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Corruption-busting in Zimbabwe: why being a woman helps

Saturday 8 March is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’re celebrating women corruption fighters across the world! All this week we’ll be interviewing some of the many remarkable women who fight corruption in our movement, and on Friday we’ll be profiling the women who spur YOU on to stand up against injustice. […]

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MDGs: end corruption to end poverty

International anti-corruption day may have come and gone, but 9 December also offers the chance to look to where else the fight remains to stop the corrupt in their tracks. Nowhere is this more urgent than in the fight against poverty. “To end poverty, you have to end corruption” is a call to action that […]

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Youth photo winner: corruption, toxic waste and the power of photography

Just one image can tell a story, says Sony Ramany, winner of our 20th anniversary youth photo competition – and these stories have the power to spark real change. “We need to show images of suffering and hardships,” he says, “so that people can see the truth”. A photographer from one of Bangladesh’s leading English-language newspapers, […]

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Marching against corruption in Brazil: the final days

  This post is authored by Lirian Pádua, a Journalism graduate who works as a reporter, editor, and photographer and is volunteering for the NGO Batra (Bauru Transparente), a member of Amarribo Brasil’s network.   The 12th March against corruption that wound its way through the arid countryside of Piauí came to end a couple of weeks ago. […]

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Marching against corruption in Brazil: Day Three

  This post is authored by Lirian Pádua, a Journalism graduate who works as a reporter, editor, and photographer and is volunteering for the NGO Batra (Bauru Transparente), a member of Amarribo Brasil’s network.   Between the towns of Caracol and Jurema, in the small neighbourhood of Pitombeiras we saw just what a difference water can make and […]

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Marching Against Corruption in Brazil: Day Two

  This post is authored by Lirian Pádua, a Journalism graduate who works as a reporter, editor, and photographer and is volunteering for the NGO Batra (Bauru Transparente), a member of Amarribo Brasil’s network.     Hope is what drives the population of the small town of Cajueiro, an arid, isolated community in the southwestern corner of Piauí, […]

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Marching against Corruption in Brazil: Day One

  This post is authored by Lirian Pádua, a Journalism graduate who works as a reporter, editor, and photographer and is volunteering for the NGO Batra (Bauru Transparente), a member of Amarribo Brasil’s network.   About 25 volunteers from a number of different organisations gathered today in Guaribas, a town of 4,800 in the arid bushland in the […]

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World Water Day 2013: Together we can do more

Today is World Water Day. “Sin agua no hay vida” – “There is no life without water“ – so says Daniel, a minor yet important character in the movie Even the rain, a movie from 2010 about the water war in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He is right: water is life. Water is a human right. But […]

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The UN asks what we think – but will they listen?

Flashback to 2000. The United Nations and its member states gathered in New York to embark on a new century that was free from poverty and flush with prosperity. They set out a long list of commitments that they thought would end poverty within 15 years.  Their pledges helped to re-energise efforts to fight poverty […]

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A voice against corruption in water and sanitation – community video in India

In September 2011, in the slum of Mumbai, the heavy monsoon rains were filling up sewage pipes to breakage point. The dirty waste from the burst pipes flooded the streets at an accelerated pace because of the continuous and strong rain pour. The residents of the slum had no choice but to walk those filthy […]

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