mental health

Global Politics

Rape as a weapon of war

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to tackle a particularly disturbing tactic of war this week: the use of rape as a weapon. Jeb Sharp talks with Anne-Marie Goetz of UNIFEM, the UN's development agency for women.

Global Politics

Soldiering On, Part I

In the first of this two part series, Soldiering On, The World's Katy Clark visits a pilot program in Jacksonville, Florida that helps disabled Veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan re-enter society with the help of education and work-training.

Global Politics

Pakistan flood diary

Six weeks ago floods began to engulf Pakistan. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool has been tracing the path of the destruction by traveling the length of the country on the Indus river. Lisa Mullins talks with him.

Conflict & Justice

Portugal's soft war on drugs

Ten years ago Portugal decriminalized drug use. All drugs. From cocaine to heroin. The idea is to treat drug users as sick people, not criminals. Most feel that decriminalization is working. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Lisbon.

Global Politics

Community's response to mental illness

In New York's West African immigrant communities, friends and families take it upon themselves to deal with those who show signs of mental illness. Some say this is a compassionate response, but others say it is driven by shame. Laura Starecheski reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Anxiety in Tokyo

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on the anxiety felt by Tokyo residents about possible radiation exposure from Japan's earthquake and tsunami damaged nuclear reactors. Many city residents are skeptical of official statements.