Over decades of civil conflict and gang warfare, the alarmingly high prevalence of sexual violence has been critically overlooked and downplayed in Colombia. Rape, involuntary prostitution, unplanned pregnancy and forced abortion is commonplace.
For many years the residents of a remote village in Indonesia have been walking across rugged terrain to collect water from a natural spring. The return journey presents a burdensome and time-consuming test of endurance as the water load must be carried up a steep mountain face from sea level.
In rural West Papua, villagers are poorly informed about microscopic water borne diseases. They cook from the same uncovered water hole that they clean and bath in which is closely positioned next to animal pens and sewerage zones.