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World in Progress: Iran's history through the eyes of 93-year-old Mama Dschun
Mama Dschun was born in 1928 in the south of Iran. She witnessed the rise and fall of Persian rulers, lived through the Islamic Revolution and the Iran-Iraq war. She was deprived of an education by her father and was supposed to marry a cousin she was promised to when she was just a kid. But Mama Dschun survived it all and thrived.
World in Progress: Vulnerable
Refugees fleeing from the war in Ukraine run the risk of falling into the hands of human traffickers. RT (formerly known as Russia Today) has a huge influence on Latin America. And why Iraq's farmers are barely making a living anymore.
World in Progress: How old is too old to work?
Despite reaching retirement age, work never stops for civil servants in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many civil servants are well past 70, sometimes even over 100 years old. They hold on to their jobs and their salaries. In Japan, some seniors also choose to continue working part-time jobs – to boost their pensions and because they believe it helps stave off dementia.
World in Progress: Spiral of self-destruction
The world is set to face 1.5 disasters a day by 2030, the UN has warned. We're severely underestimating the risks and are doing too little to protect ourselves. As the war in Ukraine rages on, repercussions are felt around the globe. And there are growing concerns that the international community is forgetting other parts of the world in dire need of aid.
World in Progress: New beginnings?
In South Korea, anti-feminism is on the rise as many young men feel they are losing out in society. And highly skilled Iranians leave in droves to get away from bleak economic and political prospects -
to build a better future for themselves and their daughters.
World in Progress: How to deal with the fallout of war
Ever since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started, people have been trying to flee to safety. In these dark times, a Ukrainian businessman helped evacuate orphans out of the war zone to the Turkish city of Antalya. In neighboring Moldova people are afraid the war could spread beyond Ukraine. And a theater play in Argentina addresses the trauma of war – 40 years after the Falklands War.