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  1. The Weinstein effect: The Global Scourge of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 03 (IPS) - When the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA's) Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judddetailed an incident involving the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for The New York Times in their eyepopping investigation into decades of alleged sexual harassment, it came as a shock to many.

  2. Locals Learn to Live in Harmony with Drought in Brazil's Semiarid Region

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    CANUDOS, Brazil, Nov 02 (IPS) - Irrigated green fields of vineyards and monoculture crops coexist in Brazil's semiarid Northeast with dry plains dotted with flowering cacti and native crops traditionally planted by the locals. Two models of development in struggle, with very different fruits.

  3. Women and Malnutrition in Africa

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    NEW DELHI and PHILADELPHIA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Undernutrition is widespread and a key reason for poor child health in many developing countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, around 40 percent of children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth, that is, severely reduced height-for-age relative to their growth potential. Stunting is a result of periods of undernutrition in early childhood, and it has been found to have a series of adverse long-term effects in those who survive childhood. It is negatively associated with mental development, human capital accumulation, adult health, and with economic productivity and income levels in adulthood.

  4. UN Member States Pay Lip Service to Women & Peacekeeping

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 (IPS) - A UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution adopted on 31 October 2000, underlying the role of women in peacekeeping, has long been described as both historic and unprecedented.

  5. Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called "hyena" like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.

  6. Historic Resolution on Women & Peacekeeping Remains Mostly Unimplemented

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 30 (IPS) - At the 26 October launch of GNWP's (Global Network of Women Peacebuilders) manual "No Money, No NAP" on dedicated budgetary allocation to fund the implementation of the 1325 National Action Plans, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka characterized UNSCR 1325 as the most unimplemented resolution of the UN Security Council.

  7. Stopping Child Marriage Forever

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 30 (IPS) - The mother moved in like a tigress to save her cub. In 2015, when her 13-year-old daughter Shumi Akhter was about to be married off, Panna Begum pleaded with her husband, Dulal Mia, to cancel the marriage he'd arranged for their daughter.

  8. Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    SEOUL/NEW DELHI, Oct 28 (IPS) - Experts on population ageing converged in Seoul this week to discuss how to make reaching one's "golden years" a happy and sustainable process across the world.

  9. Ending the Male Monopoly on Peace: Women Still Need More Seats at the Table

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 26 (IPS) - Whether targeted by perpetrators of sexual violence, oppressed by ideological extremists, or uniquely threatened by the bombing of hospital maternity units, women often bear the brunt of conflicts. Yet when it comes to peace negotiations, women too often don't have a seat at the table. The continuing reality that men, particularly armed men, enjoy an almost exclusive role in peace processes defies both logic and evidence.

  10. Open or Closed Borders, or Something in Between?

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 25 (IPS) - Recent elections around the world have clearly shown growing public support for candidates and political parties advocating the deportation of migrants and stricter restrictions on immigration, including halting it altogether. At the same time, opposition,challenges and resistance to deportations and immigration restrictions have become more widespread, visible and vocal.

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