Altair Guimarães

Slum Kids Confronting Sexism in Mumbai

Why don’t boys do housework in Mumbai? Why do girls have to fight for an education? This is the first in an ongoing series about programs that challenge teenagers to reimagine male and female roles around the world. The World Economic Forum 2014 Global Gender Gap Index ranked India as 114 out of 142 countries - based on how women fared against men when it came to economic participation and opportunities, educational attainment and health and survival. We visited a project in Mumbai called GEMS – Gender Equity Movement in Schools, a program of the International Centre for Research on Women - to hear what boys and girls had to say about gender in their own lives, and then followed them home to get their parents' views. 

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Searching for Home

Immigrants around the world face unbelievable challenges on their journey searching for a new place to call home. While much of the reporting focuses on the backlash refugees face from their new host nations, many communities are opening their arms and minds.

Background image: Feryal Aldahash looks down on her third daughter Valgerour Halla at their home in Reykjavik, Iceland. January 8 2017. | Thomson Reuters Foundation/Filippo Brachetti

Life In Refugee Camps

More than a political buzzword, refugees are real people with real fears driving their decisions, and they take great risks to protect their families. A glimpse into the lives of immigrants living in refugee camps reveals their hunger for human rights and an opportunity to start over.

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Adapting to Climate Change

Climate change affects us all, and less-developed communities, that are more closely tied to the land, often suffer more directly from environmental transformation. The changes include dramatic fluctuation of water sources, diminishing crop yields, and failure of long-held farming techniques. Discover how community leaders are adjusting, engaging with the international community and seeking innovative methods and new technologies to find sustainable ways of living.