What makes us who we are? Are we simply a sum of our experiences? Are we what society sees in us or do we get to define ourselves? These are stories of people and societies working to define and redefine their identities, attempting to carve out a space for themselves in the process.
A woman is forced to quit her job when people learn she is HIV-positive. Another is sentenced to seven years imprisonment for intentionally transmitting the virus to her child.
From alpine mountains to the crystal clear coasts, come on a tour of eco-solutions that are spreading throughout Montenegro.
In the last decade, rising temperatures and lower water levels have forced Roza to question the changing nature of her job.
In Kyrgyzstan, a fashion designer transformed the runway into a protest space – and empowered other women survivors in the process.
Olena, mother of a gay son, struggled with her son’s identity for years. Now she is using her experience to help other parents in Ukraine and beyond also come to terms with their children.

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35%

are excluded from society

19%

of youth are unemployed

1.4 million

are living with HIV

88%

of primary energy supply is from fossil fuels

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