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Global Societies

For our Global Societies project, reporters around the world will be writing about societal problems, sustainability and development in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. The series will include features, analyses, photo essays, videos and podcasts looking behind the curtain of globalization. The project is generously funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Tolerance in Thailand Confronting Reality in a Transgender Paradise

Thailand is widely considered a paradise of transgender acceptance. But the realities of life as a so-called "ladyboy" don't always reflect that reputation. We spoke with three members of the transgender community there to get a clearer picture. Von Stefan Schultz
14. Juni 2019, 12:21 Uhr

Syrian Refugees The Challenges of Starting a New Life in Jordan

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians fled the violence in their homeland to Jordan. Many still live in camps while others have tried to start new lives in the city. Here, they speak of the challenges they face. Von Franziska Tschinderle und Bradley Secker
11. Juni 2019, 18:29 Uhr

Terror Group Boko Haram The Suicide Bomber Who Survived

Halima was supposed to die at a market in Chad. And her mission was to take as many people as possible with her -- a mission forced upon her by the terror group Boko Haram. But she survived, and the 20-year-old is now learning how to live again. Von Till Mayer
10. Mai 2019, 12:34 Uhr

Giving Birth in India 'The Women Here Are Afraid'

Every year, 32,000 women in India die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. To reduce that number, the government plans to begin training midwives. A visit to a maternity ward in Hyderabad shows the difference they can make. Von Fiona Weber-Steinhaus und Julia Wadhawan
2. Mai 2019, 16:08 Uhr

'This Is Our Jungle' Abysmal Conditions for Refugees in the Greek Islands

The European Union claims that the refugee pact with Turkey has been a success. Yet asylum-seeker camps on Greek islands in the Aegean have transformed into prisons. Thousands of migrants live there in horrific conditions. Von Steffen Lüdke, Giorgos Christides und Socrates Baltagiannis
24. April 2019, 16:17 Uhr

Hell on Earth The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana

More and more children in Ghana work as prostitutes. Melphia, 13, is one of them. She lives in a slum and at night, she has sex with businessmen, police officers and, increasingly, tourists. Von Sophia Bogner und Paul Hertzberg
17. April 2019, 14:39 Uhr

Voluntourism's Dark Side The Scam of Fake Orphanages in Cambodia

Thousands of children in Cambodia live in orphanages even though their parents are still alive. Some of the institutions exist solely to make money from tourists. Now, efforts are being made to reunite the families, but that is easier said than done. Von Vanessa Steinmetz und Maria Feck
16. April 2019, 11:16 Uhr