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  1. Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.

    Children with disabilities are up to four times more likely to experience violence, with girls being the most at risk, according to the United Nations Children's Fund.

  2. Campaigns Promote Women’s Participation in Latin America

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Aug 10 (IPS) - An alternative network in Brazil promotes women's participation in elected offices with media support. This campaign, like others in Latin America, seeks to reverse a political landscape where, despite being a majority of the population, women hold an average of just 29.8 percent of legislative posts.

  3. New Agreement with China: Opportunity to Save Mozambique's Forests

    Thursday, August 09, 2018

    LONDON, Aug 09 (IPS) - Duncan Macqueen is a principal researcher on forests at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).*

    Mozambique's forests are disappearing at an alarming rate, with most of the destruction caused by excessive logging, corruption and weak laws.

  4. Indigenous Peoples Least Responsible for the Climate Crisis

    Thursday, August 09, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 09 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds initiated by IPS on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, on August 9.

    Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than five percent of the world's population, have the world's smallest carbon footprint, and are the least responsible for our climate crisis. Yet because their livelihoods and wellbeing are intimately bound with intact ecosystems, indigenous peoples disproportionately face the brunt of climate changewhich is fast becoming a leading driver of human displacement.

  5. States Must Act Now to Protect Indigenous Peoples During Migration

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    GENEVA/NEW YORK, Aug 08 (IPS) - States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts. In a joint statement marking International day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the experts say it is crucial that the rights of indigenous peoples are realised when they migrate or are displaced from their lands:

  6. Winds of Change on Kenya’s Northern Borders

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 06 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    Previously characterised by belligerence, based on competition for resources, the border regions of Eastern Africa can sense the blissful wind of peace approaching.

  7. Amidst Rising Heat Waves, UN says Cooling is a Human Right, not a Luxury

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - The rising heat waves in the world's middle income and poorer nations are threatening the health and prosperity of about 1.1 billion people, including 470 million in rural areas without access to safe food and medicines, and 630 million in hotter, poor urban slums, with little or no cooling to protect them, according to the latest figures released by the United Nations.

  8. “Outrage is Appropriate, Surprise is Not”: Tackling Sex Abuse in the Aid Sector

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    LONDON, Aug 06 (IPS) - Jacqui Hunt* is Regional Director for Europe, Equality Now.

    A new report on the scale and extent of sexual abuse and exploitation in the aid sector should come as no surprise. It is now time for international agencies, including the UN, to step up and show some much-needed leadership to tackle this issue once and for all.

  9. Helping Indigenous Peoples Live Equal Lives

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Although indigenous peoples are being increasingly recognised by both rights activists and governmental organisations, they are still being neglected in legal documents and declarations. Indigenous peoples are only mentioned in two of the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and only seen in two of the 230 SDG indicators, says indigenous rights expert Chris Chapman.

  10. Paid Leave In New Zealand For Victims of Domestic Violence Praised Globally

    Sunday, August 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 05 (IPS) - Domestic violence in New Zealand is one of the highest rates in the developing world and recent legislation there that gives victims of domestic violence 10 days of paid leave, without having to present any documentation in support, has been praised across the globe.

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