Dramatic and spontaneous natural disasters garner substantial humanitarian aid—as they should. But long-term chronic environmental pressures such as heat stress also put tremendous strain on rural households, especially households in less developed countries that rely on agriculture.
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(2005) En début février de cette année, le Brésil s'était, une fois de plus, presque arrêté de fonctionner à l'occasion de la célébration annuelle du carnaval. Pendant les quatre jours de réjouissances, des bénévoles associés à plus de 1 800 organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG) ont distribué plus de 11 millions de préservatifs, financés par le Ministère de la santé brésilien, en plus des 20 millions qui sont normalement distribués chaque mois.
(2020) More unmarried couples today are living together, and doing so for longer than in the past, but fewer of these relationships lead to marriage, new research finds.
Policy Brief. When Technology and Tradition Collide: From Gender Bias to Sex Selection
(2012) Every year, as a result of prenatal sex selection, 1.5 million girls around the world are missing at birth—it is as if the entire female population of Nairobi simply disappeared.
(2010) A new study conducted in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has revealed that perpetrators and victims of high rates of sexual gender-based violence in the region include large numbers of both men and women and are associated with increased post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, as well as physical health outcomes.
This article focuses on the demographics of the 10 countries that make up the Sahel region--Burkina Faso, Chad, Eritrea, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Sudan.
(2004) On July 23 of this year, Arati Pashi of Calcutta (Kolkata) made the news when she died after profuse bleeding at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, a premier medical facility in that city. A doctor who was supposed to be on call was absent, and the medical college’s superintendent ordered an inquiry. The investigation revealed that Pashi had been suffering from cervical cancer.