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Feminism Slowly Gaining Support at United Nations

Thursday, July 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Achieving gender equality has long been one of the United Nations' top priorities yet the word feminism has only recently begun to find its way into speeches at UN headquarters.

Forests: To Farm or Not to Farm? This Is the Question!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ROME, Jul 19 (IPS) - The dilemma is critical: on the one hand, there is an absolute need to produce more food for the world's steadily growing population; on the other, there is pressing urgency to halt -and further revert- the increasing trend to deplete the forests, which are as necessary for human survival as it is for ensuring their dietary needs.

Fast-track Development Threatens to Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind

Monday, July 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - Fast-tracked development often means that indigenous people and their territories get run over and their rights are not taken into consideration, Roberto Borrero, from the International Indian Treaty Council and Indigenous Peoples Major Group, said here Friday.

What can Development Banks do to Protect Human Rights?

Sunday, July 17, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - In a petition signed by 150 NGOs, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development have called for development banks to make sure that human rights are respected by their beneficiaries.

Women Empowerment Holds the Key for Global Development

Friday, July 15, 2016

SAN JOSE, Jul 15 (IPS) - Latin America's inclusion of women in its development model, with greater participation within the work force and improved wage conditions, was a decisive factor in the region's successful diminishment of extreme poverty. 

Indigenous Villages In Honduras Overcome Hunger At Schools

Friday, July 15, 2016

COALACA, Honduras, Jul 15 (IPS) - Barely 11 years old and in the sixth grade of primary school, this student dreams of becoming a farmer in order to produce food so that the children in his community never have to go hungry. Josué Orlando Torres of the indigenous Lenca people lives in a remote corner of the west of Honduras.

Displaced Youth: Selling Souls to Sex and Drugs

Friday, July 15, 2016

ROME, Jul 15 (IPS) - Omar's striking blue eyes and well-built physique are accentuated by his fashionable, tight-fitting apparel. At first glance, one would regard him as a carefree young man, blessed with the gifts of intellect and beauty. However, appearances can be deceptive. The traumas of war, displacement and isolation hang over Omar like an ominous shadow.

South Sudan Tense but Calm Following Intense Fighting: UN

Friday, July 15, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 (IPS) - The situation in Juba, South Sudan on Thursday was "tense" but "calm" following recent intense fighting, UN Spokesperson for the Secretary General Stephane Dujarric told journalists here Thursday.

Teachers and Students: Tip of Iceberg of Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 14 (IPS) - Mexico is experiencing a monumental human rights crisis. There is abundant evidence of widespread human rights violations in the country, including torture, extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances and violence against journalists and human rights defenders.

The Global South’s Untold Human Rights Legacy

Thursday, July 14, 2016

NEW YORK, Jul 14 (IPS) - While human rights are often viewed as a Western creation, pushed against the will of developing countries, the origins of the international human rights system may prove otherwise, according to a forum held at the the International Peace Institute (IPI) here Wednesday.

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