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  • Mobile app curbs domestic violence in Mumbai

    June 15, 2016

    A group of women in Mumbai's Dharavi slum have mobilized themselves against domestic violence, using a mobile phone app to alert each other when incidents occur and then intervene as

  • May Day protests in the Philippines

    May 02, 2016

    Filipino May Day protesters call for workers' rights, clash with police. Hundreds of Filipino workers demonstrated for workers' rights as they marched in the streets of Manila on May 1 in solidarity with labor unions and human rights organizations throughout the world to mark International Labor Day. Some workers set fire to their last Labor Day effigy of President Benigno Aquino, which depicts the chief executive as a "butcher" of jobs. The workers condemned what they described as Aquino's dismal six-year record marked by "widespread contractualization and the pressing down of wages." It was a day with marches and speeches lamenting poor wages, irregular jobs, risky workplaces, high cost of living, rising unemployment and inadequate social insurance.