News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 2

  1. The Illusion of Justice: When Will Reparations be Served to Iraq’s Victims?

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    TORONTO, Nov 09 (IPS) - It is difficult to spend any time in Iraq without being struck by a sense of profound injustice. After successive decades of war and occupation, violence has become the rule rather than the exception in the country, with each phase of conflict outdoing the previous in terms of brutality and capacity to shock the conscience.

  2. 'Refugees Are Nothing but Commodities'

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    FOLLONICA, Italy, Nov 09 (IPS) - As countless refugees arriving on Italy's shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they never intended to make the journey to Europe until the chaos in Libya left them no other choice.

  3. Victims of El Salvador’s Civil War Demand Reparations

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    SAN SALVADOR/ARCATAO, Nov 09 (IPS) - Among the sea of names of victims of the Salvadoran civil war, engraved on a long black granite wall, Matilde Asencio managed to find the name of her son, Salvador.

  4. Climate Change Summit a Step Further, Yes... But Where To?

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) - The UN Climate Change Summit in Bonn is a step further, most experts say. Fine, but towards what?

  5. The Weinstein effect: The Global Scourge of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 03 (IPS) - When the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA's) Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judddetailed an incident involving the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for The New York Times in their eyepopping investigation into decades of alleged sexual harassment, it came as a shock to many.

  6. ‘Never Again’: Investing in Prevention and Early Action

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (IPS) - After the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations promised ‘never again.' But has the international community kept their word?

    From Mexico to Myanmar, conflicts and humanitarian crises have multiplied.

  7. Slave Labour, Another Setback for the Government of Brazil

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 31 (IPS) - The wave of conservativism is testing its limits in Brazil, as reflected by a Labour Ministry decree that seeks to block the fight against slavery-like working conditions, which has been provisionally revoked by the justice system.

  8. The Roots of Exodus: Why Are People Compelled to Leave their Homes?

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    ROME, Oct 30 (IPS) - Facts are facts, and one of them is that while everybody talks about the growing forced movement of people --be they migrants or refugees—decision-makers haven't seriously acted on the root causes of why millions of humans are compelled to leave their homes.

  9. Western Sahara’s Locked Positions Might be Loosening

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 30 (IPS) - In August last year armed forces from both sides pushed forward into the desert and into the no-go buffer zone that the UN had established.

  10. Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called "hyena" like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.

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