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New Approach Needed for Peace in Afghanistan

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NEW YORK, Mar 22 (IPS) - When the United States went to war in Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban's despicable treatment of women was cited by First Lady Laura Bush as one of the main reasons for going to war. Yet, since that regime fell 15 years ago, the Afghan government has neither included women in the peacebuilding process, nor has it stemmed the endemic rate of violence against them.

Discrimination Compounds Global Inequality: UN Report

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 (IPS) - Despite 25 years of impressive global development, many people are not benefiting from progress due to persistent discrimination, according to a UN report released Tuesday.

Fishing Villages Work for Food Security in El Salvador

Monday, March 20, 2017

ISLA DE MÉNDEZ, El Salvador, Mar 20 (IPS) - After an exhausting morning digging clams out of the mud of the mangroves, Rosa Herrera, her face tanned by the sun, arrives at this beach in southeastern El Salvador on board the motorboat Topacio, carrying her yield on her shoulders.

'Hate Group' Inclusion Shows UN Members Still Divided on LGBT Rights

Monday, March 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 (IPS) - A group designated as a hate group for its "often violent rhetoric" against LGBTI rights was an invited member of the United States Official Delegation to the annual women's meeting say rights groups.

UN Facing Famines, Conflicts and Now U.S. Funding Cuts

Friday, March 17, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 17 (IPS) - In the midst of responding to the worst humanitarian crisis since records began, the UN is now faced with potential funding cuts from its biggest donor, the United States.

“The Struggle Continues” for Human Right to Peace and Inclusion of Women

Thursday, March 16, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - UN officials and activists gathered to discuss the essential relationships between sustainable peace and gender equality during a two week-long UN meeting, begining March 13.

Travel Restrictions Cast Shadow on UN Women’s Meeting: Rights Groups

Thursday, March 16, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - Increasing travel restrictions have prevented delegates from attending this year's UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), according to several women's rights groups.

UN FARMS to Create One Million Days of Work for Mideast Migrants

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ROME, Mar 15 (IPS) - The problem is rather complex and often not recognised: in one of the major regions of both origin and destination for migrants and refugees -- the Near East and North of Africa, 10 per cent of rural communities is made up of forcibly displaced persons, while more than 25 per cent of the young rural people plan to emigrate.

Why Do Some Men Rape?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DAYLESFORD, Australia, Mar 15 (IPS) - A recent report from Equality Now titled 'The World's Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic' offered a series of recommendations for strengthened laws to deter and punish sexual violence against women and girls.

Women's Pay Gap 'Biggest Robbery in History': UN Women

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 (IPS) - A new UN initiative launched on Monday night calls the women's pay gap, which sees women paid 23 percent less than men globally: "the biggest robbery in history."

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