This edition: Beyond Tears: The Mothers of Colombia's Missing; Bangladesh River Nomads; Children of Malawi: Forced into Adulthood
The pain of having your child disappear is unimaginable to most parents. But to endure such pain is the lot of many families, especially where making people disappear is so common that it becomes a verb: to ‘disappear’ someone. Enforced disappearance is a brutal practice that was common in Argentina and Chile during the years of military rule – but it’s still happening in many countries. Now, we take you to Colombia, where thousands of mothers are demanding to know the truth about what was done to their children.
BANGLADESH RIVER NOMADS: A CULTURE AT A CROSSROAD
For centuries they’ve plied Bangladesh’s waterways – practicing age-old traditions…living on the fringes of society. But today, their culture is at a crossroads. Can their way of life survive? We invite you on a journey downriver to a world that few outsiders have ever seen.
FORCED INTO ADULTHOOD: CHILDREN OF MALAWI
Malawi, an everyday rite of passage is stirring controversy. For many young girls in this part of southern Africa, it has devastating consequences.
Host: Daljit Dhaliwal.