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  1. Women Peace Laureates Condemn Inaction on Rohingya “Genocide”

    Friday, March 02, 2018

    DHAKA, Mar 02 (IPS) - Nobel Laureates Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman met with more than 100 women refugees in camps in the coastal Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh this week, as well as travelling to the "no man's land" where thousands of Rohingya have been stranded between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

  2. Rise of Feminism & the Renewed Battle for Women’s Rights

    Friday, March 02, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 02 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.
    Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is co-founder & Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.In 1909, the Socialist Party of America, in support of female garment workers protesting working conditions, designated March 8 as a day to honor women. By 1917, women in Russia were protesting for ‘bread and peace' against a backdrop of war. In recognition of that protest and women's suffrage in Soviet Russia, The International Socialist movement designated March 8 as International Women's Day.

  3. Inter Press Service Op-Ed Marking International Women's Day 2018

    Thursday, March 01, 2018

    ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, Mar 01 (IPS) - This is the first in a series of opeds -- by current and former senior UN officials and representatives of women's groups-- to mark International Women's Day, March 8.
    Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesinais President of the African Development BankInternational Women's Day is a call to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women and a reminder that globally, we are a long way from achieving gender equality.

  4. Culture of Deep-seated Denial of Sexual Violence in Sudan

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (IPS) - Geraldine Boezio is the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in ConflictAt the invitation of the Government of Sudan, I visited Sudan from 18 to 25 February 2018. The objective of the visit was to gain first-hand knowledge of the situation, assess the challenges of addressing conflict-related sexual violence in Sudan, and establish constructive dialogue with national authorities in this regard.

  5. Monsoon Season Threatens More Misery for Rohingyas

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    DHAKA, Feb 28 (IPS) - More than half a million Rohingya refugees crammed into over 30 makeshift camps in Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh face a critical situation as the cyclone and monsoon season begins in a few weeks' time.

  6. UN Relies on DNA for Paternity Claims Against Sexually Abusive Peacekeepers

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - As sexual abuse and paternity claims continue to rise against UN peacekeepers overseas, the United Nations is actively collaborating with troop contributing countries (TCC) in collecting DNA samples: a protocol introduced back in 2014.

  7. Citizen-Generated Energy Enters the Scene in Argentina

    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Feb 24 (IPS) - The Argentine population can now generate their own energy through clean and unconventional sources and incorporate surpluses into the public grid, thanks to a new law. This is an important novelty in a country embarked on a slow and difficult process, with a still uncertain end, to replace fossil fuels.

  8. For the Rural Poor of Peru, the Social Agenda is Far Away

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    HUARO, Peru, Feb 22 (IPS) - "The day will come when people do not have to go to the cities to overcome poverty," says Elmer Pinares, mayor of an Andean highlands municipality in Cuzco, in southern Peru, where malnutrition and lack of support for subsistence farming are among the main problems.

  9. A New Dawn for South Africa

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    DOHA, Qatar, Feb 22 (IPS) - Mia Swart is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center*In the post-Apartheid era, it is safe to say that Jacob Zuma has become the most reviled public figure in South Africa. Zuma was essentially discredited even before he became president in 2009 by his two essential weaknesses: his relationship with money and his lack of personal integrity.

  10. Migration Should Not be Politicized, Warns General Assembly President

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčákis President of the UN General AssemblyThis week, we began intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact on Migration. Therefore, it has never been more important to have a fact-based discussion on this issue.

    To start us off, I want to make main three points. First, I want to stress that migration is a fact. It is not an idea. It is not a theory. It is not a trend. It is a fact.

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