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Harvesting Peace: How Rural Development Works for Conflict Prevention

Monday, January 23, 2017

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic and ROME, Jan 23 (IPS) - The year 2016 has seen a massive population flow, unprecedented in its range and reach. Millions of people have fled war-torn communities, natural disasters and violence, some overflowing neighboring countries' refugee camps, some crossing perilous seas and walking hundreds of miles to reach safer grounds, others seeking refuge in countries half a world away. Thousands have died on their way to safety, countless more were victims of violence and abuse, among them many women and children.

A Women’s March on the World

Friday, January 20, 2017

NEW YORK, Jan 20 (IPS) - Just one day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to attend one of the largest demonstrations in history for gender equality.

Bangladesh’s Women Journalists Rise Against the Odds

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DHAKA, Jan 11 (IPS) - Journalism is a profession that attracts both sexes, but social taboos and hostile office climates have kept the numbers of women working in Bangladesh's media sector dismally low. Still, a new generation of women is stepping up, with the support of their path-breaking colleagues.

PKSF and IPS to Partner on Communicating for Positive Change

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

DHAKA, Jan 04 (IPS) - The Palli Karma Sayahak Foundation (PKSF), a public sector apex development body in Bangladesh, and Inter Press Service (IPS), the international news agency focused on development issues, have teamed up to raise public awareness globally about PKSF's best practices and provide vital information to decision-makers.

Family Planning in the Philippines: Stalled Again

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Davao City, PHILIPPINES, Dec 28 (IPS) - With the landslide victory of the tough talking city mayor of Davao City, Roberto Duterte to the Presidency of the Philippines in May 2016, news reports of the South-East Asian country have been dominated by the President's often controversial statements and policies, especially toward those involved in the illegal drug trade. One such notable event, which slipped below the radar was the granting of a second temporary restraining order in 2016 by the country's Supreme Court on the distribution of most contraceptives.

Empowering Women to Coexist with Drought in Northeast Brazil

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CARAÚBAS, Brazil, Dec 20 (IPS) - "The vegetable garden changed my life," said Rita Alexandre da Silva, in the village of Primeiro do Maio where 65 families have obtained land to grow crops since 1999, in this municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, in Northeast Brazil.

Bring Back Our Girls Campaign Faces 'Hope Fatigue'

Friday, December 16, 2016

NEW YORK, Dec 16 (IPS) - The Bring Back Our Girls Campaign has experienced some successes but must now overcome the challenge of hope fatigue, Bring Back Our Girls campaign co-founder Saudatu Mahdi told IPS in a recent interview.

Gender Equality 'Clear Priority' for New UN Secretary-General

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 13 (IPS) - Achieving gender equality in UN staff appointments will be a "clear priority" for incoming UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, when he takes up the UN's top administrative role in January 2017.

Putting Women Front and Centre in the Development Agenda

Monday, December 12, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 (IPS) - Reengineering the framework of support by bringing in women as new actors in effective development cooperation will play a pivotal role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Women Human Rights Defenders: Targeted for Identity and Activism

Friday, December 09, 2016

BERLIN, Dec 09 (IPS) - AWID's 5th online tribute to Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) who have died in recent years, commemorates sixty feminists and activists. Thirty eight of these defenders died violently, and were murdered as a result of who they were, their identities, and the rights they defended.

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