News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  1. Pakistans Transgender Legislation in the Line of Fire

    - Inter Press Service

    Karachi, Oct 06 (IPS) - It has taken four years for some politicians to oppose a landmark law protecting the rights of transgender persons, saying it's against Islam and the country's constitution.

  2. Horrific Thailand nursery attack prompts swift international condemnation

    - UN News

    A horrific attack on a childcare centre in northern Thailand that has left dozens dead, prompted strong international condemnation on Thursday. UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said he was shocked and saddened by the mass shooting. 

  3. The Allure of Strongmen

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 05 (IPS) - After President Putin had given a speech, garnered with accusations and myths, a mega-show at the Red Square celebrated the re-entry of four Ukrainian regions to the bosom of Mother Russia. This while a mass mobilization was preparing to throw hundreds of thousands of young men into the hell of war. Why are people trusting, supporting and even admiring a political leader like Putin? One of many reasons might be his stance as Supreme Leader, a Strongman.

  4. Successful Climate Solutions Require Investment in the Lives of Adolescent Girls

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 05 (IPS) - This year commemorates the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child. While the last decade has seen greater attention on the positive development needs of girls, we must move beyond documenting the barriers that girls face to investing in and prioritizing girl-centered solutions to the critical development challenges of our world.

  5. Torture is ‘widespread’ and likely underestimated in DR Congo: UN report

    - UN News

    Torture is “widespread” and underestimated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the abuse involves armed groups and State forcesUN investigators said on Wednesday.

  6. Climate change heightens threats of violence against women and girls

    - UN News

    Climate change and environmental degradation are escalating the risk and prevalence of violence against women and girls across the world, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Wednesday.

  7. World Teachers’ Day highlights need to transform education

    - UN News

    Teachers are at the heart of education, and their valuable work must also lead to better salaries and working conditions, the heads of three UN agencies and a partner organization said on Wednesday.

  8. Women in Argentine Slum Confront Violence Together

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Oct 04 (IPS) - The Padre Carlos Mugica neighborhood looks like another city within the Argentine capital, which most people usually see from up above as they drive past on the freeway but have never visited. It is a shantytown in the heart of Buenos Aires, of enormous vitality and where women are organizing to confront the various forms of violence that affect them.

  9. Lives Hang in the Balance as Kenyas ASAL Region Ravaged by Severe Prolonged Drought

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Oct 04 (IPS) - The sight of children begging for water from motorists along the Garissa highway in the northeastern part of Kenya signals that all is not well. Unable to go to school on an empty stomach, drought-affected children wait for good Samaritans along the road, begging for water and food.

  10. Journalists, Under Threat, Need Safe Refuge Through Special Emergency Visas

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Oct 04 (IPS) - “This woman sitting next to me, Maria Ressa, is a Nobel laureate and a convicted criminal,” said barrister Amal Clooney, who co-leads the international legal team representing Ressa. The founder of news website Rappler, Ressa has been targeted with a barrage of legal charges intended to stop her journalism in the Philippines.

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