Amahdiyya People Still a Target for Islamist Inquisitors in Bangladesh

*** An Islamic sect who believe in a metaphorical ‘John the Baptist’ figure are still suffering violence and abuse after decades of persecution.  They believe...

Hijras in Bangladesh: Fighting for Equality & Justice

Hijras have much to offer the world and their creativity and spirituality should be harnessed in a national environment of acceptance, equality and support.

The Bio Village: Upscaling Biodiversity in Bangladesh

By TITHE FARHANA Bangladesh has already achieved 40 years of independence and the development of the agricultural sector has been tremendous. It has been...

“We Want Monsanto Out of Nepal”

On September 13, 2011, USAID announced a partnership with Monsanto and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) for introducing and promoting hybrid maize...

The Branch Foundation: Supporting Sustainable Futures in South-East Asia

  by Gareth Mace Unrecognised as a people by governments or, sometimes, even the United Nations, the Karen, Karenni and Shan groups have, for decades, lived hand...

LGBT Rights in Bangladesh: An Interview

Fighting for LGBT rights in Bangladesh is still a challenge, says Pinky Sikder, a known name for LGBT and transgender rights in Bangladesh.

India, Pakistan And Afghanistan: Relations & Implications

Both India and Pakistan have historical claims and substantial influence and engagement in Afghanistan. Resolving earlier geo-political conflicts, therefore, is key to a future of peace in Pakistan and relations between India and Pakistan must necessarily improve for that to happen, if and when it does. The end to the war in Afghanistan, therefore, can begin only after peace between India and Pakistan.

Energy Efficiency in Russia and Central Asia – Time to Conserve?

by Meerim Shakirova Several developing country issues, particularly those concerned with the environment, such as population growth, the greenhouse effect, ecological degradation and natural resource...

CCPCR Cambodia: children’s anti-trafficking NGO as vital as ever

“People are products here. But now, I am a survivor", are the words of a 14 year old sex trafficked survivor in Cambodia. NGO in...

Novartis vs India: the court will decide — New Internationalist

Generic drugs made in India are saving lives around the world. But if the country’s Supreme Court rules in favour of Big Pharma, all...

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