News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 6

  1. African Union Makes Moves to Neutralise Africa’s Main Human Rights Body

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Oct 25 (IPS) - David Kode is the Advocacy and Campaigns lead with global civil society alliance, CIVICUS.For many African activists based on the continent, getting to a major human rights summit just underway in The Gambia is likely to have been a challenging exercise. The journey by air from many African countries to the capital, Banjul, for the 63rd Session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR), could have been prohibitively expensive, involved transiting through multiple cities and taken days.

  2. An Ounce of Democracy

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - Abdoulaye Mar Dieye is UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDP's Bureau for Policy and Programme SupportAs the old adage goes: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Nowhere is this more appropriate than when it comes to conflict. Violent conflict causes not only human suffering and destruction but robs entire societies of development and growth.

  3. “Like a TripAdvisor for migrant workers”

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Oct 23 (IPS) - Millions of migrant workers depend on recruitment agencies to find employment abroad. But many offer dodgy jobs at a high cost. A new site, developed by the International Trade Union Confederation, allows migrant workers to tell each other which agencies to avoid."The idea is to integrate technology into the fight for workers' rights," says Ira Rachmawati.  As project manager with ITUC's division for human and workers' rights, she has led the development of the digital tool Recruitment Advisorwhich the global trade union confederation hopes will improve conditions for the world's 150 million migrant workers.

  4. Honduran Migrant Caravan Moves Northwards, Defying all Obstacles

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    TAPACHULA, Mexico, Oct 22 (IPS) - A long chain of people is winding its way along the highways of Chiapas, the southernmost Mexican state. It is moving fast, despite the fact that one-third of its ranks are made up of children, and it has managed to avoid the multiple obstacles that the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and now Mexico, under pressure from the United States, have thrown up in a vain effort to stop it.

  5. UAE Raising Awareness About the Impact of Climate Change

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates,, Oct 19 (IPS) - The Middle East, due to its geographical location, is particularly prone to the impacts of climate change.

    Longer droughts, more frequent and intense heatwaves, and higher temperatures in the summer are expected to to become increasingly prevalent throughout the Middle East - from Sana'a to Jeddah to Dubai to Tehran.

  6. Women as Liberia’s Guardians of Peace

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Not long ago, images of child soldiers and the nation of Liberia were wedded in the minds of the international community. The country was struggling to end a horrific civil war, but military efforts were going nowhere.

  7. Don’t “Whitewash” Khashoggi’s Murder

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - In the midst of international outrage over the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, human rights groups have called for a United Nations investigation on the incident.

  8. Is There a Remittance Trap?

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 18 (IPS) - RALPH CHAMI is an assistant director in the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, EKKEHARD ERNST is chief of the macroeconomic policy and jobs unit at the International Labour Organization, CONNEL FULLENKAMP is professor of the practice of economics at Duke University, and ANNE OEKING is an economist in the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department*.Workers' remittances—the money migrants send home to their families—command the attention of economists and policymakers because of their potential to improve the lives of millions of people.

  9. Q&A: Using Data to Predict Internal Displacement Trends

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (IPS) - This year the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) noted that 2017 saw the highest number of displacements associated with conflict in a decade—11.8 million people. But this is not a situation that is going to be resolved any time soon, says the organisation which has been reporting on displacements since 1998.

  10. Sex Offender Registry is Not Enough to Curb Sexual Violence Against Women

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Oct 15 (IPS) - India recently launched a sex offender registry to deter sex offenders from perpetrating crimes against women and children by indicating that the government is keeping track of them. The personal details of 440,000 sex offenders who have been convicted for various crimes like "eve-teasing", child sexual abuse, rape and gang rape will be registered in this database and accessible to law enforcement.

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