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IDPs More Isolated Than Ever

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Georgia
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IWPR
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The Covid-19 quarantine means many lack access to basic services. Nana Kakhniashvili has been self-isolating with her young child for more than a month at their home in the Internally Displaced...

How Social Media Spurred Myanmar's Latest Violence

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Myanmar
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IWPR
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Everybody will end up losing if hate speech is left unchecked. By Alan Davis While religious nationalists in Myanmar have proved highly adept at understanding and exploiting the power of social...

Afghan Women Complain Over “Symbolic” Roles

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Afghanistan
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IWPR
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Statistics showing rising numbers of female officials do not tell the whole story. By Mina Habib Maliha (not her real name) works in the press office of an Afghan government ministry. She told IWPR...

Child Malnutrition Mounts in Afghan Province

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Afghanistan
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IWPR
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Increased fighting and an ongoing economic downturn are leaving many at risk of serious health problems. By Mohammad Ibrahim Spesalai Rising numbers of children in the southern Afghan province of...

Karabakh's April War, One Year Later

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Azerbaijan
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IWPR
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Diplomatic efforts have stalled with little progress in sight A year after the worst clashes between Azerbaijani forces and the Armenian-backed Karabakh army since the 1994 ceasefire, regional...

Child Labour in Afghan Coal Mines

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Afghanistan
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IWPR
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Underage workers routinely endure hot, dusty and dangerous conditions. By Yaqub Azorda Shir Ahmad, 12, spends all day working in the pitch darkness of a coalmine in the Dara-e Suf district of...

Afghanistan: Fighting for Disability Rights

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Afghanistan
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IWPR
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Disabled people say they face social prejudice and government inaction. By Farid Tanha Fazluddin, a tall, thin 25-year-old who lives in Dolana, central Parwan, has a whole household to support on...

Afghanistan: Betrothed in the Womb

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Afghanistan
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IWPR
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The consequences of early marriage often ruin girls’ lives. By Sohaila Ahmadi Bibi Asma was in her cradle when her father promised her in marriage to a boy just a few years older than her. When she...

Boys Sold for Sex in Afghan Province

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Afghanistan
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IWPR
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Activists warn of flourishing trade in male prostitution and “bacha bazi” or boy play. By Qayum Babak The majestic blue-tiled Hazrat e-Ali mosque complex in the centre of Mazar e-Sharif serves as a...

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