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  1. World Food Day: Climate Change is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict—it’s Time to Break the Cycle

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 13 (IPS) - Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected—and how to tackle them together.

  2. Why Pakistani Women Feel Unsafe in Public Spaces

    - Inter Press Service

    Karachi, Oct 12 (IPS) - The mauling, groping and tossing of a young woman by a crowd of between 300 and 400 men in a park in the eastern city of Lahore, in the Punjab province, may have caused a wave of country-wide disgust, but speaks volumes of how unsafe public spaces are for Pakistani women.

  3. Hong Kong: Arrests under Security Law, a serious concern

    - UN News

    The arrest of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and woman human rights defender Chow Hang-Tung, on charges of “incitement to subversion” and being a foreign agent, is a source of “deep concern” four UN independent human rights experts said on Tuesday.

  4. Alert over spike in security operations against Libya migrants

    - UN News

    Migrants and asylum seekers in Libya have been facing increasingly heavy-handed treatment from targeted security operations, that have resulted in at least one death and a steep increase in detentions. 

  5. Better Late than Never, but Act Now

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 12 (IPS) - The world should now be more aware of likely COVID-19 devastation unless urgently checked. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an US$8 billion plan to quickly vaccinate many more people to expedite ending the pandemic.

  6. Day of the Girl Child: A Digital Generation Where Every Girl Counts

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Oct 11 (IPS) - The theme of this year’s annual International Day of the Girl Childon October 11, “Digital generation. Our generation.”, recognizes the digital transformation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. But while the pandemic accelerated the transition to online learning, working and networking, it also accelerated women and girl's risk of being left behind.

  7. 'It will help me to achieve my dream': Helping Iraqi girls stay in school

    - UN News

    When COVID-19 closed schools in Basra, southern Iraq, the academic prospects for many schoolgirls were put at risk. On International Day of The Girl Child, we look at a UN program which is helping girls in the region to keep learning.

  8. First Person: Levelling the gender playing field in Jordan

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Discussing gender equality in Jordan can lead to difficult conversations, as Balqees Shahin, a volunteer for the UN Women gender equality campaign HeforShe, has discovered. Marking International Day of The Girl Child on Monday, Ms. Shahin told UN News that online games can help young people to address gender issues.

  9. When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Oct 11 (IPS) - This year’s International Day of the Girl theme, Digital Generation, Our Generationcelebrates the potential of digital technologies while calling for the inclusion of all girls in accessing technology.

    The digital revolution will not be realized if girls without access to digital solutions are left behind.

  10. Girlpower from Tajikistan to Costa Rica, helps narrow gender gap online

    - UN News

    A marked global gender gap in terms of internet use continues to grow, but from Syria to Costa Rica, girls are increasingly pushing back to try and narrow the gap. 

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