News headlines for “Human Population”

  1. Countering Gender Stereotyping in the News Media

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 15 (IPS) - Gender stereotyping in the media has a significant impact on how women and gender minorities are perceived. In turn, it affects their opportunities to fully and effectively participate in public life.

  2. Peoples Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Apr 15 (IPS) - On 12 January this year, somewhere in the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, 24 year old Dalit activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested by the Haryana police for protesting outside a factory. During the lockdown in 2020, Nodeep joined a local workers’ rights organization called Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan (MAS) in the Kundli Industrial Area in Haryana. In January Nodeep was accused of allegedly manhandling management and staff of an industrial area during a protest and also assaulting the police team.

  3. Palestinians are Suffering from Hunger, Poverty, Conflict & a Global Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - The Trump administration’s decision to cut off assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) caused considerable hardship for Palestinian refugees during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly those in Gaza where a majority of the population are refugees and poverty is rampant due to Israel’s blockade, Khaled Elgindy, a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute (MEI)told IPS.

  4. Rohingya Children Find Refuge in Education

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA, Apr 09 (IPS) - Although learning centres in Cox’s Bazar Kutupalong Refugee Camp are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mariom Akhter, a Rohingya mother of four, is grateful not only for the schooling her children have had but the training sessions she as a parent was able to attend. The skills she learnt has helped her assist her children with their education at home in a crisis.

    It’s something she’s likely needed to help her children with over the last few weeks after a Mar. 22 fire spread through the camp, destroying the shelters of at least 45,000 people as well as important infrastructure, including hospitals, learning centres, aid distribution points and a registration centre. At least 15 people were reported dead and 400 missing.

  5. The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Producers Who Deserve More Recognition

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 08 (IPS) - As the world looks to address issues of gender equity, development and climate change, the importance of increasing the participation of women in the energy sector is gaining attention. To date, this topic has generally been framed around the underrepresentation of women in the energy workforce.

  6. Cost of Being Honour Bearers Sexual Violence During Communal Riots in India

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Apr 08 (IPS) - Delayed, or no, justice and perpetrators’ impunity effectively silence rape and sexual assault survivors of communal violence in India.

    Activists and human rights lawyers have been speaking out about how rape and sexual violence, especially during communal conflicts, aims to humiliate religious and other minorities by turning the women into symbols of dishonour.

  7. Women and Girls to the Front

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIJING, Apr 06 (IPS) - Women hold up half the sky.

    Some years ago, Sarah al-Amiri, a young Emirati engineer, had a fixed gaze beyond the sky and towards our galaxy. “Space was a sector that we never dared to dream growing up,” she noted.

  8. Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Apr 06 (IPS) - Girls in Asia don't want to go back to normal – they want to go "back to better than normal", says Zara Rapoport, a delegate during an online seminar on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender.

  9. Mexico Looks to the Heavens for a Solution to Its Water Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Apr 05 (IPS) - In neighbourhoods like Tehuixtitla in southern Mexico City, rain brings joy, because it provides water for showering, washing dishes and clothes, and cooking, by means of rainwater harvesting systems (RHS).

  10. Generation Equality: Womens Leadership as a Catalyst for Change, Say 49 UN Women Envoys

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 01 (IPS) - March, women’s history month, closes with the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico and against the background of significant setbacks on the empowerment of women caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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