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November 25 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 25 2014, 14:40:29

Health workers in Kenema, Sierra Leone, say they have not been paid their hazard allowance for seven weeks Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 25 2014, 10:28:22

Women's rights group says military uses sexual violence to intimidate women in ethnic minority communities and take control of resource-rich areas

The Burmese army systematically uses sexual violence against women - including gang rape by soldiers - to "demoralise and destroy the fabric of ethnic [minority] communities" and establish control over resource-rich areas, according to a women's rights group.

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 25 2014, 10:06:52

Despite new cases setting back the effort to eradicate polio, health officials believe the crisis will be brought under control in 2015

International health officials in Pakistan believe they can resolve the country's polio crisis in the coming year, despite the number of cases of the crippling disease soaring to their highest level in 14 years.

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 25 2014, 08:09:39

Are you taking part in the campaign to challenge attitudes to gender-based violence?

Campaigners around the world are uniting for 16 days of activism to challenge attitudes on violence against women and girls. The campaign began on Tuesday to mark the UN's international day for the elimination of violence against women, and will end on human rights day on 10 December.

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 25 2014, 06:22:16

We look at children's rights 25 years after the UN convention; and where are women's voices as London readies for a conference on Afghanistan?

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From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 25 2014, 03:00:08

Ivory Coast is the world's largest exporter of the beans used to make chocolate, with most of the crops coming from small farms or collectives. One of these is known as Blayeya, a women's-only association in which each member owns a field and the labour is shared. Photographer Thierry Gouegnon captured them at work

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November 24 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Mon Nov 24 2014, 19:01:09

Womankind rights organisation wants donors to commit to long-term funding to achieve lasting change at local level

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Nov 24 2014, 11:00:00

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Nov 24 2014, 10:55:00

With global media attention focused on the Ebola outbreak in Africa, the spread of the Chikungunya virus has largely gone unnoticed outside of Latin America

The Americas are experiencing an epidemic that has been largely ignored by the rest of the world as it focuses on west Africa's Ebola outbreak.

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From Global development | The Guardian Mon Nov 24 2014, 07:34:57

Tereza Campello, Brazil's social development minister, says higher wages and bolsa familia have reduced inequality; now education will do even more

Expanding nursery provision, improving educational standards and providing more vocational training to adults will be at the heart of Brazil's efforts to fight poverty and inequality over the next few years, according to the country's social development minister.

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