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Q&A: “People Need to Be at the Centre of Development”

Saturday, May 02, 2015

JAKARATA, May 02 (IPS) - In a populous archipelago nation like Indonesia, where 250 million live spread across some 17,500 islands, speaking over 300 languages, the question of development is a tricky one.

Unsafe Abortions Continue to Plague Kenya

Saturday, May 02, 2015

NAIROBI, May 02 (IPS) - She is just 14, but Janida avoids eye contact with others, preferring to look down at the ground and nodding her head if someone tries to engage her in conversation.

Draconian Ban on Abortion in El Salvador Targeted by Global Campaign

Thursday, April 30, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, Apr 30 (IPS) - International and local human rights groups are carrying out an intense global campaign to get El Salvador to modify its draconian law that criminalises abortion and provides for prison terms for women.

Watch What Happens When Tribal Women Manage India’s Forests

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NAYAGARH, India, Apr 30 (IPS) - Kama Pradhan, a 35-year-old tribal woman, her eyes intent on the glowing screen of a hand-held GPS device, moves quickly between the trees. Ahead of her, a group of men hastens to clear away the brambles from stone pillars that stand at scattered intervals throughout this dense forest in the Nayagarh district of India's eastern Odisha state.

No Woman, No World

Monday, April 27, 2015

Want to Help Nepal Recover from the Quake? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group

Monday, April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - The death toll has now passed 3,300, and there is no telling how much farther it will climb. Search and rescue operations in Nepal entered their third day Monday, as the government and international aid agencies scramble to cope with the aftermath of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck this South Asian nation on Apr. 25.

Push to Privatise Education in Global South Challenged

Friday, April 24, 2015

LONDON, Apr 24 (IPS) - The multinational education and publishing company Pearson PLC was challenged during its annual general meeting on Apr. 24 by representatives of civil society and trade union groups over various profit-driven programmes aimed at expanding private education in numerous countries in the global South. 

Opinion: To Solve Hunger, Start with Soil

Friday, April 24, 2015

NAIROBI, Apr 24 (IPS) - Peter looked confused as he recounted how he'd painstakingly planted potatoes to sell and to feed his family of eight, only to find that when harvest time rolled around he had been greeted with tiny tubers not much bigger than golf balls.

Opinion: Has the World Reached Peak Plutocracy?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NAIROBI, Apr 23 (IPS) - Parents in despair because they can't pay the fees at the privatised neighbourhood school…

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