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Women in Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership in Government

By Bethlehem MengistuADDIS ABABA, Apr 19 2019 – Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in other sectors. I ...

UN’s Empty Promises to World’s Indigenous Peoples

By Tupac Enrique AcostaApr 19 2019 – The United Nations, as in so many other areas, gives lip service in support of Indigenous issues while lacking the political will and enforcement power over individual member states to comply with the protection ...

Media Landscape Marked by “Climate of Fear”

The state of journalism and press freedom around the world is declining according to a new press index by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 2019 – Journalists around the ...

Activists Spotlight Education for Development and Rights

Rilli Lappalainen, Bridge 47’s founder and steering group chairperson. Credit: A D McKenzie/IPS By A. D. McKenzieBELGRADE, Apr 19 2019 – Bridge 47, a Finland-based organisation created “to bring people together to share and learn from each ...

Sol-Gel Technologies Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conference

NESS ZIONA, Israel, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sol–Gel Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL) ("Sol–Gel" or the "Company"), a clinical–stage dermatology company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing ...

CORRECTED VERSION: World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Apr 18 2019 – The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, launched in 2013, has sought agricultural reforms favouring the corporate sector. EBA was initially ...

“A Question of Life or Death”

Artisanal diamond miners at work in the alluvial diamond mines around the eastern town of Koidu, Sierra Leone. Credit: Tommy Trenchard/IPS By Ivar Andersen and Linda FloodSTOCKHOLM, Apr 18 2019 – The mining industry is one of the world’s ...

Climbing the Coconut Value Chain in the Pacific

Adding value to coconut at Aelan Ltd. in Vanuatu. Credit: Commonwealth Secretariat. By Josephine Latu-SanftPORT VILA, Apr 18 2019 – In the Pacific, coconut is king. Known as the ‘tree of life’, locals make use of every part of the tree to ...

Lessons From China: Fostering Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction

Reclamation of desertified, sandified land on either side of the Sudu desert road in Wengniute County, China. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS By Daud KhanROME, Apr 18 2019 – As China has moved from a poor isolated country to a major player in the ...

Empowering Girls Through Sport

In 2014, Hanna Hemrom sought the help of her teacher who persuaded some parents to let their daughters play football. They formed the Rangatungi United Women Football Academy, which teaches football to girls, helping them feel empowered. Courtesy: Young ...
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