Interfaith marriages in Sierra Leone

(c) Abigail Ahern

“Everyone is allowed and encouraged to practice their religion of choice, share the things they have in common, and help each other despite their difference of faith”, says Mohamad Camara, a 23-year old who describes the essence of his community Continue reading

Bolivia – Women’s Rights are not respected

Still scene from Daniela Wayllace's animated film "Memento Mori".

Bolivia is not a good country for women to live in. A United Nations Human Development Report on Gender says: “Bolivia treats men better than women”. According to UNICEF, in this country “women are assigned a subordinate, traditional and dependent Continue reading

Long lost son – Disappearances in Nepal

Missing people in Nepal

“Nawaranga” is a guesthouse with a beautiful face and a broken heart. Purna Man Shrestha smiles and invites you to look around the small art gallery and book exchange. He has owned this backpackers favorite in Dhulikhel (Nepal) for the Continue reading

Let’s dance!

One Billion Rising campaign - dancing in San Francisco ( (c) Steve Rhodes)

Today the non-profit women’s rights organization called V-Day turns 15 years old. This movement, founded by the 60-year old American playwright, feminist and actress Eve Ensler, aims at raising awareness on violence against women. Its projects are funded through benefit Continue reading

Hundreds of older people left behind in hospitals – Elder abuse in Portugal

In Portugal, every year hundreds of elderly people stay in hospitals longer than necessary, because nobody picks them up. The Portuguese Association of Victim Support (APAV) says that more and more elderly are being abandoned and the crisis serves as Continue reading