News headlines for “Human Population”

  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. 10 Days to Defeat 2547 Miles of Pain

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (IPS) - They call it the Tlaxcala-New York Route. Between one end and the other, there are 2547 miles. An infamous road that today is one of the most important channel for human trafficking gangs. And a route seemingly impossible to destroy because of its million-dollar profits.

  3. Turning Carriers of Water into Managers of Water

    - Inter Press Service

    Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE, Oct 19 (IPS) - Each morning, Langelihle Tshuma checks her taps to confirm the water supply before preparing for the day ahead.

  4. What Fate for Three Billion of Humans Who Are Born Equals?

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Oct 18 (IPS) - While more than a third of all purchased food is wasted in rich, mostly Western States, and a similar percentage is lost in poor countries due to the lack of appropriate harvesting, storage and transportation facilities, over three billion people -- or some 40 percent of world population -- cannot afford a healthy diet. Add to these figures --which were released by UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 16 October this year, marking the World Food Day-- another dramatic fact.

  5. A School & Cultural Institution Aims to Level the Playing Field for Women & Girls in Rural Uganda

    - Inter Press Service

    TRONDHEIM, Norway / DENVER, USA, Oct 18 (IPS) - As we honored women and girls last week, on the annual International Day of Rural Women on October 15, we want to highlight how a community is coming together to change the lives and livelihoods of rural women and girls in Uganda.

  6. Winning the Human Race, Together

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - “Now is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report “Our Common Agenda.” Indeed, there is a fork in the road: we can either choose to breakdown or to breakthrough.

  7. 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.

  8. India: Gaps in the Government's Plan to Help Unorganised Workers

    - Inter Press Service

    Oct 11 (IPS) - The Government of India launched the e-Shram portal with the mandate of registering 380,000,000 unorganised workers in the country. The portal aims to bridge the gap in unorganised workers’ ability to access social welfare and employment benefits by issuing an e-Shram card (or Shramik card) upon registration.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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