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  1. Child Trafficking in South Asia Facilitated by Open Borders

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Apr 20 (IPS) - The numbers are so staggering that is hardly imaginable striking a positive tone about the situation of child trafficking in Nepal and yet some positive developments are occurring here in a country that soon could be set to graduate from the group of least developing countries.

  2. Trafficking Survivor & Son Born of Rape Face Daily Discrimination Upon Return to Nigeria

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    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Apr 16 (IPS) - In this video Sam Olukoya interviews a young woman who was trafficked from her home in Nigeria after recruiters promised her a better life in Europe. Instead she was abandoned in Libya and sexually assaulted and abused.

  3. World Moving Towards a Devastating Marriage of Artificial Intelligence & Weapons of War

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Apr 16 (IPS) - Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed soldiers, civilians or even children.

  4. Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 (IPS) - Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery.

  5. Studying Marine Lifes Brief Break from Human Noise

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 15 (IPS) - Travel and economic slowdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to brake shipping, seafloor exploration, and many other human activities in the ocean, creating a unique moment to begin a time-series study of the impacts of sound on marine life.

  6. Peoples Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Apr 15 (IPS) - On 12 January this year, somewhere in the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, 24 year old Dalit activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested by the Haryana police for protesting outside a factory. During the lockdown in 2020, Nodeep joined a local workers’ rights organization called Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan (MAS) in the Kundli Industrial Area in Haryana. In January Nodeep was accused of allegedly manhandling management and staff of an industrial area during a protest and also assaulting the police team.

  7. Profound Reform or Redundancy United Nations' Quandary?

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Apr 13 (IPS) - Three recent developments bring about again the reasoning on the dire need to immediately reform the United Nations (UN) and avoid its predictable slide to redundancy.

  8. Palestinians are Suffering from Hunger, Poverty, Conflict & a Global Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - The Trump administration’s decision to cut off assistance to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) caused considerable hardship for Palestinian refugees during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly those in Gaza where a majority of the population are refugees and poverty is rampant due to Israel’s blockade, Khaled Elgindy, a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute (MEI)told IPS.

  9. Rohingya Children Find Refuge in Education

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA, Apr 09 (IPS) - Although learning centres in Cox’s Bazar Kutupalong Refugee Camp are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mariom Akhter, a Rohingya mother of four, is grateful not only for the schooling her children have had but the training sessions she as a parent was able to attend. The skills she learnt has helped her assist her children with their education at home in a crisis.

    It’s something she’s likely needed to help her children with over the last few weeks after a Mar. 22 fire spread through the camp, destroying the shelters of at least 45,000 people as well as important infrastructure, including hospitals, learning centres, aid distribution points and a registration centre. At least 15 people were reported dead and 400 missing.

  10. Clash of Cultures Is it Real or a Smokescreen?

    - Inter Press Service

    AMSTERDAM/ROME, Apr 08 (IPS) - The notion of “Clash of Cultures” is most frequently used as a justification for anti-immigrant prejudice and, particularly in Europe and in the USA, for islamophobia. The reasoning goes as follows: immigrants, especially Muslims, have a deeply different culture from the hosting communities and these differences create unsurmountable tensions and conflicts.

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