From the globalization of products to human relationships, from the environment to digital access, almost everything we do affects someone or something else. This issue takes a closer look at the power of connection, and how it can transform personal lives, create opportunities and protect the world around us.
Violence against women and girls remains a pervasive violation of fundamental rights in most countries and territories in Europe and Central Asia.
Growing up amidst abuse can be a hard thing to escape. Poet and aspiring computer programmer Salima didn’t see many options in her future. But a mobile legal aid bus guided her towards new opportunities.
For those released from prison or the tentacles of drug addiction, stigma and lack of skills make re-entry into society difficult. One man's business is welcoming them.
Aleksey Grachev comes from a long line of zoologists and runs the snow leopard Monitoring Centre at the Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences as one of Kazakhstan's top experts.
Stories of how people were impacted from farms to cities by global warming, and some early solutions in Serbia.

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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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