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Another Women's Treaty? Implement Existing One, Say NGOs

Friday, October 31, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 (IPS) - Can violence against women be prevented or eliminated with a new international treaty signed and ratified by the 193 member states of the United Nations?

OPINION: The Islamic State’s Ideology Is Grounded in Saudi Education

Friday, October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (IPS) - According to an article published Oct. 21 on Al-Monitor, the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has issued new regulations for the school systems under its control in Iraq and Syria. The announced purpose of the so-called guidelines, which carried the imprimatur of the group's "Amir al-Mu'minin," presumably leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is to "eradicate ignorance and disseminate Sharia sciences."

Iraqi Christians Seek Shelter in Jordan after IS Threats

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMMAN, Oct 31 (IPS) - Watching videos and pictures on social media of the advance of the Islamic State (IS) inside Syria made it all seem far from reality to Iraqi Marvin Nafee.

Mozambique Tackles its Twin Burden of Cervical Cancer and HIV

Friday, October 31, 2014

MAPUTO, Oct 31 (IPS) - The woman on bed 27 in Maputo Central Hospital's oncology ward has no idea how lucky she is. In January, when abdominal pains wracked her, a pharmacist suggested pain killers. For months, "the pain would go and return," she told IPS. 

Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Overseas Mining Abuses

Friday, October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (IPS) - The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the country's massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified here Tuesday before an international tribunal.

OPINION: Keeping All Girls in School is One Way to Curb Child Marriage in Tanzania

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Oct 29 (IPS) - "You cannot continue with your education. You have to get married because this man has already paid dowry for you," Matilda H's father told her. Matilda, from Tanzania, was 14 and had just passed her primary school exams and had been admitted to secondary school. She pleaded with her father to allow her to continue her education, but he refused.  

Guatemalan Officers Face Sexual Slavery Charges in Historic Trial

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY, Oct 28 (IPS) - On Oct. 14, Guatemala's Court for High-Risk Crimes ruled that charges would be brought against two members of the Army for sexual slavery and domestic slavery against q'eqchís women in the military outpost of Sepur Zarco, and other serious crimes perpetrated in the framework of the government counterinsurgency policies during the armed conflict.

OPINION: The West Prefers Military Order Against History

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 (IPS) - More senseless bombing of Muslims, more defeats for the United States-West, more ISIS-type movements, more West-Islam polarisation. Any way out?

A Jungle Shrine Awaits its Blessed Moment

Monday, October 27, 2014

MADHU, Sri Lanka, Oct 27 (IPS) - Rising out of a thick forest about 17 km from the nearest main road, the Madhu Church is a symbol of spiritual harmony and tranquility. When the wind blows you hear the leaves rustle. Other times a solemn silence hangs in the air. Old-timers say that once, almost an entire generation ago, the grass grew six feet high in the church compound, and elephants wandered through it.

India's Crusader Against Impunity

Saturday, October 25, 2014

BOSTON, Oct 25 (IPS) - As senior Indian journalist Manoj Mitta was testifying before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress last month about mass violence and impunity in India, President Barack Obama escorted India's newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Martin Luther King Memorial.

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