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Violence Against Women Journalists Threatens Media Freedom

Thursday, April 28, 2016

NEW YORK, Apr 28 (IPS) - For women journalists, violence and intimidation don't just happen in conflict zones, they are every day experiences.

Choose Humanity: Make the Impossible Choice Possible!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

UN, New York, Apr 27 (IPS) - We have arrived at the point of no return. At this very moment the world is witnessing the highest level of humanitarian needs since World War Two. We are experiencing a human catastrophe on a titanic scale: 125 million in dire need of assistance, over 60 million people forcibly displaced, and 218 million people affected by disasters each year for the past two decades.

Abortion Saga: Morality vs Choice

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

BLANTYRE, Malawi, Apr 27 (IPS) - Malawi considers itself ‘a god fearing nation' so much that any act ‘out of the ordinary' is said to be either satanic, a sin or demonic. Even a drink or a walk could be satanic in the country if you are not careful!

Boosting the Future of the Food Movement

Sunday, April 24, 2016

WASHINGTON, Apr 24 (IPS) - Investing in new entrepreneurs who bring a holistic approach to food sustainability is one way that the food movement can overcome mounting global challenges from environmental degradation to food waste.

The Unknown Fate of Thousands of Abducted Women and Girls in Nigeria

Friday, April 15, 2016

, Apr 15 (IPS) - The plight of 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted two years ago is all too common in Nigeria's conflict-affected north-eastern communities, and up to 7,000 women and girls might be living in abduction and sex slavery, senior United Nations officials on 14 April 2016 warned.

Will the UN’s new leader stand for the powerful or the powerless?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - After hundreds of questions were posed to nine candidates vying for the role of United Nations Secretary-General this week, a lasting question remains; will the UN's new leader stand for the powerful or the powerless?

Land Tenure Still a Challenge for Women in Latin America

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SANTIAGO, Apr 13 (IPS) - Rural women in Latin America continue to face serious obstacles to land tenure, which leave them vulnerable, despite their growing importance in food production and food security.

Gender Equality and Equity in Health Will Anchor Drive Towards a Sustainable National Development

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 (IPS) - Last month, the Government of Kenya (GoK) in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at the sidelines of the 60th Session of the UN Commission of Women in New York, launched the report on the ‘Assessment of the UNFPA Campaign to End Preventable Maternal and New-born Mortality in support of the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa'

Female Engineers Defy the Odds

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Apr 13 (IPS) - Nearly every aspect of modern life is a result of the work done by engineers; from running water to the internet, sky-scrapers to smartphone apps that people use for dating. Sadly, in Tanzania this profession attracts only a few women due to prevalent attitudes that it is a man's job.

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