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Dams and development

03/30/2011 | Panos London

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

03/06/2011 | 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

02/10/2011 | Panos London

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

07/14/2010 | Panos London

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

07/05/2010 | Tania Ghosh

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

06/07/2010 | Tania Ghosh

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

05/10/2010 | Tania Ghosh

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’

04/06/2010 | 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

02/08/2010 | Tania Ghosh

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

01/18/2010 | Tania Ghosh

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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