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  1. Fighting the World’s Largest Criminal Industry: Modern Slavery

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 19 (IPS) - Modern slavery and human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries and one of the biggest human rights crises today, United Nations and government officials said.

  2. It’s Simple, but Requires Determination

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Mar 18 (IPS) - Monika Weber-Fahr, is Executive Secretary of Global Water PartnershipI am drafting this on International Women's Day - March 8 - with an eye towards World Water Day on March 22. On International Women's Day we celebrate progress in gender equality. At the same time, we recognize how much remains to be done: how many women remain excluded from decision-making across many professions. Changing this is urgent. Water – clean and accessible – is getting scarcer at an alarming rate. While working to change this, we cannot afford to exclude women.

  3. US Survey Finds Lack of Awareness on Global Warming

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    WISCONSIN, USA, Mar 18 (IPS) - Yash Bhandari is research editor at Rockay, a clothing manufacturer that focuses on the exclusive use of eco-friendly and recyclable materialsThe U.N.'s World Water day is fast approaching as the state of the world's consumable water supply remains dismal. Billions of people face at least the very real risk of scarcity, if they're not facing scarcity already; and about a third of the world's groundwater systems are in danger of becoming depleted.

  4. Europe under Siege: Collusions, Dugin and Bannon

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 18 (IPS) - "Though this be madness, yet there is method in it."                                        Polonius in HamletEU Parliament elections take place every fifth year and votes have steadily been decreasing. In the last 2014 election, the overall turnout was 42.54 percent of those entitled to vote, in some nations it was just around fifteen percent. Nevertheless, results will not only be eagerly awaited by pro- and anti-EU activists, but also by ideologist from non-member countries. Particularily vociferous among such people are Steve Bannon, who wants to "Make America Great Again" and Aleksandr Dugin who wants to "Make Russia Great Again".

  5. Climate Strike: Hundreds of Thousands United for the Planet’s Future

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    ROME, Mar 16 (IPS) - Friday, Mar. 15, hundreds of thousands of young people across the world took to the streets to join the climate strike. "We are demonstrating today for our planet and for our future. This is the place where we and those who come after us will live," Jennifer, a 16-year-old girl from Rome, the Italian capital, was one of those who opted to join the protests rather than attend school, told IPS.

  6. Women Take the Lead Tackling Climate Change in Bangladesh

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    LONDON / DHAKA, Mar 15 (IPS) - Jonathan Farr is WaterAid's Senior Policy Analyst on water security & climate change, based in London & Samia Mallik is WaterAid Bangladesh's Communications Officer, based in Dhaka.

    The stakes are high for women when faced with a warming world – their livelihoods jeopardised by labour markets that tend to put men first, their family responsibilities increasing rapidly in the face of droughts and flooding, and politicians who refuse to acknowledge the challenges they face. The story of those living on the frontline of a harsher climate is simply not being heard.

  7. Three Takeaways from Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, Mar 15 (IPS) - Mark Baker is Director of Disaster Response at Water Mission*Those of us working in disaster relief know what to expect when a hurricane or earthquake strikes with devastating fury.

    We know that safe water, food, and shelter will be the most immediate needs for survivors. And we have a good idea of the kind of wreckage we'll see, although we never cease to be humbled and sobered by the tragic sights.

  8. People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 15 (IPS) - With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's disease, popularly known - and stigmatised - as leprosy, came to an end.

  9. In Latin America, the Term Leprosy Still Carries a Burden from Biblical Times

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 (IPS) - Known scientifically as Hansen's disease, leprosy carries a symbolic burden from the past that people affected by the disease and experts from around Latin America are fighting, including the terminology used.

  10. Using Climate-Smart Solutions to Promote Peace in South Sudan

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    YAMBIO, South Sudan, Mar 13 (IPS) - Almost a month to go ahead of the traditional rainy season in Gbudue State, 430 kilometres west of South Sudan's capital, Juba, smallholder farmers are already tilling their land as they prepare to plant purer, drought-tolerant seeds.

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