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  1. Latin American Indigenous People Fight New Plunder of Their Resources

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    ISLA DE ASSUNÇÃO, Brazil, Mar 17 (IPS) - Indigenous communities in Latin America, who have suffered the plunder of their natural resources since colonial times, are reliving that phenomenon again as mega infrastructure are jeopardising their habitat and their very survival.

  2. Rohingya Crisis May Be Genocide, UN Officials Say

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 (IPS) - In the wake of persistent violence against the Rohingya community, UN officials have expressed growing fears that genocide is being incited and committed in Myanmar.

  3. For the Rural Poor of Peru, the Social Agenda is Far Away

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    HUARO, Peru, Feb 22 (IPS) - "The day will come when people do not have to go to the cities to overcome poverty," says Elmer Pinares, mayor of an Andean highlands municipality in Cuzco, in southern Peru, where malnutrition and lack of support for subsistence farming are among the main problems.

  4. Survival of Indigenous Tribes in Bangladesh Starts at School

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    CHATRA, Bangladesh, Feb 05 (IPS) - Just before sundown on Jan. 30, a group of women day labourers from the Shantal indigenous community are in a rush to wind up their work harvesting potatoes in a field in the village of Boldipukur, some 15 km away from Rangpur district in northern Bangladesh.

  5. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Vital to the Global Environment

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 25 (IPS) - Indigenous Peoples and local communities are some of the best environmental stewards. Their livelihoods and cultures depend on forests, clean water and other natural resources, so they have strong incentives to sustainably manage their lands.

  6. The Creeping Commodification of Feminism

    Monday, January 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 08 (IPS) - As the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations in New York draws near, women from every corner of the world will convene to focus on the theme of CSW 2018: Challenges and Opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. One of the major inquiries in this theme is women's economic empowerment.

  7. Perpetrators of Crimes against Humanity Must be Brought to Justice

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    GENEVA, Dec 20 (IPS) - On the occasion of the 2017 International Day of Human Solidarity observed on 20 December, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim calls for peace for and human solidarity with, the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

  8. Civil Society Meeting Calls for Solidarity, Radical Change to Deal with Global Crises

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 15 (IPS) - Our strategies have failed us. We can no longer respond to the crises facing us in the same way. We have to be more radical, more creative — together — to build the future we want.

    This was one of the resounding messages to emerge from a key global gathering of more than 700 leading thinkers, influencers and doers from more than 100 countries in Suva, Fiji in early December.

  9. A Voice of Inspiration

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 13 (IPS) - More than 700 activists gathered in Suva, Fiji's capital, to explore the latest trends – from climate change to human rights, from innovation to social justice. Anything that can help empower and mobilise citizens. The lively debates in panel discussions, workshops and lectures made the event look like a carnival of creative new ideas and tested knowledge.

  10. A Responsibility to Prevent Genocide

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 (IPS) - Almost 70 years since the Genocide Convention was adopted, the international community still faces a continued and growing risk of genocide.

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