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  1. US Survey Finds Lack of Awareness on Global Warming

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    WISCONSIN, USA, Mar 18 (IPS) - Yash Bhandari is research editor at Rockay, a clothing manufacturer that focuses on the exclusive use of eco-friendly and recyclable materialsThe U.N.'s World Water day is fast approaching as the state of the world's consumable water supply remains dismal. Billions of people face at least the very real risk of scarcity, if they're not facing scarcity already; and about a third of the world's groundwater systems are in danger of becoming depleted.

  2. Climate Strike: Hundreds of Thousands United for the Planet’s Future

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    ROME, Mar 16 (IPS) - Friday, Mar. 15, hundreds of thousands of young people across the world took to the streets to join the climate strike. "We are demonstrating today for our planet and for our future. This is the place where we and those who come after us will live," Jennifer, a 16-year-old girl from Rome, the Italian capital, was one of those who opted to join the protests rather than attend school, told IPS.

  3. Women Take the Lead Tackling Climate Change in Bangladesh

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    LONDON / DHAKA, Mar 15 (IPS) - Jonathan Farr is WaterAid's Senior Policy Analyst on water security & climate change, based in London & Samia Mallik is WaterAid Bangladesh's Communications Officer, based in Dhaka.

    The stakes are high for women when faced with a warming world – their livelihoods jeopardised by labour markets that tend to put men first, their family responsibilities increasing rapidly in the face of droughts and flooding, and politicians who refuse to acknowledge the challenges they face. The story of those living on the frontline of a harsher climate is simply not being heard.

  4. Three Takeaways from Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, Mar 15 (IPS) - Mark Baker is Director of Disaster Response at Water Mission*Those of us working in disaster relief know what to expect when a hurricane or earthquake strikes with devastating fury.

    We know that safe water, food, and shelter will be the most immediate needs for survivors. And we have a good idea of the kind of wreckage we'll see, although we never cease to be humbled and sobered by the tragic sights.

  5. People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 15 (IPS) - With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's disease, popularly known - and stigmatised - as leprosy, came to an end.

  6. Free Stella Nyanzi, Demand Pan African Activists in Ghana

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    ACCRA, Mar 13 (IPS) - On Saturday 9th March, a small group of activists from Ghana, concerned by the continued incarceration of Ugandan feminist activist Dr Stella Nyanzi, rallied by the symbolic national independence Square to raise awareness on the dangers of remaining quiet to injustice.

  7. People Affected by Leprosy Still Face Stigma in Latin America

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 13 (IPS) - The First Latin American and Caribbean Meeting of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, more widely known as leprosy, seeks to exorcise stigma and discrimination. The meeting has brought together around a hundred activists in Brazil.

  8. Gender Quotas Help Women Parliamentarians to Rise in Numbers

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 (IPS) - When the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), based in Switzerland, released its annual report on the representation of women legislators worldwide, four of the top five countries were from the developing world.

    Rwanda led the way with 61.3 percent of the seats held by women in its lower or single house of parliament followed by Cuba (53.2 percent), Bolivia (53.1 percent) and Mexico (48.2 percent).

  9. Access to Water Is a Daily Battle in Poor Neighborhoods in Buenos Aires

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    BUENOS AIRES, Mar 11 (IPS) - "Look at this water. Would you drink it?" asks José Pablo Zubieta, as he shows a glass he has just filled from a faucet, where yellow and brown sediment float, in his home in Villa La Cava, a shantytown on the outskirts of Argentina's capital.

  10. Preaching World Peace by Day, Peddling Lethal Weapons By Night

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 (IPS) - The Middle East, one of the world's most politically-volatile and war-ravaged regions, has doubled its arms imports during the past five years, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

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