Friday, November 27, 2015
, Nov 27 (IPS) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says the climate summit in Paris "is not the end of a process but a beginning," and that it will produce "an agreement that, although insufficient with respect to the original goal, shows that people believe it is better to move ahead than to stand still."
Thursday, November 26, 2015
LUSAKA, Zambia, Nov 26 (IPS) - The long-awaited African Girls' Summit on Ending Child Marriage is here.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov 26 (IPS) - Climate Change needs to be at the top of the country's agenda, according to a project examining Uganda's policies. It says the country hasn't paid enough attention to climate change in national development and agriculture plans and this needs to be turned around before it's too late.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Thiruvananthapuram, India, Nov 18 (IPS) - Until September this year, Lissie Sunny was not a name known to the Indian public. All of this changed when this lean and dark woman, working for over a quarter century plucking tea leaves in the misty mountain slopes of southern India finally had enough and took on one of the most powerful tea companies in the world.
Friday, November 13, 2015
HAVANA, Nov 13 (IPS) - When night falls, young men can be seen sitting on a dismantled bus stop on a remote hill far from the centre of the Cuban capital. Later they climb uphill to have sex with other men in the thick forest.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
PHILADELPHIA AND BOSTON, Nov 10 (IPS) - Few dispute that women's autonomy and betterment of their lives are moral imperatives. But whether these are also key to economic development is contested.
Friday, October 30, 2015
AMMAN, Oct 30 (IPS) - The 193 member states of the United Nations have adopted an ambitious 15-year sustainable development agenda, the 2030 Global Goals.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
NEW YORK, Oct 29 (IPS) - Women are having fewer than two children on average in 83 countries, representing nearly half of the world's population. And in some countries, such as Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Singapore, South Korea and Spain, average fertility levels are now closer to one child per woman than the replacement level of about two children (Figure 1).
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
NEW DELHI, Oct 28 (IPS) - Delhi's shame is that it's the rape capital of India. The recent brutal rape of minors only underscores the tragic fact that nothing has changed since December 16, 2012 when a 23-year old physiotherapy student was gang-raped in a moving bus and triggered a nationwide outrage.
Monday, October 19, 2015
MEXICO CITY, Oct 19 (IPS) - Nearly a month since Pope Francis ended his historic visit to Cuba, any hope that authorities would loosen control on free expression in the country is fading as fast as the chants that welcomed him.
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