News headlines for “Democracy”, page 2

  1. Assisting At-Risk Youth Becomes Life's Work for Trafficking Survivor

    - Inter Press Service

    Stanford, Jun 15 (IPS) - Arien Pauls-Garcia’s journey to working with at-risk youth in California was long and dangerous and started at 19 when she found herself sold and exploited by traffickers.

  2. Death Sentences in Myanmar

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jun 15 (IPS) - "The illegal military junta provides further evidence to the international community of its disregard for human rights as it prepares to hang pro-democracy activists," said Thomas Andrews and Morris Tidball-Binz, UN special rapporteurs in Myanmar for human rights and extrajudicial arbitrary executions, respectively on June 10, 2022.

  3. Elder Abuse: Human Rights Have an Expiration Date

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jun 14 (IPS) - 1 in 6 people over 60 years of age –nearly 141 million people globally– suffers from abuse, according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates.

  4. An Open Borders World

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Jun 09 (IPS) - A world with open borders, as some strongly advocate while others insist on maintaining controlled borders, is an interesting exercise to consider given its potential consequences for nations, the planet's 8 billion human inhabitants, climate change, and the environment.

  5. Will Apex Court Ruling Remove Stigma for Sex Workers in India?

    - Inter Press Service

    Lucknow, Jun 09 (IPS) - Social activists, including Lucknow-based Tahira Hasan, have welcomed the Indian Supreme Court’s recent ruling recognising sex work as a profession.

  6. Living in Harmony with Nature

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 09 (IPS) - Thirty years ago, the Earth Summitwhich took place in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, paved the way for the establishment of three major conventions on the environment - specifically on biodiversity, climate change and desertification.

  7. War & Peace 2.0: Ukraine Showing the World How to Fight Back

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 08 (IPS) - It has been over 100 days since Russia first invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, turning the country into a slaughterhouse. The United Nations (UN) in this report says that, as of 1 June, 2022, more than 6.9 million refugees have left Ukraine and 2.1 million have returned, while eight million people are displaced inside Ukraine itself. War in Ukraine has caused the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II.

  8. Global Community Urged Not to Relent in Final Push to Eliminate Leprosy

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jun 07 (IPS) - When Yohei Sasakawa visited a remote village in South America, he found 23 people living there. It was no ordinary village because all the residents had been stigmatized and shunned by society because they were affected by leprosy.

  9. US Leads Sanctions Killing Millions to No End

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Jun 07 (IPS) - Food crises, economic stagnation and price increases are worsening unevenly, almost everywhere, following the Ukraine war. Sanctions against Russia have especially hurt those relying on wheat and fertilizer imports.

  10. Poor Families Clash over Water with Real Estate Consortium in El Salvador

    - Inter Press Service

    APOPA, El Salvador, Jun 06 (IPS) - Alex Leiva woke up at 4:00 a.m. to perform a key task for his family’s survival in the Salvadoran village where he lives: filling several barrels with the water that falls from the tap only at that early hour every other day.

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