News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. Economic Empowerment of Women Good for All

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 (IPS) - Kingsley Ighobor is a writer at Africa Renewal,* published by the United Nations

    Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance, she tells Africa Renewal with a smile and a wink.

  2. Global Energy Consumption is Up -- So Are Emissions

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Apr 22 (IPS) - Sunita Narain is Editor, Down To Earth based in New Delhi

    Our acceptance of climate change doesn't keep pace with our energy consumption reduction. However, the latest International Energy Agency's (IEA'S) Global Energy and CO2 Status Report for 2018 has some good news.

  3. Women in Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership in Government

    Friday, April 19, 2019

    ADDIS ABABA, Apr 19 (IPS) - Bethlehem Mengistu is WaterAid Country Director in Ethiopia

    Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country's government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors.

  4. Empowering Girls Through Sport

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - For too long, women and girls have been excluded from the playing field—literally. But now, many are paving the way in the fight against gender inequality through sports.

  5. Egypt’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    CAIRO, Apr 18 (IPS) - "Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well," says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz's research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

  6. Brunei’s Shariah Code & the New Stone Age

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 15 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which was the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and concluded in Belgrade, April 12   Sivananthi Thanenthiran is the executive director of the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), a regional NGO based in Malaysia championing sexual and reproductive health and rights in Asia Pacific. She is also a "SheDecides" Champion for Asia Pacific.Over a week ago – on April 3 – Brunei, the tiny South East Asian kingdom on the island of Borneo, announced its citizens would face the full force of the Shariah law.

  7. Civil Society Under Attack in Name of Counterterrorism

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 15 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April 8-12.

    Counterterrorism measures are not only affecting extremist groups, but are also impacting a crucial sector for peace and security in the world: civil society.

  8. When Youth Take on The Fight to Defend Rights

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    BELGRADE, Apr 15 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April 8-12.

    Abraham M. Keita says he was nine years old when a girl of thirteen was sexually assaulted and strangled in his home community in Liberia.

  9. Religion & Development: An Enhanced Approach or a Transaction?

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 12 (IPS) - Dr. Azza Karam is a Senior Advisor at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Coordinator of UN Interagency Task Force on Religion, and Professor on Religion and Development at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

    Since 2008, a number of articles/opinions have been written, on the nexus between religion and development.

    In chronological order, the articles first made the case for why ‘religion matters' to the attainment of developmental objectives, noting how religious leaders are critical to changing social norms which can be in contradiction to human rights, and noting the extent to which faith-based organisations (FBOs) have anyway served as the original social service providers known to human kind.

  10. Shining a Spotlight on the Strengths & Challenges of Civil Society in the Balkans

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    BELGRADE, Apr 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which is the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to conclude in Belgrade, April 12.

    Lysa John, Secretary-General of CIVICUS, in her opening address to the International Civil Society Week (ICSW)

    It is an incredible privilege to welcome you all to the ‘International Civil Society Week'. I am going to remind us of the reasons that make it so important for us to be here in Belgrade this week.

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