News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 3

  1. Not True that Hunger Doesn’t Discriminate -- It Does

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    ROME, Oct 13 (IPS) - In a world where only 8 individuals – all of them men—possess as much as half of all the planet's wealth, and it will take women 170 years to be paid as men are*, inequality appears to be a key feature of the current economic model. Now a new study reveals that there is also a widening gap in hunger.

  2. Land Settlement Empowers: Bangladesh Sets an Example

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Maijdee, Noakhali (Bangladesh), Oct 13 (IPS) - History was made for 400 landless families in the remote char lands of Noakhali district. On October 11, they all received land titles from the government for which they had waited for over two decades. In Bangladesh, as in other countries, the title is a permanent legal ownership document.

  3. Up to 100 Million Girls Unprotected Against Child Marriage

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 12 (IPS) - Over 20,000 girls are married before the age of 18 every day around the world as countries continue to lack legal protections, according to a new study.

  4. Rights of Rural Women Have Seen Uneven Progress in Latin America

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

  5. Strengthening Youth Potential and the Prospects for a Better Future

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 12 (IPS) - Investing in youth by developing their potential through education, job creation and instilling the values that advance the cause of humanity is the most daunting, yet promising challenge facing world leaders.

  6. Rohingya Refugee Women Bring Stories of Unspeakable Violence

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 10 (IPS) - Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar.

  7. World Food Day 2017 - Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    ROME, Oct 09 (IPS) - Large movements of people is one of the most complex challenges the world faces today. In recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of people migrating around the world. Why is this happening and do they have a choice of staying in their own homes ?

  8. How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    ROME, Oct 09 (IPS) - Population growth, increasing urbanisation, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these transformations headed in? Are they benefitting the poor and the food insecure? And will the food systems of the future be able to feed and employ the millions of young people poised to enter labour markets in the decades to come?

  9. Inclusive Electoral Processes: a Pathway to More Peaceful Societies

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 05 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals 16 (SDG16) calls on UN Member States to promote responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making, and to build effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

  10. Need for Inclusive Peace Efforts in South Sudan: No More ‘Compassion Fatigue’

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - "Peace is not a one-day affair or event, it requires our collective effort," said South Sudan's Vice President, General Taban Deng Gai, while addressing the General Assembly at the UN.

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