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  1. For Girls, the Biggest Danger of Sexual Violence Lurks at Home

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Oct 22 (IPS) - "During the pandemic, sexual violence against girls has grown because they have been confined with their abusers. If the home is not a safe place for them, what is then, the streets?" Mía Calderón, a young activist for sexual and reproductive rights in the capital of Peru, remarks with indignation.

  2. Artist Asks Uncomfortable Questions at Paris Fair

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Oct 22 (IPS) - How does injustice make you feel? Do you see yourself as a perpetrator, or as a victim? Is there any such thing as neutrality? These are some of the questions that Dorian Sari asks through artwork, which includes blurry photographs with violently shattered glass frames.

  3. We Heard Public Development Banks, but Will They Have the Guts to Deliver?

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Oct 22 (IPS) - Public development banks have committed to ramp up action to tackle climate change, to protect biodiversity, to promote human rights, to align their investments with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement, and to create spaces of dialogue with civil society, farmers, indigenous peoples, and communities affected by the projects that they, as banks, finance.

  4. Bringing Quality Education to Syria’s Most Vulnerable, Crisis-Impacted Children – Their Education Cannot Wait

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Oct 21 (IPS) - In war-torn Syria, the support of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) – the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises – is bringing positive, life-changing educational opportunities tailored to children like 11-year-old Ali.

  5. Fair Tax Plan Could Prejudice Global South

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 20 (IPS) - An agreement between 136 countries aimed at forcing the world’s biggest companies to pay a fair share of tax has been condemned by critics who say it will benefit richer states at the expense of the global South.

  6. 10 Days to Defeat 2547 Miles of Pain

    - Inter Press Service

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    MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (IPS) - They call it the Tlaxcala-New York Route. Between one end and the other, there are 2547 miles. An infamous road that today is one of the most important channel for human trafficking gangs. And a route seemingly impossible to destroy because of its million-dollar profits.

  7. Turning Carriers of Water into Managers of Water

    - Inter Press Service

    Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE, Oct 19 (IPS) - Each morning, Langelihle Tshuma checks her taps to confirm the water supply before preparing for the day ahead.

  8. Guess Who’s Behind Paralysis on COVID19 in the UN Committee on World Food Security

    - Inter Press Service

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    ROME, Oct 19 (IPS) - ‘COVID 19 has multiplied hunger and malnutrition challenges. We need transformative action!’ The first speaker at the UN Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) 49th Plenary Session, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, turned the spotlight on the disastrous impacts of the pandemic that have afflicted communities around the world for close to two years.

  9. We Will Never Give Up the Slavery Reparations Fight, say Caribbean Rastafarians

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Oct 18 (IPS) - The Rastafarian organizations in the Caribbean are determined that the issue of slavery reparations will emerge from the eclipse of COVID-19.

  10. Argentina's Small Farming Communities Reach Consumers Online

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Oct 14 (IPS) - The biggest problem for family farmers has always been to market and sell what they produce, at a fair price," says Natalia Manini, a member of the Union of Landless Rural Workers (UST), a small farmers organisation in Argentina that has been taking steps to forge direct ties with consumers.

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