News headlines for “Human Population”, page 2

  1. Nigers Military Coup Triggers Child Marriages, Sex Work in Neighboring Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    COTONOU/BENIN, Apr 26 (IPS) - A group of young girls aged between 15 and 17 sit tight, following attentively a lesson being taught by a Mualim (Islamic teacher) in a makeshift madrassah (Qur’anic school) located in one of the impoverished townships of Benin’s economic capital, Cotonou. They arrived in Benin recently, fleeing poverty, hunger, climate change, and rising insecurity in their home country, Niger, in the aftermath of the military coup that toppled democratically-elected president Mohamed Bazoum.

  2. UN Live’s CEO Katja Iversen Talks About the Power of Popular Culture and ‘Sounds Right’

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) - UN Live’s CEO, Katja Iversen, says the way to engage people in the environment is through popular culture—film, music, gaming, sports, food, and fashion. She is excited about the Sounds Right project, which puts the sounds of nature—bird songs, waves, wind, and rainfall—at the center of a campaign to support those involved in climate action.

  3. Afghan Women's Voices Stifled as Taliban Tightens Media Controls

    - Inter Press Service

    Apr 22 (IPS) - Since the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan in 2021, the space for women in the public sphere has significantly narrowed, with successive orders further restricting their presence in various sectors, including the media.

  4. Solar Power and Biogas Empower Women Farmers in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    ACREÚNA/ORIZONA, Brazil, Apr 16 (IPS) - A bakery, fruit pulp processing and water pumped from springs are empowering women farmers in Goiás, a central-eastern state of Brazil. New renewable energy sources are driving the process.

  5. Migration in the Americas: A Dream That Can Turn Deadly

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Apr 16 (IPS) - The Darién Gap is a stretch of jungle spanning the border between Colombia and Panama, the only missing section of the Pan-American Highway that stretches from Alaska to southern Argentina. For good reason, it used to be considered impenetrable. But in 2023, a record 520,000 people crossed it heading northwards, including many children. Many have lost their lives trying to cross it.

  6. IPCI 2024: Oslo Commitment Protects Sexual and Reproductive Rights Across All Contexts

    - Inter Press Service

    OSLO, Apr 12 (IPS) - Parliamentarians from 112 countries have adopted the IPCI statement of commitment to protect and promote sexual and reproductive health rights, committing to the principle that Life or Death is a Political Statement.

  7. IPCI 2024: Technology as a Tool to Advance and Threaten Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    OSLO, Apr 12 (IPS) - Technology emerged as a core theme of IPCI Oslo for its relevance in advancing the objectives of the Cairo Programme of Action.

  8. Women Affected by Gender-Biased Climate Change Deserve Justice

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Apr 11 (IPS) - While research into the unequal impacts of climate change on women is growing, more is needed to enable them to realize their rights to climate justice.

  9. IPCI 2024: Oslo Conference Focuses on Parliamentary Power over Reproductive Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    OSLO, Apr 10 (IPS) - Gearing up for the 30th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the world’s parliamentarians and ministers are meeting in Oslo to determine the course of action needed to promote sexual and reproductive human rights (SRHR).

  10. Has the World Progressed or Regressed, 30 Years After a Landmark Population Conference?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 05 (IPS) - As the world commemorates the 30th anniversary of the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994, one lingering question remains: Has the world progressed - or regressed - in implementing some of the recommendations in the Programme of Action (PoA) approved by 179 UN member states.

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