News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want to be at home and illiterate. We want to go to school, study and be intelligent.”

    In just a few words, this plea for education from a young Afghan girl has captured the world’s attention. Her heartbreaking question shows how the Taliban’s recent ban on girls attending secondary school and university – effectively ending education opportunities for all Afghan girls and women – is not only violating their fundamental human right to education but shattering countless hopes and dreams in an instant.

  2. Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future.

    Education is our investment in peace where there is war, our investment in equality where there is injustice, our investment in prosperity where there is poverty.

  3. Demography Doesn't Care

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Jan 16 (IPS) - Demography doesn’t care about such things as national strikes over pension retirement ages, public protests about contraception and abortion rights, sexual orientation, habits and preferences, political ideology and party affiliation, dress codes and head coverings, and religious identity, beliefs and practices.

  4. Taking Humanitarianism Hostage - the Case of Afghanistan & Multilateral Organisations

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 12 (IPS) - Can you imagine what it would be like if women were simply not allowed to step outside of their homes, let alone to work for a living? When women choose to do so, and they can afford it, then it is a matter of choice. When women mostly cannot, as is the case in Afghanistan nownot only is half the population imprisoned, but children go hungry, and communities sink deeper into poverty.

  5. African Parliamentarians Strongly Committed to Population and Development

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, Jan 06 (IPS) - Many Ghanian Members of Parliament (MPs) champion adolescent reproductive health rights to stop the practice of child marriage, which is prevalent in some areas of the country even though the country’s Constitution and Children’s Act outlaw it, Dr Rashid Pelpuo (MP) told IPS in an exclusive interview.

  6. Women Commuters Travel Safe in Innovative Bus Scheme in Pakistan

    - Inter Press Service

    Jan 04 (IPS) - A bus rapid transport (BRT) system in Peshawar is benefiting female students and working women by providing a safe journey – something women passengers could not take for granted on regular public transport.

  7. Africa's Maternal Deaths Need Urgent Action to Meet SDG Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    ACCRA, Jan 03 (IPS) - As the effects of COVID-19 on Africa’s health sector become clearer, it looks the continent will need to take urgent steps to overcome the disruptions suffered in the breakdown in antenatal and postnatal care for women and newborns and neonatal intensive care units. The pandemic brought some setbacks to the gains achieved in maternal mortality over the past decade.

  8. Digitizing Africa: Key to Stronger Institutions

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 02 (IPS) - I recently overheard a conversation among three young people at a café in an African city. It was a passionate discussion on the management of funds allocated to the COVID-19 response and the effectiveness of the mechanisms in place to manage the money to achieve the intended purposes.

  9. Raising Retirement Age Coming Soon

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Dec 23 (IPS) - Despite the objections, resistance and protests taking place in many countries around the world, raising the official retirement age to receive government provided pension benefits is coming soon.

  10. War, Famine, Disease, Disasters – 2022 – a Year Staring at Apocalypse

    - Inter Press Service

    TORONTO, Canada, Dec 23 (IPS) - A year that started with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and is ending with famine in Africa, while still spreading death and misery through an enduring pandemic and a deteriorating climate crisis -- 2022 has been an apocalyptic warning of the frailty of our planet and the woeful shortcomings of humankind.

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