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  1. Empowering Women through Wisdom

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec 22 (IPS) - During the COVID 19 lockdown in Sri Lanka, seven women from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds came together to deliver Wisdom and their message that women must be empowered and their voices for national unity must be heard through this movement.

  2. USA Downgraded as Civil Liberties Deteriorate Across the Americas

    São Paulo/ Washington DC, Dec 15 (IPS) - Few images better illustrate the recent decline in civil liberties in the United States than that of peaceful protesters near the White House being violently dispersed so Donald Trump could stage a photo-op.

  3. Intellectual Property Monopolies Block Vaccine Access

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (IPS) - Just before the World Health Assembly (WHA), an 18 May open letter by world leaders and experts urged governments to ensure that all COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and tests are patent-free, fairly distributed and available to all, free of charge.

  4. If Your Civic Space is Closed, your Human Rights Dissolve

    PARIS, Dec 10 (IPS) - On Human Rights Day, civil society calls for the protection of civic space as a fundamental freedom, as more than 80% of the world’s population live in countries where civic space is closed, repressed or obstructed.

  5. Reduce Military Spending the Much-Needed Response to Violence Against Women

    NEW YORK, Dec 10 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic is NOT the biggest pandemic the world confronts at the moment, despite over 69 million cases and 1.5 million deaths worldwide.1 If it’s not COVID, what is it then? It is violence against women!

  6. Escaz: Historic Step Towards Protecting Human Rights Defenders in Latin America and the Caribbean

    MEXICO, Dec 09 (IPS) - The global health crisis that has marked 2020 did not put an end to another pandemic that has been plaguing Latin America and the Caribbean: murders and attacks against environmental defenders.

  7. Bidens Opportunity To End Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    NEW YORK, Dec 07 (IPS) - Recently I had an opportunity to brief a group of European diplomats and journalists on a variety of conflicts, with a focus on the Middle East. During the Q&A I was asked which of the region’s conflicts Biden should tackle first.

  8. Lost in Translation? Understanding Relevance of Women, Peace & Security in Arms Control & Disarmament

    GENEVA, Dec 03 (IPS) - At the core of landmark Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security is the assertion of women’s right to participate in decisions related to war and peace.

  9. Millions of New Poor Are on the Way Who Cares?

    ROME, Nov 26 (IPS) - The recent meeting of the G20 – scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic – has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of leadership. It was, in a sense, a showcase. Everybody had to accept the view that the host of the meeting, the ailing King Salman of Saudi Arabia, was accompanied on TV screens by his apparent heir, Prince Mohamed bin Salman, who is clearly the mastermind of the brutal assassination, dismembering and disappearance of the body of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  10. Could the Finance Sector Hold the Key to Ending Deforestation?

    OXFORD, UK, Nov 23 (IPS) - At the beginning of 2020, there were hopes that this would be a 'super year for nature'. It has not turned out that way. Tropical forests, so crucial for biodiversity, the climate and the indigenous communities who live in them, have continued to be destroyed at alarming rates. In fact, despite the shutdown of large parts of the global economy, rates of deforestation globally have increased since last year.

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