News headlines in November 2019, page 2

  1. Bangladeshi Migrant Female Domestic Workers Face Violence

    NEW YORK, Nov 28 (IPS) - Millions of Bangladeshi women are facing violence either as domestic housemaids or as migrant workers in Gulf countries. A few days ago, a video in social media, secretly filmed by a Bangladeshi housemaid employed in Saudi Arabia, caught everyone's attention where she was helplessly crying and begging to be rescued from her abusive employer.

  2. 270 Million People are Migrants, Who Send Home a Staggering $689 Billion

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - The number of international migrants in 2019 is now estimated at 270 million and the top destination remains the United States, at nearly 51 million, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday.

  3. IDB Modernises Crucial Social and Environmental Safeguards

    MEXICO CITY, Nov 27 (IPS) - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is in the process of modernising the social and environmental safeguards that govern the financing of projects considered vital for the construction of sustainable infrastructure in the Latin American region.

  4. IEDs: Tackling Terrorists’ Weapon of War

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - Some of the most memorable images of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, show her wearing a protective suit while touring a minefield in Angola in 1997 to raise awareness of the devastating effects of land mines.

  5. Four Ways to Prevent Deaths from Lassa Fever

    ABUJA, Nov 27 (IPS) - Woutera Dutch doctor who helped perform surgeries and train colleagues in surgical skills in underserved areas of Sierra Leone died of Lassa Fever. He was infected as a result of performing a Caesarean section on an infected pregnant woman. 

  6. Catalysing Change for Gender Equality

    BANGKOK, Thailand – UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality twenty-five years ago. Gender parity has been achieved in primary education. Maternal mortality has been halved. Today, the region's governments are committed to overcoming the persistent challenges of discrimination, gender-based violence and women's unequal access to resources and decision-making.

  7. Despite Halting Progress, UN Continues its Push for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - A longstanding proposal for a regional nuclear-weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the Middle East – one of the world's most conflict-ridden regions – has been kicked around the corridors of UN committee rooms since 1974.

  8. UN Warns of ‘Screen Teens’ not Getting Enough Exercise

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - It is a common complaint of parents globally that their children and teenagers spend far too many hours sprawled on couches playing video games, sharing selfies with online friends and giggling over TikTok videos.

  9. I am Generation Equality: Child Marriage Survivor & Activist

    FUSHE KRUJE, Albania, Nov 26 (IPS) - Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women's rights. This is Generation Equality.-- I am Generation Equality because… I didn't want other girls to go through the same struggles I experienced. I got married when I was 14 years old. I had no idea what marriage was.

  10. Businesses Have Key Role in Safeguarding Human Rights

    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov 26 (IPS) - Unanimously endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011, the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are the authoritative global reference point articulating the responsibilities of companies to respect and protect human rights.