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Jag Roshan Sharma decided to have a vasectomy because he wanted to make sure he could pay his children’s school fees. The choice to limit the size of one’s family is becoming increasingly common and cash incentives are being offered to women living below the poverty line to use birth control.
Jag Roshan Sharma decided to have a vasectomy because he wanted to make sure he could pay his children's school fees. The 36-year-old electrician from Hapur, a town in the north Indian state of Uttar ...
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Gul-e-Khandana, headteacher of a girls’ school in rural Pakistan, challenged the Taliban soldiers who came to destroy her school. Our journalist Rina speaks to her about the importance of educating girls.
In a rundown building in the mountain village of Sijban, girls sit at their desks, hair loosely covered in white or black scarves, staring raptly at their teacher. They say they want to become either ...
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Great news – Bhan Sahu has been awarded a fellowship with the citizen journalism group CGNet Swara, in recognition of her work collecting oral testimonies and trainnig many more others to do the same.
Bhan Sahu, our blogger from Chhattisgarh in central India, has been awarded a fellowship with the citizen journalism group CGNet Swara. Bhan has actually been working for CGNet Swara for the past thre...
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Now that we're publishing through Google Currents as well as the website, we've put together these straightforward steps so you can take the Voices from the Ground articles with you:
You don't need constant access to the internet to read blogs from marginalised voices when you want. Currents synchronises your subscriptions when a connection is available and saves the new artic...
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Women are rebuilding Rwanda from the grassroots to the highest tiers of parliament. Local journalist Didier speaks to grassroots leaders, university academics, schoolgirls and charity leaders to find out what has changed since 1994 and how they see their future.
Sitting under the shade of a mango tree, Agnes Uyisabye is reviewing a list of local beneficiaries of the country's health insurance scheme with a group of health workers. Uyisabye, 35, is a grass...
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Looking back over how she became the activist she is today, Mary Madiga is proud to be a Dalit – “people who are broken in body, but not in spirit”.
When I was 25 I went to jail for demanding jobs and civic facilities for Madigas, the Dalit community that I belong to. I was dragged into the police van by constables who pulled my hair, slapped and ...
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With the London Summit on Family Planning this Wednesday, we wanted to showcase some of the decisions and dilemmas people around the world face when it comes to sexual health and planning a family.
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We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Head of Finance, reporting to our Executive Director. The role, which is a 12 month fixed term contract, leads on all finance related issues as well as providing advice and support across the Charity. 

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Panos London (PL) is one of the world's leading 'communication for development' organisations. We work to stimulate informed and inclusive debate around key development issues in order to foster susta...
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Talking of her own ‘journey from victimhood to self-reliance,’ Ambra blogs about how a moment of determination was the turning point for her and her sons.
Twelve years ago, when I walked out of my marriage after years of domestic violence and hardship, my elder son was just five years old. My younger son was starting to take his first steps. All I broug...
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As rebel groups in Mali combine to announce an independent Sharia state after the recent Northern coup, Kaidia voices her fears about her future in the south of Mali.
We learn from the radio that women's rights violations are happening now in the regions the rebels are occupying in the north. Since the cities of Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal have come under the rebel...
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Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist today. Siobhan talks to Peace Brigades International about the new law to protect human rights defenders and journalists.
Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist today. Under pressure to take action, on the 30th of April, Mexico's Parliament unanimously passed a new law to protect h...
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Panos London’s mission is to stimulate informed and inclusive public debate around key development issues in order to foster sustainable and equitable development. Our aim is to ensure that the perspectives of the people whose lives are most affected by development (mainly the poor and marginalised) are included within decision-making.