In India, many contraceptives are either taboo or difficult to access. But scientists and social workers around the country are trying to find a way to fulfill unmet need.
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Than Toe Aung faced years of discrimination and harassment as a Muslim in Myanmar. When he discovered the power of slam poetry, he decided to use it as a tool to speak out, unite and fight for justice.
The state of Jharkhand in India launched a pilot project to test a calendar-based method of birth control developed at Georgetown University several years back.
In India, "sterilization camps" held in rural areas could be dangerous. But now that they've been banned, what will replace them?
The Greenland ice sheet helps cool the world, but it's melting. Scientists are trying to learn as much as they can, as fast as they can.
Fighters get $200 a month as a stipend as they reintegrate into Colombian society but those payments won't last forever, so some are turning to tourism and creating FARC museums to earn a living.
As the Arctic warms, it’s opening up a whole new economic frontier, with opportunities for tourism, shipping, and resource development. But it brings a new array of risks for the region and the world.
The Barents Observer keeps a close watch on the Russian Arctic because it’s part of the neighborhood, and because there’s a lot at stake there, for Russians and the rest of us.
For all of human history, there's always been some Arctic sea ice that doesn’t melt in the summer. But there's much less of it now.
After centuries on the margins, the Indigenous Sámi of the Arctic regions of Scandinavia are starting to reassert their cultural identity. And they say the world can't solve the climate crisis without perspectives like theirs.
Just how quickly will billions of tons of carbon locked up in the Arctic's melting permafrost be released into the atmosphere? Scientists in the Arctic say finding out could be a matter of survival.
Shishmaref, Alaska, is ground zero for climate change in the Arctic.