News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 5

  1. The Growing Need for Democracy in Africa

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    MINNESOTA, USA, Oct 03 (IPS) - Many scholars argue that democracy is not the answer to Africa's problems. To certain degree, I agree with such statements that democracy alone cannot guarantee African nations' happiness, prosperity, health, peace and stability. In fact, modern democracies also suffer greatly from many defects.

  2. Entrepreneurial about Gender Equality

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - Hong Joo Hahm is Deputy Executive Secretary and Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).Asia and the Pacific needs more women entrepreneurs. Women's economic empowerment and gender equality depend on it, as does the inclusive economic growth needed to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This drives a new initiative by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, generously supported by Global Affairs Canada, focused on improving women entrepreneurs' access to finance in our region.

  3. Venezuela’s Surname Is Diaspora

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    CARACAS, Sep 28 (IPS) - They sell their houses, cars, motorcycles, household goods, clothes and ornaments - if they have any - even at derisory prices, save up a few dollars, take a bus and, in many cases, for the first time ever travel outside their country: they are the migrants who are fleeing Venezuela by the hundreds of thousands.

  4. Impunity, Harsh Laws Trouble Journalists in South Asia as Protesters March on the U.N. For Release of Bangladeshi Journalist

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    HYDERBAD, Sep 28 (IPS) - It has been six and half years since the killing of Bangladeshi journalists Meherun Runi and Sagar Sarwar in Dhaka. Runi, a senior reporter from the private TV channel ATN Bangla, and her husband Sarwar, news editor from Maasranga TV, were hacked to death at their home on Feb. 11, 2012.

  5. Muslim Allies In the Fight Against Extremism

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - Abe Radkin is International Coordinator of the Global Hope Coalition.With the rise of violent extremism worldwide has come the stereotyping of an entire religion. In many countries and across many borders, Muslims have been vilified for events they are just as outraged at.

  6. The Shrinking Space for Media Freedom in Uganda

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    KAMPALA, Sep 27 (IPS) - Last month, a horrifying video circulated on social media in Uganda. It shows Reuters photographer, James Akena, surrounded by Uganda Peoples Defence Force soldiers who beat him as he raised his hands in the air in surrender. He was unarmed and held only his camera. 

  7. Without Food Security, There Is No Peace

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - Reversing years of progress, global hunger is on the rise once again and one of the culprits is clear: conflict.

  8. It’s Not Complicated: UN Must Clarify Immunity

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) - Paula Donovan is Co-Director of AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue CampignThe UN's youngest entity, UN Women, announced last week that a senior official, Ravi Karkara, had been found guilty of sexual transgressions against an unspecified number of men after a 15-month internal investigation. Newsweek reported that "at least" eight made accusations against him. Karkara's punishment? Dismissal.

  9. Q&A: An Uncertain Future Ahead for Rohingya in Bangladesh

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage talks to AMBASSADOR MASUD BIN MOMEN, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the U.N about the Rohingya' crisis.Over one year ago, Bangladesh opened its doors in response to what is now the world's fastest growing refugee crisis. But questions still remain on how to rehabilitate the steadily growing population. 

  10. U.N. General Assembly Kicks Off With Strong Words and Ambitious Goals

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - In honour of Nobel Peace Laureate Nelson Mandela's legacy, nations from around the world convened to adopt a declaration recommitting to goals of building a just, peaceful, and fair world.

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