News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”

  1. Press Freedom under Lockdown Across Two-Thirds of the Globe

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Apr 22 (IPS) - Independent journalism is facing a growing crackdown one year into the COVID-19 pandemic as governments around the world restrict access to information and muzzle critical reporting, media and rights watchdogs have warned.

  2. Disability in Goma. The Power of Staying Together Against Covid-19, War, and Stigma

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Apr 22 (IPS) - Sylvain Kakule Kadjibwami lost the use of his legs during one of those ambushes that bloodlessly bleed North Kivu. “When I was shot, I thought it was the end of my life, but when I shared it with other disabled people, I discovered that life is still possible,” he said. Now it is Covid-19 that risks destroying the dreams of Sylvain, a small trader from Goma, a city whose roads are volcanic rock-ridden screes where pick-ups trudge. Those who walk face the risk of falling at every step. However, for those who cannot, the same roads can become traps where it is not only war that kills but also a stigma fostering misery and disease.

  3. This Earth Day, a Peoples Perspective is What is Most Needed

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) - Today marks Earth Day and all around the globe, advocates and activists, concerned citizens and the like will gather to raise awareness about the climate crisis.

  4. Table Mountain Ablaze in Cape Town

    - Inter Press Service

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Apr 21 (IPS) - Cape Town-based photojournalist Yazeed Kamaldien reported on a massive mountain fire that broke out on Sunday on Table Mountain and near residential areas on its foothills. By this morning, Wednesday 21 April, officials said the fire had been extinguished after three grueling days for firefighters. Firefighters are still monitoring on the ground for any flare-ups.

  5. ILO kicks off Green Week to ‘jump-start’ a sustainable future

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    As the world grapples with the devastating economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN’s labour agency launched ILO Green Week to explore what a green future of work could look like, and how we can get there. 

  6. Earth Day 2021: Passing On a Cleaner World

    - Inter Press Service

    MIDWAY, Utah USA, Apr 21 (IPS) - The writer holds physics M.S. and B.S. degrees from Georgia Tech and DePaul University and is the author of A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary. Preserving the beauty and wonder of our natural world for future generations should certainly be a goal everyone can get behind. While progress is often stymied by polarizing debates, clean air and water should be a priority for everyone.

  7. COVID-19 Locks Down Therapy Support for Zimbabwes Trafficking Survivors

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 20 (IPS) - Before Zimbabwe imposed lockdown measures last March as part of global efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Grace Mashingaidze* would attend workshops in Harare arranged by a nongovernmental organisation assisting trafficked women who had safely made it back home.

  8. Child Trafficking in South Asia Facilitated by Open Borders

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Apr 20 (IPS) - The numbers are so staggering that is hardly imaginable striking a positive tone about the situation of child trafficking in Nepal and yet some positive developments are occurring here in a country that soon could be set to graduate from the group of least developing countries.

  9. Another False Start in Africa Sold with Green Revolution Myths

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    BOSTON and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 20 (IPS) - Since the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) was launched in 2006, yields have barely risen, while rural poverty remains endemic, and would have increased more if not for out-migration.

  10. Kenya's Poor Need Different Lockdown Restrictions to Survive, Scientists Urge

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Apr 19 (IPS) - After Joseph Mandu lost his job because of the country’s coronavirus lockdown, he would still wake every morning and leave his home in the City Carton slum in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. But instead of heading to the restaurant he worked at as a pool-table attendant, he would walk around City Carton searching for odd jobs to earn an income so he could pay for the food his family needed to survive.

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