News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 4

  1. Care for the elderly needs to be better targeted by the health system and social networks

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    PHILADELPHIA and NEW DELHI, Sep 28 (IPS) - The National Health Policy (NHP), 2017 is unable to see the wood for the trees. Life and death questions are dealt with perfunctorily or simply overlooked. For example, it overlooks the rapid rise in the share of the old (60 years or more), and associated morbidities, especially sharply rising non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and disabilities. With rising age, numerous physiological changes occur and the risk of chronic diseases rises. The co-occurrence of chronic diseases and disability elevates the risk of mortality.

  2. To Be an Egyptian Migrant in Rome (And Also Make Great Pizza)

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    ROME, Sep 28 (IPS) - "I asked him: do you want to come with us to Greece? He said: ‘Why not?' So my wife and myself packed up and drove to Athens to open our ‘trattoria' there."

  3. Marginalised Minorities and Homeless Especially Hard-hit by Mexico’s Quake

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 27 (IPS) - Maricela Fernández, an indigenous woman from the Ñañhú or Otomí people, shows the damages that the Sept. 19 earthquake inflicted on the old house where 10 families of her people were living as squatters, in a neighbourhood in the center-west of Mexico City.

  4. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty a Significant Milestone

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 27 (IPS) - Presently, the entire world is hostage to a nuclear crisis expressed in the language of war and destruction by the leaders of North Korea and the United States We can look over the abyss and the reality of the consequence of the uses of nuclear weapons strikes fear and terror in the hearts of any sane person.

  5. Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    ROME, Sep 27 (IPS) - Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies.

  6. Crisis in Cameroon Spurs Govt Crackdown on Press

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    YAOUNDE, Sep 26 (IPS) - "For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English , I will do it again. I now stand ready for any eventuality," says Cameroonian journalist Elie Smith.

  7. Gov’t Actions, Not Religion, ‘Tipping Point’ for African Youths Joining Violent Extremism

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Government action, rather than religious ideology, is a stronger predictor for radicalization in Africa, according to a two-year landmark study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  8. Torturing Detainees Is Immoral and Ineffective, Says UN Human Rights Chief

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - A Manual for Investigative Interviewing to abolish torture among detainees suspected of crime is in the pipeline, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said today.

  9. Indigenous Land Conflicts Finally Garner Attention

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 22 (IPS) - The territorial claims of hundreds of indigenous communities, which extend throughout most of Argentina's vast geography, burst onto the public agenda of a country built by and for descendants of European colonisers and immigrants, accustomed to looking at native people as outsiders.

  10. Parliamentarians a “Fourth Pillar” of Sustainable Development

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    ROME/NEW DELHI, Sep 22 (IPS) - Investing in youth and the population dividend, women's health, sustainable development objectives, and the key role of parliamentarians to promote transparency, accountability and good governance to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development topped the agenda of a two-day conference of Asian and African lawmakers in New Delhi last week.

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