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  1. Becoming Drought Resilient: Why African Farmers Must Consider Drought Tolerant Crops

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    ILLINOIS, United States, Mar 15 (IPS) - The latest UN Food and Agriculture Organization's annual Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report highlighted drought as one of the key factors contributing to the continuing rise in the number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa. And in South Africa, the Government's Crop Estimates Committee announced that the country would harvest 20 percent less maize in 2019 because of drought conditions. 

  2. People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 15 (IPS) - With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's disease, popularly known - and stigmatised - as leprosy, came to an end.

  3. Helping St. Vincent’s Fishers Maintain an Essential Industry in a Changing Climate

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    KINGSTOWN, Mar 14 (IPS) - From an influx of sargassum in near-shore waters, to fish venturing further out to sea to find cooler, more oxygenated water, fishers in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are battling the vagaries of climate change. The country is doing what it can to respond.

  4. Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 (IPS) - Wendell Balderas is Media & Communications Manager & Mary Assunta is Senior Policy Advisor, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)*

    International Women's Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also acknowledged the risks, exploitation and suffering many continue to endure.

  5. In Latin America, the Term Leprosy Still Carries a Burden from Biblical Times

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 (IPS) - Known scientifically as Hansen's disease, leprosy carries a symbolic burden from the past that people affected by the disease and experts from around Latin America are fighting, including the terminology used.

  6. Using Climate-Smart Solutions to Promote Peace in South Sudan

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    YAMBIO, South Sudan, Mar 13 (IPS) - Almost a month to go ahead of the traditional rainy season in Gbudue State, 430 kilometres west of South Sudan's capital, Juba, smallholder farmers are already tilling their land as they prepare to plant purer, drought-tolerant seeds.

  7. Gang Rape & Murder of 12 Year Old Somali Girl Sparks Fury

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    PUNTLAND, Somalia, Mar 13 (IPS) - Hawa Aden Mohamed is founder of The Galkayo Centre, an organisation based in Galkayo, Puntland, Somalia, which educates and protects girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and other forms of violence. It is the local partner of international group Donor Direct Action.

    Aisha Elias Adan was abducted on the evening of February 24th at a market in Israc village, Puntland, Somalia.

    Her body was carelessly dumped in front of her family home the following morning. A doctor's report showed that she had been brutally gang-raped.

  8. Free Stella Nyanzi, Demand Pan African Activists in Ghana

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    ACCRA, Mar 13 (IPS) - On Saturday 9th March, a small group of activists from Ghana, concerned by the continued incarceration of Ugandan feminist activist Dr Stella Nyanzi, rallied by the symbolic national independence Square to raise awareness on the dangers of remaining quiet to injustice.

  9. People Affected by Leprosy Still Face Stigma in Latin America

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 13 (IPS) - The First Latin American and Caribbean Meeting of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, more widely known as leprosy, seeks to exorcise stigma and discrimination. The meeting has brought together around a hundred activists in Brazil.

  10. Multilateralism: A Testimony

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    GENEVA and ROME, Mar 12 (IPS) - For over 70 years, the UN system has been perceived as the guardian of peace and development in the world. However, multilateralism today is undeniably under strain. The effectiveness of global institutions and of global policymaking is questioned, and alliances are fraying.

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