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In fiscal year 2014, TechSoup Global served more organizations than ever before and added depth and breadth to our program offerings. It also continued to develop and cultivate new partnerships and new ways to leverage its technology platform. The 2014 Year in Review showcases the stories that represent hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of individuals across the globe supported by TechSoup Global with the technology, resources, and connections they need to strengthen civil society.
Ever heard of Balochistan? The people of this province in southwest Pakistan have fought a long, bloody battle for independence. Balochistan was once home to Shahzaib, a political activist closely watched by authorities there.
Over the years, most of his fellow activists had been kidnapped or killed, and Shahzaib was twice detained and savagely beaten. During his second spell in detention, both his brother and his uncle were arrested and tortured. Fearing persecution in Balochistan, Shahzaib sought asylum in the United Kingdom.
Vero: The Story of a Survivor
In her family, Vero was the 8th of 15 children. At an age when her focus should have been on schoolwork and friends, she and her siblings found themselves orphaned after her parents died from AIDS-related causes. Rather than subject herself to the abusive foster parents who took her in, Vero ran away and lived on the streets for two years. Then she spent three years in Gabon as a victim of child trafficking.
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