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    • Uganda's Abducted Kids Try to Get Their Lives Back to Normal

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 8 mins
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    During Uganda's armed conflict, tens of thousands of children were abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army. Now they are adults, and many of them have returned. But after spending formative years in the wilderness — can they fully come back?

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    • Want to Learn About Sex? In South Africa, Just Turn on the Radio.

    • By: Jasmine Garsd, Andrea Crossan
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 8 mins
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    South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. For 20 years, talk radio shows have been giving advice on how to stop the spread of the virus. But are South Africans listening?

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    • Chile Eases One of the World's Strictest Abortion Bans

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Until now, Chile has had one of the world's most draconian policies toward abortion.

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    • The Future of the International Criminal Court Is in Question, and That's Bad News for Women

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Jeb Sharp
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Earlier this month, the African Union backed a mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. Those who want out accuse the court of focusing too much on Africa and barely on any Western nations. If they do, African women seeking justice could suffer the consequences.

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    • Female Genital Mutilation Is Illegal in the U.S. So Why Is It Still Happening?

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    A doctor in Michigan just got arrested on charges of performing female genital mutilation on young girls. For many, it came as a shock — but mutilating women is a widespread practice around the globe, and it's happening in the U.S.

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    • What the Mexico City Rule Means to Women Around the World

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 8 mins
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    On Monday, President Donald Trump reinstated the "Mexico City Policy," which restricts funding for any group that provides or promotes abortion overseas.

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    • There's a New Ebola Vaccine — but the Fight Is Far From Over

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The World Health Organization has announced the success of a new Ebola vaccine — but also warned it isn't a silver bullet.

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    • The Key to Stopping HIV Could Someday Be a Vaginal Ring or a Needle in the Arm

    • By: Jasmine Garsd, Andrea Crossan
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    “What this virus has taught is that you can be a researcher, you can design something amazing … and then people don’t use it.” That's the challenge facing medical researchers looking for ways for women to protect themselves from HIV infection.

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    • In North Carolina, an Immigrant Church Braces for the Trump Administration

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    At a small, mostly immigrant church in North Carolina, even the pastor is trying to figure out how to deal with the rise in racism since the elections.

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    • Child Brides Are a Little-Known, but Very Real, Problem in America Today

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    When she was 10, Safia Mahjebin's father threatened to have her married off. She's from New York and now wants people to know child marriage is not just a foreign problem.

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    • Unsure of the Future, Mexican Immigrants Scramble to Send Money Back Home

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump made big promises about cracking down on immigrants, and building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. As he prepares to announce his plans, many are sending as much money as they can back home.

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    • At 16, She Found Out She Was Pregnant and HIV Positive. That's When She Found Her Strength

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Nhlanhla found out she was pregnant when she was just 16. Then she learned that she was also HIV positive. "When you find out you are positive, there is no time for pointing fingers," she says.

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    • Colombian War Victims Struggle to Find Justice. For a While, This Girl Only Wanted Revenge

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Research shows that in post-conflict countries where women are recognized as victims and awarded justice, peace is more likely to last. But as Colombia tentatively moves towards peace, how much justice can women expect?

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    • A North Carolina Family Grapples With Very Different Takes on the Immigration Debate

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump's stance on immigration has some members of this family worried — while others are celebrating.

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    • How Communities React to Immigration Restrictions? 'People Are Buying Tickets Back Home.'

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The Department of Homeland Security this week announced the Trump administration's immigration plan, which includes increasing deportations.

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    • She Misses Being a Guerrilla, but This Former FARC Fighter Is Starting a New Life Back Home

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When she was 14, Xiomara picked up a gun and joined Colombia's Marxist guerrilla group, the FARC. She stayed in the wilderness for 15 years. Now she faces the challenges of thousands of other women who have left the rebel group: how to come back.

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    • In North Carolina, Immigrant Farmworkers Wonder About Their Place in America

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Many undocumented immigrants in the U.S. work in cultivation, picking fruits and vegetables. They move around or live permanently on the fields, along with their children — many of whom were born here and are U.S. citizens. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to get tough on illegal immigration. And that has many immigrant farming communities bracing for what comes next.

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    • Schools Help Colombians Remember What It Means to Forgive

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Special programs are helping men and women in Colombia learn how to connect with, understand and forgive those on the other side of the decades-long civil war.

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    • An Immigrant Family Remembers the Past and Ponders Their Future Under Trump

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    For this immigrant family in North Carolina, the immigration crackdown promised by President-elect Donald Trump might mean having to split in half.

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    • Undocumented New Yorkers Worry About the Future of the City's ID Program

    • By: Jasmine Garsd
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    New York City offers a municipal ID card to residents — regardless of immigration status. That program is once again coming under fire just as city officials consider what the Trump administration means for the program.

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