Monthly Archives: June 2011

Uganda – Ankle Bell: Culture beyond the frontiers

Text by Betty Lamunu, LWF Uganda Photo by Karen Ressel, LWF/DWS Uganda The ankle bells form dancing gear. Just as the name suggests it’s worn around the ankles by able bodied men and women given their weight. Fabricated from metal, … Continue reading

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Nepal – “Children Forum Helped Change My Ways” – Bimal

Text by Sangeeta Rijal, Communications Officer LWF Nepal Photo / LWF Nepal Bimal Gurung a Bhutanese refugee living in Beldangi I camp in Jhapa, one of the two eastern Nepali districts, which has been hosting Bhutanese refugee since 1990 is … Continue reading

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Uganda – This one has defeated me

Text by Karen Ressel / LWF Uganda Photo by Michele Hermansen Lagol David, age 49, crouches near a recently burned pile of charcoal in rural northern Uganda.  Behind him an uprooted stump serves as the only reminder of a large … Continue reading

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Farmer’s suicide in India

FARMERS’ SUICIDE IN INDIA As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) there are at least 16,196 farmers’ suicides in India in 2008, bringing the total since 1997 to 199,132.  According to another study by the Bureau, while the number … Continue reading

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