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From Colombia to Syria justice is possible for survivors of sexual violence in war – but we need the right ‘ecosystem’ | Clara Sandoval

For the first time Ukraine had the right conditions to make reparations to those subjected to crimes such as rape and sexual slavery. What would it take to replicate this globally?Across the world, women and girls continue to be plagued by gross human …

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Peace, love and crispy rice crepe pizza: how to cook and eat like you’re on holiday in Nepal

This veg-topped pancake is a Kathmandu favourite – and carrot pudding with cardamom offers a cuddle in a bowlAlongside “Namaste”, “Have you eaten yet?” is a common greeting in Nepal. For millennia the land where Buddha was born has been home to a multi…

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‘Our god was locked in a US museum’: the heritage hunters bringing home Nepal’s lost treasures

Thousands of ancient artefacts have been taken out of the country. These Nepalese citizens are determined to get them back.Flicking through a newspaper in 2020, Sanjay Adhikari read a story that changed the direction of his life – a Nepalese statue of …

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‘We can have a beautiful future now’: Nepal’s first legally married same-sex couple celebrates

After months of legal challenges Maya Gurung and Surendra Pandey registered their marriage, giving hope to other same-sex couples in the south Asian countryThe dancing continued until the early hours. Family and friends – and Suru the dog – gathered in…

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