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Monthly Archives: October 2011

For a country plagued by a lengthy history of poverty and gender discrimination, Bangladesh has come a long way. Thanks to education and microfinance programs, the role of women in the country has dramatically evolved over the last two decades,...

By Record on Oct 1st, 2011

In recent years, Southern Africa has made notable strides to combat the disease, but there is still immeasurable progress that needs to be achieved. In an effort to advance the fight, Kenya launched its third National AIDS Strategic Plan in...

By Record on Oct 1st, 2011

Following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s film industry has been thriving amid the turbulent political scene and in spite of strict censorship laws. The relationship between politics and film has been especially pronounced when Iran’s...

By Record on Oct 1st, 2011

Despite President Bashar Al-Assad’s claims in his speech on June 20 of the country’s immunity to social unrest, Syria has been unable to avoid the wave of protests that started in the Middle East last winter. Mild protests began in January,...

By Record on Oct 1st, 2011

When the United States Pentagon announced changing Operation Iraqi Freedom to the more peaceful-sounding Operation New Dawn in early 2010, it was more than merely semantic. The change represented a transition from a primarily combative role...

By Record on Oct 1st, 2011

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), deforestation causes a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to storing more than 1 trillion tons of the world’s carbon, forests purify water, protect soils,...

By Record on Oct 1st, 2011

With international organizations pushing to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, a project comprised of numerous self-help groups (SHGs) in India has also scaled up its efforts. The Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project, a micro-financing...

By Record on Oct 1st, 2011

In a manner reminiscent of the witch hunts in early modern Europe, Papua New Guinea has experienced an increase in “witch” persecutions, and the same phenomenon has been observed in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. ...

By Record on Oct 1st, 2011

Settled in the Middle East since ancient times, the Kurds remain the largest ethnic group without a state of their own in the region. About 35 million are split between Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, with small diaspora groups primarily in Armenia...

By Record on Oct 1st, 2011