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  1. Russia and Syria in the Spotlight for Latest Idlib Medic Deaths

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - Medical aid groups have again blasted Russian and Syrian government forces this week for an ever-growing death toll among doctors, paramedics and other health workers in military strikes in northwestern Syria.

  2. Rules of War Widely Flouted, 70 years on: Red Cross

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 14 (IPS) - World governments are not doing enough to stop armed groups from committing mass rape, torture and other war crimes, the head of the Red Cross aid group head Peter Maurer said on Tuesday.

  3. Are Jair Messias Bolsonaro and Donald John Trump a Menace to the Planet?

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 13 (IPS) - We live in different worlds. The ones of friends, family and work colleagues. Worlds which are overshadowed by other, much bigger ones.

    Global spheres of international finance, politics, climate change, etc., contexts that might threaten our smaller circle of relationships; our family, our income, our general wellbeing, in short – our entire existence.

    However, even at those levels there exist small circles of acquaintances and associates able to make decisions that affect the entire humankind.

    Let me take one example – the regimes of U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, which are menacing our global natural habitat.

  4. Promoting Women's Safety in Latin America

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 13 (IPS) - Every year, over 12,000 women are killed in Latin America. The region is plagued by extremely high levels of violence, and a vacuum of state power persists. Public face of this violence is caused by paramilitary, guerrilla, gangs and armed groups. 

  5. Revitalizing Indigenous Languages Is Critical

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (IPS) - Being fluent in a world language is a desirable skill in modern day society. However, some languages are suffering and in danger of extinction -- namely those of the indigenous peoples.

  6. Five Million Palestinians Deserve Better!

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (IPS) - An old adage passed on by veteran U.N. staff to younger recruits is, "Do nothing whenever possible. It's safer." For a junior officer that might indeed be career-enhancing. 

  7. To Uplift a Woman is to Uplift a Village

    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Aug 10 (IPS) - Khadija Zuberi, 23, from Ruaha Mbuyuni village, Iringa in Tanzania's southern highlands is a single mother to her four-year-old son, Hashim.

  8. How India's Indigenous Female Forest Dwellers Feel about Owning Their Own Land

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    KORCHI/GADCHIROLI, India, Aug 09 (IPS) - Kumaribai Jamkatan, 51, has been fighting for women's land rights since 1987. Though the constitution of India grants equal rights to men and women, women first started to stake their claim for formal ownership of land only after 2005–the year the government accorded legal rights to daughters to be co-owners of family-owned land.

  9. In the Midst of Conflict, India's Indigenous Female Forest Dwellers Own their Land

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    KORCHI/GADCHIROLI, India, Aug 09 (IPS) - Jam Bai, an Indigenous farmer from Korchi village in western India, is a woman in hurry. After two months of waiting, the rains have finally come and the rice saplings for her paddy fields must be sown this week while the land is still soft.

  10. India’s Indigenous Women Assert their Land Rights

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    KORCHI, India, Aug 09 (IPS) - On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, IPS correspondent Stella Paul speaks to indigenous farmer Jam Bai about what it means to own her own land.

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