News headlines in November 2016, page 2

  1. 25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Friday, November 25, 2016

    NEW YORK, Nov 25 (IPS) - Each year on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is commemorated. A commemoration in essence is an opportunity to reflect on the challenges, prove that progress can be made and celebrate victories. It is also a reminder of the obligations and the responsibility we all must own at both the private and the public level to ensure that every woman, every girl, in all corners of the world lives in a world free of violence and fear. They must be enabled to enjoy their most fundamental right to physical integrity and security.

  2. Let’s Unite to End Violence Against Women in Kenya

    Friday, November 25, 2016

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 (IPS) - Consider this. According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of Kenya, 4 out of every 10 Kenyan women undergo some form of violence, whether physical or sexual. This figure is staggering and should compel us to pause and reflect.

  3. Ensuring Shared Progress for Sustainable Development and Peace

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 24 (IPS) - International inequality has grown over recent centuries, especially the last two. Before the Industrial Revolution, between-country inequalities were small, while within-country inequalities accounted for most of overall global income inequality. Now, inter-country income inequalities account for about two-thirds of world inequality with intra-country inequality accounting for a third.

  4. Violence Against Black Women in Brazil on the Rise, Despite Better Laws

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

  5. For Women and Girls Who Flee Conflict: Protection & Opportunity

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 24 (IPS) - Over the past 18 months, 1.3 million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe. For women and girls particularly, that journey is one of violence and trauma.

    Worldwide, one in five women displaced by humanitarian crises have experienced sexual violence. But their voices remain largely unheard.

  6. Initial Global Effects of Trump Even Before Taking Office

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    PENANG, Nov 24 (IPS) - Even before taking office, President-Elect Donald Trump and the policies he promised during his campaign are already having a worldwide impact in at least three areas --  global finance, trade and climate change.

  7. Australian Activists, Dissenters and Whistleblowers Feeling the Heat

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    MELBOURNE, Nov 24 (IPS) - For Australian activist Samantha Castro, it was her association with the non-profit publishing organisation Wikileaks that brought her to the attention of the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

  8. The Potential Cost of U.S. Climate Inaction

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 24 (IPS) - Although U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has hinted he may be softening his stance on climate change, many are still uncertain of what lies ahead concerning climate action within and beyond the United States.

  9. Jamaica’s Culture of Fear Allows Police to Get Away With Murder

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    KINGSTON, Nov 23 (IPS) - The morning her brother was shot dead in January 2014, Shackelia Jackson had slept through her alarm. She woke up to the sound of his name and instantly knew something was wrong. When she ran down to the modest restaurant he operated in downtown Kingston, she noticed the spoon in the rice pot, the flour where the chicken was being fried. Then one of his slippers, and blood marks.

  10. Battle of the Desert (and III): UNCCD 's Louise Baker on The Silk Road

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    BONN / ROME, Nov 23 (IPS) - Marking this year's World Day to Combat Desertification last June, the United Nations announced the launch of a China-United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Belt and Road Joint Action initiative to curb Desertification along the Silk Road.