Sexospécificités

Sexospécificités

Two years ago, Isabel's husband killed their maid. He was drunk, and often violent when drunk.

He confessed in the morning, but the police had already accused his wife. An Indigenous woman from a small town in northern Guatemala, who mostly communicates in her native language, she did not understand much of what was said by the police, or later, by the judges. Her lawyer advised her to say nothing. She spent 13 months in jail waiting for the trial.

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La solidarité communautaire est mise à contribution

Un système d'organisation sociale bien établi, la dégradation de l'environnement et la pauvreté ont concouru à créer une crise de santé publique à Katmandou. Les maladies d'origine hydrique et helminthique y sévissent, tout comme les maladies respiratoires et les troubles digestifs. Toutefois, la situation des citadins défavorisés s'améliore grâce à une collaboration sans précédent entre des chercheurs népalais et canadiens et au travail communautaire d'une organisation non gouvernementale locale.

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Community solidarity helps to solve environmental and health problems

An entrenched system of social organization, environmental degradation, and  poverty have conspired to create a public health crisis in Kathmandu. Waterborne and helminthic diseases are rampant, as are respiratory and digestive illnesses.  But the situation is improving dramatically for the city's poor, thanks to a unique collaboration between Nepalese and Canadian researchers and the work of a local nongovernmental organization.

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