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  1. Legal Weapons Have Failed to Curb Femicides in Latin America

    Saturday, December 01, 2018

    LA PLATA, Argentina, Dec 01 (IPS) - This article is part of IPS coverage of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which began on Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.Left blind by a beating from her ex-husband, Susana Gómez barely managed to avoid joining the list of nearly 2,800 femicides committed annually in Latin America, but her case shows why public policies and laws are far from curtailing gender-based violence in the region.

  2. Migrants Send Record Amounts to Home Countries, but Overall Poverty Pertains

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (IPS) - At the end of this year, migrants will have sent 466 billion dollars to family and friends in their countries of origin. Despite this record amount these remittances have little to no effect on the dire economic state of affairs in those home countries. Earlier this week in Brussels, a group of experts convened to think of ways to make the sent money work in a way that benefits more than just a few lucky families. 

  3. VIDEO: Seeking Ways to Include Women in the Blue Economy

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 29 (IPS) - Women make up about half of the over 120 million people whose livelihood depend on the blue economy. But women play only a marginal role in the blue economy with most of them earning subsistence income. Women are mainly excluded from more important aspects of the Blue Economy like shipping and large scale fishing.

  4. Re-Defining Poverty in its Many Dimensions

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - Carolina Rivera is a Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office at UNDP and Monica Jahangir is a Policy and Advocacy Officer at the International Movement ATD Fourth World.

    Poverty has many dimensions beyond a lack of money. The need for a better understanding of the multiple ways people experience poverty is gaining momentum, as is the importance of measuring the often - overlapping deprivations people face. Understanding both is vital for better decision making.

  5. It is Imperative for the Caribbean to Have a Seat at the COP24 Negotiating Table

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    ST. GEORGE’S, Nov 28 (IPS) - The Caribbean will not be left out of the negotiations at COP24 – the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – that will take place from Dec. 3 to 14 in Katowice, Poland.

  6. Asia-Pacific Takes Stock of Ambitious Development Targets

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 28 (IPS) - Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on population dynamics at a crucial time for the region. Their goal: to keep people and rights at the heart of the region's push for sustainable development. They will be considering how successful we have been in balancing economic growth with social imperatives, underpinned by rights and choices for all as enshrined in the landmark Programme of Action stemming from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, or ICPD.

  7. Promoting Gender Equality On Front Lines

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    NEW YORK, Nov 27 (IPS) - Jessica Neuwirth is founder of Donor Direct Action, an international organization which partners with front line women's groups around the world. Last week's announcement by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) of £50m ($64.3m) to help end female genital mutilation (FGM) is great news. The biggest ever financial commitment by any donor, it could be a game changer for the African-led movement to end this abhorrent subjugation of women.

  8. Youth Create Businesses that Are Geared to Protecting the Environment

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    SEOUL, Nov 27 (IPS) - An organic pesticide safe for farmers and the environment, and carbonised fuel briquettes made from agricultural waste materials and organic waste are all business ideas that promote a green economy.

  9. ‘What Fish Can Do for the WTO’

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 26 (IPS) - Fish will soon be off the menu, unless global leaders strike a deal ending multi-billion dollar harmful fisheries subsidies blamed for threatening world fish stocks and widening the inequitable use of marine resources.

  10. ‘A Turtle is Worth More Alive Than Dead’

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 26 (IPS) - On the north-eastern shores of Trinidad and Tobago, on the shoreline of Matura, more than 10,000 leatherback turtles climb the beaches to nest each year. But there the local community is keenly area of one thing: ‘a turtle alive is worth more than a turtle dead."

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