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Sex education lessons from Mississippi and Nigeria

Nigeria and Mississippi are a world apart physically, but the rural American state and the African country have much in common when it comes to the …

In The Netherlands Sex Education Starts In Kindergarten: Here’s What They Tell Them & Why

Declassified FBI Document Suggests “Beings From Other Dimensions” Have Visited Earth<p>Published<p>16 hours ago<p>on<p>July 31, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>A …

Why Are Schools Afraid To Teach Sexual Health Education?

You may have heard about the revisions to the Physical Health and Education curriculum in Ontario over which there was -- and still is -- …

The Fall of Cambodia’s Patron-Client Politics?

In <i>Political Order in Changing Societies</i>, published in 1968, the political scientist Samuel Huntington wrote that across much of what was then called …

New Tajikistan Rule: No Books Allowed In or Out Without Approval

How important are our First Amendment rights? Just take a look at Tajikistan, a small nation in central Asia that has just declared that no books will be allowed to cross its borders — whether you’re traveling in or out — without written permission from its Culture Ministry. While the government …

Tom Wolfe

4 maps that signal Central Asia is at risk of war

Central Asia is crumbling. The speed and extent of this leans in part on political and economic shifts in Russia, China, Afghanistan, and more. Geography is the main reason outside forces are shaping the growth of Central Asia.<p>Always trapped between major powers such as Russia and China, Central …

Riots break out in Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby

The local head of the Salvation Army says businesses were burnt to the ground amid ‘great devastation’<p>Riots have swept through the Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby causing “great devastation”, a Salvation Army official has said.<p>Territorial commander Colonel Kelvin Alley said community services …

Struggling with your child's sex education? Let me help you

Twenty-five years ago, my school sex education lesson went roughly thus. Puce-faced teacher to thirty inwardly hysterical girls: Pregnancy. And now HIV. Terrible. Here’s a film of a couple putting a condom on a banana. Good luck in your lives.<p>Alas the complexities of young people’s sex lives have …

Health ministry's new sex education manual enters as-yet untouched territory of sexuality and gender

In an interesting move, the Union Health Ministry has put together a radical resource manual on sexuality and reproductive health which is to be …

Cameroon goes offline after Anglophone revolt

<b>(CNN) —</b> A crippling Internet shutdown is entering a third week in the English-speaking region of Cameroon.<p>The government suspended services for Southwest and Northwest province after a series of protests that resulted in violence and the arrest of community leaders.<p>The shutdown has proved …

Duterte's family planning program faces opposition in Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - A presidential intervention to provide free contraceptives in the predominantly Catholic Philippines looked set to face hurdles, with conservatives and church leaders preparing possible challenges.<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte looks on during an awarding ceremony for …

Among the ghosts of Cambodia’s killing fields: on the set of Angelina Jolie’s new film | Julian Borger

Can the Hollywood star’s Khmer-language film – with an all-Cambodian cast and crew – help a nation to confront the horrors of its past?<p>One sweltering afternoon last January on a film set in the Cambodian countryside, a local man approached Angelina Jolie with a large bucket of leeches. Jolie peered …

Angelina Jolie

Kyrgyzstan: The Phantom Militants of Central Asia

Security services in Kyrgyzstan say they have neutralized another international terrorist cell, although little to no firm information has been …

Can these topless women change Borat? Semi-naked girls protest against sexist attitudes in comedy character's native Kazakhstan by posting raunchy selfies

Women have staged a semi-naked protest on social media in a call for an end to sexist attitudes in Kazakhstan.<p>They complain that attitudes to sex are …

Burkina Faso Parliament Prioritizes Integrating Sexual And Reproductive Health Education Into Student Curricula | JHU

In an agenda-setting policy statement to parliamentarians on February 5, 2016, Burkina Faso’s Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba recommended integrating …

'We'll cut off your head': open season for LGBT attacks in Kyrgyzstan

Closer ties with Russia and strict new laws mean gay people live in fear as violence goes unpunished. Coda Story reports<p>From behind two heavy metal doors, Nika, a gay man who recently set up a small LGBT support group in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, gingerly opens the door. “This is how we live now,” he …

Central Asia: the Great Game in the new global disorder of the 21st century

The old order has clearly collapsed, and there is no new order on the horizon<p>The Great Game was the term coined in the 19th century popularized in …

Geopolitics

Labor unrest in Cameroon after clashes over language discrimination

In Cameroon, unrest in minority English-speaking regions over discrimination by majority French speakers is still simmering after violent clashes …

Cambodian surrogacy crackdown: move to reassure pregnant women and families

Women expected to meet interior ministry and Australian embassy officials in wake of proclamation banning commercial surrogacy and three arrests<p>The Cambodian government has sought to reassure pregnant surrogates and would-be parents they will not face prosecution as it cracks down on the country’s …

Cameroon security forces arrest 100 at anti-discrimination protests

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Security forces in Cameroon arrested about 100 people during days of protests over alleged discrimination against minority English-speaking people, Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary and a senior security source said on Wednesday.<p>Bakary said vandals who mingled with …

New Silk Road: Inside Kazakhstan's Incredible Economic Transformation

Suitably, the headquarters of National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna is located in a pair of opulent gold-mirrored towers that rise up from the heart of Astana, the 19-year-old planned capital of Kazakhstan. Standing out stark and meaningfully from the menagerie of futuristic, contorted, …

The story of Cambodia’s stolen children

At home in France, the bloody stalemate of the First World War dragged on as deadly poison gases were introduced to the Western Front and Zeppelin …

The imams, the Taliban and the condom – video

Global development,Afghanistan,Taliban,South and Central Asia,World news,Contraception and family planning,Health,Society,Women,Life and style<p>In Afghanistan, half of all deaths among women aged 15 to 49 are because of pregnancy and childbirth, according to Unicef – and most are preventable. But two …

Die versteckte Epidemie

Weltweit gehen die Neuinfektionen mit HIV unter Teenagern zurück, in Asien nicht. Dating-Apps und alte Tabus ergeben dort eine gefährliche …

Zwangssterilisierungen - Grausame Familienpolitik in Peru

"Mein Name ist Rute Zúñiga Caceres, ich bin Präsidentin der Organisation der zwangssterilisierten Frauen aus der Region Cusco. Wir kämpfen seit über …

Sex education is letting British teenagers down

The UK government has been heavily criticised after rejecting a recommendation for statutory inclusive sex and relationship education in schools. …

Human Geography

Kyrgyzstan’s Beacon of Tolerance Under Threat From Manufactured Kremlin Homophobia

Copyright show: NoWe knock again, hard. But still there is no sound of anyone coming to the door. A journalist colleague and I had been invited for …