This edition: Unending Brutality: Rape in Congo; Ecuador: a Model of Green Enterprise; No Way Home: Bhutan's Refugees
Original tape date: July 1, 2009.
UNENDING BRUTALITY: RAPE IN CONGO
It’s an impossible choice -- feed your family, or run the risk of a brutal sexual attack. It has happened to hundreds of thousands of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since civil war broke out ten years ago. The assaults show no sign of abating, even though a simple solution could reduce the risk.
ECUADOR: A MODEL OF GREEN ENTERPRISE
Decades of oil drilling in Ecuador in South America has devastated huge swaths of the Amazon rain forest and its wildlife, threatening to destroy the ancestral homes of native tribes and their culture. But some of those people are finding a way to balance development and conservation.
NO WAY HOME: BHUTAN'S REFUGEES
You can’t work, study or live freely in the land of your forefathers -- and you can’t return to the land of your birth. That’s the sad predicament facing more than 100,000 people in refugee camps in Nepal, who are desperate to return to nearby Bhutan.
Host: Daljit Dhaliwal.