News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? - A Migrant’s Story

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind.

  2. Tipping Point on Menstrual Banishment in Nepal

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Jan 23 (IPS) - It is easy to be cynical about recent reports of actions taken to end chhaupadithe traditional practice in parts of western Nepal of segregating menstruating women.

  3. Global Inequality Continues to Grow: UNDESA Report

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - More than 70 percent of the global population is currently living in parts of the world where income inequality has grown, according to a World Social Report 2020 launched by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

  4. Bridging Africa’s Great Gender-Financing Divide

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    NAIROBI, Jan 22 (IPS) - What stands between Soi Cate Chelang and her dream of turning her small pallet-making business into a major enterprise is capital.

  5. “For Generations, We Have Been Nominating Men Just Because They are Men”

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Marlène Schiappa, Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination in France, attended the 25th year Regional Review Meeting of the Beijing Platform for Action for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region last month. She highlighted why this meeting is key for advancing the gender equality agenda and the priorities for the Generation Equality Forum in 2020, a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico.

  6. Ending Bullying and Humiliation over Menstruation as Girls and Boys in Conservative Eswatini are Educated about Reproductive Health

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    MBABANE, Jan 21 (IPS) - When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice.

    "My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear," recalls the now 45-year-old Mkhaliphi. She had to follow suit and use these materials because she had no money to buy sanitary pads.

  7. From Digital Diplomacy to Data Diplomacy

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Jan 20 (IPS) - The digital revolution arrived late at the heart of ministries of foreign affairs across the Western world. Ministries latched on to social media around the time of Tahrir Square and Iran's 2009 Green Revolution, beguiled by a vision of the technology engendering a networked evolution toward more liberal societies.

  8. Pro-Growth Demographic Dogma

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 20 (IPS) - Whenever the issue of population comes up, pro-growth demographic dogma invariably dominates. Governments, political parties, businesses, the media and many others typically praise population growth and lament population slowdown, stabilization or decline. The demographic dogma basically advocates maintaining robust population growth and a larger and youthful population. 

  9. Empowering Women in Poor Communities & Building Resilience Against Climate Pressure

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    AHMEDABAD, India, Jan 17 (IPS) - Bijal Brahmbhatt is Director, Mahila Housing TrustAs global temperatures continue to rise, vulnerable populations around the world are facing increasingly complex climate risks – with ongoing droughts in Zimbabwe and floods devastating Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.

  10. Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 (IPS) - The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman's legitimate right to "bodily autonomy"—the right to self-governance over one's own body without coercion or external pressure.

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