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Investing in Cambodia’s Adolescent Girls

Cambodia has a very high rate of labor migration to other countries, and a dramatically changing economic landscape. It also has very high drop-out rates in secondary schools. Cambodia’s state education system has been slowly but steadily improving under a set of...

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Curbing Sexual Harassment in China’s Garment Industry

Garment and textile workers are among the most vulnerable populations in China, with difficult working conditions, insecure jobs, and low wages exacerbated by a culture of gender-based discrimination and harassment with few institutional protections. A study by...

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The Political Economy of Rice – Back to the Roots

In South Asia, rice security is synonymous with food security. Particularly in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal (BIN), rice is a staple food, constituting approximately 50 percent of total cereal production and providing 30 percent of the total caloric requirements of the...

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Ending Supply-Chain Slavery: Is Asia Ready?

More than 40 million people are victims of modern-day slavery. Two-thirds of them are in Asia, and most of them toil in industries deeply embedded in global supply chains. But a growing international movement is calling businesses to account for human rights, and...

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Philippines: The Black Flag Flies on Facebook

The first news that militants had taken to the streets of the Islamic City of Marawi on May 23, 2017, came from Facebook. Pictures of masked men carrying assault rifles and waving the black flag of the Islamic State were swirling across social media well before...

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Scholarships Help Afghan Women Pursue Higher Education

Women are seriously underrepresented in public life in Afghanistan, a situation that is intimately linked to their low levels of education. According to the government’s 2017 Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, the national literacy rate is 34.8 percent overall,...

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