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DRC’s First Peaceful Transition of Power Was At Expense of Women

Justine Masika Bihamba at the UN Security Council in 2018. By Justine Masika BihambaGOMA, DR Congo, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) When Felix Tshisekedi, the 55 year old son of the former opposition leader, won the recent presidential election in the Democratic ...

A World Party

Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President Emeritus By Roberto SavioROME, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) I have been a member of the first international party: the Transnational Radical Party, founded in 1956 by Marco Pannella and Emma Bonino. ...

How Development Excludes Adivasi Peoples

Local governance structures—in which every individual has the right, capacity, and opportunity to take part—must be kept alive | Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons By Debjeet SarangiODISHA, India, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) Failing to understand the Adivasi ...

Maldives Reiterates Commitment to ‘Free, Open Indo-Pacific Region’ & Democracy

By Arul LouisNEW YORK, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has reiterated his nation’s commitment to a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region and to democracy. During his meeting with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in ...

‘No Way to Defend Ourselves Against the Onslaught of Climate Change’

Suriname’s First Lady Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring says the Caribbean nation has been affected by climate change as it has experienced many destructive floods. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS By Desmond BrownPARAMARIBO, Feb 21 2019 (IPS) Two of the most prominent ...

“There can be no social justice without promoting peace and enhancing equality,” says Executive Director of the Geneva Centre

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Feb 20 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Geneva Centre) – On the occasion of the 2019 World Day of Social Justice observed on 20 February, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador ...

Wake Up and Smell the Organic Coffee

Dorianne Rowan-Campbell is an organic coffee farmer in Jamaica. Taking over her father’s farm in 1992 and turning it into an organic one was a huge risk at the time. However, she sustainably grows 1,800 coffee trees and harnesses nature to deal with ...

Intricacies of a Broken System: A Convict’s Tale

By Rose DelaneyMIAMI, Feb 20 2019 (IPS) Inaccessible justice and socio-economic inequality act as core components of the United States criminal justice system. Thousands of individuals are denied their basic human rights and treated as a criminal “underclass” ...

Reverse Engineering for SDGs

Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program on Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAO Ms. Loreta Zdanovaite, Partnerships Officer, Division of Partnerships, FAO By Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta ZdanovaiteROME, Feb 20 2019 (IPS) When young people from small ...

Attacks on Human Rights Defenders: A Daily Occurrence in Latin America

Some 50 human rights defenders from Latin America held a meeting at the Journalists Club in Mexico City to exchange strategies and analyse the challenges they face in the most lethal region for activists. Special rapporteurs on indigenous peoples, displaced ...
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