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  1. Men Who Commit Femicide to Lose Rights Over Their Children in Argentina

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 16 (IPS) - In January 2008, Rosana Galliano was shot to death in Exaltación de la Cruz, a rural municipality 80 km from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Her ex-husband, José Arce, who was sentenced to life in prison, had hired hitmen to kill her.

  2. Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities at Workplaces

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) - Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly 5.8 trillion dollars into the global economy and boost tax revenues, according to a United Nations, ahead of the UN Labour Organization's Summit on "A better future for women at work" on June 15.

  3. Negotiations in Miami Must not Treat Central American Asylum Seekers as Bargaining Chips

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Jun 15 (IPS) - Today in Miami, the governments of US and Mexico are putting aside their well-publicized tensions of recent months and co-hosting a conference on security and governance in Central America´s Northern Triangle of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, from where thousands of people flee extreme violence to seek asylum in the US and Mexico. 

  4. Our Land. Our Home. Our Future

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    BONN, Germany, Jun 14 (IPS) - We all have dreams. For most of us, those dreams are often quite simple. They are common to individuals and communities all around the world. People just want a place to settle down and to plan for a future where their families don't just survive but thrive.  For far too many people in far too many places, such simple dreams are disappearing into thin air.  

  5. New Alert: Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    ROME, Jun 13 (IPS) - Against the backdrop of increasing refugee numbers around the globe, fuelled by crisis and insecurity, and an ever-widening gap in places to resettle them, the top United Nations official dealing with refugee issues has called on governments to "step up" and deliver places for refugees in line with the commitments they have made.

  6. Child Labor in the Arab Region Does Not Belong to the 21st Century

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    GENEVA, Jun 12 (IPS) - Today marks the 2017 World Day against Child Labor to reaffirm the goal to eliminate all forms of child labor. This year's annual theme highlights a subject that is often neglected, namely the importance of addressing child labor in conflict areas and in disaster settings.

  7. Heavy Toll of Disrupted Farming, Higher Prices and Displaced Livelihoods

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    ROME, Jun 12 (IPS) - Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, according to a United Nations new report.

  8. This Is the Nation of 170 Million Enslaved Children

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    ROME, Jun 12 (IPS) - Globally over 1.5 billion people live in countries that are affected by conflict, violence and fragility. Meantime, around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year—a third of them are children. And a significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labour live in areas affected by conflict and disaster. These are the facts. Up to you to reflect on the immediate future of humankind.

  9. The “Shocking” Reality of Child Marriage in the U.S.

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - While stories of child marriage are commonly associated with the Global South, lesser known are the cases closer to home: in the United States.

  10. What Future for 700 Million Arab and Asian Youth?

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    ROME, Jun 08 (IPS) - With a combined population of around 400 million inhabitants, 22 Arab countries are home to nearly 300 million youth--that's 1 in 3 people. Meantime, there are other 400 million youth living in Asia and the Pacific. In both regions, these 700 million young people aged 15–24 years account for up to 60 per cent of world's youth population. What future for them?.

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