A resident at the Mother Teresa of Calcutta senior home in Caracas. The people at the home were not reluctant to be photographed, says photojournalist Wil Riera: "They want to share their history, to have a voice."
Women's rights activist Cherie Blair speaks at an event in California in 2015. Last month she drew attention for her comment that "most African ladies' first sexual experience is rape."
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Definite Tom, a primary school teacher, lives in Chimanimanim a town in Zimbabwe. Her home is still standing after the cyclone, but she is afraid to go back. Her grandmother died in the disaster.
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John Awiel Chol Diing, who grew up in refugee camps, is now studying agricultural science at Earth University in Costa Rica. Above: He visited Washington, D.C., last week as a 2019 Next Generation Delegate, a program run by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. "To be dedicating his life to giving back — his was a voice we had to have," says Marcus Glassman of the council.
A police officer stands guard by a window riddled with bullet holes in an Ebola treatment center in Butembo, a city in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The center has been attacked twice in the last month.
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Doctors treat a baby whose mother underwent a cesarean section in Sierra Leone. Doctors Without Borders has worked to help reduce the country's high maternal mortality rate.
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