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Asia's Water Politics Near the Boiling Point

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NEW DELHI, Mar 21 (IPS) - In Asia, it likely will not be straightforward water wars.

“The Struggle Continues” for Human Right to Peace and Inclusion of Women

Thursday, March 16, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - UN officials and activists gathered to discuss the essential relationships between sustainable peace and gender equality during a two week-long UN meeting, begining March 13.

Travel Restrictions Cast Shadow on UN Women’s Meeting: Rights Groups

Thursday, March 16, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - Increasing travel restrictions have prevented delegates from attending this year's UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), according to several women's rights groups.

UN FARMS to Create One Million Days of Work for Mideast Migrants

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ROME, Mar 15 (IPS) - The problem is rather complex and often not recognised: in one of the major regions of both origin and destination for migrants and refugees -- the Near East and North of Africa, 10 per cent of rural communities is made up of forcibly displaced persons, while more than 25 per cent of the young rural people plan to emigrate.

Suffering of Children in War-Torn Syria 'Hits Rock Bottom'

Monday, March 13, 2017

ROME, Mar 13 (IPS) - The suffering of children in war-torn Syria "hit rock bottom" in 2016 with the highest number of grave violations against them since verification began in 2014, underscored the United Nations children's agency.

Seven Scaring Facts About Widening Gender Gap

Friday, March 03, 2017

ROME, Mar 03 (IPS) - Women across the globe are facing new threats, which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, an international confederation of civil society organisations has revealed ahead of International Women's Day pm March 8.

These Women Cannot Celebrate Their Day

Monday, February 27, 2017

ROME, Feb 27 (IPS) - This is a story that one would wish to never have to write—the story of hundreds of millions of life-givers whose production and productivity have systematically been ‘quantified' in much detailed statistics, but whose abnegation, human suffering and denial of rights are subject to just words.

Aid Arrives for Rohingya After Violence

Friday, February 24, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 (IPS) - A Malaysian aid convoy has arrived in Myanmar with supplies for ethnic Rakhine civilians and Rohingya Muslims.

The Malaysian government sent hundreds of tons of food and other necessities including clothing and hygiene kits to Myanmar's Yangon region which were then delivered to Rakhine State's capital of Sittwe. Military ships also offloaded supplies in neighboring Bangladesh which has seen an influx of Rohingya refugees since violence was reignited in 2016.

Huge Health Needs for World’s One Billion Migrants

Friday, February 24, 2017

ROME/COLOMBO, Feb 24 (IPS) - With an estimated 1 billion migrants today --or one in every seven people-- their health needs are huge. Nevertheless, health systems are struggling to adapt and consequently access to health services among migrant populations varies widely and is often inadequate.

Confusion over U.S. Travel Ban Grounds Foreign Correspondents

Monday, February 20, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb 20 (IPS) - New restrictions on immigrants and refugees coming to the United States are also posing challenges for foreign correspondents covering news in the United States. Some have had to indefinitely postpone plans to report on conflicts in the Middle East while others have found an unfriendly reminder of their past treatment as journalists in less free countries.

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