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  1. Clicktivism & Real Life Activism Potent Instruments Against Sexual Violence

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    NEW YORK, Nov 29 (IPS) - It's the fifth day of the 16 days campaign on violence against women but I feel like the campaign started months ago because of the powerful #MeToo campaign. While I applaud this campaign, I have some thoughts that I believe could make this a truly global watershed moment in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence.

  2. “Every Day Is a Nightmare'

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 29 (IPS) - Parul Akhtar,* a Rohingya woman in her mid-twenties, may never wish to remember the homeland she and her children left about three weeks ago.

  3. Beware Public Private Partnerships

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (IPS) - Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are essentially long-term contracts, underwritten by government guarantees, with which the private sector builds (and sometimes runs) major infrastructure projects or services traditionally provided by the state, such as hospitals, schools, roads, railways, water, sanitation and energy.

  4. One Third of Food Lost, Wasted – Enough to Feed All Hungry People

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    ROME, Nov 28 (IPS) - Believe it or not, the way to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth is as feasible as it is handy. In fact, the current loss and waste of one-third of all food produced for human consumption would be just enough to feed the nearly one billion people who go to bed hungry every single night.

  5. “Ambition & Action” Needed to End Open Defecation

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of?

  6. Uncertain Future for 'Diabolic' Free Trade Pacts Between EU and Africa

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    BRUSSELS, Nov 27 (IPS) - In the run-up to the fifth EU-Africa summit in Côte d'Ivoire, the future of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between Europe and its former colonies looks bleaker than ever. While most of Europe's trade partners around the world keep refusing to sign the deals, the African Union's Commissioner for Trade will most likely announce a moratorium on all EPAs.

  7. Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence

    Sunday, November 26, 2017

    INDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 (IPS) - Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.

  8. Foreign Investment Expands in Cuba…Despite Everything

    Saturday, November 25, 2017

    HAVANA, Nov 25 (IPS) - "Maybe many of us thought that this project was a dream six years ago, but not anymore. The geography has completely changed, because of everything that has been built and the investments that have been approved," said Nathaly Suárez, director of Construction Management at the Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM).

  9. Combating Climate Change? Combat Land Degradation, Says UNCCD Chief

    Friday, November 24, 2017

    BONN, Germany, Nov 24 (IPS) - Land restoration is not a "glamorous subject even when you give all the numbers," admits Monique Barbut, the Executive Secretary of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification UNCCD). But she also stresses that by 2050, the world population will reach 10 billion. To feed that extra 2.4 billion, current food production would need to be increased by 75 percent.

  10. Conservative Onslaught Undermines Gender Advances in Latin America

    Thursday, November 23, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 23 (IPS) - A "conservative and fundamentalist onslaught" in Latin America against a supposed "gender ideology" is jeopardising advances in the fight against violence towards women, feminist activists complain.

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