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‘Nobody is coming to help us’: Afghan teenage girls on life without school

Barred from school for 1,000 days, girls in Afghanistan face forced marriage, violence and isolation with no end in sightJust over three years ago, Asma’s* future contained many possibilities. Aged 15, she was at secondary school. After that lay the pr…

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Too ill to work, too poor to get better: how debt traps families working at India’s kilns

Forced to travel far to find gruelling work making bricks, women and children fall sick but cannot access healthcareThe phrase “khat rahein hain” (“being worn down”) is how Suma Devi describes her 16 years of labouring at the brick kilns near the city …

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Migrant workers ‘fear for their safety’ after deaths on Diego Garcia

Workers for US defence contractor KBR concerned after colleagues die on island with no hospital-grade health facilityMigrant workers employed by the US defence contractor KBR on the British-owned island of Diego Garcia have expressed concerns for their…

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