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We have more from Marco Werman and our team in India this week. Today, we look into how to prevent violence against women in India, as our week-long series on women's rights continues from Mumbai. Plus, the head of the International Rescue Committee is back from the Greek island of Lesbos, which is overwhelmed by the arrival of migrants from the Middle East. We hear about the conditions they face and what's being done to help them. Also, we hear about a supposed conversation between Elton John and Vladimir Putin that may — or may not — have happened.
We begin a week-long look at women's rights in India. We're calling the series "Her Rights," and you can follow along on social media using #HerRights. Host Marco Werman is in India, and today we examine the still-widespread preference in India for baby boys over baby girls. We hear the story of one woman's efforts to stop the practice of sex-selective abortion. Also, Hungary is on the front line of Europe's migrant crisis. We go to one of the camps that Hungarian authorities have set up to hold the migrants while their cases are heard. Conditions in the camps are chaotic, especially as Germany and other nations have begun to implement stricter border controls. Plus, we hear about recycling the fishing nets that have been killing our marine life — and making them into carpets.
Fourteen years after 9/11, we explore how the attacks that day changed US immigration policy. Plus, we hear what female Marines think about a new study that suggests all-male Marine units perform better than mixed units. Also, we bring you a story about Japanese women doing a traditionally male job — brewing sake.
Scientists working in South Africa announced a pretty big discovery this morning. In a cave about 30 miles outside of Johannesburg, they've recovered more than 1,000 bones from the skeletons of at least 15 members of an evolutionary group being called Homo Naledi. We speak to one of the "underground astronauts" who explored that South African cave. Also, a Rwandan immigrant in Germany is helping take in Syrians. Plus, we bring you the latest diary entry from a young female Afghan rapper who is starting a new life at an international prep school in Utah.
It's not just Syria. We take a closer look at where refugees and migrants to Europe are coming from — and why. Also, two women in Canada wanted to have a child together, but the fertility laws there made it almost impossible to use the sperm donor of their choice. Plus, Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's longest-reigning monarch. She was was crowned 63 years ago today, and we take a look at what else was happening that day.
Refugees, migrants, or both? There's been a lot of back and forth over what to call the thousands who have made their way from the Middle East, Africa and Asia into Europe. The distinctions between the two words are important, especially when it comes to international law. Plus, as part of our ongoing look at women's rights across the globe, today, we go to Thailand, to hear about efforts at reforming female prisoners. Finally, we hear the story of a poet from Fort Wayne, Indiana, named Michael Derrick Hudson. He couldn't get any of his poetry published under that name, so he changed it to Yi-Fen Chou. And that changed everything.