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Dams and development

Mar 30, 2011 | Panos London

China | A construction worker takes a break during the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Mostly completed the dam now provides 3% of China's energy needs, around 80TWh per year / Chris De Bode - Panos pictures

The topic guide considers areas of potential conflict between countries, concerns over policy guidelines regarding dam building and the socio-economic impact of displacement.

Women are key to tackling inequality and global poverty in developing countries says Panos London

Mar 6, 2011 | Panos London

Women learning to be taxi drivers at the Azad Foundation look at a map of New Delhi / Suzanne Lee - Panos London

Economic pressures are encouraging more women to challenge taboos and find success in roles traditionally held by men in some developing countries, says Mark Wilson, Executive Director of Panos London. To mark the centenary year of International Women’s Day on March 8, Panos London has produced a case study media pack profiling extraordinary women from around the world who have taken on roles previously deemed just for men.

Linking southern journalists

Feb 10, 2011 | Panos London

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The focus of this project is to increase the availability of original, high-quality articles and broadcasts about life in developing countries written by local journalists.

Men who have sex with men and HIV policies in developing countries

Jul 14, 2010 | Panos London

Malawi | A man with HIV lies on a bed waiting to be moved in the Zomba General Hospital. There is little research about men who have sex with men in Malawi, which one of the reports highlighted here attributes to homophobia / Patrick Brown - Panos Pics

Overview Leaders from around the world will meet in Vienna to attend the XVIII International AIDS conference this month. The overarching theme of the conference, cited on the website, is the “emphasis on the importance of protecting and promoting human rights as a prerequisite to a successful response to HIV”. The conference is particularly focused…

Moralising fails to curb teen pregnancies

Jul 5, 2010 | Tania Ghosh

Children play on a roof near the Pacific coast of Ecuador. A new report has said that health professionals in the coutry are compromising adolescents' sexual health by stereotyping how men and women act / Rhodri Jones - Panos pictures

Researchers have criticised the attitude of health service providers in Ecuador, saying their judgmental approach is compromising adolescent girls' rights to sexual healthcare.

Communication leads to more equal roles in the home

Jun 7, 2010 | Tania Ghosh

A family in their home in Honduras. A new education programme is helping women negotiate more equal roles in the home / Sean Sprague - Panos Pictures

An education programme focussing on communication skills is helping rural women in Honduras negotiate equal roles in the home, says a researcher.

Macho culture fuels spread of TB in prisons

May 10, 2010 | Tania Ghosh

A man in an El Salvadorian prison wait before attending a trail. A new report suggests that TB is being spread more quickly through South American jails because of macho culture / Moises Saman - Panos pictures

Macho culture in South American prisons is helping to fuel the spread of tuberculosis (TB) among male inmates, according to researchers. A new study suggests that male inmates are reluctant to tell their cellmates they are ill and fail to seek medical attention in case they appear weak.

Brazil’s Roma say ‘We are here’

Apr 6, 2010 | Natalia Viana

Brazil is home to hundreds of thousands of Roma. Like many European Roma they have spent centuries on the margins of society. Now Brazil's government is taking steps to stop their culture dying out.

Nursing exodus could benefit Caribbean in long term

Feb 8, 2010 | Tania Ghosh

Jamaica | A nurse, Ivy Holder, checks Dorrie Huie's blood pressure. Carribean countries have a large number of nurses move to work in other countries, but a new report suggests this might bring positive outcomes / Neil Cooper - Panos pictures

The migration of nurses to wealthier countries could potentially benefit Caribbean healthcare systems if managed properly, a report claims. The report suggests that when a nurse returns – as most eventually do – they can bring important experiences with them.

Research interrogates Colombia’s counter-narcotics gains

Jan 18, 2010 | Tania Ghosh

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Officials from Colombia's counter-narcotics strategy have overstated the extent of security improvements in regions affected by drug-related conflict, according to researchers.

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