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  1. From Empowerment During War, Eritrean Women Must Fight Gender Discrimination in a New Peace

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    LONDON, Apr 15 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which was the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and concluded in Belgrade, April 12

    Helen Kidan is an Eritrean human rights activist and founding member of Horn Human Rights and Network of Eritrean Women.

    As the first anniversary of the swearing on Ethiopia's Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed rolled around last week, Ethiopians – and observers worldwide – marvelled at the pace and scale of radical reform he has brought to the formerly repressed country in the past year.

  2. Revealed - A Roadmap to Defeat Tobacco Tax & Keep Indonesians Addicted

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 11 (IPS) - Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo is Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)*

    The image of a smoking toddler from Indonesia horrified the world but did little to motivate local policy makers to enact measures to protect children and youth from the harms of tobacco use. Indonesia has one of the world's highest smoking rates where two out of three men and about 40 percent of adolescent boys smoke.

  3. Fridays for Future – following Greta Thunberg!

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    BERLIN, Apr 10 (IPS) - What happens worldwide on Fridays, a regular working day and consequently, a school day? We are all witnessing that students do not attend their classes: During the week of March 15, 2019, according to, there were at least 1.6 million striking students in more than 125 countries on all continents.

    Students ask their governments and parents: "Why should I be studying for a future that soon may exist no more, if no one does anything to save that future?" And they pledge: "Dear adults, use your power!" The youngsters gather in front of their town halls, exposing signs and pictures #Fridaysforfuture or #Climatestrike.

  4. World Bank Financialization Strategy Serves Big Finance

    Tuesday, April 09, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Apr 09 (IPS) - The World Bank has successfully built a coalition to effectively advance its ‘Maximizing Finance for Development' (MFD) agenda. The October 2018 G20 Eminent Persons Group's (EPG) report includes proposals to better coordinate various international financial institutions (IFIs) in promoting financialization.

  5. The Amazon Seeks Alternatives that Could Revolutionise Energy Production

    Saturday, April 06, 2019

    MANAUS, Brazil, Apr 06 (IPS) - A large steel wheel, 14 meters in diameter and 1.3 meters wide, could be the energy solution of the near future, generating 3.5 megawatts - enough to supply a city of 30,000 people, according to a company in the capital city of the state of Amazonas in northwest Brazil.

  6. All What Your Jeans Can (and Do) Hide!

    Friday, April 05, 2019

    ROME, Apr 05 (IPS) - Paris, Milan, New York, Tokyo… These are just some of the world's most prestigious fashion catwalks. There, and elsewhere, perfectly – and often unrealistically – silhouetted young women and men graciously parade to impress elite guests and TV watchers with surprising, fabulous creativity of the most renowned fashion designers and dressmakers.

  7. Women Activists Protest Torture & Imprisonment Under Repressive Regimes

    Thursday, April 04, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 04 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April 8-12.

    Faced with an uneven battle against right wing nationalist governments, repressive regimes and extremist groups, scores of civil society organizations (CSOs) are gearing themselves to fight back.

  8. Invested in Gender Diversity

    Thursday, April 04, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 04 (IPS) - RAKHI KUMAR is a senior managing director and head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship at State Street Global Advisors.*

    Across the investment industry, asset owners and asset managers push to enhance gender diversity at all leadership levels

  9. Ambitions Are Affordable for Asia and the Pacific

    Thursday, April 04, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 04 (IPS) - Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

    Three years of implementation of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific shows the region has some catching up to do.

    Despite much progress, the region is not on track to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are living in a time of booming prosperity, yet many are getting left behind. Basic needs, such as the freedom for all from hunger and poverty, ill-health and gender-based discrimination, and equal opportunity for all are elusive. Economic, social and planetary well-being has a price tag. Calculations by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) show that it is mostly affordable for the region.

  10. The Crucial Role of the Military in the Venezuelan Crisis

    Wednesday, April 03, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Apr 03 (IPS) - Dr Diego Lopes da Silva is a Researcher with the Arms and Military Expenditure Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) & Dr Nan Tian is a Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme.

    In January 2019 Venezuela's opposition-led National Assembly swore in congressman Juan Guaidó as the country's interim president. Guaidó's claim to power is a severe blow against the already weakened government of Nicolás Maduro, whose re-election as president in May 2018 was widely rejected by the international community and deemed illegitimate by over 50 foreign governments.

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