News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 887

  1. They Live by the Sword, But Should They Die by the Sword?

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    In her glory days, death-row inmate Rosemary Khumalo (66) lived life dangerously on the edge. She was a sanguinary fortune hunter who would resort to anything, even murder, to land her loot, according to court records of her trial.

  2. AFGHANISTAN: Debate Rages over U.S. Withdrawal

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    With only three weeks left before U.S. military forces are scheduled to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, the debate over the size and pace of that withdrawal has become increasingly intense.

  3. OP-ED: The Great Land Grab: India's War on Farmers

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Land is life. It is the basis of livelihoods for peasants and indigenous people across the Third World and is also becoming the most vital asset in the global economy.

  4. AFRICA: Eco-Labels 'Greenwashing' Forest Exploitation

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    'Eco-label fatigue' is setting in as green logging certification schemes are undermining proper government management of forest resources while 'greenwashing' private ownership of these public resources, critics say.

  5. AFRICA: Eco-Labels 'Greenwashing' Forest Exploitation

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    'Eco-label fatigue' is setting in as green logging certification schemes are undermining proper government management of forest resources while 'greenwashing' private ownership of these public resources, critics say.

  6. Q&A: 'Warts and All, Peacekeeping Works'

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    U.N. peacekeeping missions face myriad problems but they remain the most effective strategy for dealing with post- conflict situations, says Page Fortna, a political science professor at Columbia University who has extensively researched the impact of various missions around the world.

  7. EUROPE: Trapped Between Droughts and Floods

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Extreme weather conditions across Europe have transformed the continent into a climatic roller coaster - while rainfall in May was the lowest ever measured in Germany and France, June began with stormy showers that caused the death of at least one person, and high economic losses.

  8. Street Harassment, Not 'Compliments'

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Men say they are giving compliments, or even claim they are being poetic. But to many women, cheeky or lewd remarks from men on the street are a form of harassment which is offensive, insulting and even denigrating.

  9. HEALTH: A Phone Call Could Provide HIV/AIDS Treatment

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Soon chatting to ones friends or family over a mobile phone could mean that an HIV positive person will receive sustainable antiretroviral treatment (ART) that could prolong their life. That is if civil society in Kenya has its way.

  10. OP-ED: Community Defenders in Peru: Planting Hope to Root Out Violence

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Where is the justice? In Peru, a nation still struggling to recover from a sordid 20-year cycle of terror and political uncertainty, this simple yet poignant question has become an almost daily litany.

Powered by Inter Press Service International News Agency and UN News

Web feed for Human Rights Issues news headlines