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Reinstatement of Pakistan’s Death Penalty a Cynical Reaction, Says Amnesty

Sunday, December 21, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dic 21 (IPS) - As Pakistan lifts its moratorium on executions in response to this week's attack on a school in  Peshawar, human rights groups say that resuming the death penalty will not combat terrorism in Pakistan.

Seeking Closure, Bougainville Confronts Ghosts of Civil War

Sunday, December 21, 2014

SYDNEY, Australia, Dic 21 (IPS) - Thirteen years after the peace agreement which ended a decade-long civil war in Bougainville, an autonomous island region of 300,000 people located east of the Papua New Guinean (PNG) mainland in the southwest Pacific Islands, trauma and grief continue to affect families and communities where the fate of the many missing remains unresolved.

‘Cyclone College’ Raises Hopes, Dreams of India’s Vulnerable Fisherfolk

Saturday, December 20, 2014

NEMMELI, India, Dic 20 (IPS) - Ten years have now passed, but Raghu Raja, a 27-year-old fisherman from the coastal village of Nemmeli in southern India's Kachipuram district, still clearly remembers the day he escaped the tsunami.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya, Dic 18 (IPS) - It's easy to spot Saani Bubakar in Tripoli´s old town: always dressed in the distinctive orange jumpsuit of the waste collectors, he pushes his cart through the narrow streets on a routine that has been his for the last three years of his life.

OPINION: Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BELFAST, Dic 18 (IPS) - I recently visited Assisi, the home of St. Francis and St. Clare, two great spirits whose lives have inspired us and millions of people around the world.

Filipino Children Make Gains on Paper, But Reality Lags Behind

Monday, December 15, 2014

MANILA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Mae Baez sees some of the darkest sides of communications technology.

OPINION: Climate Change and Inequalities: How Will They Impact Women?

Friday, December 12, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 12 (IPS) - Among all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, there is one that does not get the attention it deserves: an exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women.

Faiths United Against Nuclear Weapons

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

VIENNA, Dic 10 (IPS) - "Never was there a greater need than now for all the religions to combine, to pull their wisdom and to give the benefit of that combined, huge repository of wisdom to international law and to the world."

Groups Push Obama to Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding for Wartime Rape

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 10 (IPS) - Nearly two dozen health, advocacy and faith groups are calling on President Barack Obama to take executive action clarifying that U.S. assistance can be used to fund abortion services for women and girls raped in the context of war and conflict.

OPINION: Women Must Be Partners and Drivers of Climate Change Decision-Making

Monday, December 08, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 08 (IPS) - As leaders from around the world gather in Lima, Peru this week to discuss global cooperation in addressing climate change, a woman in Guatemala will struggle to feed her family from a farm plot that produces less each season.

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