News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 4

  1. “Every Day Is a Nightmare'

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 29 (IPS) - Parul Akhtar,* a Rohingya woman in her mid-twenties, may never wish to remember the homeland she and her children left about three weeks ago.

  2. We Have Never Lived in a World Without Migration

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    GENEVA, Nov 28 (IPS) - I want to thank Director-General Lacy Swing for inviting me to address you today. My thanks also go to Ambassador Mauras, as Chair of the International Organization for Migration Council, along with Ambassador Quinn, as outgoing-Chair, for their work and commitment. Furthermore, I want to acknowledge the valuable work being done by Special Representative Arbour, and Deputy Director-General Thompson.

  3. Will DNA Data Base Deter Sexual Abuse at UN?

    Friday, November 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 24 (IPS) - The United Nations is fighting a losing battle against the widespread – and continued – sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by UN peacekeepers and civilian staff resulting in relatively few convictions amidst daunting problems in tracking abusers and nailing down paternity claims.

  4. Conservative Onslaught Undermines Gender Advances in Latin America

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 23 (IPS) - A "conservative and fundamentalist onslaught" in Latin America against a supposed "gender ideology" is jeopardising advances in the fight against violence towards women, feminist activists complain.

  5. Violence: Unending Woes of Indian Women

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Nov 23 (IPS) - The statistics are chilling. As many as 2.24 million crimes against women were reported over the past decade: 26 crimes against women are reported every hour, or one complaint every two minutes. As chilling as these statistics are, they don't reflect the gory details.

  6. Goodbye Mugabe, Hello New Zimbabwe?

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 21 (IPS) - Robert Mugabe - the world's oldest head of state - is dead, politically at least.

  7. Keeping the Spotlight on Violence against Women and Girls

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (IPS) - As cases of sexual harassment and assault continue to come to light every day, a different campaign to end such violence wants to keep the spotlight shining.

  8. For Africa to Root out Modern Day Slave Trade, Youth Empowerment Is Crucial

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 (IPS) - If the thought of a man armed with a rifle and driving with whips a group of African men, women, and children to sell them at a slave market makes you marvel at what kind of greed motivated such revolting barbarity centuries ago, the shocking truth is that we are witnessing a 21st century repeat of that abhorrent practice on African soil.

  9. White Elephants and the Urban Challenges of Brasilia

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    BRASILIA, Nov 21 (IPS) - Two white elephants - a huge football stadium that draws almost no fans and an empty 16-building complex that was to be the new headquarters of the district government – reflect Brasília's challenges as a metropolis, beyond its role as the capital of Brazil.

  10. Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Amid Shadowy Politics

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    NEAR THE OROMIA-SOMALI REGIONAL BORDER, Ethiopia, Nov 21 (IPS) - Ethnic animosity unleashed in Ethiopia has displaced hundreds of thousands as well as rendering all manner of usually sacrosanct loyalties obsolete.

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