Every day, about 5,753 people contract HIV – this equates to roughly 240 every hour.1 A vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education remains. The Zimbabwe Programme supports a number of initiatives aimed directly at what UNAIDS has dubbed “the prevention...

Zimbabwe
2016

The Night Café in Istedgade – which is the Red Light district in Copenhagen – had more than 6,300 visitors in 2015, despite being open only two or three nights a week from midnight till 5 am. On average 65 women visited the café in 2015 each night; at busier times there were more than 100.

Denmark
2016

Very sick children and relatives can spend a long time in hospital, or be hospitalised repeatedly. In the begin- ning, games like PlayStation or watching videos can be fun. But after a while, hospital life becomes boring as well as full of pain, uncertainty and anxiety. Children and young people...

Denmark
2016

It is a common sight to see women construction workers on many building sites in Asia. They help with the heavy lifting of bricks, cement, buckets of water and stones. Typically, men do the more skilled work, such as brick-laying, plastering or plumbing. In India female construction workers can...

Joint India Programme
2016

Sanchita* from Kolkata married, like many young Indian girls, very young. She moved with her new husband into his parents’ house and then later to another apartment belonging to his family. Together they had one son. However, very soon Sanchita found herself trapped in a loveless, abusive...

Joint India Programme
2016

At one time, much of Jharkhand, east India, was covered by thick forests, but this has changed over the last century and a half.

Joint India Programme
2016

A recent study1 by the Swiss state secretariat for migrants estimates that there are 76,000 illegal immigrants (known as sans-papiers) living in Switzerland, of whom 43 per cent come from South and Central America.

Other sources2 estimate that there are as many as between 90,000 and 300,...

Special Interest
2016

In February 2016 a newborn elephant was rescued and brought to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) in South Africa. Sadly, Amanzi, as he was named, died shortly afterwards from malnutrition. When his mother was killed by poachers for her tusks, he no longer had his protector, nor her...

Special Interest
2016

"Look at the world," says Shai Reshef, President of the University of the People. "Pick a place and focus on it. You will find humans chasing higher education.”

Shai set up the University of the People following the realisation that higher education had stopped being a right for all, and...

Special Interest
2016

If the word ballet makes you think of Swan Lake and dancing girls in tutus, think again. Birmingham Royal Ballet, based in the United Kingdom, is establishing a programme to support choreographers, composers and designers to create new and contemporary ballets for audiences all around the world...

Special Interest
2016

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