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  1. Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.

    Children with disabilities are up to four times more likely to experience violence, with girls being the most at risk, according to the United Nations Children's Fund.

  2. Campaigns Promote Women’s Participation in Latin America

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Aug 10 (IPS) - An alternative network in Brazil promotes women's participation in elected offices with media support. This campaign, like others in Latin America, seeks to reverse a political landscape where, despite being a majority of the population, women hold an average of just 29.8 percent of legislative posts.

  3. How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 (IPS) - Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa's wealthy economic hub, Sandton.

  4. 2017 Global Findex: Behind the Numbers on Bangladesh

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 10 (IPS) - Joep Roest is Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Inclusive Markets, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).

    On the face of it, the 2017 Global Findex shows that Bangladesh has made great strides toward financial inclusion since the previous Findex was released in 2014.

  5. The Legalization of Abortion in Argentina will Benefit Thousands of Women

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 08 (IPS) - The author of this oped, Nelly Minyersky, is a lawyer and family law specialist, writing for Amnesty International.

    We are at an historic moment in Argentina, a turning point in the path of women's rights.

  6. How the Yanadi, an Oppressed Indigenous People in India, are Reclaiming Their Rights One Village At a Time

    Tuesday, August 07, 2018

    NELLORE DISTRICT, India, Aug 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds initiated by IPS on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, on August 9.

    Under the blazing midday sun, a tractor moves slowly along a dirt trail in Macharawari Pallem, a village of the Yanadi indigenous people located some three hours from Chennai city in South India. Atop the tractor, women of the village – 36 in all – sit expectantly, ignoring the heat. Squeals of excitement fill the air as the tractor slowly halts near a stretch of rice fields.

  7. “Outrage is Appropriate, Surprise is Not”: Tackling Sex Abuse in the Aid Sector

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    LONDON, Aug 06 (IPS) - Jacqui Hunt* is Regional Director for Europe, Equality Now.

    A new report on the scale and extent of sexual abuse and exploitation in the aid sector should come as no surprise. It is now time for international agencies, including the UN, to step up and show some much-needed leadership to tackle this issue once and for all.

  8. Helping Indigenous Peoples Live Equal Lives

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Although indigenous peoples are being increasingly recognised by both rights activists and governmental organisations, they are still being neglected in legal documents and declarations. Indigenous peoples are only mentioned in two of the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and only seen in two of the 230 SDG indicators, says indigenous rights expert Chris Chapman.

  9. Paid Leave In New Zealand For Victims of Domestic Violence Praised Globally

    Sunday, August 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 05 (IPS) - Domestic violence in New Zealand is one of the highest rates in the developing world and recent legislation there that gives victims of domestic violence 10 days of paid leave, without having to present any documentation in support, has been praised across the globe.

  10. Land Degradation: A Triple Threat in Africa

    Friday, August 03, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - Sustainability, stability, and security—the three overlapping issues are an increasing concern among many especially in Africa where land degradation is displacing citizens and livelihoods.

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