Author: Rana Tassawar Ali, November 18 2013 Child marriage is defined as any marriage involving a person below the age of 18 years. Child marriage is a widespread phenomenon in Pakistan. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Innocenti Research Center, 37 per cent of Pakistani women get married before reaching the age of 18 years.
Author: Esfandiar Adena, November 5 2013 On 6 November, Tajikistan will elect its president. The run-up to the election has proved a milestone for social media networks in the country – with fierce political debate taking place online and opposition leaders using social networks to call for a boycott of the election.
Author: Jawahir Habib, November 14 2013 "Anytime where you have areas with complex emergencies where health systems deteriorate, where immunisation levels deteriorate, children are much more vulnerable to diseases such as polio," Oliver Rosenbauer, World Health Organization
Author: Karen Wespieser, October 29 2013 If you mention Tunisia to most people in the UK, they'd probably think of two very different things: the country which sparked the Arab Spring after protests in December 2010 and a holiday destination for those eager for winter sun. On my visit to the country last week, I experienced a combination of both.
Author: Jawahir Habib, November 13 2013 "Lucky are the people of Yugoslavia and Somalia as the world's eyes rest on them. Condemned are the people of Juba … It may be a blessing to die in front of a camera - then at least the world will get to know about it. But it is painful to die or be killed, without anybody knowing it." Hand-written letter smuggled out from the besieged Southern Sudanese town of Juba, August 1992.
Author: AHM Bazlur Rahman, November 12 2013 In Bangladesh, 14 community radio stations aim to ensure empowerment and the right to information for the rural community. They are broadcasting altogether 120 hours of programs per day on information, education, local entertainment and development motivation activities. Around 536 women & youth are now working with those stations throughout the country as rural broadcasters.
Community Radios in Coastal Bangladesh in addressing Cyclone Mahasen in line with Disaster Risk ReductionSubmitted by bnnrc on November 12, 2013 - 8:11am
Author: AHM Bazlur Rahman, November 11 21023 As part of addressing the risk of Cyclone Mahasen, six community radio (CR) stations in the coastal region of Bangladesh broadcast 514 program hours for 5 days continuously from May 11 to May 16, 2013.
Author: Rana Tassawar Ali, November 12 2013 In Pakistan, there are many factors leading to conditions resulting in malnutrition. Overall, the country is unaware of this chronic issue. The literacy rate of women and girls is 12-26 percent - few women are educated. There is strong evidence in the National Nutrition survey (NNS2011) that poor breastfeeding is one of the main causes of malnutrition in Pakistan. Every year, thousands of mothers lose their babies due to use of formula milk and poor breastfeeding.
Author: Joyce Nyaboga, October 24 2013 When I worked at Dadaab Refugee camp in northern Kenya, I saw how refugees would day in, day out tune into the BBC Somali Service and crowd around our agency information board to find out the latest news. Communication, it was obvious, is life!
This was forefront in my mind last week in Nairobi when the BBC Media Action team and I took part in the launch of the annual World Disasters Report by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Author: Parul Agrawal, October 28 2013 In July this year, in a remote area of the central Indian state of Chattisgarh, a local farmer called Naresh Bunkar did something every one of us does every day: he made a phone call. But this was a call that had remarkable results.