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“Dead Men Don’t Vote” in Gambia

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 29 (IPS) - "Dead men don't vote," said a Gambian political activist known as Mama Africa. She spoke during an event on the side-lines of the 59th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) held in Gambia's capital Banjul last month.  The focus was the crackdown on freedom of expression and assembly ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

Journalism in Honduras Trapped in Violence

Monday, November 28, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 28 (IPS) - It was in the wee hours of the morning on October 19 when journalist Ricardo Matute, from Corporación Televicentro's morning newscast, was out on the beat in San Pedro Sula, one of the most violent cities in Honduras.

Selling Their Bodies for Fish and a Handful of Shillings

Monday, November 28, 2016

KWALE, Kenya, Nov 28 (IPS) - It's Saturday morning and Hafsa Juma* is seated on a traditional mat known locally as a mkeka under the scorching sun outside her homestead, located near Gasi Beach on the Kenyan coast.

The Cuban Revolution Has Lost Its Founder and Leader

Saturday, November 26, 2016

HAVANA, Nov 26 (IPS) - Fidel Castro, who survived more than 600 assassination attempts and remained in power longer than any other leader in the history of Cuba, died Friday night at the age of 90.

Let’s Unite to End Violence Against Women in Kenya

Friday, November 25, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 (IPS) - Consider this. According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of Kenya, 4 out of every 10 Kenyan women undergo some form of violence, whether physical or sexual. This figure is staggering and should compel us to pause and reflect.

Ensuring Shared Progress for Sustainable Development and Peace

Thursday, November 24, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 24 (IPS) - International inequality has grown over recent centuries, especially the last two. Before the Industrial Revolution, between-country inequalities were small, while within-country inequalities accounted for most of overall global income inequality. Now, inter-country income inequalities account for about two-thirds of world inequality with intra-country inequality accounting for a third.

Violence Against Black Women in Brazil on the Rise, Despite Better Laws

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Australian Activists, Dissenters and Whistleblowers Feeling the Heat

Thursday, November 24, 2016

MELBOURNE, Nov 24 (IPS) - For Australian activist Samantha Castro, it was her association with the non-profit publishing organisation Wikileaks that brought her to the attention of the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Jamaica’s Culture of Fear Allows Police to Get Away With Murder

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

KINGSTON, Nov 23 (IPS) - The morning her brother was shot dead in January 2014, Shackelia Jackson had slept through her alarm. She woke up to the sound of his name and instantly knew something was wrong. When she ran down to the modest restaurant he operated in downtown Kingston, she noticed the spoon in the rice pot, the flour where the chicken was being fried. Then one of his slippers, and blood marks.

How Do You Make a Region Visible?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

BERLIN, Nov 22 (IPS) - "One challenge we are facing is that we are invisible as a region, and the feminist movement is invisible, both inside and outside the region." Natalia Karbowska, Board Chair of Ukrainian Women's Fund said at a session on Eastern and South-East Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia: Getting (back) on global feminist map during the recent AWID Forum held in Bahia, Brazil from the 8th-11th September, 2016.

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