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  1. ‘Sparks of Hope’ in a Time of Fear

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 01 (IPS) - Out of 300 nominations from across the globe, just four have won an innovation award for their commitment to human rights.

    Now in its 12th year, the Nelson Mandala-Graça Machel Innovation Awards seeks to celebrate and promote diverse individuals and organizations for their excellence and bravery in creating social change.

  2. Lawmakers Impose Gender Parity in Argentina’s Congress, By Surprise

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 01 (IPS) - It was an unexpected move by a group of women in the lower house of the Argentine Congress. At one o'clock in the morning, during a long parliamentary session, they demanded the approval of a stalled bill for gender parity in political representation. There was resistance and arguments, but an hour later, the initiative became law by a large majority.

  3. Migrant Promoters and Musicians Spread Message of “One Africa”

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 28 (IPS) - The crowd in the park gave out roars of approval as the next act was announced:  Mothusi Bashimane Ndlovu, one of Zimbabwe's most popular singers and actors, who took to the stage with a small axe in hand.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. The World is Losing the Battle Against Child Labour

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 18 (IPS) - The IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour,  which drew nearly 2000 delegates from 190 countries to the Argentine capital, left many declarations of good intentions but nothing to celebrate.

  7. The Birth of a Dictator

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    PHNOM PENH, Nov 17 (IPS) - The government had an almost paranoid fear of protests. A square kilometer around the Supreme Court was barricaded and off limits to the public. In faraway provinces, roadblocks were erected to stop demonstrators. Some opposition members were under temporary house arrest. But it turned out to be unnecessary. Nobody dared to protest.

  8. Coal Pollution Continues to Spread in Latin America

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Nov 15 (IPS) - Despite growing global pressure to reduce the use of coal to generate electricity, several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean still have projects underway for expanding this polluting energy source.

  9. On Gender Day at Climate Meet, Some Progress, Many Hurdles

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    BONN, Germany, Nov 15 (IPS) - "Five years ago, when we first started talking about including gender in the negotiations, the parties asked us, ‘Why gender?' Today, they are asking, ‘How do we include gender?' That's the progress we have seen since Doha," said Kalyani Raj.

  10. The Illusion of Justice: When Will Reparations be Served to Iraq’s Victims?

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    TORONTO, Nov 09 (IPS) - It is difficult to spend any time in Iraq without being struck by a sense of profound injustice. After successive decades of war and occupation, violence has become the rule rather than the exception in the country, with each phase of conflict outdoing the previous in terms of brutality and capacity to shock the conscience.

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