News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 2

  1. Peace “Only Way Forward” For Yemen

    Wednesday, July 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 04 (IPS) - Tackling the relentless conflict in Yemen has never been more urgent as it has pushed the Middle Eastern nation "deep into the abyss." However, much can be learned from recent and ongoing initiatives.

    While a recent humanitarian conference on Yemen attempted to address the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis, Norwegian Refugee Council Europe's Director Edouard Rodier told IPS that it was a "failed opportunity."

  2. Church and Conflict in South Sudan

    Tuesday, July 03, 2018

    JUBA, Jul 03 (IPS) - Throughout fifty years of struggles, South Sudan's different churches have remained one of the country's few stable institutions, and in their workings toward peace, have displayed a level of inter-religious cooperation rarely seen in the world. 

  3. Separated Central American Families Suffer Abuse in the United States

    Monday, July 02, 2018

    SAN SALVADOR, Jul 02 (IPS) - After three hours of paperwork, Katy Rodriguez from El Salvador, who was deported from the United States, finally exited the government's immigration facilities together with her young son and embraced family members who were waiting outside.

  4. The ‘Stop Soros’ Bill: Strong Drawback for NGOs in Hungary

    Monday, July 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 02 (IPS) - On World Refugee Day June 20, the Hungarian Parliament passed the ‘Stop Soros' bill which is aimed at criminalizing groups who support refugees and other types of undocumented immigrants.

  5. Football, Xenophobia, Racism, Discrimination-- & a Few More Things

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 29 (IPS) - Pablo Alabarces holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Brighton, England. He is Professor of Popular Culture at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and has published several books on football and popular culture.Football tells us a great deal about identity. Even a budding sports journalist knows that. And it has come to be a meeting point and even an advertising theme. But what we never discuss is the varying forms of this identity that are possible, let alone the consequences, which are sometimes ill-fated.

  6. New Human Rights Chief? UN Secretary-General Cannot Afford to Get It Wrong

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    LONDON, Jun 28 (IPS) - Fred Carver is Head of Policy & Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns, United Nations Association – UKUN Secretary-General António Guterres is about to make one of the most important decisions of his tenure – one that will directly impact communities worldwide: the appointment of the next High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  7. Overly Bureaucratic Procedures and Long Waits Cuts off Support to 22 Million Yemenis

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    ROME, Jun 28 (IPS) - As Yemen's people struggle to survive amid what has been described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the stranglehold by both government coalition forces and rebels over the country's main ports of entry and distribution is cutting off a lifeline of support to 22 million people.

  8. Breaking the Cycle of Child Labor in Peru

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    LIMA, Jun 28 (IPS) - Most laborers in Peru are forced into a vicious cycle by circumstance. Faced with low-paying, high-intensity work, they have no choice but to make their children work as well. Having spent their lives neglecting education for labor, those children in turn grow up with no options for income besides low-paying, high-intensity positions  - and so on. But in classrooms across one region, a handful of teachers are trying to break that cycle while the children are still young.

  9. Mideast Faces Tragic Shredding of its Diverse Religious, Ethnic & Cultural Fabric

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 (IPS) - António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, in an address to the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East & North Africa I thank the Russian Federation Presidency for convening this debate at a crucial juncture for the people of the Middle East and North Africa. The region faces profound divisions, troubling currents and a tragic shredding of its diverse religious, ethnic and cultural fabric.

  10. Unprecedented Human Migration Cries Out for a Global Response

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 26 (IPS) - The world is "basically at odds with itself," International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Director General William Swing said Monday, June 25, describing the critical state of human migration between countries and continents.

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