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In Mali, preventing domestic violence and building a school for the visually-impaired

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In Bamako, Mali, one of our Observers is working to prevent sexual and domestic violence against women. Another is raising awareness about unsanitary meat transportation methods, and a third is helping to provide educational opportunities for visually-impaired children. Our reporter Corentin Bainier went to meet these activists.

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