News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. Menstrual Health and Hygiene Is Unaffordable for Poor Girls and Women in Latin America

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, May 26 (IPS) - Menstrual hygiene management is elusive for millions of poor women and girls in Latin America, who suffer because their living conditions make it difficult or impossible for them to access resources and services that could make menstruation a simple normal part of life.

  2. Population Denialism is Reminiscent of Climate Denialism

    - Inter Press Service

    ST PAUL, Minnesota, USA, May 25 (IPS) - A new study estimates that global heating will push billions of people outside the comfortable range of temperature and weather in which we have evolved.

  3. Chile: New Constitution in the Hands of the Far Right

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 19 (IPS) - On 7 May, Chileans went to the polls to choose a Constitutional Council that will produce a new constitution to replace the one bequeathed by the Pinochet dictatorship – and handed control to a far-right party that never wanted a constitution-making process in the first place.

  4. Interview with Anniwaa Buachie - The Making of a Ghanian Short Film

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, May 18 (IPS) - Some movie scenes keep replaying in one’s mind long after one has left the cinema, and this is certainly true of Moon Over Aburia short film shot in Ghana that has been gaining accolades since its release earlier this year.

  5. Finding Ways to Feed South Africa's Vast Hungry Population

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, May 11 (IPS) - In the deep rural village of Jekezi in South Africa's Eastern Cape, most young and able-bodied people have fled the area, leaving behind people with disabilities, the elderly, and children.

  6. Young Woman Ignites a 3D Printing Revolution in The Gambia

    - Inter Press Service

    BANJUL, The Gambia, May 11 (IPS) - In the heart of The Gambia, an intrepid young woman called Fatou Juka Darbor is blazing a trail for women fuelled by her fiery passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

  7. Population Growth is Not Good for People or the Planet

    - Inter Press Service

    ST PAUL, Minnesota USA, May 10 (IPS) - India’s population has just reached 1.4 billion people, surpassing China as the world’s most populous nation four years earlier than projected. Spurring this growth is a traditional patriarchal culture in which women’s identity is constrained by the social expectation they bear children.

  8. EXPLAINER — Maternal Mortality: Why Has Progress In Saving Women’s Lives Stalled?

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, May 10 (IPS) - A new report reveals that from 2000 to 2015, the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) fell by 33%, and by more than 50% in 58 countries that had the highest rates of women dying during pregnancy or up to 42 days after delivery. But from 2016 to 2020, maternal mortality barely changed. In 2020, roughly 287,000 women globally died from a maternal cause, which is almost 800 maternal deaths daily, and about one every two minutes.

  9. Parliamentarians Ask G7 Hiroshima Summit to Support Human Security and Vulnerable Communities

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, May 09 (IPS) - Parliamentarians from more than 30 countries agreed to send a strong message to the G7 Hiroshima Summit in Japan later this year, focusing on human security and support of vulnerable communities, including women, girls, youth, aging people, migrants, and indigenous people, among others.

  10. A New Saudi Arabia? Changes on the Screen and in Reality

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 08 (IPS) - The World changes, though prejudices and misconceptions remain. In 1996, political scientist Samuel Huntington published The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Orderin which he predicted that people’s cultural and religious identities would become the primary source of conflict in a Post–Cold War World.

    Huntington’s allegations have been contradicted by a number of critics, among them American Palestinian professor Edward Said, who lamented their extreme cultural determinism, which omitted the dynamic interdependency and interaction of cultures.

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