Zvishavane is a mining town surrounded by low hills in Midlands Province, Zimbabwe. Oak Zimbabwe Foundation supports the Bethany Project which works to improve the wellbeing of the people, mostly in the rural parts of this region.

Projects include working with the communities and...

Zimbabwe
2014

The number of homeless people under 25 in Denmark is growing at a rapid rate – reported figures jumped from 633 in 2009 to 1,138 in 2013.1 However, these figures do not include another large group of young people without a home – those who do not use the shelters but sleep on various friends’ or...

Denmark
2014

Coming from different cultures and backgrounds, it can sometimes be difficult for ethnic minority groups in Europe to feel integrated into the community. Often they can suffer from a sense of isolation and loneliness. In addition, the women in particular struggle to gain access to a steady...

Denmark
2014

In 2010 Indu Bala Sawansi from the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand was elected to the local urban council. In this male-dominated environment, she was unsure at first about whether or not she would be taken seriously. She did not feel confident and even contemplated stepping down.

Joint India Programme
2014

Kamla from the Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand was married when she was 12 years old. Her father worked as a labourer and believed that marrying his daughter off early would relieve him of the burden of caring for her financially.

However, Kamla was continually abused by her husband and...

Joint India Programme
2014

In early September 2014 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical humanitarian organisation, declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had taken more than 5,900 lives since the previous March.

Special Interest
2014

Too many children are born into situations of poverty and deprivation and suffer from relentless violence and chronic abuse. Their parents, perhaps battling with addiction or in and out of prison, are unable to care for them because of their own practical and emotional challenges.

Special Interest
2014

UNC Horizons is a substance abuse treatment programme for pregnant and parenting women and their children, including those who have experienced abuse and violence. A programme of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, it works to...

Special Interest
2014

Great leaps have been made in the field of stem cell research in recent years as scientists and doctors strive to find cures for some of the major diseases of our time.

Special Interest
2014

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) was founded in 1988 by three women sitting around a kitchen table. One of these women, Elizabeth Glaser, had contracted the HIV virus from a blood transfusion during the birth of her daughter Ariel seven years earlier. Unaware of this, she...

Special Interest
2014

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