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Brian Mullaney has a big goal — to put himself out of business! As co-founder of The Smile Train, his mission is to provide free surgery and free training to doctors until the more than four million children worldwide who suffer because of unrepaired cleft lips have been treated and there are no more children who need help.

 

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'Here it’s not rape because you have desire for a woman, it’s rape because you want to destroy that person through her private parts. There’s no appropriate expression for it, because if it were men shot by a gun we would call it genocide. But it’s another type of genocide.’

So says Dr Denis Mukwege — also known as the Angel of Bukavu — a Congolese gynaecologist specializing in the reconstructive surgery of Congolese women gang-raped or sexually brutalized. 

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Saunsuray and Alexandra are two of UNICEF’s young humanitarian activists. Their mission is to make young people of the world aware of the devastation AIDS has inflicted on the African continent

 

Sixteen-year-old Saunsuray and nineteen-year-old Alexandra Muis d'Entremont Govere grew up in an impoverished Zimbabwean village. The AIDS scourge had reached their little community and the disease had orphaned many of their playmates.

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'This film eloquently captures the power each of us innately has within our souls to make this world a far better, safer, more peaceful place'

Desmond Tutu, Winner,
1984 Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

Pray The Devil Back To Hell tells the inspiring story of a group of Liberian women — armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions — who demanded peace for their country, lacerated by a decades-long civil war. 

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Jane Campion's heroines are original, independent and uncompromising – a bit like Jane Campion herself.  'If Jane hadn't done anything, I think she may have become a great criminal,' her mother remarked in an early  interview 

 

 

 

Instead, Campion became one of the most acclaimed film directors in the world.  New Zealand-born Campion - the first woman in history to win a Palme d'Or - took five years off to spend time with her young daughter before resurfacing with her latest film, Bright Star, and a renewed call for more women Hollywood.

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‘I'm very famous as a dangerous person in Khandahar,' Malalai Kakar once said about her role as police chief and head of the department for crimes against women.

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'We have five senses in which we glory and which we recognize and celebrate, senses that constitute the sensible world for us. But there are other senses - secret senses, sixth senses, if you will - equally vital, but unrecognized, and unlauded.'

 

 

 

So says Dr. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and author who has spent decades unlocking the secrets of the human brain.

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