Cricket Sports

‘She chopped her hair off’: Pakistani women’s struggle to play cricket

Bisma Amjad plays cricket. She aspires to play internationally and was picked for Pakistan’s under-19 World Cup squad. But when the pandemic came, because she

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Death of young woman after FGM revives calls for ban in Sierra Leone

The death of a young woman in Sierra Leone, almost immediately after undergoing female genital mutilation, has sparked outrage and revived calls to end the

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Major aid donors found to have funded ‘conversion therapy’ clinics in Africa

The UK government is among major aid donors to have funded clinics in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania that offer so-called “conversion therapies”, which pressurise gay

Health India

High in the Himalayas, villagers hit by Covid are left to fend for themselves

Phalguni Devi has spent a fortnight living in a cattle shed. Looking out on a rainy afternoon in early June, she worries that if the

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‘Sponsor a child’ schemes attacked for perpetuating racist attitudes

International child sponsorship schemes have come under attack for perpetuating racist thinking, as an apology by a charity to thousands of children in Sri Lanka

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Woman shot dead in Lesotho as factory workers’ clashes with police escalate

A woman has died after being shot during violent clashes between factory workers and police in Lesotho as trade unions say they have lost control

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Argentina sends DNA test kits to embassies to find junta’s victims

The Argentinian government has sent thousands of DNA testing kits to its consulates around the world in a groundbreaking effort to put names to unidentified

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Protesters call on banks to ‘drop African debt’ in wake of Covid

Activists at a demonstration outside the annual general meeting of HSBC in London have demanded the bank and other financial giants provide debt relief to

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Tesco and Next among brands linked to labour abuses in India spinning mills

Tesco said it has found labour abuses in its garment supply chain in southern India after receiving evidence of widespread forced labour involving migrant women