News headlines in November 2016, page 3

  1. Speaking Out on Sexism and Violence Through Hip-Hop

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 (IPS) - Young women are beginning to find their voices around issues such as sexism and violence, including through hip-hop, an art-form which has a long tradition of fighting oppression.

  2. Students Under Siege as Schools Burn in India’s Troubled Kashmir

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    KULGAM, Kashmir, India, Nov 23 (IPS) - In the fading light of a November afternoon, 12-year-old Mariya Sareer bends over a textbook, trying to read as much as she can before it gets dark. It's been nearly five months since the seventh grader from Shurat, a village 70 kms south of Srinagar city, last went to school, thanks to a raging political conflict.

  3. Nations Lose Bid to Block UN LGBTI Expert

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 22 (IPS) - Following a contentious and close vote, a UN General Assembly (UNGA) committee reaffirmed the right of a newly appointed UN expert addressing violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity to continue his work.

  4. How Do You Make a Region Visible?

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    BERLIN, Nov 22 (IPS) - "One challenge we are facing is that we are invisible as a region, and the feminist movement is invisible, both inside and outside the region." Natalia Karbowska, Board Chair of Ukrainian Women's Fund said at a session on Eastern and South-East Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia: Getting (back) on global feminist map during the recent AWID Forum held in Bahia, Brazil from the 8th-11th September, 2016.

  5. Kenya’s Youth Unemployment Challenge Presents Opportunities

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 (IPS) - Consider this paradox. Every year 1 million young people join the job market in Kenya, yet Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africa.

    As the government puts in place measures for addressing the issue of high youth unemployment and poverty, The private sector needs to join forces to sustainably grow its business and markets. Businesses and the societies that they operate in are symbiotic and it is now an established maxim that business cannot succeed in societies that fail.

  6. Children of the ‘Others’, Sons of Minor Gods

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    ROME, Nov 22 (IPS) - In December 1946, "faced with the reality of millions of children suffering daily deprivation in Europe after World War II," the General Assembly of the United Nations created the UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), to mount urgent relief programmes.

  7. Coal Mine Threatens Ecological Paradise in Chile's Patagonia Region

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    SANTIAGO, Nov 22 (IPS) - An open-pit coal mine in the southern island of Riesco, a paradise of biological diversity in Chile's southern Patagonia wilderness region, is a reflection of the weakness of the country's environmental laws, which are criticised by local residents, activists, scientists and lawmakers.

  8. Climate Finance for Farmers Key to Avert One Billion Hungry

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    MARRAKECH, Nov 21 (IPS) - With climate change posing growing threats to smallholder farmers, experts working around the issues of agriculture and food security say it is more critical than ever to implement locally appropriate solutions to help them adapt to changing rainfall patterns.

  9. This is No Way to Honour Kenya’s Contribution to Peace in South Sudan

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 (IPS) - The dismissal of Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) comes off as a knee-jerk reaction that fails to address structural limitations of the UN peacekeeping operations.

    Even more worrying for Kenya is that the action practically eviscerates the country's unrivaled contribution to peace and stability in Sudan.

  10. Climate: Strong Commitment and New Global Action on Water Scarcity

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    MARRAKESH, Morocco, Nov 21 (IPS) - "No country, irrespective of its size or strength, is immune from the impacts of climate change, and no country can afford to tackle the climate challenge alone."