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  1. US Blasts Migrant’s Compact – Even as 180+ Countries Embrace it

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (IPS) - As UN delegates met in Morocco to adopt a global compact to protect the rights and safety of refugees and migrants (GCM), the Trump administration launched a blistering attack condemning it as a violation of national sovereignty.

  2. Power and Sexual Abuse: The Danger of Doubling

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Stockholm/Rome, Dec 10 (IPS) - Several celebrities use their power to insult or take advantage of women. We read about sexual abuse from men like Harvey Weinsten, Bill O´Reilly, Leslie Moonves, Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Dennis Hastert, Robert Packwood, Roger Ailes, James Levine, Hans Hermann Groër, Marcial Maciel, Justin Forsyth, Ruud Lubbers, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Bill Clinton, Silvio Berlusconi and Donald Trump. The list is just a sample of an extensive catalogue of Western men accused of abusing women, using their fame, fortune and power to exploit and humiliate them. Unfortunately, misogynycontempt of and prejudice against women and girls, may even be characterized as a cultural universalan element, pattern, trait, or institution that is common to all human cultures worldwide.

  3. A UN Conference Undermined by 11th Hour Withdrawals

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 07 (IPS) - When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented meeting, for one reason: the withdrawal of at least seven member states almost at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour.

  4. Ending Sexual Harassment in the Work Place

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    YAOUNDÉ, Dec 06 (IPS) - Ten years ago when I set out on a career in media, my dream was to work for a TV station. The first prospective employer I came across invited me to an interview in his hotel room.

  5. The Revolution of Renewable Energy Needs Political Leadership

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - *Interview with Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. She was also the World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, leading the Bank Group's efforts to campaign for the Paris Agreement.The cost of renewable energy is low, and at times, less than fossil fuels. What are the barriers to switching to renewables?

    Where current energy systems exist, they will need to be upgraded to be able to draw power from modern renewables and to exploit storage solutions that they require.

  6. Central America: Eradicating Gender Violence is Vital to State Security

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    PANAMA CITY, Panama, Dec 06 (IPS) - Richard Barathe is Director, UNDP Regional Center for Latin America and the CaribbeanMaría is a 35-year old Salvadoran woman with three young children. Growing up, María knew her mother but never met her father. When María was six, she started working at the Central Market of San Salvador and at the age of 12 she was raped and became pregnant for the first time.

  7. Thermal Houses Keep People Warm in Peru's Highlands

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    HUAYRAPATA, Peru, Dec 06 (IPS) - Thirty families from a rural community more than 4,300 meters above sea level will have warm houses that will protect them from the freezing temperatures that each year cause deaths and diseases among children and older adults in this region of the southeastern Peruvian Andes.

  8. Watering the Paris Agreement at COP24

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Dec 05 (IPS) - Maggie White is Senior Manager - International. Policies, Swedish Water House.

    Most people will experience climate change in the form of water – higher frequency and intensity of floods and droughts, an increase in waterborne diseases, and overloaded sewage systems that are unable to cope with new demands.

  9. African Countries Deserve an Enhanced Climate Ambition

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 04 (IPS) - Robert Muthami is a Programme Coordinator at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Kenya Office. He coordinates work around socio-ecological transformationAfrican countries have been at the climate-change negotiating table for more than 20 years. The continent faces some of the most severe impacts of climate change, but questions remain over its adaptive capacity despite this engagement.

  10. The Bond that is Educating Girls Across India

    Saturday, December 01, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Dec 01 (IPS) - Barely five months into the start of Sneha's year at a government school in Bhilwara, a town in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the bubbly 15-year-old was pulled out by her parents. They wanted her to stay at home instead, to look after her four younger siblings and to cook and clean for the family as her parents worked on their farm.

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