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  1. Former Child Labourer Free Quality Education Key to Ending Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 24 (IPS) - Lucky Agbavor sleeps on a mattress in a church in Accra, Ghana sells juice to earn an income, and has been a child labourer since he was four. Now he has made his way onto the international stage, participating in the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child labour.

  2. Employee-run Companies, Part of the Landscape of an Argentina in Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 24 (IPS) - "All we ever wanted was to keep working. And although we have not gotten to where we would like to be, we know that we can," says Edith Pereira, a short energetic woman, as she walks through the corridors of Farmacoop, in the south of the Argentine capital. She proudly says it is "the first pharmaceutical laboratory in the world recovered by its workers."

  3. Ukraine to Set Record for US Security Assistance

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 24 (IPS) - Less than halfway through the year, the May 19, 2022 passage of more than $41 billion in emergency funding for Ukraine positions the country to become the largest single recipient of U.S. security sector assistance in 2022.

  4. Those Who Dare: Feminist Movements in Sudan, Lebanon & Syria

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, May 23 (IPS) - The year 2019 was not just a time before the world saw the global pandemic, but also a time when the world saw mass political uprisings with women at the forefront. The MENA region in a way led this force, in Sudan women played as drivers of the revolutionprotesting decades of corruption, socioeconomic grievances and gendered violence. Nubian queen became the symbol of the revolution in Sudan which finally saw the overthrow of the dictatorship in 2019.

  5. Reclaiming Our Future

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 23 (IPS) - The Asia-Pacific region is at a crossroads today – to further breakdown or breakthrough to a greener, better, safer future.

  6. Covid-19: Rise of the Super Rich & Fall of the World’s Poor

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Michael Bloomberg, the three-term Mayor of New York city and a billionaire philanthropist, was once quoted as saying that by the time he dies, he would have given away all his wealth to charity – so that his cheque to the funeral undertaker will bounce for lack of funds in his bank account.

  7. Youth Survivors, Activists Will Hold Governments Accountable to Call to Action on Ending Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 20 (IPS) - Governments of the world must focus on providing quality free education and prosecuting corrupt officials and people who siphon state and donor funds as crucial steps towards taking decisive action to fight child labour across the globe.

  8. Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 20 (IPS) - Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine.

  9. Technology for Tracing the Work of Child Labour Could Help End the Practice

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 18 (IPS) - Technology used to trace the origin and price of consumer goods to ensure farmers earn fair profits could easily be adapted as a tool to fight child labour Fair Trade living wage and income lead Isa Miralles told delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

  10. Political Will and Partnerships Key to Ending Child Labour, says ILOs Joni Musabayana

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 18 (IPS) - With a strong commitment from governments, businesses, labour and consumers, the scourge of child labour can be eliminated, says Dr Joni Musabayana, Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Pretoria, South Africa.

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