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Falling Short-Police Apathy to Rape in India

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

NEW DELHI, India, Jul 27 (IPS) - India, a country best-known for its rising economic might, is the worst place to be a woman.

On Sunday, 25 July 2016, an Israeli woman was gang raped in Manali, India.

Modern-day Slavery in Oman? Domestic Workers in Peril

Monday, July 25, 2016

ROME, Jul 25 (IPS) - In order to escape poverty and support their families back home, thousands of domestic workers from South and South-East Asia migrate to Oman with the promise of stable employment in local households.

There is No Honour in Killing

Friday, July 22, 2016

, Jul 22 (IPS) - "Honour" is a paradoxical word. Initially, it draws to mind characteristics of integrity and dignity combined with an all-knowing air of greatness.

However, tradition has conditioned many men into the association of being "honourable" with an assertion of superiority over their female counterparts.

Feminism Slowly Gaining Support at United Nations

Thursday, July 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Achieving gender equality has long been one of the United Nations' top priorities yet the word feminism has only recently begun to find its way into speeches at UN headquarters.

Rewriting Africa's Agricultural Narrative

Monday, July 18, 2016

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire, Jul 18 (IPS) - Albert Kanga Azaguie no longer considers himself a smallholder farmer. By learning and monitoring the supply and demand value chains of one of the country's staple crops, plantain (similar to bananas), Kanga ventured into off-season production to sell his produce at relatively higher prices.

Women Empowerment Holds the Key for Global Development

Friday, July 15, 2016

SAN JOSE, Jul 15 (IPS) - Latin America's inclusion of women in its development model, with greater participation within the work force and improved wage conditions, was a decisive factor in the region's successful diminishment of extreme poverty. 

Displaced Youth: Selling Souls to Sex and Drugs

Friday, July 15, 2016

ROME, Jul 15 (IPS) - Omar's striking blue eyes and well-built physique are accentuated by his fashionable, tight-fitting apparel. At first glance, one would regard him as a carefree young man, blessed with the gifts of intellect and beauty. However, appearances can be deceptive. The traumas of war, displacement and isolation hang over Omar like an ominous shadow.

Civil Society Organizations Worried About Declining Involvement

Thursday, July 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 (IPS) - Less than a year after the adoption of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), non-government organizations (NGOs) are concerned about declining possibilities for participation, both at the UN and in national politics.

Fighting Violence Against Children as a Global Problem

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - One billion children experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the last year, according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prompting the launch of a new global partnership to tackle the problem here Tuesday.

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Monday, July 11, 2016

CARACAS, Jul 11 (IPS) - Latin America's teenage girls are a crucial force for change and for promoting sustainable development, if the region invests in their rights and the correction of unequal opportunities, according to Luiza Carvalho, the regional head of UN Women.

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