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'A space to cry' for Colombia's rape survivors as war trauma takes decades to heal | Reuters

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Her voice cracking and hands trembling, Adriana holds up a silhouette she has drawn of her body in front of 33 other rape survivors sitting in a circle at a therapy session in Bogota.<p>File photo of armored army vehicles on guard along a road close to a zone of …

Mental Health

India's booming cities built from blood bricks of bonded labourers | Reuters

PONNERI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When police raided the brick kiln in southern India where Siriya Banchor had been conned into a life of bonded labour - along with hundreds of other poor, illiterate migrants - the 48-year-old seemed more bewildered than relieved.<p>Children stand next to …

India

A New Tech School In Berlin Is Training Refugees To Code

The first 49 students–from places like Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq–are learning to fill a labor demand in the German economy.<p>On a visit to a refugee shelter in Berlin in the summer of 2015, social entrepreneur Anne Kjaer Riechert happened to meet a software developer from Iraq who hadn’t been able …

North Africa

Education and reproductive health for girls key to sustainable development – UN

Investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all, …

United Nations

This German City Is The First To Ban Those Wasteful Coffee Pods

The Hamburg city government doesn’t want to fill up the landfill with taxpayer money.<p>Fifteen years ago, coffee pods were a tiny fraction of the coffee market. By 2014, pods had grown to make up a third of all coffee sales in the U.S. alone, and people suddenly noticed the problem: Of the billions …

Coffee

Promoting Colombian assets in Europe

<b>Euronews spoke at Berlin’s ITB to Natalia Bayona, Pro Colombia, about how the country reaches out to European markets at the world’s most important travel fair.</b><p>The European market is very important to us because we are focused on people that love nature and culture. And the European definitely love …