News headlines for “Non-governmental Organizations on Development Issues”, page 2

  1. Latin American Migrants Targeted by Trafficking Networks

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 (IPS) - The rescue earlier this month of 12 Venezuelan and three Colombian women from a prostitution network that recruits migrants in Peru is an example of the complex web where migration and human trafficking often involve victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation.

  2. After Elections, Hard Work Starts for Zimbabwe’s Civil Society

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jul 27 (IPS) - Teldah Mawarire is a campaigns and advocacy officer with global civil society alliance, CIVICUS.

    For many Zimbabwean voters, casting their ballots on July 30 is sure to be a somewhat surreal experience. For the first time since the country's independence, the ever-present face of Robert Mugabe will not be staring back at them on the ballot paper.

  3. Educating Girls, The Only Road To Achieve the SDGs

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - Better and prolonged education can bring down high rates of illiteracy, sexual abuse and early marriage among girls.

  4. Half of the Young People from Poor Central American Neighbourhoods Want to Migrate

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    San Jose, Jul 25 (IPS) - La Carpio is an island of poverty on the outskirts of Costa Rica's capital, surrounded by the country's most polluted waters – the Torres River - on one side and a massive garbage dump on the other.

  5. We Cannot Look Away From the Crisis in Nicaragua

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Jul 24 (IPS) - The conflict in Nicaragua is spiraling out of control. International political action is urgently needed to prevent further escalation, argues Hivos Director Edwin Huizing. And the Netherlands must take the lead.

    Just 40 years after Daniel Ortega led the Sandinistas to overthrow the Somoza dictatorship, a severe crisis grips Nicaragua. Most Nicaraguans want nothing more than to see Ortega, who has been in office for eleven years, disappear from the political scene. Hivos, headquartered in The Hague, believes the Netherlands should use its membership in the UN Security Council to prevent a civil war and bring about a peaceful transition.

  6. Can Cities Reach the Zero Waste Goal?

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Jul 23 (IPS) - How should cities address the problem of waste? The most important thing is to set a clear objective: that the day will come when nothing will be sent to final disposal or incineration, says an international expert on the subject, retired British professor of environmental chemistry and toxicology Paul Connett, author of the book "The Zero Waste Solution."

  7. Even Rocks Harvest Water in Brazil’s Semi-Arid Northeast

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    JUAZEIRINHO/BOM JARDIM, Brazil, Jul 20 (IPS) - Rocks, once a hindrance since they reduced arable land, have become an asset. Pedrina Pereira and João Leite used them to build four ponds to collect rainwater in a farming community in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast.

  8. The Industrialization of Cybercrime

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 18 (IPS) - Tamas Gaidosch, a senior financial sector expert in the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department, is a cybersecurity professional with more than 20 years' experience, including probing banking systems to find cyber weaknesses. He formerly led the Information Technology Supervision Department at the Central Bank of Hungary.

    Cybercrime is now a mature industry operating on principles much like those of legitimate businesses in pursuit of profit. Combating the proliferation of cybercrime means disrupting a business model that employs easy-to-use tools to generate high profits with low risk.

  9. Chile Has Medicine Against Desertification, But Does Not Take It

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    OVALLE, Chile, Jul 17 (IPS) - The retention of rainwater which otherwise is lost at sea could be an excellent medicine against the advance of the desert from northern to central Chile, but there is no political will to take the necessary actions, according to experts and representatives of affected communities.

  10. Mission Accomplished: 15 Years of Peacekeeping Success in Liberia

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - Kingsley Ighobor, Africa Renewal* On a bright, sunny day in January this year, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf turned over power to George Weah, a decorated soccer star, following peaceful and successful elections. This marked Liberia's first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.

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