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  1. New Safety Handbook by IAWRT

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    OSLO, Dec 04 (IPS) - Hopefully female journalists have read it by now "What if…? Safety Handbook for Women Journalists". The handbook, written by renowned safety trainer Abeer Saady, an Egyptian, and published by The International Association for Women in Radio and Televison (IAWRT), provides hands on tips on what to do when caught in a crossfire , when stopped at checkpoints, arrested during coverage, or kidnapped and held hostage.

  2. When Medicines Don’t Work Anymore

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    PENANG, Malaysia, Dec 04 (IPS) - The growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is catching the attention of policy makers, but not at a rate enough to tackle it.

  3. Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    ROME, Dec 04 (IPS) - At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women's empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill training, and increased autonomy through the development of their own livelihoods.

  4. 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.

  5. UN Makes Record Appeal for Humanitarian Aid in 2018

    Saturday, December 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) - The UN has made its largest appeal to work towards reaching the more than 135 million people across the world in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

  6. ‘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.

  7. Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    NAIROBI/NEW DELHI, Dec 01 (IPS) - "Political resolve is the key for succeeding in our fight against oceans pollution," Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, who is leading hands-on the organisation's global campaign to clean up seas and oceans of plastic litter, agricultural run‑off and chemical dumping, told IPS.

  8. First Use of Nuclear Weapons Would be Counterproductive

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 01 (IPS) - Over the past year, cavalier and reckless statements from President Donald Trump about nuclear weapons and his threat to unleash "fire and fury" against North Korea have heightened fears about Cold War-era policies and procedures that put the authority to launch nuclear weapons in his hands alone.

  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. Fiji Civil Society Meeting to Focus on Pacific Islands Under Threat

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (IPS) - The 57 small island developing states (SIDS), including 20 described as territories which are non-UN members, are some of the world's most vulnerable – both economically and environmentally.

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