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October 2 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Oct 2 2014, 08:38:38

For two decades, Uganta Umarwal, a mother of three, suffered severe social discrimination as she went about her daily work cleaning toilets, her situation typifying the wider plight of the Dalit people in Indias hierarchical caste-based society. The intervention of an NGO that campaigns to alleviate the plight of manual scavengers has helped her to learn new skills and transform her life for the better

Indias untouchables offered opportunity of a better life

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Oct 2 2014, 08:20:37

For boys released from the army after being illegally recruited, access to education, jobs and social protection will be difficult Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Oct 2 2014, 06:04:14

What weaknesses has the Ebola outbreak exposed in the infrastructure of west Africa? And how can the countries affected get through the epidemic and ensure they are less susceptible to future crises? Continue reading...

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October 1 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 1 2014, 19:05:00

As demographics, migration and manufacturing drive up wages, particularly in China, poverty will fall but food costs will rise Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 1 2014, 11:22:23

As Norway tops rankings of best places to grow old, activists urge governments to prepare for a demographic revolution Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 1 2014, 09:37:11

Reports on leprosy and elephantiasis in India and Bangladesh highlight the prejudice and economic cost faced by sufferers Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 1 2014, 07:40:03

Once on track for polio eradication, Pakistan now faces a setback as a result of inaccessibility, violence and misinformation Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 1 2014, 06:36:04

Mexico has some of the strictest abortion laws in the world, and women can find themselves criminalised even after miscarriage

Abortion rights around the world interactive

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 1 2014, 06:08:00

A tale of two women caught up in Mexico's complex abortion debate, with passion on both sides as the Catholic church pits itself against women's rights campaigners. Adriana Manzanares experienced a miscarriage but her suffering did not end there: because of her state's draconian abortion laws, she was sentenced to 27 years in prison. For another young woman from Puebla, Mexico City's more liberal abortion laws offered an opportunity to restart her life after an unwanted pregnancy Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Oct 1 2014, 05:43:52

Continent-wide summaries and country-by-country breakdowns of abortion rights, including where the procedure is permitted and for what reasons - to save a womans life, to preserve her health, after rape or incest, for economic or social reasons or on request. Plus, discover the six states in the world that do not permit abortion under any circumstances

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