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Beaten and Tortured for a Ransom, Lured by the Promise of a Livelihood

The International Organisation for Migration says that in Bangladesh victims of human trafficking are either abducted or lured with promises of a better life. Credit: Rafiqul Islam Sarker/IPS By Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Oct 17 2019 – After his father ...

UN’s 75th Anniversary Shadowed by Right-Wing Nationalism, Widespread Authoritarianism & Budgetary Cuts

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 2019 – When the six much-ballyhooed high-level UN meetings concluded late September, there were mixed feelings about the final outcomes. And civil society organizations (CSOs), who were mostly disappointed ...

Governments, Donors and Investors Must Put Their Money Where Their Mouths are on Gender and Climate Change

In rural Sri Lanka women are tasked with fetching and carrying water for the entire household, sometimes walking miles with pots and bottles balanced on their heads. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPS By Jemimah NjukiNAIROBI, Oct 17 2019 – Climate change ...

Ghana’s Grains and Groundnuts Face Increasing Contamination Amid Increasing Temperatures

Ghanian smallholder farmer Regina Dabiali says they are increasingly losing out on harvests as their grains are becoming affected by aflatoxins. Courtesy: Albert Oppong-Ansah/IPS By Albert Oppong-AnsahBONO EAST REGION, Ghana , Oct 16 2019 – Adwoa ...

Holding Transnational Corporations Accountable for Human Rights Abuses

Shayda Naficy is a Senior Program Director at Corporate Accountability. Her areas of expertise include international human rights, global democracy movements, and water privatization and water management*.   Ebuata Philip Jakpor, a journalist and ...

Let Plants be Thy Medicine – You Are What You Eat

Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 – United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets ...

Election Death Toll Underscores Afghanistan’s Fragile Democracy

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan documented some 100 attacks in the Afghanistan’s presidential election period, from Jun. 8 to Sept. 30. Some 85 civilians died and 373 others were injured. Pictured here is a dated photo of the country’s ...

Vibrant Civil Society Essential for Sustainable Development in Iran

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran By Sohrab Razzaghi and Masana Ndinga-KangaJOHANNESBURG / AMSTERDAM, Oct 15 2019 – 2019 has not been a good year for Iranian human rights activists. At a time where civic space had completely closed, many watched ...

Stop the Waste: UN Food Agencies Call for Action to Reduce Global Hunger

According to the UN, an estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten. By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 2019 – With one-third of food produced for human consumption ...

The IPCC’s Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere – What it means for Africa’s coastal cities

A coastal city, Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, is an area where people have relied on the ocean for food and employment for as long as they have lived there. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPS By Kate StrachanOct 15 2019 – The latest Intergovernmental ...
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