News headlines in 2021

  1. For Girls, the Biggest Danger of Sexual Violence Lurks at Home

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Oct 22 (IPS) - "During the pandemic, sexual violence against girls has grown because they have been confined with their abusers. If the home is not a safe place for them, what is then, the streets?" Mía Calderón, a young activist for sexual and reproductive rights in the capital of Peru, remarks with indignation.

  2. Big Brother is Watching You-- as Electronic Surveillance Dominates Lives

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 (IPS) - The British novelist George Orwell’s “1984” characterized a dystopian society where people were restricted from independent thought and were victims of constant surveillance.

    Published in 1949, it was a prophecy of the future with the underlying theme: “Big Brother is Watching You”

  3. Artist Asks Uncomfortable Questions at Paris Fair

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Oct 22 (IPS) - How does injustice make you feel? Do you see yourself as a perpetrator, or as a victim? Is there any such thing as neutrality? These are some of the questions that Dorian Sari asks through artwork, which includes blurry photographs with violently shattered glass frames.

  4. UNICEF sounds alarm over abductions of women and children in Haiti

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    The number of children and women abducted in Haiti until the end of August, has already surpassed last year’s total, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this Thursday.  

  5. Grabbed

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Oct 22 (IPS) - “Imagine that the land your family has worked for generations is suddenly stripped away from you, purchased by wealthy companies or governments to produce food or bio-fuels or simply as a profitable investment for other people, often far away. You watch on helplessly as vast tracts of land are cleared for mono-culture crops and rivers are polluted with run-off and chemicals.”

  6. 'Big disappointment' over lack of Syria constitution agreement

    - UN News

    The process of drafting a new constitution for Syria has been “a big disappointment” UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen concluded on Friday. Following the end of discussions in Geneva, a consensus on how to move forward was not achieved, he added.

  7. 'Landmark decision’ gives legal teeth to protect environmental defenders

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    A 46-strong group of countries across the wider European region has agreed to establish a new legally binding mechanism that would protect environmental defenders, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said on Friday.

  8. Fears grow for the lives of 5 Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Israel has been urged to either release or charge five Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. Grave concerns have been expressed for the lives of the prisoners by UN independent rights experts, who on Thursday, called on the Israeli Government to completely end the “unlawful practice “ of administrative detention. 

  9. Conditions worsen for stranded migrants along Belarus-EU border

    - UN News

    At least eight people have died along the border between Belarus and the European Union, where multiple groups of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants have been stranded for weeks in increasingly dire conditions. 

  10. Libyan Government plan needed to end ‘dire situation’ of asylum seekers, refugees

    - UN News

    The Libyan government must immediately address the dire situation of asylum-seekers and refugees, in a humane manner, consistent with international human rights law, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. 

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