News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  1. Patriotism versus Hope: Eritreans Wrestle with Leaving Home or Remaining

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    ASMARA, Eritrea/ANTWERP, Belguim, Jun 21 (IPS) - Most media narratives about Eritrea suggest an endless stream of young people fleeing the country, who couldn't wait to escape. But the reality is far different and more nuanced—both when it comes to those who have left, and those who chose to remain.

  2. Sudan’s Fragile Hope for Democracy

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - Sudanese civilians risk their lives everyday protesting and campaigning for democracy but they face several obstacles, including street closures and no Internet access.

  3. Sharing the Burden of Refugees; the World Can Do Better

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th to celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees, a glaring concern remains just how inadequate the global response to the refugee crisis has been.

  4. ‘Born A Refugee, I Dream of a Place Called Home’

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, USA, Jun 20 (IPS) - On World Refugee Day, personal reflections of a young Palestinian from the Gaza Strip

    Mohammed Eid* is from Rafah Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip.

    I am a refugee, born to a refugee family. I was granted that status on the day I came into this world. I was not aware of what had happened before then. I did not fight any battle, I did not threaten anyone. I did not even choose my own race or ethnicity. I just came to this world to find myself a displaced person.

  5. An Economic No-Brainer: Empower Women, Empower Economies

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jun 19 (IPS) - As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a leader in advocating for increased investment and action toward gender equality, Christine Lagarde helps Deliver for Good explore the steps needed to build sustainable financing & economic opportunities for girls and women.

  6. The Immense Cost 200 Million Migrant Workers Pay to Rescue their Families

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    MADRID, Jun 19 (IPS) - Straight to the point: while right and far-right politicians keep marketing their image with intensive campaigns of hatred, discrimination and stigmatisation against migrants, 200 million migrant workers worldwide will sacrifice over half a trillion dollars from their hard-earned money, to rescue 800 million members of their impoverished families. And that's only this year 2019.

  7. Rising Population Trends Threaten UN’s Development Goals in Asia & Africa

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - The world's developing nations, currently fighting an uphill battle in their attempts to implement the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are facing another stark demographic reality: a rise in world population by 2.0 billion people in the next 30 years: from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050.

  8. Colombia – Trade Unionism Under Threat of Death

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    BOGOTA, Jun 18 (IPS) - Miguel Morantes was almost murdered. Ever since, three bodyguards are part of his everyday life in one of the most dangerous countries for trade union members.

  9. As Sudan Struggles, AU Should Press for Justice and Accountability

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 18 (IPS) - Carine Kaneza Nantulya is the Africa advocacy director at Human Rights Watch

    On June 6, the African Union (AU) suspended Sudan from the 55-member group with "immediate effect." The move came in response to a deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters in Khartoum, in which government forces, led by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), tore through a sit-in in the capital killing at least 108 people, and wounding hundreds. The AU's decisive action has been widely applaudedbut suspending Sudan is not enough.

  10. The Importance of the Upcoming FAO Election

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    ROME, Jun 18 (IPS) - With each passing day, the world gets just a little smaller as the internet and cell phones bring our communities together, reveal our shared challenges, and lay bare our failures. As global citizens, we are all concerned about the growing number of hungry people around the world and the threats to food security. The simple fact is that more than 800 million people go hungry every day, and if that number shocks you, know that experts predict the number to grow significantly over the next ten years.

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