Month: September 2010

Conflict & Development: Anushay’s Point on The World Bank’s Blog

The World Bank’s Blog, Conflict and Development: Overcoming Conflict and Fragility, ran an edited version of a post I had written on Bangladesh just in time for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit in New York. Please take the time to read my piece, “Improving Maternal Health in Bangladesh,”  featured on the World Bank’s website, …

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Virginal Powers: Zulu Tradition Fuels Sexual Myths in South Africa

The first time I heard about “baby rapes” was almost eight years ago. Someone had dropped a report on my desk about the widespread belief in South Africa that having sex with virgins would cure HIV/AIDS. The myth was causing a surge in the rape of young girls and even infants, some as young as …

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