers Calculated the Economic Cost of Homophobia — and the Numbers Are Staggering

    Homophobia exacts a devastating emotional toll. But according to Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS researcher Erik Lamontagne, discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual communities carries a substantial economic cost, too.  A combination of factors, including discriminatory hiring practices, unequal pay and shorter life expectancies, mean LGB people may not be earning as
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    Reporting on Climate Change from Marrakech: COP22 in Review

    Did you miss the event? You can find the full video here.   {image-1} Glendora Meikle, Susan Phillips, and Zack Colman {image-2} John Schidlovsky {image-3} Zack Colman {image-4} Susan Phillips
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    Spraying for Malarial Mosquitoes in Mozambique

    Health workers use a controversial insecticide to combat malaria in a door-to-door campaign in Mozambique.
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    The Contradiction of Brazil’s ‘Favelas’

    In Brazil, slum tours are common in shanty towns known in the country as favelas. Brazil’s government has encouraged the tours as a way of earning money for a people said to live in some of the world’s most violent areas. Theresa Williamson stands at the foot of several stairs leading into Rio de Janeiro&rsquo