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Savagery of Rapes of Minors

Geetika Dang is an independent researcher; Vani S. Kulkarni is lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon.) professorial research fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England, and Visiting ...

Tackling Goal 8 and Modern Day Slavery through Technology

By GSNVatican City, Jun 22 2018 (GSN) Pursuant to the ‘Joint Declaration of Faith Leaders Against Modern Slavery’ signed under the auspices of Pope Francis at the Vatican on 2 December 2014, the ‘Global Sustainability Network – GSN’ and ‘Rani’s ...

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 40,944 in 2018; Deaths Reach 960

By International Organization for MigrationGENEVA, Jun 22 2018 (IOM) IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 40,944 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 171 days of 2018. That total compares to 84,675 at this time last year, ...

EU Urged to Ban Early & Forced Child Marriages

Rashmi Hamal is a local heroine who helped to save her friend from an early marriage. She campaigns actively against child marriages in the Far Western Region of Nepal. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPS By Rangita de Silva de AlwisUNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 2018 ...

West Africa Building Renewable Energy Sector Partnership and Capacity

Solar panels, Dakar, Senegal. Credit: Fratelli dell’Uomo Onlus, Elena Pisano By GGGIOUAGADOUGOU, Jun 22 2018 (GGGI) “Financing NDC Implementation in the Energy Sector” will feature in an upcoming regional capacity development workshop at Hôtel ...

Senegalese Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina

Gaming Disorder: A New Disease Experts say is Hard to Diagnose

A young woman plays a video game on her phone. Credit: UN News/Elizabeth Scaffidi By Carmen Arroyo and Emily ThampoeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 2018 (IPS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally added “Gaming Disorder” as a disease recognized ...

Ukraine Puts Water Strategy High on Development Agenda

A lake in Ukraine, which has a relative scarcity of naturally-occurring water supplies in populated areas. Credit: Vitaliy Motrinets/cc by 4.0 By Ed HoltKIEV, Jun 21 2018 (IPS) A campaign to raise awareness of water security in Ukraine could be an inspiration ...

America First or America Alone?

By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 2018 (IPS) The United States’ move to withdraw from the Human Rights Council will have “reverberations” throughout the world in years to come, say human rights groups. This week, the U.S. announced ...

Countries are Using Domestic Laws to Criminalize Health Care

Dr. Dainius Pūras is UN Special Rapporteur on “the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health”. By Dr. Dainius PūrasGENEVA, Jun 21 2018 (IPS) Ambulance drivers attacked, nurses detained, ...
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