Blog posts by year and month April 2017
The inspiring young female construction worker helping reconstruct earthquake-hit villages in Nepal.
Sharada’s village in Nepal was destroyed by a cataclysmic earthquake in April 2015. In the aftermath she helped her neighbours rebuild their shattered homes and – with the help of a radio programme – went on to become one of a small number of professional female masons in the country.
At the height of the Boko Haram insurgency local radio stations stayed on air. Three years on from the Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapping, Rachael Borlase profiles the female broadcasters in Northern Nigeria proudly telling their own stories.