News headlines in March 2018, page 2

  1. El Salvador’s Shameful Treatment of Women Who Miscarry

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    SAN SALVADOR, Mar 28 (IPS) - Jeannette Urquilla is executive director of Organización de Mujeres Salvadoreñas por la Paz (ORMUSA), the Salvadoran partner of Donor Direct Action, an international women's group.Mayra Veronica Figueroa Marroquin (34) was released from prison earlier this month after serving time for what she argued was a miscarriage. Her sentence was reduced from 30 years to the 15 years she had already spent behind bars.

  2. Celebrations Herald a New Set of Hurdles for Bangladesh

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    DHAKA, Mar 27 (IPS) - Bangladesh's great strides in human development were widely celebrated this month, although they come at the potential cost of Western trade benefits that have helped underpin the nation's export success for decades.

  3. Former UN Chief Takes the Helm of Global Green Growth Institute

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    SEOUL, Mar 27 (IPS) - In the face of climate change and growing energy demand in developing countries, Ban Ki-moon, the new president and chair of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), unveiled his vision for a more sustainable path by helping countries in their transition to greener economies and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  4. Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Kenya-How do we get there?

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 (IPS) - Dr. Schultink is the UNICEF Representative to Kenya, Dr. Eggers is the WHO Representative to Kenya, Mr. Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya.The Government of Kenya has prioritized universal health coverage (UHC) in its Big 4 agenda over the next 5 years.This is a significant and perhaps the most important strategic priority. Why? Every year over a million Kenyans get trapped into poverty because of a catastrophic out of pocket payments due to health reasons.

  5. Poland Sues Argentine Newspaper Under New Holocaust Law

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Mar 27 (IPS) - Can an official historical truth be universally imposed in defence of a nation's reputation? Poland believes that it can, and launched a crusade against those who accuse the Polish State or citizens of complicity with the Holocaust. An Argentine newspaper was its first victim.

  6. Sexual Abuse Where UN Chief has No Jurisdiction to Act

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 (IPS) - As sexual harassment charges in the UN system keep piling up, the UN Secretariat has a new administrative problem on its hands: accusations of sexual abuse in the New York office of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) whose members are elected by the 193-member General Assembly – but not answerable either to the Secretary-General or the President of the Assembly.

  7. Africa’s Corporate Boardrooms: Where are the Women?

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 (IPS) - Africa Renewal is published by the UN's Department of Public Information.When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa, it's front-page news because women's progress in business leadership on the continent continues to be achingly slow.

  8. Pakistan Needs Global Climate Funds to Combat Shifting Weather Patterns

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    KARACHI, Pakistan, Mar 26 (IPS) - As shifting weather patterns and extreme climates become the norm, access to climate funds are deemed essential for developing countries, such as Pakistan, that are facing the brunt of climate change.

  9. The Dark Chapter of Zimbabwe’s History That Won’t Go Away

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Mar 26 (IPS) - With Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa just concluding a 100-day timeline to address what he considered the country's most pressing issues, which focused on economic revival, human rights activists have their own timeline.

  10. New Platform Will Support Youth Projects on Water and Climate

    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 24 (IPS) - Young people around the globe with good ideas on how to deal with water and climate challenges now have a platform to show their projects to the world and attract funding and other contributions to realise their dreams.