Governance & Transparency
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Rafeh Malik, the young prince of a powerful Pakistani family, was given the poverty-stricken village of Ratrian on his eighteenth birthday. He is attempting to implement the UN's Millennium Development Goals in the village, yet soon finds out that resources and determination might not be enough to challenge the status quo.

Snakebites kill hundreds of people every year in Papua New Guinea, but most of these deaths could be avoided if victims were able to receive a dose of anti-venom in time. So why isn't enough anti-venom being supplied to local health centers? This film investigates.

Over a million Rwandans died in the terrible genocide that swept the country in 1994. With peace restored, the government faced the problem of truth and reconciliation. With hundreds of thousands implicated in the slaughter, the justice system was in paralysis. But by 2005 Rwanda had found a homegrown answer to their problem: the traditional gacaca court.

Cervical cancer kills more than half a million women worldwide every year, and is the leading cause of female cancer deaths in the developing world. New low-tech screening programs have begun to reduce cancer deaths but campaigners like Sarah Nyombi, a politician in Uganda, want to see more.

In the Islamic state of Mauritania, women who have been raped often end up in prison. About 60 percent of women who come forward with allegations of sexual violence are accused of Zina, or a crime against morality. It is therefore unsurprising that most choose to remain silent. Fatima M'Baye, the first female lawyer in Mauritania, is part of the movement to blunt the harsher aspects of Sharia, and also help women overturn their convictions. 

It's easy to talk about Gandhian principles such as helping others and unity, but Jayesh Patel lives them every day. The founder of Indian NGO Manav Sadhna takes us on a tour through the vast slums of Ahmedabad, and explains that we already have enough good ideas; what we need is a commitment to put them into practice. 

Despite being rejected by society since birth, millions of so-called "Untouchables" in India are beginning to win the battle against the prejudice that has denied them basic human rights for centuries. 

The thin line between human trafficking and international adoption is frequently blurred by children's homes in India. "A Baby Business" is an eye-opening investigation into the growing business of selling children to Western adoption agencies, children who were put into shelters by loving parents without the means to support them.
Khurshida Bano and her family live in a slum that is being demolished by the government because of its proximity to a national park. Architect P.K. Das works with the Slum Rehabilitation Authority of Bombay to relocate the slum residents. Will they be able to navigate a bureaucratic system filled with corruption to successfully relocate people like Khurshida?
In post-war Bosnia, Omer Bjelonja and Redjo Seferovic fight different battles, each facing tremendous odds against a government that has respectively taken their homes and jobs. These two men find out first hand how corrupt governments and a lack of transparency can deter any attempted escape from poverty.

The Advance Market Commitment scheme, formulated by the GAVI Alliance, aims to provide more vaccines to the developing world by fixing their price over a 10-year period. Is it going to deliver, what will be the result, and how did global health institutions and the big pharmaceutical companies manage to agree on such a deal? 

Some 30,000 people in Kosovo who identify themselves as belonging to the Roma, Ashkali or Egyptian ethnic groups are living on the fringes of society. Many lack the identity papers that would entitle them to the benefits available to other citizens: social welfare, unemployment, even schooling.
Rwanda, with the assistance of the European Union and the United Nations Development Program, has set up a village-based justice system to try over eight hundred thousand people suspected in taking part in the genocide that shattered the Rwandan society twelve years ago. Called "gacacas," it is based on an old customary legal system and is helping establish the rule of law as well as bring reconciliation between guilty parties and victims.
Gas flaring in Nigeria is rampant, even though its toxicity and effects on health and the environment make it a violation of human rights. Tina and Ifie are filming testimonies so that people around the world can see the local cost of oil.

Mr. Ihsan Khan was a taxi cab driver in Washington DC for over 20 years. Then he won a fortune in a lottery and decided to return to his hometown in Pakistan to run for mayor. Naturally, he won—but soon after a massive earthquake devasted the region. This film tells his story, and asks: what is the relation between money and politics in a democracy? 

Georgia has no specialized courts for children, so the country is working with UNICEF to introduce juvenile justice reforms. The aim is to avoid criminalizing young people unnecessarily, and instead find ways for them to become better members of society.

 
 
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