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  1. Menstrual Health and Hygiene Is Unaffordable for Poor Girls and Women in Latin America

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, May 26 (IPS) - Menstrual hygiene management is elusive for millions of poor women and girls in Latin America, who suffer because their living conditions make it difficult or impossible for them to access resources and services that could make menstruation a simple normal part of life.

  2. Cooperatives in Argentina Help Drive Expansion of Renewable Energy

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 26 (IPS) - When the residents of Armstrong, a town of 15,000 in western Argentina, began to meet to discuss a renewable energy project, they agreed that there could be many positive effects and that it was not just a question of doing their bit in the global effort to mitigate climate change.

  3. Climate Change Gets Its Day in Court

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 25 (IPS) - As a matter of global justice, the climate crisis has rightfully made its way to the world’s highest court.

    On 29 March 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to issue an advisory opinion on the obligations of states on climate change. The initiative was led by the Pacific Island state of Vanuatuone of several at risk of disappearing under rising sea levels. It was co-sponsored by 132 states and actively supported by networks of grassroots youth groups from the Pacific and around the world.

  4. How Wagner Group, Mercenaries With a Wider Agenda, Impact Civil Society

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, May 24 (IPS) - The Wagner group, a shadowy mercenary group that has been operating for many years in African countries such as Sudan, Mali, the Central African Republic, and other mainly Francophone countries, has again been thrust into the limelight due to its involvement in the Ukraine war on behalf of Russia.

  5. Chile: New Constitution in the Hands of the Far Right

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 19 (IPS) - On 7 May, Chileans went to the polls to choose a Constitutional Council that will produce a new constitution to replace the one bequeathed by the Pinochet dictatorship – and handed control to a far-right party that never wanted a constitution-making process in the first place.

  6. USAID Offers Protection to Journalists & NGOs Facing Defamation Lawsuits

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (IPS) - The world’s news media -- both under authoritarian regimes and democratic governments-- continue to come under relentless attacks and political harassment.

  7. The Privilege of Making a Choice

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 08 (IPS) - A civilian student named Saber was caught in the crossfire in Khartoum. He had two choices: either flee and lose everything; or die. But within a moment his option to choose was violently denied: he died.

  8. Statement on the G7 Hiroshima Summit, the Ukraine Crisis and No First Use of Nuclear Weapons

    - Inter Press Service

    TOKYO, Japan, May 08 (IPS) - The Ukraine crisis, which in addition to bringing devastation to the people of that country has had severe impacts on a global scale—even giving rise to the specter of nuclear weapons use—has entered its second year. Against this backdrop and amid urgent calls for its resolution, the G7 Summit of leading industrial nations will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, from May 19 to 21.

  9. Uzbekistan: A President for Life?

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, May 05 (IPS) - Where will you be in 2040? For Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the answer is: in the Kuksaroy Presidential Palace. That’s the chief consequence of the referendum held in the Central Asian country on 30 April.

    With dissent tightly controlled in conditions of closed civic space, there was no prospect of genuine debate, a campaign against, or a no vote.

  10. UN Plan of Action on Safety of Journalists

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, May 01 (IPS) - Freedom of the press is the cornerstone of democratic society. Without a debate of ideas, without verified facts, without diversity of perspectives, democracy is a shadow of itself; and World Press Freedom Day was established to remind us of this.

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