News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”, page 5

  1. Marginalised Minorities and Homeless Especially Hard-hit by Mexico’s Quake

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 27 (IPS) - Maricela Fernández, an indigenous woman from the Ñañhú or Otomí people, shows the damages that the Sept. 19 earthquake inflicted on the old house where 10 families of her people were living as squatters, in a neighbourhood in the center-west of Mexico City.

  2. Indigenous Land Conflicts Finally Garner Attention

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 22 (IPS) - The territorial claims of hundreds of indigenous communities, which extend throughout most of Argentina's vast geography, burst onto the public agenda of a country built by and for descendants of European colonisers and immigrants, accustomed to looking at native people as outsiders.

  3. Refugee Camps “bursting at the seams” in Bangladesh

    Saturday, September 09, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) - A dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing Myanmar is placing a huge strain on already very limited resources in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

  4. Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    TSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe, Aug 31 (IPS) - Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.

  5. Alliance to the Rescue of 33 Million Latin American Rural Poor

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    SANTIAGO, Aug 29 (IPS) - "There are 33 million rural dwellers in Latin America who are still living in extreme poverty and can't afford a good diet, clothes or education, and we are not going to help them move out of poverty if we use the same strategies that worked 20 years ago," , FAO regional representative Julio Berdegué told IPS.

  6. This Is How Indigenous Peoples Help Curb Gas Emissions, End Hunger

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    ROME, Aug 10 (IPS) - A third of global forests, crucial for curbing gas emissions, are primarily managed by indigenous peoples, families, smallholders and local communities, according to the United Nations.

  7. One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    BHUBANESWAR, India, Aug 07 (IPS) - "Showing them a picture-book crow, I intone ‘kaak' in Bengali, the State language. While others repeat in chorus, the tribal Santhali first-graders respond with a blank look. They know the crow only as ‘koyo'. They'll happily roll out glass marbles to count but ask them how many they counted, they remain silent because in their mother tongue, one is mittwo is bariah - very different sounding from the Bengali ek and du."

  8. A Hostage to Parliament, Temer Sacrifices Indigenous Rights to Save Himself

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 07 (IPS) - Brazilians now have new reasons to yearn for and at the same time fear the parliamentary system of government. It facilitates quick solutions to political crises such as the one that is currently affecting the country, but it also further empowers reactionary forces and has led to backsliding on gains such as indigenous rights.

  9. World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years After Historic Declaration, UN Experts Warn

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    GENEVA / NEW YORK, Aug 07 (IPS) - The world's indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their rights, a group of United Nations experts and specialist bodies has warned. Speaking ahead of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, the group says States must put words into action to end discrimination, exclusion and lack of protection illustrated by the worsening murder rate of human rights defenders.

  10. Latin America Discusses How to Make Environmental Rights a Reality

    Friday, August 04, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 04 (IPS) - The final declaration of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 stated that "Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens." However, this rarely happens in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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