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  1. Debate on Glyphosate Use Comes to a Head in Argentina

    Friday, December 08, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 08 (IPS) - In and around the city of Rosario, where most of Argentina's soybean processing plants are concentrated, a local law banned the use of glyphosate, the most widely-used herbicide in Argentina. But two weeks later, producers managed to exert enough pressure to obtain a promise that the ban would be overturned.

  2. New ‘Anti-Hate Law’ Threatens Freedoms in Venezuela

    Wednesday, December 06, 2017

    Dec 06 (IPS) - Hate speech in the media or social networks in Venezuela is now punishable with prison sentences of up to 20 years, according to a new law issued by the opposition-controlled National Constituent Assembly (ANC).

  3. “Will Civil Society & Democracy in India Rise to the Existential Challenges They Face?”

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 05 (IPS) - A cursory glance at international funding of the social sector in India reveals that it has grown at over 25% annually over the past three years.

  4. Civil Society Week Puts Spotlight on the Pacific

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 05 (IPS) - It's a busy week for movers, shakers and policymakers attending a global gathering of civil society activists here in Fiji. For the first time, the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is holding its sessions in the Pacific. It's a sign of a growing awareness of the problems facing these remote islands – problems they cannot be ignored any longer.

  5. Build Back Better: The Tiny Island of Dominica Faces New Climate Reality

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 04 (IPS) - McCarthy Marie has been living in the Fond Cani community, a few kilometres east of the Dominica capital Roseau, for 38 years. The 68-year-old economist moved to the area in 1979 following the decimation of the island by Hurricane David.

  6. Indigenous People, Guardians of Threatened Forests in Brazil

    Monday, December 04, 2017

  7. Are Rising Attacks On Human Rights Defenders The ‘New Normal’?

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 04 (IPS) - At CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance working to strengthen citizen participation, we receive bad news of attacks on compatriots every day.

  8. ‘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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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