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When Not To Go To School

Saturday, April 19, 2014

KOLKATA, Apr 19 (IPS) - In large parts of rural India, the absence of separate toilets for growing girls is taking a toll on their education. Many are unable to attend school during the menstrual cycle.

Sweet Dreams are Made of Rwandan Ice Cream

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BUTARE, Rwanda, Apr 17 (IPS) - From all across Rwanda, and even from parts of neighbouring Burundi, people flock to the southern town of Butare to a little shop called Inzozi Nziza or Sweet Dreams. They come here for a taste of something of the unknown, something most have never tasted in their lives — the sweet, cold, velvety embrace of ice cream.

Biofortified Tortillas to Provide Micronutrients in Latin America

Thursday, April 17, 2014

KIGALI, Apr 17 (IPS) - Latin America is one of the regions in the world suffering from "hidden hunger" - a chronic lack of the micronutrients needed to ward off problems like anaemia, blindness, impaired immune systems, and stunted growth.

OP-ED: Beyond the Street Protests: Youth, Women and Democracy in Latin America

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - Women's empowerment and political participation are not only crucial for women: they are essential for effective democratic governance, one which promotes human rights and equity.  The same can be said about the importance of boosting youth political participation.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Tech Solutions to Local Problems

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ABIDJAN, Apr 15 (IPS) - When Ivorian Thierry N'Doufou saw local school kids suffering under the weight of their backpacks full of textbooks, it sparked an idea of how to close the digital gap where it is the largest — in local schoolrooms.

Valparaíso Blaze Highlights the City’s Poverty

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

, Apr 15 (IPS) - The blaze that tore through the Chilean port city of Valparaíso revealed the dark side of one of the most important tourist destinations in this South American country, which hides in its hills high levels of poverty and inequality.

Q&A: Malawi’s President Banda Confident ‘I Will Win this Election’

Monday, April 14, 2014

, Apr 14 (IPS) - Malawi's President Joyce Banda is campaigning ahead of next month's elections to extend her term of office. But many believe that the massive public service corruption scandal here has weakened her chances of winning.

Taliban Back On The Scene

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Apr 13 (IPS) - Mushfiq Wali, a 22-year-old shoemaker, loves watching films in the local Pashto language. But he says the Taliban are a killjoy: their bomb attacks have led to the closure of movie theatres, again. "They don't spare anything that brings happiness."

'Sanitation for All' a Rapidly Receding Goal

Saturday, April 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 12 (IPS) - World leaders on Friday discussed plans to expand sustainable access for water, sanitation and hygiene, focusing in particular on how to reach those in remote rural areas and slums where development projects have been slow to penetrate.

Trauma Still Fresh for Rwanda’s Survivors of Genocidal Rape

Friday, April 11, 2014

KIGALI, Apr 11 (IPS) - Claudine Umuhoza's son turned 19 this Apr. 1. And while he may be one of at least thousands of children who were conceived during the Rwandan genocide, he's not officially classified as a survivor of it. But his mother is.

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