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People's Tribunal Hopes Verdict on Mining Abuses Gains Traction

Friday, January 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 30 (IPS) - A recent case study on Canadian mining abuses in Latin America has woven one more thread of justice in the tapestry of international law.

Dumped, Abandoned, Abused: Women in India’s Mental Health Institutions

Friday, January 30, 2015

MUMBAI, Jan 30 (IPS) - Following the birth of her third child, Delhi-based entrepreneur Smita* found herself feeling "disconnected and depressed", often for days at a stretch. "Much later I was told it was severe post-partum depression but at the time it wasn't properly diagnosed," she told IPS.

Missing Students Case Also Highlights Racism in Mexico

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Jan 29 (IPS) - The mother tongue of Celso García, a 51-year-old indigenous Mexican, is Mixteca. As a boy, García, the father of one of the 43 students forcibly disappeared four months ago, had to learn Spanish to make his way in mainstream society in this country where most people are of mixed-race heritage.

Marine Resources in High Seas Should be Shared Equitably

Thursday, January 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (IPS) - After almost 10 years of often frustrating negotiations, the U.N. ad hoc committee on BBNJ decided, by consensus, to set in motion a process that will result in work commencing on a legally binding international instrument on the conservation and sustainable use, including benefit sharing, of Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction.

Kurdish Civil Society Against Use of Arms to Gain Autonomy

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Jan 29 (IPS) - A rupture inside the movement for the creation of an independent state of Kurdistan has given new impetus to the voices of those condemning the use of weapons as the way to autonomy.

Teenage Girls in Argentina – Invisible Victims of Femicide

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 28 (IPS) - The murder of a young Argentine girl on a beach in neighbouring Uruguay shook both countries and drew attention to a kind of violence that goes almost unnoticed as a cause of death among Argentine adolescents: femicide.

OPINION: Russia's Friendship University, Educating the Developing World for 55 Years

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (IPS) - People's Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), which celebrates its 55th anniversary on Feb. 5, is known worldwide as a major academic and research centre. During the last five decades, PFUR has educated 80,000 students from 145 countries.

When Ignorance Is Deadly: Pacific Women Dying From Lack of Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SYDNEY, Jan 28 (IPS) - Women now face a better chance of surviving breast cancer in the Solomon Islands, a developing island state in the southwest Pacific Ocean, following the recent acquisition of the country's first mammogram machine.

Young People in Latin America Face Stigma and Inequality

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SANTIAGO, Jan 27 (IPS) - Young people in Latin America now enjoy greater access to education. But in many cases their future is dim due to the lack of opportunities and the siren call of crime in a region where 167 million people are poor, and 71 million live in extreme poverty.

Developing Nations Write Hopeful New Chapters in a Toxic Legacy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan 27 (IPS) - The village of Dong Mai in Vietnam's agricultural heartland had a serious problem.

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