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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. UN Human Rights Office Remains Under-Funded & Under-Resourced

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, May 26 (IPS) - In December last year, I launched our year-long commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We have since issued a series of initiatives calling on States and all others to make pledges, and to take clear steps to fulfil the promises of the Universal Declaration.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Population Denialism is Reminiscent of Climate Denialism

    - Inter Press Service

    ST PAUL, Minnesota, USA, May 25 (IPS) - A new study estimates that global heating will push billions of people outside the comfortable range of temperature and weather in which we have evolved.

  6. 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.

  7. Protecting Children in War: No More Time to Wait

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 23 (IPS) - In 2021 alone, almost 24,000 grave violations of children’s rights in war were documented by the United Nations – these included killing and maiming, sexual violence, use and recruitment, and abductions. Schools and hospitals were destroyed, and humanitarian relief was denied on arbitrary grounds, depriving children of vital services. More children now live in conflict zones than in the past two decades.

  8. Khartoum is Falling the Global Community Must Move Fast to Protect Children in their Darkest Moments

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI & NEW YORK, May 22 (IPS) - As unprecedentedly fierce armed battles play out on the streets of Khartoum, more than 600 people are dead, thousands injured, and over 1 million displaced.

  9. 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.

  10. Government Financing for Mayan Train Violates Socio-environmental Standards

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, May 18 (IPS) - Mexico’s development banks have violated their own socio-environmental standards while granting loans for the construction of the Mayan Train (TM), the flagship project of the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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