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August, 2012

Stories from August, 2012

Languages: Translating Health Content Without Borders

A recently study showed that 63% of African translators believed greater access to translated information could have saved the life of a friend or family member. Translators Without Borders has...

Mathare: Slum River Pollution Puts Lives at Risk

Continuing the series of posts about Global Voices' visit to our partner organization Map Mathare, Liana Aghajanian and Christian Bwaya, write about some of the challenges and solutions for proper...

Languages: A Video Library for Successor Pipil Generation

Only approximately 2.5-10% of El Salvador's population is of indigenous descent. The Pipil or Nahuat language is critically endangered with only about 200 speakers remaining. A language activist named Carlos...

Blogging Positively: Turning the Tide at AIDS 2012

The global AIDS community recently met in Washington, DC on July 22-27, 2012 for AIDS 2012: Turning the Tide Together, with a clearer sense that the end of the AIDS...

Open Call for Participation for Camps for Digital Tools for Social Change in Guatemala and Nicaragua

Rising Voices is pleased to be a partner in two upcoming workshops in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Together with our partners Hivos and workshop organizer Dialogía, these “camps” under the name...

Kibera: A Lesson to Replicate

This post is part of a series of reports from Global Voices' collaboration with Map Kibera and Map Mathare that took place during the Global Voices Summit in Nairobi in...

Languages: The First Digital Sounds of Mam

In Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, languages such as K'iche' and Mam continue to play a central role in rural daily life. The importance of maintaining these indigenous languages has been recognized by...

Mathare: Youth Blogging for Change in their Community

Continuing the series of posts about Global Voices' visit to our partner organization Map Mathare, Ylenia Gostoli, Saffah Faroog and Yvonne Tiany take a look at some of the issues...