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Conflict-Related Displacement: A Huge Development Challenge for India

Thursday, January 29, 2015

KOKRAJHAR, India, Jan 29 (IPS) - The tarpaulin sheet, when stretched and tied to bamboo poles, is about the length and breadth of a large SUV. Yet, about 25 women and children have been sleeping beneath these makeshift shelters at several relief camps across Kokrajhar, a district in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam.

Teenage Girls in Argentina – Invisible Victims of Femicide

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 28 (IPS) - The murder of a young Argentine girl on a beach in neighbouring Uruguay shook both countries and drew attention to a kind of violence that goes almost unnoticed as a cause of death among Argentine adolescents: femicide.

Antiguan Shanty Dwellers Ask if Poverty Will Be the Death of Them

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREEN BAY, Antigua, Jan 28 (IPS) - It was early on a Saturday morning and there was no sign of life in the community. The shacks erected on both sides of the old, narrow road that winds through the area are all surrounded by zinc sheets which rise so high, it's impossible to see what lies on the other side.

When Ignorance Is Deadly: Pacific Women Dying From Lack of Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SYDNEY, Jan 28 (IPS) - Women now face a better chance of surviving breast cancer in the Solomon Islands, a developing island state in the southwest Pacific Ocean, following the recent acquisition of the country's first mammogram machine.

U.S. Ally Yemen in Danger of Splitting into Two - Again

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (IPS) - When North and South Yemen merged into a single country under the banner Yemen Arab Republic back in May 1990, a British newspaper remarked with a tinge of sarcasm: "Two poor countries have now become one poor country."

OPINION: Looking Two Steps Ahead into Saudi Arabia’s Future

Monday, January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (IPS) - Much has been written about King Abdullah's legacy and what Saudi Arabia accomplished or failed to accomplish during his reign in terms of reform and human rights. Very little has been written about the role that Muhammad bin Nayef, the newly appointed deputy to the crown prince, could play in the new Saudi Arabia under King Salman.

Africa’s Rural Women Must Count in Water Management

Monday, January 26, 2015

NAIROBI, Jan 26 (IPS) - More women's voices are being heard at international platforms to address the post-2015 water agenda, as witnessed at the recently concluded international U.N International Water Conference held from Jan. 15 to 17 in Zaragoza, Spain.

Not Without Our Daughters: Lambada Women Fight Infanticide and Child Trafficking

Monday, January 26, 2015

CHANDAMPET, India, Jan 26 (IPS) - At 11 years of age, Banawat Gangotri already has four years of work experience as a farm labourer. The child, a member of the nomadic Lambada community from the village of Bugga Thanda in India's southern Telangana state, plucked cotton and chillies from nine a.m. until 5 p.m. for about a dollar daily.

U.S. May Soon Stand Alone Opposing Children's Treaty

Friday, January 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - When the East African nation of Somalia, once described as a "lawless state", ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) early this week, it left two countries in splendid isolation from the rest of the world: South Sudan and the United States.

Fighting Extremism with Schools, Not Guns

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

KARACHI, Jan 21 (IPS) - As a wave of outrage, crossing Pakistan's national borders, continues a month after the Dec. 16 attack on a school in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, some citizens are turning away from collective expressions of anger, and beginning the hard work of building grassroots alternatives to terrorism and militancy.

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