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World Misses Its Potential by Excluding 50 Per Cent of Its People

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - The meeting is billed as one of the biggest single gatherings of women activists under one roof.

Newly Recognised Indigenous Rights a Dead Letter?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

IZALCO, El Salvador, Mar 05 (IPS) - Nearly three years after the rights of El Salvador's indigenous people were recognised in the constitution, there are still no public policies and laws to translate that historic achievement into reality.

Opinion: Bridging the Gap - How the SDG Fund is Paving the Way for a Post-2015 Agenda

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - The countdown has begun to September's Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with world leaders discussing the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the United Nations Open Working Group.

Opinion: Reforming Mental Health in India

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

NEW DELHI, Mar 04 (IPS) - India is not only poised for greatness, some say it is already on its way. The events that have shaped the nation's dialogue over the past month showcase an India with a bold vision – to transform industry, to close the gap on inequality and ultimately, to redefine its place as a leader among the world.

Prominent Lawyer Defending the Poor Gunned Down in Mozambique

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

NEW YORK, Mar 04 (IPS) - As billions pour into Mozambique from foreign investors scooping up fields of coal and natural gas, the signs of newfound wealth are impossible to miss.

By Girls, For Girls – Nepal's Teenagers Say No to Child Marriage

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

BAJURA, Nepal, Mar 04 (IPS) - If not for a group of her school friends coming to her rescue, Shradha Nepali would have become a bride at the tender age of 14.

Opinion: Let’s Grant Women Land Rights and Power Our Future

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

BONN, Mar 04 (IPS) - Women are not only the world's primary food producers. They are hardworking and innovative and, they invest far more of their earnings in their families than men. But most lack the single most important asset for accessing investment resources – land rights.

Syrians “Have No Faith” in International Community to Solve Human Rights Crisis

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 04 (IPS) - Syrian citizens "have no faith" in the international community to solve the chaos and war raging across their country, according to a prominent human rights defender.

Opinion: It’s Time to Step It Up for Gender Equality

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 03 (IPS) - If we look at the headlines or the latest horrifying YouTube clip, Mar. 8 – International Women's Day – may seem a bad time to celebrate equality for women.

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