News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. Why Investing in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Pays Off

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON / EDINBURG, Sep 23 (IPS) - As the devastating images of flooding in Pakistan went round the world and the country declared a state of emergency, some 4,000 miles away in Stockholm, delegates had just arrived for World Water Week – an annual focal point for global water issues.

  2. The New Cold War Over Access To Safe Abortion in Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Sep 22 (IPS) - Fatuma is a 24 year old girl from Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi. She died in December 2021, from complications arising from an unsafe abortion. Her friend and a few of her neighbors found her bleeding profusely and unable to move. They rushed her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died before she could see the doctor.

  3. Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 16 (IPS) - International Equal Pay Day, observed officially by the United Nations on 16 September, aims to draw attention to the gender pay gap – the difference between what a woman earns compared to a man for work of equal value – and the systemic inequalities it is rooted in.

  4. Full Gender Equality Almost 300 Years Away at Current Rate of Progress

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Sep 15 (IPS) - While women in rich societies are paid around 25% less than men for equal jobs, those living in impoverished countries receive by far much lower salaries, if any at all.

  5. What Does the African Continental Free Trade Agreement Hold for Women?

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Sep 13 (IPS) - Agnes Opus sells cereals in Busia, the border town between Kenya and Uganda. This is her lifeline through which she caters for her immediate family’s needs from school fees to housing and medical care and support to her extended family. While she dedicates all her energy and time to this work which she loves, she struggles to meet all her needs. She faces many non-tariff barriers including harassment by officials and unclear and ever-changing information on trade requirements.

  6. Zambian Parliamentarians Tackle Population Issues to Improve Quality of Life for Citizens

    - Inter Press Service

    Johannesburg, Sep 08 (IPS) - Parliamentarians play a decisive role in addressing population issues, as was demonstrated when the majority voted against a private member motion to end the teaching of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in Zambia in 2020.

  7. UN Report Details Taliban Abuses in Afghanistan

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 08 (IPS) - This week, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, released his first report. It is a catalog of abuses under Taliban rule since August 2021 and their devastating impact on Afghans.

  8. Afghanistan: The Year of Illusions

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Sep 07 (IPS) - Afghanistan is where history has taken it! The Trump-Taliban "Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan," signed on 29 February 2020, is deemed by many as the submission of a superpower to a group that had perpetrated acts of extreme ferocity and terror.

  9. The Dying Children Divide

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Sep 05 (IPS) - The chances of a child dying before reaching age five years have dropped substantially worldwide during the recent past. However, a significant divide remains among countries as well as within regions in the chances of children dying.

  10. Transforming Girls Education, Changing The World

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 02 (IPS) - As we approach this year’s Transforming Education Summitglobal leaders can and must prioritize expertise and mobilize political will to support efforts to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, especially girls. This is at the heart of Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as the commitments made in the Charlevoix Declaration and the G7 Declaration on Girls’ Education.

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