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“París Is Not the End of a Climate Change Process but a Beginning”

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."

Opinion: Ending Child Marriage - What Difference Can a Summit Make?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

LUSAKA, Zambia, Nov 26 (IPS) - The long-awaited African Girls' Summit on Ending Child Marriage is here.

Uganda, Tanzania Need Gender Sensitive Climate Change Policies

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.

“Jasmine Revolution” Challenges Male Domination of Tea Trade Unions

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.

Gay Cruising Spots a Challenge for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Cuba

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.

Analysis: Is Empowerment of Women a Will-o’-the-Wisp?

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.

Opinion: Integrating Water, Sanitation and Health are Key to the Promise of the UN Global Goals

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.

Opinion: Women on Reproductive Strike

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).

Opinion: Imagine a Rape-Free Delhi

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.

Opinion: The Unlikely Chance of a Serious Human Rights Debate in Cuba

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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