News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 2

  1. Farm Workers Paying the Prize for Cheap South African Wine

    Monday, September 09, 2019

    SOUTH AFRICA, Sep 09 (IPS) - Systembolaget, the Swedish government-owned alcohol monopoly, promises fair conditions – but it also uses its purchasing power to put a downward pressure on prices. At the major South African wine producer Leeuwenkuil, workers suffer as the company tries to cut costs. So far, none of the South African suppliers have been stopped due to violations against Systembolaget's code of conduct.

  2. Culture of Peace Takes Big Stride as UN Observes 20th Anniversary of Norm-Setting 1999 Decision

    Monday, September 09, 2019

    NEW YORK, Sep 09 (IPS) - It has been a long, arduous journey – a journey ridden curiously with obstacles and indifference. Two decades have passed by since the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted, by consensus and without reservation, its landmark and norm-setting resolution 53/243 on the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace in 1999.

  3. Kashmir: How Modi’s Aggressive 'Hindutva' Project has Brought India and Pakistan to the Brink – Again

    Monday, September 09, 2019

    Sep 09 (IPS) - August is immensely important in the history of the Asian subcontinent, marking the month that India and Pakistan gained independence from the British in 1947. Now, in 2019, it has once again proved momentous, when, ten days before India's Independence day celebrations, prime minister Narendra Modi's government revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir – a status provided for under the Indian Constitution.

  4. What Research Reveals about Drivers of Anti-immigrant Hate Crime in South Africa

    Monday, September 09, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 09 (IPS) - Mobs have attacked foreign-owned businesses on the streets of at least three South African cities in recent days. This has caused outrage across Africa. There have even been retaliatory attacks. The South African government, under pressure to protect her large international migrant communityquickly defused the attacks.

  5. Litigation, a Mechanism to Ensure Justice and End Stigma for Hansen’s Disease

    Sunday, September 08, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 08 (IPS) - Professor Ai Kurosaka remembers the day she first interacted with a person affected by Hansen's disease. It was 2003 and Kurosaka, then a graduate student of sociology at the Saitama University in Japan, had been assigned to interview ex-patients and their family members to document what kind of discrimination they faced. It was a very difficult task because nobody wanted to speak or identify themselves.

  6. The Business of Social Enterprise

    Sunday, September 08, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 08 (IPS) - Organisations supporting people affected by Hansen's disease (leprosy) have social rather than capitalist aims, but they need to take a business-minded approach to their work if they wish to be sustainable, experts at a global conference in Manila, Philippines said.

  7. Global Network Key to Strengthening Leprosy Organisations

    Saturday, September 07, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 07 (IPS) - Organisations of people affected by Hansen's Disease or leprosy agree that a global network of volunteer groups is key to eradicating the disease, but concrete steps need to be taken to move the idea from an often-discussed concept to a reality.

  8. First Global Forum of Leprosy-Affected People’s Organisations Kicks off in Manila

    Saturday, September 07, 2019

    MANILA, Sep 07 (IPS) - Being part of a platform where leprosy-affected people from all over the world can freely interact, exchange and share opinions, ideas, experiences and strategies was always something Tasfaye Tadesse dreamt of.

  9. Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe Leaves a Mixed Legacy

    Saturday, September 07, 2019

    BULAWAY, Zimbabwe, Sep 07 (IPS) - Former Zimbabwe strongman Robert Mugabe, who died this week, aged 95, leaves a mixed and divisive legacy.

  10. Is America Defeated in Afghanistan?

    Thursday, September 05, 2019

    GENEVA, Sep 05 (IPS) - Following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil, the United States and their allies went to Afghanistan to "smoke out" Osama bin Laden and his Taliban protectors. The most fundamental primary mistake was to let all terrorists flee to Pakistan instead of sealing the border and capturing their main figures.

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