News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  1. Palestinian Children, the True Victims of the Conflict

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 15 (IPS) - Over 700 West Bank children were detained by Israeli military forces between 2012 and 2017, with 72 percent of them enduring physical violence after the arrest, according to Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP).  

  2. Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.Children with disabilities are up to four times more likely to experience violence, with girls being the most at risk, according to the United Nations Children's Fund.

  3. Campaigns Promote Women’s Participation in Latin America

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Aug 10 (IPS) - An alternative network in Brazil promotes women's participation in elected offices with media support. This campaign, like others in Latin America, seeks to reverse a political landscape where, despite being a majority of the population, women hold an average of just 29.8 percent of legislative posts.

  4. Indigenous Peoples Least Responsible for the Climate Crisis

    Thursday, August 09, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 09 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds initiated by IPS on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, on August 9.Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than five percent of the world's population, have the world's smallest carbon footprint, and are the least responsible for our climate crisis. Yet because their livelihoods and wellbeing are intimately bound with intact ecosystems, indigenous peoples disproportionately face the brunt of climate changewhich is fast becoming a leading driver of human displacement.

  5. States Must Act Now to Protect Indigenous Peoples During Migration

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    GENEVA/NEW YORK, Aug 08 (IPS) - States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts. In a joint statement marking International day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the experts say it is crucial that the rights of indigenous peoples are realised when they migrate or are displaced from their lands:

  6. Along with Peace, Eritreans Need Repression to End

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    ROME, Aug 08 (IPS) - Laetitia Bader is a senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch"Military service was the only prospect on my horizon -- I didn't want that," a 20-year-old Eritrean who fled the country last year told me. "My dad had spent his whole life in military service."

  7. Beyond Boundaries - Cultural Literacy in Indiana & Rwanda

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, Aug 08 (IPS) - Vera Marinova is Associate Director of Indiana University's Global Living-Learning Community and director of Books & BeyondFor ten years now, in special partnership with the community of Musanze, Rwanda, Indiana University (IU) has created meaningful programs and connections across the country. It is an unlikely partnership, one that formed over 10 years ago with a university alum recognizing an opportunity for not only cultural literacy but friendship.

  8. Why the Flooding in Grenada is a Clear Reminder of its Vulnerability to Climate Change

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    ST GEORGE’S, Aug 08 (IPS) - Grenada is still tallying the damage after heavy rainfall last week resulted in "wide and extensive" flooding that once again highlights the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to climate change.

  9. World Day for Indigenous Peoples

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018

    ROME, Aug 07 (IPS) - 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples are spread across the world, but continue to face discrimination and marginalization.

    Dispossessed of their lands, territories and ancestral resources, these people have increasingly been forced to give up their way of life, and have been pushed into unfamiliar worlds to survive.

  10. How the Yanadi, an Oppressed Indigenous People in India, are Reclaiming Their Rights One Village At a Time

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018

    NELLORE DISTRICT, India, Aug 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds initiated by IPS on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, on August 9.Under the blazing midday sun, a tractor moves slowly along a dirt trail in Macharawari Pallem, a village of the Yanadi indigenous people located some three hours from Chennai city in South India. Atop the tractor, women of the village – 36 in all – sit expectantly, ignoring the heat. Squeals of excitement fill the air as the tractor slowly halts near a stretch of rice fields.  

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