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El Salvador Faces Dilemma over the Prosecution of War Criminals

Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAN SALVADOR, Jul 23 (IPS) - The ruling of the highest court to repeal the amnesty law places El Salvador in the dilemma of deciding whether the country should prosecute those who committed serious violations to human rights during the civil war.

Fast-track Development Threatens to Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind

Monday, July 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - Fast-tracked development often means that indigenous people and their territories get run over and their rights are not taken into consideration, Roberto Borrero, from the International Indian Treaty Council and Indigenous Peoples Major Group, said here Friday.

What can Development Banks do to Protect Human Rights?

Sunday, July 17, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - In a petition signed by 150 NGOs, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development have called for development banks to make sure that human rights are respected by their beneficiaries.

Women Empowerment Holds the Key for Global Development

Friday, July 15, 2016

SAN JOSE, Jul 15 (IPS) - Latin America's inclusion of women in its development model, with greater participation within the work force and improved wage conditions, was a decisive factor in the region's successful diminishment of extreme poverty. 

Indigenous Villages In Honduras Overcome Hunger At Schools

Friday, July 15, 2016

COALACA, Honduras, Jul 15 (IPS) - Barely 11 years old and in the sixth grade of primary school, this student dreams of becoming a farmer in order to produce food so that the children in his community never have to go hungry. Josué Orlando Torres of the indigenous Lenca people lives in a remote corner of the west of Honduras.

Teachers and Students: Tip of Iceberg of Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 14 (IPS) - Mexico is experiencing a monumental human rights crisis. There is abundant evidence of widespread human rights violations in the country, including torture, extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances and violence against journalists and human rights defenders.

Civil Society Organizations Worried About Declining Involvement

Thursday, July 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 (IPS) - Less than a year after the adoption of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), non-government organizations (NGOs) are concerned about declining possibilities for participation, both at the UN and in national politics.

Fighting Violence Against Children as a Global Problem

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - One billion children experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the last year, according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prompting the launch of a new global partnership to tackle the problem here Tuesday.

What Does it Really Mean to 'Leave No One Behind'? 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - Although "leave no one behind" has become a central rallying cry around the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, more needs to be done for it to be put into practice, civil society said during a review conference of progress made on the Post-2030 agenda here this week.

Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Monday, July 11, 2016

CARACAS, Jul 11 (IPS) - Latin America's teenage girls are a crucial force for change and for promoting sustainable development, if the region invests in their rights and the correction of unequal opportunities, according to Luiza Carvalho, the regional head of UN Women.

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