The outsized risk of harassment that women face daily, in turn, affects their decisions whether to take a bus or even whether to get a job.

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Also available in: 中文 ​While the need for housing is widespread, individually people have different needs—depending on whether they are single, married, senior citizens, families with children, or…

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The stat is appalling: [[tweetable]]1 in 3 women worldwide have or will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.[[/tweetable]] Although it may take…

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Slideshow: Reimagining a park, a river, and other public spaces in Seoul (Photos by Judy Zheng Jia / World Bank) [[tweetable]]"If you lose the human scale, the city becomes an ugly place,…

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Rubi’s Story: Exulted, Rubi ran home. As fast as her fifteen-year-old legs could carry her, she ran, exam in hand, excited to share the results with her family. The results, she believed, would…

Lucia Hanmer |

Building earthquake-resistant housing in Peru. Photo: USAID/OFDA, Auriana Koutnik/Flickr When a hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster strikes a poor country, families too often suffer a…

Luis Triveno, Niels Holm-en |

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Martha Chen, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |