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This edition: Urban Underground: Mexico City/The Story of Noori





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URBAN UNDERGROUND: MEXICO CITY STREET KIDS

For the first time ever most of the world's people are now living in cities, but as the ranks of the world’s cities swell many are literally falling through the cracks. In Mexico City, one of the planet’s largest urban areas, there are thousands of young people living in gangs, beneath highway overpasses or hidden in makeshift subterranean shelters. This is the story of one group, the "Mushroom Roundabout Gang", and of their struggle for survival in the face of parental abuse, violence, and drugs.

STEPPING OUT OF THE SHADOWS: THE STORY OF NOORI

Most of us are defined as male or female at birth. But there are people in all corners of the globe who defy such categorization. Referred to as trans-genders, they are often on the edges of society, where they struggle against stigma, violence and increasingly, the devastation brought on by HIV/AIDS. Now the story of one transgender in India, whose life has been shaped by rejection and her courageous battle for acceptance.

Host: Daljit Dhaliwal.